First off, in case you missed the announcement yesterday, The Very Soil is ending next week. As I mentioned before, there will not be a Kickstarter for the book version, but there will be a book version, including both revised versions of all the blog posts making up The Very Soil and new articles exclusive to the book. I am currently projecting release some time in the fall.
Now, a few months ago I talked about starting immediately on my next big blog project, The Near-Apocalypse of ’09 as soon as The Very Soil was done. That’s not happening for a couple of reasons. First of all, the DCAU is both enough older than Madoka or Friendship Is Magic, and distributed over a long enough period of time, that something like a true psychochronography is possible for it. I therefore wish to attempt one–and that requires a lot more advance research and planning than more traditional forms of analysis. I’m just not ready to start yet! Second, there is another project I want to do–the very nature of which requires that I not publicly discuss what it is until it’s complete–and there’s no way I can do it, My Little Po-Mo, and Near-Apocalypse at the same time.
So, the current plan is that Wednesdays will become normal “thought of the day” days. I’m building a backlog of Thoughts About Utena Episodes I posted at Mark Watches, so I’ll probably use those for the first few Wednesdays. Maybe I’ll dedicate them to variable-length musings on anime or something, but they won’t have any “official” recurring feature. Fridays will continue to be Fiction Fridays, and I’m going to be sticking as much as I can to Felda and her adventures. Sundays will be My Little Po-Mo until I run out of episodes, at which point they will become The Near-Apocalypse of ’09.
Finally, a bit of near-future planning: I’m busy Saturday and can’t do the liveblog. Options are:
- Skip this week.
- The usual thing where you folks do it and post it in a comment, and then I come behind and do my own liveblog later.
- Move it two hours earlier.
I’m mildly against skipping it, but basically open to all three options. Sylocat, it’s your chatroom, so I’ll leave the decision up to you–please comment and let me know what it is.