Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A new blog, a new beginning

I don't know if The Imaginary Review is still listed in anyone's RSS feed/Google Reader/whatever. Heck, maybe there's a group of die-hard fans somewhere who check back every day, hoping, begging, praying for some more hilarious made-up nonsense from the mind of the Imaginary Reviewer.

Well, if they are, I have good and bad news for them.

First, the bad news: It's been over a year now since I posted my last Imaginary Review. I've thought about restarting the blog and I've tried coming up with new ideas, but to no avail. What started out as a labour of love became a chore and with other commitments it just fizzled out. I think it's time I stopped procrastinating and formally ended it; that's what I'm doing here.

But now, the good news: I have a new blog. It's so similar to the Imaginary Review that it's practically plagiarism. Hell, in some cases I have plagiarised the IR. It's called Fake Obituaries, and it lives here: As you may have guessed from the title, I write obituaries for people who never existed. I'm trying to update every day, and right now there's 40-odd entries. So if there's anyone out there in the great wide world who misses the Imaginary Review, you could do a lot worse than check it out. And if you're already a member of Tumblr, follow me.

Finally, I want to say thanks to everyone for the support, the laughs and the friendship I received over the course of writing The Imaginary Review. It was a good time, and I met some really great people, and found some really excellent writing. So thanks to you all, and good luck!


Hunter said...

Nice. I grabbed the RSS. Looking forward to giving it a read.

BeckEye said...

Well, I would follow you to the ends of the universe, you know that.

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Gwen said...

Your imaginary obits make my lunch hour feel like three. Aces!

Mr London Street said...

You are one of the few defunct bloggers I miss. (actually there are a lot of active bloggers who are defunct to me, and I don't miss them!)

I really don't like the Tumblr format but I will pop over and have a look. I'd still love to read you writing something which isn't imaginary, as I think you have too much talent to limit yourself in that way, but you might recall I've said that in the past.

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