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02 December 2015 @ 02:40 pm
Hey, my friends. I started the first Retro-Scans (which is still up) in April 2008. Even before that, I had been writing hundreds of pulp reviews on Usenet (remember Usenet?). When all the space allotted by LiveJournal was filled, this More Retro-Scans took over to carry on. It has been a huge amount of fun but, you know, when a hobby starts to become a chore, it's time to give it a rest. Retro-Scans has thousands of reviews and commentaries and annotations and what not archived here already. There are other activities I want to try while I still can.

Thanks again for all the comments and conversation. I will always be touched and grateful by all the support I received from you guys a few years ago when I spent a week in ICU and couldn't go online for a month after that. Your concern meant a lot to me then and I will always remember it.

Retro-Scans will stay up forever as far as I have anything to say about it. And, inevitably, I will start getting ideas for new topics and reviews and general tomfoolery, and the whole thing will start up again. So I will then send out messages to you all and hope you come back.

As our Lajka reminds us each year, yell out "Merry Christmas" loud and clear to those you love. Give them big hard hugs and tell them how much they mean to you. None of us have forever and we have to be good to each other while we can.

UPDATE DECEMBER 10Just popped by and I am so touched by all your comments. Honestly, I'm all mushy and sentimental reading them. Thanks again, be back soon!


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pronkerpronker on December 2nd, 2015 07:44 pm (UTC)
Rest well, Doc, both mind and body and I'll be missing you. We all need breaks from routine. Could you put up a link to the other Retro-Scan?

Merry Christmas to you and Lajka and all the bunch, pronker *mwah*
dochermesdochermes on December 2nd, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think it's better to announce when you're taking a break.

The first Retro-Scans can be found here: http://dr-hermes.livejournal.com/ It's pretty massive, come to think of it.
pronkerpronker on December 2nd, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
Your scholarliness continues!
Thank you.
wt_1wt_1 on December 2nd, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC)
Love the avatar, pronker! It's almost as good as rockin' headphones kitten! LOL!
pronkerpronker on December 2nd, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
LOL! Rockin' Headphones Kitten is the Precioussssssss ...