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September 14, 2010 12:15 PM   Subscribe

Sorry I Haven't Posted: Inspiring Apologies From Today's World Wide Web. [Via]
posted by homunculus (33 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
This reminds me of the fact that awesome webcomic Daisy Owl (previ-ously) hasn't updated since June, with zero word from the author. :(
posted by Rhaomi at 12:23 PM on September 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


I, uh, ok.
posted by everichon at 12:24 PM on September 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


Rhaomi, I too worry about the Daisy Owl guy. I just hope he's okay.



Also, Metafilter? I'm sorry. My Queen musical has been postponed. Indefinitely.
posted by Neofelis at 12:27 PM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


His blog has four posts, all apologies for not posting more.
posted by ND¢ at 12:27 PM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure what's deeper into uncanny valley territory - the Megan Fox sim that caused one blogger to apologize for lack of posts, or Megan Fox herself.
posted by anthom at 12:37 PM on September 14, 2010


Sorry I'm posting, I just don't have anything to say.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:47 PM on September 14, 2010


Yeah, I've been worried about Ben Driscoll too.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:48 PM on September 14, 2010


The woman who writes in the voice of her cat about getting scammed over false virus alerts is some kind of cis-internet being. I cannot conceive of anything else.
posted by kalimac at 12:48 PM on September 14, 2010


When I was first looking for a place to host my Meet The Lady blog, I turned at first to blogger. Sadly, meetthelady.blogspot.com is already taken by some lady in Singapore who posted one time. If ever a blog deserved a "Sorry I haven't posted" update, it's this one. That one post, entitled "Sadness/Disappointment," is brilliant in its opacity:
"Hatred..Disappointment..Sadness..these are the negative feelings that we often encountered in life. "

"I wonder what is J decision? to quit or to stay? worst still when his mum told him fortune teller predicted that he do not have "yuan fen" with his bosses..it seems quite true!"

"My only advise is: - Make yourself more marketable and valuable so that opportunites will be everywhere!"
Ultimately I couldn't even complain about the domain being taken, because it's the very stuff that Meet The Lady is made of.
posted by hermitosis at 12:49 PM on September 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


Daisy Owl creator Ben Driscoll posted a comment on Cracked (where the comic sort of got its start) explaining the situation. The short of it is that he's fine, but the comic became a chore instead of something he enjoyed doing.
posted by Nedroid at 12:50 PM on September 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


A couple of these I thought I was reading McSweeney's pieces.
posted by aught at 12:51 PM on September 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


EVOL
would be a good title for the Queen work

thats LOVE spelled backwards.
posted by clavdivs at 1:15 PM on September 14, 2010


Daisy Owl creator Ben Driscoll posted a comment on Cracked (where the comic sort of got its start) explaining the situation.

I'm prepared to accept that Garfield/selling out/disinterest in one's art/zombie comic strips/etc. are all very very bad, but how did Jim Davis become the internet's own personal Hitler?
posted by ND¢ at 1:30 PM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


This reminds me, I haven't commented on MeFi for a while.
posted by Panjandrum at 1:34 PM on September 14, 2010


http://weedblog.blogspot.com/
posted by rollick at 2:02 PM on September 14, 2010 [5 favorites]


It's just so hard, because nothing rhymes with rhapsody.
posted by longsleeves at 2:35 PM on September 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


clavdivs : thats LOVE spelled backwards.

Love is Evol (Christopher Titus doing the funny thing.)
posted by quin at 2:54 PM on September 14, 2010


> Daisy Owl creator Ben Driscoll posted a comment on Cracked (where the comic sort of got its start) explaining the situation. The short of it is that he's fine, but the comic became a chore instead of something he enjoyed doing.

This is probably the main reason behind the discontinuation of most labour-of-love websites/comics/blogs/etc. (it certainly was for mine).
posted by The Card Cheat at 3:07 PM on September 14, 2010


I'm surprised there's not more content here considering that the standard doesn't seem too high and there are so many examples.
posted by John Cohen at 3:20 PM on September 14, 2010


I seem to recall that a constant post announcing non -posting for a time said something about "going on hiatus." damned. Had to look that word up. Thought it was some sort of hernia a guy got.
posted by Postroad at 3:36 PM on September 14, 2010


Sorry I haven't posted -- my hiatus is acting up lately, and it's affecting my prostrate gland. I've been out flat on my stomach.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:51 PM on September 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


Sorry I haven't posted, I was stuck under a camel.
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:08 PM on September 14, 2010


On a similar subject, I think it was on defective yeti that I saw one of the greatest excuses ever: "Sorry I'm late, my housemate put spaghetti in my shoes."
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:09 PM on September 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


For of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: "0 comments again"
posted by Solon and Thanks at 5:05 PM on September 14, 2010 [8 favorites]


The weird thing about the Daisy Owl shutdown is that it wasn't just a labor of love -- it was his job. As in, he quit his regular job in order to work on the comic full-time, earning enough through merchandise to be self-sufficient. It seems odd he'd just drop the whole thing at the height of its popularity for no real reason apart from "it was getting tedious."
posted by Rhaomi at 5:07 PM on September 14, 2010


some kind of cis-internet being

Wait, some kind of a what who now?
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:23 PM on September 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


<3 4 Cory Arcangel
posted by wemayfreeze at 6:34 PM on September 14, 2010


It seems odd he'd just drop the whole thing at the height of its popularity for no real reason apart from "it was getting tedious."

Isn't that reason enough? Money isn't everything, especially if you already have some.
He probably had enough saved up where he could take his time getting other work. He's doing freelance programming or something like that now.
posted by zephyr_words at 9:08 PM on September 14, 2010


Money isn't everything, especially if you already have some.

UNLESS YOU'RE JIM DAVIS AMIRITE?!
posted by ND¢ at 4:45 AM on September 15, 2010


nothing rhymes with rhapsody

I've heard that threnody before.
posted by Twang at 7:22 AM on September 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure how I feel about that one. Vowels in the stressed syllables are too dissimilar. I'd be happier with "absentee" or "atrophy."

Those are still near-rhymes, though. If you were going to be completely anal about it, you'd need another word ending in "-apsody."
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:56 AM on September 15, 2010


The woman who writes in the voice of her cat about getting scammed

I read this as "her cat getting scanned". Yeah, need to sleep more.
posted by keijo at 7:11 AM on September 18, 2010


I'm not sure how I feel about that one.

I was pretty impressed that he worked it into a coherent response, though.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:32 AM on September 18, 2010


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