Quite Possibly the Most Un-Exciting Editorial on the Internet (but don’t hold your breath) for Batfan on Batman Blog June 2016

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It’s that mid year period when I’ve got a few articles up, a bunch more nearly finished, and many many more still in the draft stage.

At any time, I have more articles I want to write, than time to write them.

Which is why I play the waiting game. I’d love to be able to write more often on this BatBlog, but in the real world I gotta work and this blog is just a hobby.

Just because it’s a hobby does not mean I not 100% committed to making every article the best damn article it can be. I’m never entirely satsified with anything I write, becase I know it can be better, you can tweak things endlessly, or you can write them, edit the hell out of them, and get them out there for people to read.

Blog writing needs frequent updates to get good search engine results. But I write infrequently, so it means this niche audience for this blog is you my friend.

Batman may be the biggest and best fictional character on the planet, but a blog dedicated to looking deeper into every aspect of Batman is not for everybody. Some people just want to see him punch crime in the face on a the big screen and then go home.

Some want the monthly comics. Others are all about the collectibles. There are those who love superhero mythology, or just enjoy a good story. I love all of it, the movies, video games, animation, toys, LEGO Batman, DC Comics Batman, pink and purple glow in the dark Batman – I don’t care – I love it all.

Whatever type of Batfan you are, I hope you find something to enjoy here.

I like to under promise and OVER deliver, rather than the reverse.

Actions speak louder than words, I could write an editorial every month, but that is time away from actually writing. So 2-3 a year is plenty for me.

I just wanted to reassure new and long time readers there are plenty more good articles on the way. Some you’ll like, some you won’t. That’s okay, nobody is going to like everything, I like to mix it up and do different things.

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This year I’m going to switch my focus to two major things that 90% of Batfans love.

The Arkham Asylum video game series and Batman: The Animated Series (from the 90’s)

Fans univerally love those two licensed properties, and I wanted my blog to start with just the core of Batman, the character himself before branching out into other things based on the character and his comics.

I’m thinking I’ll spend a good six months writing JUST on B:TAS and the Arkham games. I’m going to focus on the concepts, and ideas behind these properties, the art style, their impact on Batman media, who the various talents are behind these properties and other fun stuff.

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My next article will be up later this week. It’s done right now, it’s a cool piece where I look at Batman and action heroes of comics and cinema in the 70’s and 80’s. I could post it right now, it’s done, edited, has 5000+ words, lots of purty pictures but you know….

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I don’t like to rush things out the door. In manufacturing, when a product is complete, its sits and does a whole lot of…. NOTHING. It does so much NOTHING it can drive you crazy, it just sits there taking up space MOCKING YOU.

Until the Q.C. (that’s quality control if you never been a willing slave in any type of industrial manufacturing building of loud noises and low pay) guy or gal comes to town. The Q.C. brigade are quick draw artist, if they don’t like the cut of your gib, they will slap a big bright sticker on your product to make sure it goes nowhere, and does even MORE nothing.

Quality Control stops by these here parts regularly, and real surly like they say “John, this here product done look real good, but… you DO know Batman has two ears, NOT one. You’re gonna have to fix that before we let this article out the door. We send that out and we’ll all look like Bat Idiots here at the Batitude Madeup Multimedia Corporation.

 

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So when I finish an article, I let it sit. Then I come back to it and give it the final Q.C. inspection before shoving it out the door to fend for itself in the world. And even then there are STILL typos. Yes I KNOW. I go back now and then fix them up, it’s just unavoidable really.

That’s about all I have to say really. Well one more thing, I guess.

My published post count so far here is 72, the articles in draft are at 142. Some of those drafts will be scrapped, but at least 100 of them will be full articles.

I also have over 200 other different Batman themed articles planned out in a hardcover journal. So while the articles may be infrequent, there is a lot more to come…

I hope you stick around and have enjoyed what you have read here so far. If you’re new, check back once or twice a month for new stuff, and hit up the old subscribe via email down the right side of the screen there (big orange box) under my smug mug back at the top of the page.

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4 thoughts on “Quite Possibly the Most Un-Exciting Editorial on the Internet (but don’t hold your breath) for Batfan on Batman Blog June 2016

  1. Funny, but it’s like I’m actually relieved to find out that it’s okay to love almost anything that has to do with Batman. Yay, I’m not crazy. Or rather — yay, I’m not alone!

    Even funnier is that here I am planning to do something BTAS-themed myself and POW — there you are, planning (or already doing) the same thing. Must be a sign. 🙂

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  2. On behalf of the collective group of readers of your blog I would like to offer you a big “Thank You”! For us “BatFan’s” your blog is without comparison! You skillfully combine your love of the Batman with your caring for delivering a quality product and your skill at written communication! Brilliant!

    For myself, I can easily say that I get more enjoyment and thought provoking insights from your blog than I do any other. Yours is the only blog where I can randomly chose an article I have read previously and reread the article with as much enjoyment as the first read. Far beyond just a tribute site for Batman, your articles provoke us to think and reflect on our own lives and how The Batman can be much more than a simple comic book symbol.

    Thank you for all your efforts….my only suggestion is to selfishly ask for more!

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