And Now, An Announcment
Posted on February 8, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 55 Comments
Effective midnight, I’m taking ten days off from the Internet.
Because I want to, that’s why.
The Fabulous Kate Baker has the Mallet while I’m gone. Heed her.
I may schedule some really old stuff here to keep you amused while I’m away. Be afraid.
Oh, and some Big Ideas. Don’t be afraid of those.
See you later. Behave. Thanks.
I never understood why you use a mallet instead of a Maul, John.
You get better smashing force with a Maul.
Ok, I’ll take 2 days, 4 hours, and 18 minutes in the pool, for five bucks.
“I’m taking ten days off from the Internet.”
That’s unpossible. You mean ten hours, right? *twitch*
Scalzi is offline POST PONIES ! :P
This is all so sudden.
Question if something REALLY big happens on the global or national level, will you leave your vacation. Just wondering.
Will miss you. Have fun.
Yay, a substitute! I love subs; so much easier to get away with mischief. Just kidding. Promise.
*hands suspiciously typing behind back…waves*
Have a great vacay! :-D
subs mean quizes and bad movies about the insect world made in the 70s.
Behave? Us? Come on John, that line doesn’t work at home, you think it’ll work here? It would be easier to set up a DDoS (or claim a DDoS) than get good behavior. Someone will be swinging from the chandelier by midnight.
Heck John, that did look like a lot of books on your table, but will it really take 10 days to sort them?
Noooooo! 10 days. You’re killing me smalls. I am already starting my withdrawal.
Enjoy your time off.
You mean I will have to work?
I’ll take 68 hours in the sweepstake for when Mr. Scalzi is back.
Is you’re honey do list almost beyond all hope?
Have a productive time off!
There were other kinds?
There can’t be quizzes. I only skimmed the material!
Subs mean we’re watching GATTACA. It’s always GATTACA
I meant like mine, of course lol.
I love it! I wish I could do the same. Enjoy, John!
Ten days? Reddit will be nothing but blue links. My gods.
Thank god that guy and his giant ego are finally taking a break. I mean is it just me, or has been getting hard to breath in here or what?
What do you mean he’ll read these posts when he gets back?
What I mean is, “Ten days with out new Scalzi? Eek! What are we supposed to do?”
You do realize that *those people* are going to claim you’re running away from *that guy*, right? Right?
He’s here until midnight. Then it’s “Gypsies in the Palace” / Jimmy Buffett and I’m out of here — remember to be good, or to be very careful!
So long as you promise to use the time productively, we will excuse your absence.
Time to cue up Ice Pirates.
A parting thought: gamma rabbit ought to have a mallet (and a basket full of kittens), just sayin’.
Someone made an insect world in the ’70s?
Behave? Me? But I’m a redhead! :-D
I don’t know. I mean, I can’t speak for the character. It just seems like, well… I just don’t think Gamma Rabbit ought to be malleting kittens. Individually, or by the basket. It just doesn’t seem right, somehow.
You’ll still be tweeting right? <>
Enjoy your vacation. Don’t go falling in the ocean or anything . . . .
Have a great time, John! And thanks again for your tweet earlier tonight. It is much appreciated.
Using the mallet to defend the kittens, perhaps?
I… FUCK! NO Scalzi for 10 days… this better involve Wive/Daughter/Pets. Otherwise, I’ll have to break out Durgbane’s Fleet Crossbow of Healing Smite. You got NO idea what that can do.
p.s. took a week long break from internet and cell phone at Christmas/Winter Solstice/Fookin’ break for work… didn’t even notice they were gone thanks to an Irish redhead of female proportions. Hope your break is at least 50% as fun as mine.. you’ll be swinging from the fence posts if it is.
I’m taking ten days off from the Internet.
Have fun storming the castle!
Dwight Williams? Legends APA Dwight Williams? My, it’s a small world. Hiya. (No idea if you remember me or not.) Hope you’re doing well.
And the fact that these 10 days happen to coincide with a certain week-long geek entertainment-centric annual event is just a coincidence, is it?
Party on, dudes! Be excellent to each other!
I pity those poor fools who seem to need to worship at the altar of scalzi and depend on some opine or snark for their survival. It’s a scalzipocalypse
Internets will be lonely …
Why hasn’t Redshirts been described as a story of quondam entanglement?
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly wailed in horror…
have a good 10-day break!
Have a good break .
Enjoy, John! And feel free to come by and help me shovel out from the snowpocalypse.
@Scorpius I’m just going to be over here rewatching Phase IV and The Hellstrom Chronicle.
What Heidi said? Please? Pretty please? Because I will seriously loose my mind if it turns to be true….
But Mr. Scalzi always lets us sit where we want. And it’s OK to eat churros in class.
*fires up the waffle maker*
Who had 13 hours and 9 minutes in the pool? John tweeted a pic of a rabbit-shaped cloud at 1:09 pm Eastern Time today (2/9/13).
Bruce, it is indeed me. It took about two seconds to place your name once I saw it this morning. You now know “where” to find me if you want to talk directly!
No offense to Kate, but I read that as “Kage Baker” and thought, “Damn. Now that’s impressive, Scalzi. How’d you pull that off?”
Enjoy your break! I’m hopeful that when you return you’ll be inclined to answer the following questions:
1) Does ‘no internet’ really mean ‘NO internet’? Or just some subset thereof? (Which is…?)
2) How long did you actually go before you broke whatever internet restrictions you set on yourself?
3) In the interim, what did you do with all of that free time?
4) Anything in particular prompt this internet detox, or was it just time?
I thought the kittens were sidekicks for Gamma Rabbit????
Five more days to go. The horror, the horror….