|Your blogger and Andre the Dog, New Year 2022|
How is everyone doing?
It doesn't make much sense to breathe life back into a blog that's sat dormant for thirteen years, but, then again, League of Melbotis never made much sense, anyway.
We kicked off League of Melbotis in April of 2003, after a move to the greater Phoenix area in early summer of 2002. We were young, trying a new adventure, and by the time of the start of League of Melbotis, having some serious doubts about the decision to live in a sun-bleached hellscape. It would take until 2006 for us to extricate ourselves from our desert surroundings and return to Austin.
In the interim, the blog allowed us to ponder imponderables, engage in discussion of a wide range of topics, share enthusiasm about comics, superheroes and science fiction, and try to make the best of a weird situation.
Initially, the primary function of League of Melbotis, for me - your blogger, was to talk about those bits of then mildly popular cultural ephemera. But it quickly became a method of keeping in touch with friends who were now spreading across the country in an era so far in the past now that facebook, twitter and social media as we know it did not yet exist. I believe we were on the edge of Friendster and a few other sites, but they weren't particularly useful except for finding the email address of your friends from college and sharing your awful taste in music. And, of course, we were five years away from Robert Downey Jr. putting on an Iron Man helmet. Let alone wrapping up one Superman TV show, the launch of a series of iffy movies and the debut of an all new Superman TV show.