So, the projected release date for “Building a Better Batman” was perhaps a tad overoptimistic. For one thing, the Batman vs. Superman review took a lot out of me. For another, most of my time’s been eaten up by work on a thing I can’t discuss. Probably it’ll be up by mid-May. (“Building a Better Batman,” that is. Though the thing could start by then also.)
…Not quite a reboot, not quite business as usual. Chasing the Rabbit will undergo some tweaks; just a heads-up.
All dates subject to change; I’ll keep you posted as situations develop.
Charles M. Schulz: A tribute–13 February; probably one of the first I’ll put up on the new blog.
Baseball Doubleheader–March or April; when’s Opening Day this year?
What We Talk about when We Talk about Sharknado–uncertain; review of Sharknado and Sharknado 2 to follow, if not integrated into the post itself.
It’s Your 65th Birthday, Charlie Brown–2 October.
Alex vs. the Golden Age of Television–TBD.
Star Wars–probably a series of posts, TBD.
A Critique of “Heaven Is for Real”–TBD.
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 Of course, it’s not as though anyone would notice the change–Blogger doesn’t redirect from defunct URLs…
So, some bad stuff is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown, an eighteen-year-old black man, was shot six times and killed by police officers. This made a great number of people justifiably angry, and a protest movement of considerable size and volume has ensued. The police and state government have cracked down; last I heard before writing this, the governor had called in the National Guard. It’s a big, controversial topic, but you’ll have to turn elsewhere for coverage. Chasing the Rabbit will not discuss this.
There are a few reasons for this decision. First, I’m a slow writer and anything I say would be outdated by the time it made it to the blog.
Second, I’m a seventeen-year-old white guy from Washington. I’ve never had to deal with discrimination because of my skin color, gender, or sexual orientation . My experience is rather tightly circumscribed, and hasn’t anything that would shed any new light on the situation.
Third, Ferguson is just the tip of the shit iceberg . Robin Williams is dead, I’m in a funk, I just got back from vacation , and I’m feeling just a bit discombobulated at the moment. There’s a lot of stuff I’m working on at the moment–several blog posts, a webcomic, the back to school thing–and writing one of my signature long rambles about a topic as messy as this would just depress me too much. I’d rather finish something that I enjoy and think is worth my while and in the area of my expertise than tinker with a poorly-thought-out response to a complete mess whose ramifications and scope I’ve yet to grasp. This is a major, important story, one I’m entrusting to more skilled hands.
–Alex Adrian, 8/19/’14
Admittedly, that last one has more to do with my tightly closeted nature and timid, retiring personality than my actually being straight.
 NOTE: In the original version of this post I called the vacation the worst of my life. I changed it because it was ungrateful and inaccurate.