Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Since things are finally beginning to ramp up a little around here, I figure now's as good a time as any to kick-off what I'll call a mini-Winter Pledge Drive. Since productivity has been pretty off for the last couple of months what with a very hectic work schedule and my free-time devoted to Inara, this will be a pledge drive only in the most perfunctory sense. We'll let it run for three days and then be done with it.
A lot's going on in my life at the moment, and I'm now in a position to reveal a least a few details about it. After some time spent back doing a little TV news production -- at a good place with very, very good people, some of the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with -- I've now moved myself on to a new position doing media and publicity for a South Beach law firm that focuses mostly on entertainment law. Needless to say, the office environment is fantastic, to say nothing of the perks; my life has just changed drastically, and for the better. While doing this, I'm escalating the media consulting business, and a partner and I are working on a new publishing venture that we're damn excited about. It's a pretty innovative concept, and one that has the potential to pay very nice dividends in a whole host of ways.
Even though I'll be busy, dedicating most of my time to work and the various projects on my plate, it's going to be more important than ever that this site continues to run at a steady pace. Believe me, it's been frustrating as hell that I haven't been able to put as much time into Deus Ex Malcontent as I'd like, but I'm definitely working to change that. This site is still my home -- a home that, given everything that's gone on in my life over the past couple of years, means more to me than anyone can imagine -- and I continue to be humbled by the number of people who visit it every day, especially considering how much I've had to curtail daily output lately.
Anyway, you know how this works: If you like what you find here, and feel like I should get a reward for the stuff I crank out -- besides just your readership of course, which is always appreciated -- there are two ways you can support this site. If you can afford it, please drop a little cash into the Paypal tip cup over in the right-hand sidebar, or buy a copy of my book Dead Star Twilight -- which you can purchase electronically and have downloaded immediately to your computer by clicking here.
Like I said, this little fundraiser will only last for a couple of days and then I'll stop pestering everyone and revert to my default setting -- rattling off crude jokes, providing occasionally thoughtful analysis and posting decent music. As always, this site belongs as much to the regulars as it does to me, so to those of you who've continued to read -- particularly through the recent drought -- I have to say a warm thank you. You guys are the best. Thanks for your support all this time.
We'll have an update tomorrow, but for now back to your regularly scheduled nonsense.