Okay, first off, I should probably tell you that if you're looking for the crazy, you should probably be reading my new column at Fantasic Metropolis called Encyclopedia of Heresies. The first installment, a bit of a ramble about Belisarius, Procopius and alternate history is already online, and new ones will hopefully be appearing monthly. I also did a Listmania which will be appearing there shortly.
Here's the deal on Once I noticed's future survivals and Encyclopedia of Heresies: I have committed to doing monthly columns there. Those columns are basically just like the posts I often do here, the long crazy excursions into history, pseudo-history, fiction, occultism, and other stops along the primrose path into the goblin universe. Therefore, even though I just wrote a really nice entry that sort of covers Charles Fourier and his phalanstere, you won't be seeing that here: my first twelve such crazy essays of every year are tithed over to the guys at FM. Now, this means that if you want to read them, you merely need to click on the link to Fantastic Metropolis and select my column from the sidebar, easy-peasy. It also means that until I hit the magic number of twelve columns submitted to FM for this year, I won't be doing any of the crazy essays here and FM is posting them at a rate of one a month. So if you really like that stuff, you may have to wait (if, say, I only write twelve essays this year, they're going to be going up there, not here) for a while, and if that's what brings you to this blog I deeply apologize.
However, if I do get caught up, any surplus posts will be ending up here on Once I noticed. In addition, any musings about comic books, films, role playing games, books (books, he chortles malevolently, books) will definitely be ending up either here or on the Howling Curmudgeons site. I may save a lot of the comic book stuff for there, but that still leaves a whole lot for here. I'm a mouthy sort, I'm sure I'll be talking. And also, every time an FM column goes live, I'll post a link here in case of emergencies.
I'll also be making a couple of news announcements here in the next few months, if all goes well. Cross your fingers and anything else that'll bend, if you please. Anyway, may your year end gently and the next one be kinder than the last.
Oh, and I forgot, for all of the sudden excitement over quantum darwinism, I present to you a two year old essay about ten year old science that already said that.