Sunday, October 29, 2006

Metamorphosis


It just so happens I've been watching the new Dr. WHO on DVD, and as all of you fans of the good Doctor know, he has this habit of turning into an entirely different person, complete with new looks and a new personality. I really hated it back in the old days when I'd get used to one persona and out of nowhere, the actor playing him wanted to move on, and presto-chango, I had to get used to a new one. Tom Baker was always my favorite, and a few I just flat didn't care for. This new contemporary playing Dr Who seems to have tired of the role real fast, and so he's metamorphesized after only about a dozen episodes. And I was beginning to like this one....oh well. And yes, this is a segway..........

Blogger has gone BETA, and I have been turned to the dark side, or, if you prefer, have seen the light, and have been tinkering with a new blog, with a slightly different look, and a new name. "Dances with Leaves" has always seemed to me to be a rather cool name, but for those not knowing the inside joke concerning this title, it doesn't always seem to fit the content of my blog, which leans more often towards commentary concerning the world outside my kingdom than what happens within. Thus, I have come up with a new title which I believe fits my mindset and the flavor of my writings than the old one did. I will begin phasing out "Dances" in the coming weeks, and invite my readership to examine the new one and give me feedback. Just glance over there to the links, where "THE Michael's New BETA" will take you to the new blog. The title picture MAY remain the same, it may not; I'm looking for something more appropriate if I can find or create it.

I want to thank my fellow mad geniouses, especially Tim and Shandi, for helping me make "Dances" the incredible success story it has become (dammit, quit laughing) and I hope that this new venture will convince my staff to quit posting their resumes on Monster.com and have a little faith in this homely little endeavor. I am finding incredible writers all over the blogosphere that have given me great inspiration, or at least some cool ideas to plagerize when I get really desperate. Thank you all and check out the new flagship sitting over there in the space dock, and if you like what you see, we'll be breaking a bottle of champaign over her bow very soon.

3 comments:

Homo Escapeons said...

I am being a total scaredycat about BETA..mainly because Ican't tell what the difference is and I know that I am gonna lose all of my posts and that may be a good thing ..I don't know if I would pursue this from scratch..I am getting lazier by the day..but then again winter is here and that means average temperatures of 30 below and it is dark from 5pm to 9am...tends to make you stay indoors..so I just might get goning...let me know about beta..you can gmail me and tell me if it works..the proverbial I'll do it if you do it..but you go first..cluck cluck cluck.

whitesnake said...

The new Dr, is a cross between Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker.
(2nd and 4th Drs)
I too get a little bit annoyed when you just get the hang of where he is coming from and then wham all gone. The assistants too.
I think the episode with Sarah Jane in it will give you a flash back.

Kathryn Carson said...

Ack. I can't stand David Tennant as the Doctor. Chris Eccleston rocked, and I was horrified to hear he was leaving the show. I was especially horrified to read one news report that said he was being replaced with Stuart Townsend, the dude who played Lestat in that bomb "Queen of the Damned" with Aliyah, but that report (thank God) was false. As bad as Tennant is, though, I could almost wish Townsend would have a crack at it...