I’m just not feeling it anymore. fitfordragoncon.
I am not fit. I have almost zero interest in being fit.
I also have increasingly less interest in Dragon*Con.
For one thing, it seems like there are more and more Cons popping up. Ones that are closer to my home (New Orleans, Pensacola, etc.). I also just don’t know how much I even care to ever go to another “Con” again.
This will certainly be the last year I ever go to Dragon*Con. In fact, I wouldn’t go this year if I hadn’t already paid for my hotel room in full. It is nonrefundable, of course.
Every year it seems like there’s less stuff that I give a shit about. There’s only so many times I can see the cast from Battlestar Galactica and be intrigued by whatever bullshit they have to say.
I think it is partly a generational thing. It’s not Dragon*Con’s fault. It’s mine. Like a lot of old people, I refuse to change with the times. Another way of saying that is that Dragon*Con caters to some people with terrible taste in pretty much everything.
I know it’s a horse that I’ve beat to death here, but it seems like today’s “geek” will like anything that has a dragon or a spaceship in it, regardless of how well it is written or directed.
The other day I saw a commercial for a television show called “King of the Nerds” and I was filled with despair. This “geek culture becoming pop culture” thing has gotten completely out of hand.
And I want no part of it.
To that end, I am moving to a new domain. One that, I feel, better encompasses the things I am keen to blog about.
You may have already noticed that I changed my twitter and instagram.
I have chosen a name that reflects a lot of things: my own sense of misanthropic nihilism, my disgust for most American “culture”, my enthusiasm for my hometown and Gulf Coast region in general, horror movies, etc.
That name is Bayou Babylon. On twitter, it’s now @bayoubabylon
This is a clear reference to one of my favorite books, “Hollywood Babylon” by Kenneth Anger, and the Misfits song, of course.
I realize that I will probably lose some readers in the shuffle, what precious few I still have, but to be honest, I’ve never been into blogging to get readers. If people don’t like it, it’s not for them anyway, as my cousin often says about music projects we’ve been involved in.
Point is, I feel no connection with “fitfordragoncon” anymore, so I’m changing it.
When bayoubabylon.com launches, I’ll let you know, if you are interested.