This Concludes Our Broadcast Day

Somewhat sad news for me, Whatever readers, but don’t worry. It ends on a happy note for you.

I’ve had a terrific time guest blogging here for the last six weeks, but as Chaucer said, there is an end to everything, good things as well.

I’d like to thank John for allowing the other guest bloggers and me the opportunity to take over the Whatever airwaves for a bit. It’s been a treat.

I’d like to thank John Anderson, N.K. Jemisin and Mary Robinette Kowal, as well. It has been an honor to be considered among such esteemed company. I hope we’re all able to meet in the real world, sometime soon.

I’d like to send huge thanks to Kate Baker for running the show around here in John’s absence. She kept this train on the rails, and did a great job wielding the Mallet of Loving Correction. Such a great job that I hardly noticed that mallet swinging at all.

Finally, the biggest thanks of all goes to you, Whatever readers. You’ve been kind hosts. It’s worth noting that in the last six weeks I’ve only posted one photo of a cat, yet you kept reading and commenting. I think it has been the commenting that has been my favorite part. It is true that Whatever readers are some of the best around (I’m not just sucking up here,) and I’ve really appreciated everything that you’ve brought to the conversation. Thoughtful responses, witty, maybe a little snark; I’ve even appreciated the opposing views, as they’re always delivered with respectful courtesy. So thank you, friends. It has been a pleasure to spend this time with you.

Here comes the good news. While this is my last post, John will be back tomorrow, and my guess is that after a six week break he’s got a lot to talk about.

Thank you all again. This has been a great time. I’m sure I’ll see you all in the comments section from time to time. Maybe I’ll see you on the Twitters, too. Occasionally I post something amusing (@mykalburns.) Should we happen to meet in the real world, I’ll look forward to that as well, but I ask that you please just come up and introduce yourselves; watching through binoculars from your car across the street is a little creepy.

10 Comments on “This Concludes Our Broadcast Day”

  1. Burns!@0: “…maybe a little snark…”

    A little? Aww, man, we missed our quota again. Scalzi is gonna be so ticked!

    Seriously, it’s been a pleasure and an education reading what you and the other guests have blogged. I’ve appreciated the different viewpoints, different spins, and different interests, and I’ve learned a lot. (Thanks for the pointer to the PGR, by the way. I signed up yesterday.)

    Also, I’d like to second your thanks to Kate for her firm hand on the tiller. She was frugal with the Mallet, but when she did wield it, it was with precision and enthusiasm. She’s the kind of person I want standing at my shoulder on the wall at Helm’s Deep, repelling orc invaders. SPLAT!

  2. @#1 Suzi: I say write ’em off anyway. I’m the last person to report you to the IRS.

    @#2 Dave: Glad to hear you signed up for PGR. You’ll be doing good things for other people, but you’ll get a lot out of it, too.

  3. Thanks so much for blogging! Look, we’re going to at least mill around in the background if we see you in a restaurant, wondering if we can go up to you and get your autograph between courses. It’s property celebrity etiquette.

  4. Hey, there, Burns — was going to do a post myself, but got caught by surprise by Scalzi’s return. (Ohcrap, hide the beer!) So will confine my farewell to here. It has indeed been an honor, and I enjoyed both guest blogging and the audience here at Whatever. Apologies for dropping off the face of the earth in the past week, though — I’ve been traveling, dealing with a family emergency that landed my mother in the hospital. (She’s better now, and I’m back in NYC, but am a little burned out still.)

    Anyway, it’s been fun, guys!

  5. Um… Burns? The broadcast day now ends with three hours of Billy Mays (so boisterous, even death cannot stop him pitching) or Sully pitching household items.

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