Sunday, April 01, 2007

A Post for April 2nd

From Mark Twain:

At certain periods it becomes the dearest ambition of a man to keep a faithful record of his performances in a book; and he dashes at this work with an enthusiasm that imposes on him the notion that keeping a journal is the veriest pastime in the world, and the pleasantest. But if he only lives twenty-one days, he will find out that only those rare natures that are made up of pluck, endurance, devotion to duty for duty's sake, and invincible determination, may hope to venture upon so tremendous an enterprise as the keeping of a journal and not sustain a shameful defeat.

- The Innocents Abroad.

Yes, the announcement of the conclusion of The League of Melbotis was an April Fool's Day sham. I sincerely appreciate the words of encouragement even in the face of the unlikelihood that we'd shuttered our doors and cut the pilot light.

As with any good lie, there's some truth to the post. Of late, I feel much of the relevancy of League of Melbotis has tipped it's hat and ridden off into the sunset. But I think that comes with each spring time and each anniversary. After all, I think April 2nd marks the 4th anniversary of LoM, and after all this time...

Well, a lot of ink's been spilt.

Happy April 2nd, Leaguers.


Anonymous said...

You are starting to sound like RHPT.

RHPT said...

I think the LoM archives would make for a nice collection. Imagine a leather-bound edition of The Collected Works of The League, vol. 1.

As a bonus, you can include a copy of that screenplay about elevators that you wrote.

T.S.T. said...

That is a very cool blogger's quote, indeed.

The League said...

RHPT, I am happy to send you a copy of the elevator screenplay at your request as it appears my non-existent publisher has as of yet to get the ball rolling on the anniversary edition of posts.