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Critical Miss
Firstly, a bit of news: I'm no longer doing my monthly column for Mongoose's magazine Signs & Portents. They've been really nice about it, and have left the door open for me to return at some point, but I've been feeling a bit burned out lately by having to produce something every month, and given that the magazine is currently going through a transformation, it seemed like a good time to step of the treadmill.

But this also means that I can devote more time to the other projects that I'd like to do. Some of these, such as the comics and the novels, I was already working on. But there's one particular project that I'd have liked to do, but couldn't, for the very good reason that it was in direct competition - not only for time, but for ideas also - with my Signs & Portents column.

Yeah, that's right. Critical Miss. I'm thinking that once I've had a rest I might start working on a new issue. I'm not promising any time-scales here, but as and when I have ideas I'll type them up, and when I've got enough, I'll put something out. Critical Miss is kind of like my first love, and it's a nice feeling to be talking about it in the present tense, instead of the past.

Of course, if I knew that there were loads of people actively wanting to read a new issue, then I'd have more motivation for doing it, both for positive reasons (because I write stuff for the buzz of having other people read it), and for negative reasons (the thought that there would be a whole mob of people waiting to lynch me if I said I'd changed my mind). In a sense, I never did Critical Miss for free, I did it for the boost it gave to my fragile ego; now I'm thinking it would be nice to have some payment in advance.

So I'm going to do something in this post which is part guerilla marketting experiment, part meme, and part shameless ego-whoring. Basically, I want everyone who wants me to do another issue of Critical Miss to hit the "Leave a Thought" link at the bottom of this post and leave a comment saying something along the lines of, "I'd like you to do another Critical Miss."

I'm looking for shedloads of comments, so many comments that it makes me impossible to think that it isn't worth doing another issue, or that I just can't be arsed. There literally can't be too many comments.

And I've even - and yes, my ego really is this shallow - done a banner ad to advertise this whole meme / ego-whoring.



What I'd like everyone to do is to post this banner ad on their blog, web page, roleplaying web forum, or whatever, with a link to this post, and to make it really easy I've put the code below. Just cut and paste it into a page.

I'm curious to see how many places I could get this banner ad to without actually having to pay for advertising. (It's not like I'm a miser, just that paying for publicity is like paying for sex - it doesn't count if you're looking to boost your ego).

That's it.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 7th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
CRITICAL MISS ROCKS!
kellirose1313 From: kellirose1313 Date: October 8th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
ditto
orphiel From: orphiel Date: October 7th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go on. It'll give me something to do again as your un-official person with a forum. Also post the banner there. Only I can't remember if you can do HTML. Haha. I'll try to sort something out.
jonnynexus From: jonnynexus Date: October 18th, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bit late, but I've got some ideas about that. I'll email you when I get a chance (probably during the next two weeks, which I've got off).
tarynish_lt From: tarynish_lt Date: October 7th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I say would you be kind enough to do some more.... or I shall be obliged to send the boys around! :-)
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flatvurm From: flatvurm Date: October 7th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Please, for myself, for the love of your fans, for dysfunctional gamers everywhere, another issue of Critical Miss would be so highly appreciated it will make your head spin.
cartoonlad From: cartoonlad Date: October 7th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
something along the lines of, "I'd like you to do another Critical Miss."
gbsteve From: gbsteve Date: October 7th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

I want my Critical Miss

I want my, I want my Critical Miss
I want my, I want my Critical Miss

Now look at them yo-yo's, that's the way you do it
You play the games on that IRC
That ain't gamin', that's the way you do it
GMs for nothin' and your dice for free
Now that ain't gamin', that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya, them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your mouse finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb
auralchick From: auralchick Date: October 8th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I want my Critical Miss

Brilliant!
bluegargantua From: bluegargantua Date: October 7th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
MISS! MISS! MISS! MISS! MISS! MISS!

Umm...I'd like some more please, sir
Tom
_grimtales_ From: _grimtales_ Date: October 7th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cough up more biznatch.
gmonger From: gmonger Date: October 7th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I find the notion that there would not be more critical miss reprehensible, and must lodge a protest with the approriate people.

GIve me more critical miss!
From: nigelkruitbosch Date: October 7th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Critical Miss

I'm afraid I can't think of a witty or amusing way to put it, but I'd like you to do another Critical Miss. I will however add the word "Yurt" simply because I enjoy typing it. Yurt! Yurt! Yurt!
snesgirl From: snesgirl Date: October 7th, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

for the love of all things rpg....

I have vocally and quite often spoken about my desire to read another issue of critical miss.

Even if it's a farewell issue.

go.
WRITE.
samvail From: samvail Date: October 7th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Critical Miss – YES!

Are you kidding? Of COURSE we want to read Critical Miss . (As long as you can get the JonnyNexusLite to write a section :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 7th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

jrients

I'd like you to do another Critical Miss.
jackthomas From: jackthomas Date: October 7th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Give me Miss Bitch!
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 7th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes please!

I would like you to write another Critical Miss.

Hairy hungry Hefalump
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