Monday, June 21, 2010

Aaaand SCENE

Hello, my darlings.

You've noticed; I've noticed; we've all noticed. My heart's just not in this anymore.

I'm enormously proud of the writing I've done here and feel nothing but gratitude for the opportunities and connections this blog has afforded me over the past six years. But the energy has been on the wane for a while now, and I think it's best to take a final bow and draw the curtain on Wrestling Entropy at this point, formally, rather than just letting it linger untended into an indefinite future. There are few things worse than lack of closure.

While I take some time away to rest and rejuvenate my writing muscles and attend to other projects, the archives will stay up until our robot overlords cut Blogger off at the knees, and if and when I have something exciting to share, I may throw a new posting up here, just in case you keep this RSS feed active in your various online readers. Until such point as I do, though, you're welcome to visit me in my slightly less serious guises on Tumblr and Twitter; I also expect to keep posting on a highly erratic schedule over at my Divine Comedy oeuvreblog, Songs of Love, as I poke my way through Neil Hannon's gorgeous back catalog, and my Flickr photostream usually stays pretty fresh, too. IRL Allison can be found, among other times and places, on the third Thursday of every month at Lizard's Liquid Lounge with my band, Tiny Magnets. (For future reference, most of these same links are available in one bundle over at for one-stop shopping.)

Exuberant and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been part of the extended family of commenters and lurkers here at Wrestling Entropy. Special thanks goes to giant-among-bloggers Matthew Perpetua for linking me in his esteemed FluxBlogroll; his seal of approval brought me much more attention among a much larger readership than I would have been capable of generating on my own.

Take care of yourselves, and each other, kittens. I'll be around.


Michael O'D said...

This is terrible--it's like when "Lingua Franca" closed. Over the past six years, this site has been one of the only places to go on the web for consistently good, interesting writing. Also, it's all that's keeping me in tune with the culture--now I'll start mispronouncing words like "Beyonce" again. But I know you'll keep writing, and you know that I'll keep reading you wherever that is. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on pro-actively creating closure! Bold and freeing step, I'm sure. I'm so glad that the archives will stay in-tact so that I can avoid creating it myself.

Brendon said...

I also feel Mike's sorrow - while I don't make it here every day, or even every week (obviously, since I'm 3 weeks late to this part); but when I do, I always backtrack my way through and get caught up, and have deeply enjoyed your output here over the years.

BUT. I'm actually FUCKING THRILLED that you have some different kinds of outlets right now (TINY! MAGNETS!!!) and think some formal (whether perm or not) closure here is frankly pretty badass. Though I will continue to prod the IRL/GMAIL afelus for what 4 movies I should see in the theaters this year, and what ear candy I'm missing out on. :)

Drinking doesn't begin for another 3-4 hours tonight, but I'll be raising my glass to my favorite entropic wrestler.

Cheers, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I wish to add my voice to the chorus here. I will dearly miss this blog. "Here's to them! And happy days, we thought that they, would never end, but they always end...raise your glasses, then! To absent friends!"