How was your first week of July? Mine… well, there are no words to describe what went down this week.
I’ll try, nonetheless…
- Turned it up to 11 for the Fourth of July
- Re-introduced you to Ms. V of GRIT & GLAMOUR on the sixth anniversary of her blog’s founding
- Brought you a list of posts for your own personal inspiration
- Posted my first fan fiction in 11 years to FiMFiction.net (under the pseudonym Lady Jaye Cameron)
- And bore witness to my blog’s most popular post becoming more so throughout the week
I don’t know what it is about Alexandria’s Genesis that has gripped Tumblr’s base the way that it has. When I first created the posthuman/alien mutation for my Daria fan fiction, AG’s future fans were two-years-old at least. I had hoped that by coming out as its creator, the obsession would eventually die out, and I can go back to blogging about fashion, music and culture.
Alas, this is not the case. My coming-out post on the matter is still the most popular post of all time for 33 avenue Miquelon at 17,500 total visits to date, nearly 5,400 of them from this week alone; the second-most popular post — my interview with my mascot’s voice actor Tabitha St. Germain — has seen nearly 9,600 total visits thus far.
I can’t fight that curiosity, that hope, that dream any longer, not if what I created possesses the traction that it has over Tumblr. Thus, I’m going to embrace my violet-eyed cult, and take a few pages from E.L. James.
Until Monday, I leave you with the “Robert Palmer” version of “A Forest” from The Cure’s set at Rock Werchter 5 July 1981, so named for the fact that Palmer’s roadies were ready to pull the plug on the three-piece if they kept playing any more songs, preventing their employer from taking the stage for his set at the scheduled time, though the festival was running late as it was. The compromise was a ten-minute version of their sole single from 1980′s Seventeen Seconds. All the best to you.