I’ve been reading comics for as long as I can remember.
I have used them as inspiration for my art work.
I have even tried to write one.
A few years ago I contacted a new website on the off chance they might allow me to review some comics for them. That web site was Need To Consume and the editors of the site took a punt on me. It was one of the best things that happened for me. Over the next few years of writing for the site my confidence grew; I was blessed with the opportunity to interview some amazing people; got access to some preview comics and TV shows; and made some very good friends.
As is life, people move on and things change. I now write for a different web site and, obviously, have this, my own website. As part of this website I planned on re-posting old reviews, gathering my writing all together in one place to illustrate how I have changed over time. I started to mine the old reviews from Need To Consume and re-edit them. I don’t have them saved anywhere because that is something a sensible person would do so I was taking them straight from the site. This week I went to reclaim a few more to work on but was greeted with the following….
I’ll be honest; it made me sad. I knew that nothing new had been posted to the site for a long time but I’d not thought of it actually disappearing. Some part of me just expected it to be there. This is a ridiculous thing to believe especially as the site itself had stalled but still, finding the notice that it no longer existed came as a bit of a shock.
It also means, of course, that a lot of my posts are now gone, probably forever. I do have a few saved in the recesses of my computer but the majority only existed on Need To Consume. With that gone so are my writings.
An important lesson has been learned.
Anyway, the future is where I’m heading and my plans for The Pointless Review section of my site may change a little. Instead of old reviews it will morph into new reviews of old comics. That’s the plan, at least for now.
However, I still have some old things to repost, so they will turn up from time to time.
Need To Consume is gone but not forgotten. It was an important part of my life for a number of years so I salute all those involved with it and thank them for helping me be here today.