I was hoping that Ogresuit Gundam was going up today, but looks like it will be next week. I’ve been busy hammering out stuff about Air Assault on Crete, and haven’t had time to come up with anything substantial to post today.
If I can finish my war gaming post sometime today, I should have another Short Review up tomorrow.
Jeffro has wrapped up his Appendix N series and is getting flak from people for pointing out that Earthsea is “surprisingly dull in comparison to the other Appendix N books.” From some of the responses, you’d think he spent the entire thing crapping on Ursula K. LeGuin rather than just spending two paragraphs out of twenty reasoning why she was not included in Appendix N. As someone who was a fan of LeGuin, I’ve got to say I think he’s pretty much right, her stories definitely don’t feel like the Appendix N books I’ve read. The more I read, the more underwhelmed I am by her stories, enough to the point when I want to make “Vance Did It Better” bumper stickers or something.
But hey, for those who want to try to lay the single-biome planets of Star Wars, like Hoth, at George Lucas or Leigh Brackett’s feet, I’ve got one word for you: Gethen.
I’ve seen the progress on the cover art for issue one of Cirsova. It’s definitely got a New Wavey otherworldly feel to it. Seeing it makes me realize just how much work I still have to do to get issue 1 ready but also how close this is to becoming a real thing.
Later this month, I will probably put out a call for advertisements. I will still be selling ad space through the Kickstarter, but I am wanting to get as much work done as I possibly can on this BEFORE I even launch the Kickstarter so there is as little lag-time as possible between the Kickstarter completing and the issues shipping out. Even with everything as ready to go as it is, I anticipate it taking a week or two to for people to send me ad files, a week or two to put it in the zine, a week or two for the proof copy to arrive and be approved. Damn, that’s like a whole month! It kills me that it will not ship the day after the Kickstarter completes, but that means not selling ads via Kickstarter. But I don’t even know if anyone is going to BUY any adspace! So, I’ll maybe put out some feelers.
In the meantime, I will continue to be happy with the fact that I am just popular enough here at Cirsova to have fans but not popular enough to have an army of trolls and haters gainsaying all of my posts. That may change in the next year or so, so I’ll try to enjoy it while I can.