Anyhow, back in zee intardweb. That was several instances of several hours too long.
ALL THE RAGE is finally up this week. "What the heck happened?" you may be asking. Well, long story short, it has been a rough week at SBC. Real rough. Especially on our editor in chief, Jason. It didn't help that he got ATR from me some hours later than I should have turned it in (because of one of the outages). Then there were other reasons on the editorial end. Just a bad week, and we'll leave it at that. I'm not mad at Jason or anything. Shit happens. He's a great guy and a great boss.
It hasn't helped that James Redington died. Man... I don't think I've ever been this bummed out over the death of someone I didn't really know. I mean I'm REALLY down about it. So are a lot of people. It may have to do with the fact that he was a part of the team. Not just SBC, but the "Awesome People In The Comics Industry" team. I really looked forward to meeting him at Bristol next year. Instead, I'll have a drink in his name with some of his friends. It all seems so trivial when it represents the life of a human being... But it's the thought that counts.
Why do awesome people have to die? We need, as a species, to figure a way to keep these people alive forever.
I believe it is an imperative.
I'll say it again: My deepest condolences go out to James' family and friends. He'll be missed. He truly will be.
I suppose I have more to ramble about. But now I just don't feel like writing anything. Perhaps later.