damn, i am late as usual and missed the chance to make a goodbye post! i suppose the thing is i couldn’t really think of anything special to say that anyone else wasn’t saying better.
so thank you to blake and gene for the beautiful mess. inbetwixt all the lameness, for sure for sure, it was so nice to hear people come out of the woodwork and say the good things this place meant and did for them. and so strange to think that 2008 was 6years ago.
in honor of the end, here’s the first chat i ever had with blake about HTMLGIANT, when it was still a twinkle, on 9/29/08:
4:48 PM me: what is htmlgiant?
Blake: dis new jam
me and gene morgan started
4:49 PM hpefully to become like pitchfork for indie press
me: that’s awesome dude
Blake: it should be fun
me: it looks exciting
Blake: if you ever wanna write some little updates
me: is it thru blogspot?
yeah i can do shit
i can keep everyone posted on the hot northampton literature scene
4:50 PM Blake: pure sex
me: maybe i will just post updates about that
that will be my job
talking about when writers have sex
4:51 PM Blake: hot shit
4:52 PM yeah we’d been talking about doing a site that focuses on indie and internet writers more
like bookslut but focused and not about big houses
and more hip
4:53 PM and now finally doing it
good work, sir
4:55 PM me: what else have you been up to?
Blake: hm, um, just writig a lot
thats about it
Blake: nothign to onew
4:56 PM me: i hear ya
Blake: trying not to drown
there is no gas here
so its hard to do anything
4:57 PM me: yeah, i heard about that shit
Blake: pretty fun
4:58 PM how bout u
me: just same ole shit
4:59 PM teachin
i’m working on a big story, maybe novel sized ish
i’m 30 pages into it
5:00 PM Blake: dope
i like the longs
5:01 PM me: yeah, it’s fun to write long riffs on things without worrying about compression etc.
i’m trying to be diligent, keep it up
5:02 PM there are a lot of angles to write from, like different characters etc, so maybe that will allow me not to get bored
sam pink posted an email interview with one of my students on his blog
they have to review a chapbook and she chose his
5:03 PM Blake: oh yeah i saw that
me: i told her i wasn’t responsible for any interaction she had with any of those people hahahaha
Blake: yeah good diea