I Feel Like I Learned Something – Thoughts on the Year

I Feel Like I Learned Something

Look! It’s Monday and I have a meme!

It’s been a touch-and-go year here on DBCII, which all pretty much stems from the fact that this blog is not my first priority. Well, okay, not top five. Probably not top ten.

In some ways, I have kept the blog alive because the April A to Z Challenge was so good to me. I got a lot of great posts written, met a bunch of great bloggers, added a bunch of followers here on the blog. I might mean you there, reading this right now. Hiya.

I decided what the blog needed was Features, something I had a responsibility to get posted, and which you the readers could expect from me. Something to come back for. And for a while, I kept some Features going. Indeed, I am still posting Wordless Wednesday, and I see no stopping ahead for that.

I then hoped I could harness the Features, that I could use them as a way to make myself write. To combine reader expectations, deadlines, self-expectations, a space and time… and maybe it’s time, most of all, I didn’t account for. My wife and I have kept Comparative Geeks going strong, and I have kept contributing at Sourcerer – moving on to comics when my music posts ran their course.

So I’m doing quite a bit of writing in a week. But even my contributions have been getting done really last minute, and if you’ve watched Comparative Geeks’ posting schedule for a couple of days, you know we’re writing pretty much everything day-of. I’m writing, but I’m not pulling wildly ahead, I’m not writing and writing and writing.

I had also thought for a while about whether it was fiction or blogging where I wanted to put more focus. I think I have figured out a new approach to the fiction that should work, but that can wait for another post.

We have news and plans for Comparative Geeks in the New Year, so that is going strong. But for now, I am officially putting my Features here on hold, and am returning to more of how I used to use this blog: as a space to step back, reflect, share, and discuss. I’ll be talking more about my plans here in the days and weeks to come!

Where the Heck is Barton? #4

WHERE THE HECK IS BARTON #4

After a few weeks of this meme, I guess this brings us to the serious question… where the heck is Barton? Here’s a shot from the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it seems like maybe a flash to where he has been. Where the heck? Well, I have at least one theory: The North.

you know nothing jon snow

Where the Heck is Barton? #3

 

Where the Heck is Barton? #3

Tapping into one of the great memes. Do you think I found a picture that works for a replacement? Thoughtful Hawkeye?

Where the Heck is Barton? #2

Where the Heck is Barton? #2Continuing on from last week.

 

Where the Heck is Barton? #1

Where the Heck is Barton? #1

Okay. This looks bad.

For November, I am going to run with a meme series that I have been thinking about, “Where the Heck is Barton?” It’s a reference to the fact that in the Marvel movies since The Avengers, Clint Barton – Hawkeye – has not shown up at all. Supposedly this will all be explained in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but in the mean time, I’ll be exploring a few of my theories on where he’s been.

This one is from Hawkeye #1, which if I were going to recommend a fun comic to you, this one might be the one. Every issue opens pretty much exactly like this.

Meme Monday? Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!

Write a Book? Ain't Nobody Got Time For That

We’re coming up on NaNoWriMo – and ain’t nobody got time for that! Nonetheless, thousands of people will try their darnedest to write 50,000 words in one month. Once I was one of them, and who knows, maybe one day I will be again. But not this year – going to be out of town for much of November. And while I often travel with a blank notebook to do some writing, and I’ll have my iPad and all, I don’t want to force myself – just to end up failing!

But here’s to you, folks doing NaNoWriMo. Enjoy the meme!

Meme Monday 10 – Clockwork Angels

BUY ALL THE CLOCKWORK ANGELS

I just used this on my post over on Comparative Geeks. Getting into Warmachine, and at least theoretically for a good cause. Of course, picking up a hobby is yet another way that writing can get interrupted…

I am still not sure what I plan to do for the future, but I have claimed a bit of online real estate over the weekend and I think I’m starting to lean towards some more intensive blogging… we’ll see.

I love the “ALL THE THINGS” meme, of course, but as to the other bit of the meme: the Clockwork Angels. Well, they make me think of something entirely different: Read more of this post

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