the one year this site has been online, NinjaCulture has gone
through a lot and grown to something much more than I ever
imagined. I've never really had a site that's lasted this
long. Crappah Moovah Fridah would probably come close, although
it's been through so many incantations of what it originally
was, being a part of some of my other, less successful sites,
and even standing on it's own for awhile, but never for a
year. That's almost sad.
started as a project for me as I had far too much time on
my hands. I asked my cohort in crime, Nathan, to write here
as well. And since he actually wants to be a writer of some
sort, I thought it would give the site a bit more credibility
than my obvious AOL-level rants and raves about The Transformers
and bad movies.
site had a delayed launch due to the fact that my internet
service provider caught onto my non-payment for the internet
service they provide. The site was supposed to launch on February
15th, 2002, but only went live on March 26th. It's almost
fitting, in a bizarre, masochistic kind of way, that the site
was down for its one year birthday, but we'll try not to make
a habit of it.
got a good 53 articles out in our first year. That averages
to about one a week, which isn't bad. Although, there were
months at a time where it seemed that Nathan and I had suffered
some mysterious moon virus that kept us from being able to
type, while other times we were cranking out 3 articles a
week, possibly while overdosing on caffinated beverages and
pixie stix (which tends to explain a few certian articles
that wish to remain anonymous).
probably the fact that it's spring is the reason behind my
new found optimism with the site. Winter in Canada can get
depressing. It's cold and everyone is miserable. We Canucks
are supposed to tough, hearty folk that will go swimming in
solid ice, but really that's all lies. I mean, we'd have
to be some sort of people that aren't affected by the state
of matter for that to work, and that's just crazy. Winter
sure doesn't do wonders for your creativity, but I digress,
it's not nearly the best excuse for the long gaps between
the way I've met some crazy people that have helped the site
out a lot, either by linking us, or by some other form of
ritualistic voodoo. Cracker
and Jap, Aaron
and Brandon, Mike,
other Mike, Langel,
and Panzer, Dumbbaby,
to name a few. Thanks! If I missed you and you think that
you really helped out with the site I'll buy you dinner at
any resturant called McDonalds*.
and lest we not forget the Tampa
area magazine that wanted to publish Berserk
Made Me A Souless Killer, but then changed their format.
Uhh, thanks. It was really cool while we were under the assumption
that something from here was actually going to be printed
the biggest thanks of all should go out to our readers. THANKS!
You're the ones that have encouraged me, and you're
right in doing so, to keep going with the site. We got about
40,000 hits last year. It's a rough number since every one
of our stat-counters are off, but I think it's a good number.
Sure, some websites can do that and more in a day, but I'm
just happy anybody reads my wierd musings on pop-culture at
all. It's you that makes the site, without you it would cease
also love hearing from you, no matter what it's about. Who
wouldn't? I just got a new e-mail address right here with
our new domain, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to e-mail me about pretty much anything, unless
you're a spam-bot, then I'll kindly have to ask you to get
the hell away.
future of NinjaCulture? We'll just keep on doing what we're
doing, hopefully more often. I really do love writing for
this site and will continue as long as I can.
not valid anywhere, ever.
NATHAN'S TWO CENTS HERE!
FOUR MORE YEARS!