The Editor’s Desk: The more things change…
….Well, you know the rest.
I thought to myself, "Hey, how about I torture myself and look at the old website on one of those archival sites?" the other day…..and I did…and it did torture me. It made me ridiculously sad. I remembered back to a simpler time, one with less worry and more fun. A time when I was in control of the most entertaining and original Whedon site online. Of course I'm talking about the site BEFORE this one — I've always hated this blog layout, by the way — it was almost as if I was inviting this site's destruction by keeping this ugly, clunky piece of shit. Anyway, I loved running this place, and I wish we wouldn't have ever gone down. Everything I've done creatively since then doesn't feel like it has had the same heart to it. Not to say I haven't enjoyed some things I've worked on, far from it. It's just that they didn't have the same community feel to it that HMC had.
I guess that's what I miss the most about it.
Back before everyone went to Whedonesque for their news, they came to HMC for the love of the community.
With Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku's "Dollhouse" coming soon, I'm sure there will be a new load of websites dedicated to the show, and once again dedicated to providing Joss news. I'm sure some will fill the "non-news" gap that we provided at one time, but to me and many others, there will never be another HMC.
Or maybe we'll be back someday when you — or we — least expect it. I guess that's what is crazy about me and the boys….we rarely know more than you. I guess it's that whole "community" thing again.
I'm sure you're wondering, "Why did he write this? Who's going to read it?" It's been almost a year since HMC closed its doors. For the past year I have struggled back and forth determining what to do with this place, and the truth is, I don't want to determine it. I don't know what I want, but for some reason I don't want to lose it yet. The majority of my twenties were spent working on this place, building it up, and to get rid of it completely would basically say to me, "Look what a waste it's been.", and I know that's NOT true. So it stays here, until another day when I weigh my options and continue to be on the fence about bringing it back.
I guess the torture continues.
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