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Blog anniversary

I got the notification yesterday that it’s been a year since I started this blog, and despite how it might look I don’t expect to abandon it.  (Maybe making this a good long post is what I need to get back into the habit?)

So, how has the year gone?

My most busy month was back in November, which isn’t too surprising since that’s also still the month when I blogged the most. (What is surprising is that those posts seem to have been more long-term popularity than many of my later ones too; in the last week when I posted nothing new except a reblog, “NaBloPoMo” has gotten the second most views of any tag/category, after “anime”.)

And now, some lists.

Top “recent” commenters (if this isn’t the same as the top all-time commenters I apologize to whoever got left out; I don’t think I know how to check that), not counting myself:

1. mochirochi – her most recent post is about a movie based on a manga: Trailer: Heroine Shikkaku – Live Action Movie

2. NotAPunkRocker – her most recent post is It’s 9 to 11 Somewhere

3. nikki – her most recent post is Infinity Dreams Award…and Indefinite Hiatus

4. miharusshi, whose most recent post is [ASS] #16 – Let’s Go

5. Jay Dee – his latest post is about one of Jupiter’s moons: Astronomy Quick Facts – Aoede

Most commented-on post: Anime Challenge Bonus: Favorite Scene

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What’s a “marcbot space spino”?

I was looking at my search engine terms and noticed a few things. Most of them have had something to do with either Spinosaurus or the Cannae Drive (the quantum vacuum plasma thruster), which seems to go against the “long posts index better” advice I’ve heard.

But one term I saw a few days about was “marcbot space spino”. What? I’ve never even mentioned MARCbot (until now). I can actually guess how my blog came up for that search  (“space” and “spinosaurus” are consecutive in my tag cloud.), but why was anyone searching for that word salad in the first place?

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The Veteran

The Veteran

              Mark turned sideways to collect some sun on his sail while he searched for his prey. It felt good, energizing him to spring into action. But first he had to know where to go.

              A Quetzalcoatlus passed by on Mark’s right. Those huge wings were meant for soaring in the air, not much use around here. But there was still something graceful about it.

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