Friday, February 23, 2007

Tumbleweed

You see? This is what I was afraid of (the vain, self-obsessed funtwit that I am).

I start blogging on a regular, daily basis, and everyone goes "Oh, look! Dan's blogging!" And then the novelty wears off and I'm left here all alone.

Hello? Your comments are far more interesting than my bloggage.

BTW - thanks and re-hellos to all the folks who came to the Grinning Demon re-opening today and asked me to deface their books and comics. Especially, Matt, Dean and Alan. Let's get a game going... with Necrons, please?

(For purely research purposes, you understand?)

15 comments:

Bennett Hobson said...

Research?! Necrons?! What is Mr. Abnett up to now...?

Anonymous said...

Oh, so now he wants attention! I don't know, man, I'm still kinda pissed that you're not going to be at GD Baltimore (Chicago? That's like the Shemp of GD's). Ah, the hell with,I can't stay mad at you.

But "Rogue" better be damn good...

sredni vashtar said...

hey, look! Dan's blogging! buhbluhbluhbluhbluh ... distracting me from from my collection of shiny things

nah, actually i was giving some thought to the "Ghosts sans Gaunt" thing. and now you've gotten me paranoid that you might be bringing him back as a necron (somehow the idea of a chrome-plated Gaunt buzzing "go go gadget powersword!" in a Hawkingesque voice just doesn't do it for me).

Graham said...

Trust me, Ravenor Rogue is very good. Been keeping me up till all hours.

And hey, I'll be at Games Day Baltimore if that helps any...

G.

Saxon said...

I Like Ravenor Rogue too. I liked the preview of Brothers of the snake too!

Jack said...

The only really annoying thing I've discovered about the Black Library and its collection of authors is the fact that UK readers get the books light years before US readers (in Web time) and so everyone can comment intelligently on how good this or that is but us Yanks feel like idiots when we're talking about Ravenor Rogue 6 weeks later and someone links us to five different threads on the BL fora that already beat to death what we're trying to talk about. [End of rant.]

That being said (and trying to stay current), I'll repeat my comment from your post a week or two ago asking for reading suggestions: Our Band Could Be Your Life, about the American punk scene from the late 70s to the late 80s. Certainly helps if you're into that sort of thing, and I have no idea if you are.

Martin said...

Oh darn, why left alone? I wrote a line, c'mon...

Well, if you want the books as early, order direct from BL. I've done almost everytime that way, because in germany we get the books a month later, too.

And hey, stop babbling about Ravenor Rogue, you got my temper up now! Have to wait about two weeks from now, till it gets here!

;)

Anonymous said...

"And hey, I'll be at Games Day Baltimore if that helps any...

G."

Actually, that does help a bit. I can put away the bourbon and pills now... ;)

Anonymous said...

FWIW, I'm enjoying Damnation Crusade. Just hope some sort of plot picks up. 32 pages of people being torn to bits is pretty quick "reading". ;)

Anonymous said...

This is one of the few blogs I enjoy, so please keep it up! After reading Eisenhorn, I immediately got into Ravenor, and now I have a small library of books from the black library.

Anyway, I just want to say I enjoy this blog, and I very much enjoy your writing.

Xhalax said...

Well I would have posted yesterday but relatives and Kingdom Hearts got in the way due to the news that my copy of Final Fantasy XII was being dispatched.

What?
40K doesn't totally dominate my life....honestly. Just most of it.

And there's nothing wrong with daily blogs with no one saying anything about them. You get used to talking to yourself. I know I do.....sometimes the best conversation I have in a day.

sredni vashtar said...

jack: Ravenor Rogue hasn't shipped in the UK yet, so you're not being beaten to the post by UK readers ... well, not until march 3rd anyways ;)

also, you have the same name as one of my dogs. be proud.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,

I for one love the fact that you are blogging more regularly! And will reply in kind. I have a question, how often do you get young aspiring authors sending you manuscripts, screenplays, short stories and fan fiction to critique? Do you read them or or not and what's the most polite way to say no?

Richard said...

Hm, I tried this last night and it didnt work. Round 2.

I too am glad you are blogging more frequently. At least now when I check this website there is something new to see!

I'm also looking forward getting my hands on a copy of The Founding, hopefully it will hold me over until Only in Death. I doubt it though. ;)

lordy said...

@sredni vashtar
Yes, it has. It's in the stores now. It may not go on sale yet, but the fact I'm holding in my hand (and looking at the new HH and VC novels) shows you can get it.