First of all, I'm sorry I've been away for so long. I've got deviations in my list that are as old as July 2007, and I'm very ashamed I haven't commented on them yet. And the longer this list grows, the smaller the chance I'll ever get to check them out.
Ok, so I've been ill for months, and I'm quite busy, but those are no excuses at all. Sure, I have also written very little as of late; every time I try it turns out bad. For some reason I can't "surpass" Ways of the Phoenix, which I already wrote half a year ago or so. It's not that there's little to write about, there's plenty as always.
So, I'll try to comment and write more. Try, mind you.
In the meantime, I need your help.
I've talked to many people on my watchlist about the forum that has become my online home over the last two and a half year. I invited some of you, and there are several among you who have been active members once. However, this forum (or phorum, really), is slowly but surely dying because of a lack of new members. The old ones have become a close group, but without new blood there will be no fresh discussions, no new people to meet and become friends with.
So, this is the time I invite all you people in my watchlist (and others who happen to be passing by) to take a look, register and post in phorum.surrealm.net
. Why? Because I think most people in my watchlist would fit in very well and would quickly appreciate or even love the place.
Now, what is this fuss all about? How can a simple thing like an internet forum be so important? Because it's not just a forum, it's the phorum. There is place for anything on it: discussions about literature, photography, music (it started out as some bands' phorum), other art forms, philosophy, religion, politics, mundane business, etc etc. There's also plenty of room for funny stuff, complete nonsense, or whatever occupies your mind at the moment. All of this is mixed with a big amount of respect for each other's opinions and especially feelings without getting all cheesy. In short, it consists of everything that makes a good Irish pub such a great place, except for the drinks. It's a place fit for people all over the world (as long as they speak/write English well enough to make themselves clear) and of all ages: Our oldest member is well in his fifties, while we've also had 14-year olds.
Today I ask the people who have been active members in the past: come back. We need you.
Today I ask the people who have already registered but never got to post: give it a try. Don't hesitate to jump in and post.
Today I ask everyone who has never registered or even heard of the place: come join us. We'll happily welcome every single one of you and you will not be disappointed!
If you have any questions at all about the phorum, please don't hesitate to ask me. I'll help you whenever I can
And if you are not interested at all: I'm sorry for spamming you, but if you know me, you know how important that special place is for me.