I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA.
The beginning of the Outhousers, and I am here at the end.
I am that which is, which was, and what is yet to come. And you shall know my name is ZECHS AS I LAY ONE MORE ARTICLE UPON YOU!
What? I couldn't help but do ONE MORE melodramatic quote before the end. And tomorrow IS THE END. February 8th marks the final day of the Outhousers as we know it. Part of me wanted to write this all right after the actual announcement after Lord Simian himself. Nah, I think I'll say my piece now. With the end, I find myself both excited and sadden that this place will be no longer very soon.
Being part of that Old Newsarama forum guard who moved onto the forums, and of out. I never thought in my wildest dreams I'd be posting front page articles for this place and being one of the remaining fixtures till the very end. To say the least, this was a wild ride I'll always remember.
Because that's what best I'll say being here was. Our style of telling it as it was (even if some thought it was crap), or taking a satirical spin (again which many thought was crap). No matter what angle we took it always got us (namely ME) in all sorts of trouble for our various stances.
Like literally, of all the importance on this front page, I namely was probably the cause of it. Either by choice (Thomas Jane and his lawyer isn't still out for me is he?) or by being the one to take the brunt of it all (for all that hoopla with DC Comics, here I am still buying comics from them even with all my bitching). To the various episodes of the OH! Pirate Podcast where I sounded all Darth Vader-ish. Or Dan Slott himself personally giving me a lecture, and continue to attempt to school me on FACADE.. and the Hobgoblin.
Even with all the events that befall me, I'd never trade it away and will always cherish the memories. For it was MAGICAL being here and forging these FRIENDSHIPS that I made with so many.
Yes, so many people I have met thanks to this site, and friendships forged because of it. There are times I still very much miss one in particular in Dragavon. There are times I miss him providing balance to me. As much as he could. Likewise to sdsichero (Upwind of you, for preference, vermin), Jude Terror, bkthomson, Mr. Black, and Keb to REMIND ME. To balance me. To forge who I am. To lay that fire within me to talk about this passion I have so much for this business.
I hope to have provided those who read me for some entertainment as I took the bullet in watching so many bad movies (Fan4stic, any numerous of Michael Bay's Transformers movies) and provide that passion on certain comic characters or franchises. I hope to continue to provide that same passion when other places arise (and they shall SOON). So as this door closes I shall farewell Outhousers!
And so the only way I can fittingly end this all---
SO LONG FOOLS!!!