I’ve been doing this blog a long time now and I’m getting a little tired of how I have things set up. So I am going to be making some changes. A new look, a new name. I doubt my output will change much, but I kind of hope to have a little more structure to how I do things. (spoiler – that won’t happen) My biggest hope is that the new look and name will spark a change in me. As much as I enjoy writing here, I don’t feel like I’ve grown much as a writer since I started this. It may be wrong to say this, but I’m not really worried about how many readers I have. Don’t get me wrong, I hope people read what I write and enjoy it, but this is largely an exercise for me order my thoughts.
The new name is a long time coming. We are Finally Cowboys has always been stolen from a song title in the game No More Heroes. I liked that song, and I like the slightly nonsensical whimsy of it. However, as long as I am using this title, it doesn’t really feel like this is mine. Also, the sub-head of “A man’s desperate refusal to put away childish things” was cheeky and fun when I started this, but what is amusing to a 24 year old is sometimes a little sad for someone pushing 30. So that will change as well. What will it change to? I’m not sure as of yet, but I’ve got it narrowed down to a couple of options.
At the end of last year I tried to get a lot of my ongoing projects finished, not just here but elsewhere. I finally finished up my let’s play of Fire Emblem: the Sacred Stones over on talking time. That only took me four years. I almost finished my much delayed replay of the Legend of Zelda series (my take on Skyward Sword should be up shortly) and I meant to get back and finally finish my reread of Wheel of Time reread, but again I came up short. I will finish both of those this year. It will take me a while, but I will also finish my JSA reread, though right now that project feels like it is casting around without a purpose. There is a good chance that I will start some other project that I lack the time and patience to finish.
Once I complete the unfinished business, I hope to do things a little differently. I will likely post less frequently, but I hope to make up the difference in the length and quality of my posts. Fewer, more in depth posts is the goal. I guess time will tell. I will be adding a third regular monthly post, one for movies and TV to go along my with monthly video game and book journals. There are a lot of things I watch or play that I don’t really have 1000 words to say about them, but still want to get some thoughts down. Also, I plan to add an index, but that project might take me a little longer to get up.