So here I am. Blogging again. I’ve called myself a serial blogger before and it looks like this is still a fitting title. I am, it would appear, not quite myself if I’m not pounding furiously away on a keyboard somewhere, making sure the world can read my thoughts if they feel so inclined.
This blog came about mostly in a flash of inspiration that really should have come to my mind several years ago, but hey, no one ever said I was a logical person. Anyways, let me explain where I’m coming from here. My “blogging” career probably really started back when I was a wee tyke and filling up empty notebooks with my chickenscratch. I had diaries and journals at a young age, and going back and reading through them is always hilarious because they tend to focus on exactly how far I got in Super Mario World that day while foregoing any other details about, I dunno, school or whatnot.
This trend continued as I got older and eventually this culminated in Aspect of the Hare, my World of Warcraft blog that most of you readers probably initially got to know me through. Aspect of the Hare was originally a place for me to dump my thoughts where no one would have to read them. Of course, that plan backfired on me spectacularly and it wound up becoming a pretty big deal– much bigger than I ever would have expected. People were linking to me, WoW Insider was interviewing me, I had some thousand-odd subscribers at my peak, and it was a beautiful feeling knowing that I’d successfully managed to combine two of the things I love the most– video games and writing– into one exciting and neatly wrapped package. It was really a grand old time and I absolutely loved every minute of it. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and as my WoW playing began to wane, so, too, did my blogging.
Now I’m not me when I’m not writing, so obviously this was followed by Clockwork Hare, a “personal blog” of sorts where I could talk about whatever struck my fancy. Which is all fine and good, and I fully intend on maintaining that blog, but I’ve missed having a niche and a genre to talk about, which is what I had with Aspect of the Hare.
So then I was playing the vidya with a longtime friend and partner-in-crime, and I was thinking about it and I thought, you know what, Pike, why the HECK have you not started a video games blog yet? And why the HECK aren’t you writing it with your friend?
Enter The Android’s Closet, where a couple of dorks who wish they were mechanical talk about games. We hope you’ll enjoy the ride.
And about me, personally? Well, I imagine a good deal of you already know of me from my previous blogs, but if not, here’s the rundown: I’m Pike. I like goggles and pocket watches and history and ice cream and playing copious amounts of video games, and I have been doing the latter since I could hold a joystick and figured out that I could make Pac-Man and Dig-Dug move on the screen of our Commodore 64. Strategy and tactics based genres are my favorites, but in the end I’ll play anything. And then write about it. And then write about it some more.
So let’s begin, shall we?