Friday, April 23, 2010

First (sort of real) Post

Welcome to the first post at The Signal Watch!

We welcome back fans or followers of Vol. 1, "League of Melbotis".

We're still not sure what's going to happen with this, the second volume of League of Melbotis, but, once again, here we are looking at the same batch of bits on the tubes.

One goal I have for Signal Watch is to reduce the "blogging about blogging" issue that cropped up oh-so-often at League of Melbotis. But... It seems a bit silly not to at least (a) welcome back readers from League of Melbotis, and (b) welcome any and all new readers.

In addition to the actual writing, what's fun for me is when we're talking in the comments. So, I encourage you, the currently unnamed readers of this blog, to comment loudly and often.

We'll be trying some new things. I am going to talk to Paul at Sunday Screenings and SimonUK about some sort of Summer Cinema Club for Austinites. We'll be helping Jamie with her taste test experiments. I'm considering some sort of video installments.

We'll also be returning to the old stand-by's and talking movies (new and old), comics (new and old), robots, dames, science and space, a little about TV, etc... It's early days, so if you've got an idea, pitch it!

Also, let's do this as a community thing. If you've got a blog, let's chat. We'll figure something out.

Now, I have no idea what we'll call ourselves at The Signal Watch. I suppose I'm no longer "the League", and you are no longer "Leaguers", so any help in determining how we organize ourselves and what we call ourselves: appreciated.

Anyhow, I'm going to keep it brief.

One thing of which I am certain... at some point in the not-too-distant future, I'll look at this post and be a bit surprised that things took a turn in a direction that wasn't outlined in any master plan that I'd started.

So... are there any questions before we begin?


Ransom said...

Welcome back, sir.

Nord said...

~scanning the night sky~

Unknown said...

Does this make us the Watchmen?

The League said...


J.S. said...

So, now that you're not using the name, League of Melbotis, I can have that name to use freely, right? I've got gigs and gigs of amateur erotica and nowhere to publish it...

The League said...

We still retain the copyright. But some russian dude owns

J.S. said...

Huh. I wonder if Melbotis means something in Russian. Anyway, maybe the Russkies will appreciate my titillating work.

Fantomenos said...

Ah geez, I'm 4 days late!

Wha'd I miss?

The League said...

Fantomenos! I was hoping you'd find us! Hope you like the new digs.