I’m feelin’ kinda fucked up today. Unfortunately, that feeling probably isn’t going away any time soon.
Here’s the deal: Unlike certain other metal sites and a very small number of metal blogs, this one isn’t a business and creating content for it isn’t a full-time job for me or any of our regular writers. In my case, the old fuckin’ day job usually leaves me enough time to devote significant attention to NCS, but every now and then it demands its pound of flesh in a rather extreme way — and it’s doing that now.
Beginning today and for the next 3 weeks (and possibly a bit longer) I will be away from home and immersed in a project that will kill off not only my days but most of my nights. I’m lucky that these kinds of assignments happen rarely, but when they do happen, they become nearly all-consuming. Don’t ask me for details — I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.
The only silver lining to this cloud is that the project could end much sooner than I’m predicting — but whether or not that happens is beyond my control.
The upshot is that I’ll be lucky to make one post per day until I get my head above water again. Of course, the other regular writers will continue to contribute. And if any of you out there who have contributed as guests in the past feel like sending something in (a news item, a review, a feature, whatever), that would be welcome.
Even if you’ve never written anything for us in the past, now would be a good time to have your NCS virginity deflowered. Just e-mail me your submission (my e-mail is at the “Contact Us” tab at the top of this page). I can’t promise I’ll post everything I get — though our standards are obviously quite low, we do have standards — but what have you got to lose, other than a bunch of time, energy, and concentrated effort?
Thank you for your attention. As a reward for making it to the end of this whining, here’s a video of a sea otter playing hoops.