First Week Editorial

Well, it’s been the first week of the site so far and, well, I don’t think it’s gone too badly! I will admit, however, there have been problems behind the scenes: I’m still waiting to hear back from the person I intended to have join the site as our fourth person (I HAVE contacted them this time and I know they saw my message, I just didn’t get a response, so I might have to chase them up in the next few days to see what’s happening with them…) and my habit of being a bit of a workaholic has, unfortunately, resulted in me going beyond my role as an occasional writer. To be fair, the latter isn’t necessarily a bad thing (it’s more content, after all!), but I did specifically agree to keep my contributions to a minimum to allow me to focus on my stuff with Cuckoo Review and I feel that I’m potentially taking attention away from the other guys by writing too much.

So, at least for this week, I’m going to dial back what I personally write for the site. Part of this is because I have a deadline coming up for Cuckoo Review (which IS pretty important for me to get done on time, admittedly!), but there’s also the fact that I have a few books I’ve been meaning to read for the last few weeks and I think I should at least read them while I’ve got some free time and I’ve also kind of promised to do some work on a planned show for my radio station which I’m hoping will go live in the next few weeks (it’ll be a late night one off show, so I might ask if I can get a copy of the recording of the show to include in the podcast section of the site once I’ve done it), so I’ve got some stuff on my plate which I would like to focus on for this week.

Because of this, you’re likely to see only one article from me this week. I’m probably going to look at the Yu-Gi-Oh movie that was released a few years back (you know, that one which involved the time travel plot?), but I do also have a semi-complete review of 21st Century Breakdown which I might finish off if I don’t feel I’ve got enough to say about the film (which isn’t likely to be the case: I already know most of what I want to say about the film, it’s just a case of finding the time to re-watch the film to check I’ve not missed anything obvious that warrants commenting on and then actually writing it!)

In team related news, HVN does have a new article which he is working on that is going to be our site’s first discussion focused article (so, not a review). I’ll not spoil what it is, but it should be interesting to see his take on things, as he might have to comment on something as part of it which he is, erm…not particularly endeared to, to put it politely. Captain Phoenix doesn’t have any new content being worked on, to the best of my knowledge (which isn’t a lot, admittedly), but I feel I should offer a slightly late congratulation to him for qualifying to be a teacher this week, as I genuinely forgot to do that when he broke the news a few days ago (sorry about that!).

That’s about all the news for this week on the editor side of things!

We’re Out Of Beta…We’re Releasing On Time!

I know, referencing “Still Alive” by this point is far, FAR too late for it to be funny, but it seemed appropriate!

Anyway, despite a bunch of last minute changes and a few things still needing to be done (we still need to add a section for one contributor), we’re basically launched now! It’s been a lot of fun putting this site together (and, I’ll admit, a little bit stressful), but now, the hard work is done. So, to everyone coming to the site today, welcome and I hope you enjoy the content you find here!

We currently only have one bit of content up on the site (my review of Visitor’s 1993 self-titled debut album), but rest assured, we have content lined up for the next few days: HVN has a review of Beyond Earth that should be up tomorrow, I’m hoping to have a review of HuniePop done over the next day or two and I’m hoping to have something from Captain Phoenix soon enough. We’ll also have the introduction of a new contributor over the next few days, so expect to see some minor changes soon enough!

For now, though, take a look around the site and, if you run across any issues, drop me a message!

Nemo Atkins