The conventional wisdom reads that 2016 sucked, and I’m not about to challenge that. It wasn’t great for me personally, wasn’t great for the world. I don’t think I need to elaborate about why it wasn’t great, so a few things before we cast this refuse off and proceed uncertainly into the future:
- Chasing the Rabbit exists in a state of perpetual crisis. Unlike Maple Street, which has a fairly well-defined nature (a semi-paranormal sitcom set in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, with an ensemble cast and long-term story arcs), this is fairly amorphous. It’s my blog, but what that means I don’t know. In theory I’m writing about whatever I want, but that’s exceptionally broad and unsatisfying—it’s easier to concentrate on a few subjects and return to those again and again.
- The question, of course, is what subjects? To this end, I was doing a little audience research (read: looking over my Stats page for the past month and seeing what posts people are looking at), and the top two posts (I think, I’d need official confirmation from WordPress and that hasn’t shown up yet) were my review of Batman vs. Superman from April and a post from January about whether or not Snoopy was responsible for the later decline of Peanuts. I think the way forward is clear: I need to start concentrating more heavily on comics and comics-adjacent culture hereabouts (Also have to start focusing on one thing at a time…)
- Also, and you’ve probably heard me heard me mention it if you follow me on
social mediaTwitter, I have a Patreon now! If you’d like to kick a few bucks my way, and really it’s not much, please do. January will bring up a lot of expenses I hadn’t foreseen—school books, computer repair, registration fees for my website—and I’m not going to lie: I like money. So, if you would like to do that, again, please do so. If for whatever reason you want to support me and don’t want to do so through Patreon, an alternative should be on its way. Watch this space, is all I’m saying.
2016 sucked. I don’t know if 2017 will be any better, but we can hope and we can work to make it better. Happy New Year.