Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Speculative Horizons is two today (which in internet years makes it about 30) - happy birthday blog!

Hard to believe it was two years ago today that - after putting another writing project on hold - I figured there had to be a more productive use for my free time than trying to get little Biffy the halfling thief up to level 25 (disclaimer: I think I only ever played D&D as a halfling thief once, and it was a very short-lived experience; I was merely using this as an example. Ahem).

So, yeah. Two years. And it's been a very enjoyable, eventful two years: plenty of good books, frilly-cuffed rants and plenty of new friends made (as well as the odd enemy). For all my efforts, Speculative Horizons would be nothing without all of you, kindly taking the time to drop by (whether it's every day, or once a month). Hats off to all of you, along with my sincere thanks for your patronage. I do hope you'll all continue to visit in the blog's third year.

Now, onwards! Onwards, I say!

*Damn, just realised that the cake only has one candle on it. Ah well. :)


Dan Smyth said...

LOL. Awesome. Congrats! I'll definitely be visiting in the future. This blog is one of my favorites. Here's to another year.

Neth said...

Congrats - certainly seems like you've been around longer than 2 years.

If 2 - 30 in internet years, does 4= 60 (no way I'm that old :P).

Aidan Moher said...

Whoo whoo whoo!

logankstewart said...

Congrats, and best wishes on your blog's birthday.

Val said...

Rapidly approaching middel age are you? ;)


Martijn said...

Congratulations, mate. :-) Keep up the awesome work.

Liz said...

Dude - happy birthday! Awesome to see how many of us are still here and just getting stronger.

May there be many more!

From Liz and Mark x (the kiss is from Liz, not Mark)

James said...

Dan - Thanks, thanks and thanks.

Neth - Man, you make me sound like that annoying relative that comes to stay that you can't get rid of! And yes, you're an old man. :)

Aidan - I don't speak chimp, but I'm sure you're saying something nice.

Logan - Ta!

Val - Yes, and thanks. :)

Martijn - Thanks, will do.

Liz - Thanks, and damn - was hoping that kiss was from Mark!

Iain said...

Oh my god you are about to enter the terrible twos!!

Happy Birthday James.

By the way I am reading ASOIAF again and have just been to a certain Red Wedding. What a book.

Gabriele C. said...

Happy Bloggiversary!

gav (NextRead.co.uk) said...

Yay! You've made 2 years! And you still want to blog? What is wrong with you??? You're mad!!!

He is to plenty more!

Jebus said...

I've stopped reading several other fantasy blogs (much to their undoubted chagrin) simply because their content either dried up or I just thought they were shite. I've stuck with you so far, don't fuck it up and disappoint me.


Kristopher A. Denby said...

Well done, James. I look forward to another year.

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

Congratulations! Keep up the great work ;)
But don't go that fast with the ageing internet years or we might live longer than a wise elf ;D

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

If 2 = 30 internet years then I'm 750 internet years old :-)

James said...

Iain - thanks, and indeed: brilliant book. LOVE YOU GRRM.

Gabriele - cheers!

Gav - I realised I am mad some time ago, and am at peace with myself. :)

Jebus - Yes, Sir! I'll do my best, Sir!

Kristopher - thanks, and so do I.

Mihai - thanks, the blog might get as old as an elf but I doubt it would contain a similar wisdom!

ediFanoB - I demand you tell me all your secrets to a long life!

The Flying Halftrak said...

Well done! Keep up the good work.

Book Chick City said...

Congrats! :)

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Memory said...

I'm a little late, but happy blogiversary!

ediFanoB said...

my secrets to a long life - in this case internet life: Don't try to read and comment everything.
And be aware of cake pictures because the heavily influence your weight ;-)