HUZZAH!!! Today, I’d like to celebrate the 2000th view of Grue Ate My Homework! Thank you all, readers, I couldn’t have done it without you! I am humbled at the very thought of anyone bothering to read my blog, let alone this momentous achievement. Let’s get this party started the right away and talk about how this all happened.
My Wizardry 8 review, which you can read here, is far and away my most popular post on this blog, even beating out all three of my MTG Commander deck articles. This tells me a few things. First, there’s a larger active fan-base for Wizardry 8 than I realized. Second, the article was good. Third, I should create more content covering Wizardry 8. I can’t deny the popularity the post has garnered, and I can’t deny the game’s dedicated fans. To be honest, I’m a little more interested in other games at the moment, but Wizardry 8 is still one of my favorite games so it won’t be hard for me to deliver on that front. I’ve always wanted to do a Let’s Play of the game and this might be just the right time to do so. You can see a good example of just that at FrostytheDragon’s YouTube channel. Speaking of videos…
This is the future, ladies and gentlemen. One of my favorite ways to interact with and experience video games and the video game community is through videos. I love commentating on Let’s Plays and I think that’s where this blog is headed. I’ll let you know when the first livestream will be going up, but for now I’m still having connection issues at home. I’d rather not post shoddy work, so I’ll wait for the issue to be resolved. Until then, I’ll be posting recordings on my YouTube channel and on this blog of various gameplays. Right now, I’m working on Donkey Kong Country, and I would have the videos up by now but my upload speed is abysmally slow. You’ll be the first to know when a video goes up. You can view a whole host of videos right now if you just check out my channel here. You’ll find some Black Ops clips and six videos from an unfinished Let’s Play of Final Fantasy 6 up at the moment.
I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge a colleague of mine and point you to his achievements. Brian Albert, a friend and former schoolmate of mine, has recently begun paid freelance work for The Escapist, one of the most popular video game news sites on the web and home of the famous Yahtzee and his Zero Punctuation reviews. You can view all of Brian’s posts here. I highly suggest you do, as his articles are articulate and succinct examples of fine journalism. He’s done a ton of work to get where he is now and should serve as an example to all aspiring journalists that getting into the industry is indeed possible.
I’ve given you guys a lot of content so far, and I have one teensy-weensy, little favor to ask all of you. If you read an article of mine and have an opinion about it, please, please, please, please, PLEASE, rate it and comment on it. It helps me out immensely and tells me you care to keep the blog up and running. And, heck, if you REALLY like it, telling a friend or five couldn’t hurt either
A Look at the Crystal Ball
There’s no telling what will happen to the blog from here, but I hope it will continue to gain a little ground. I greatly enjoy posting here, even more than I thought I would, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Whatever the outcome, you can be sure that, as long as this blog exists, you’ll never find yourself without a lamp in the maw of a hungry Grue…
Until next time.