Yes, it was back on August 25, 2004 that I created this blog and made the first post. As I've said many times before in the past, this blog (originally named OF Blog of the Fallen after both Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy series and the now-defunct wotmania's Other Fantasy section) was originally meant to be an extension of my past duties as moderator/admin for wotmania. How things have changed in the interim! Not much fantasy is discussed these days, in part due to there not being all that many secondary-world fantasies that interest me (I'm more of a weird fiction reader when I do read "genre fiction") and also because there are some interesting fictions in other traditions that appeal to me more. And yet through it all, technically this blog has always been a collaborative effort, although it seems the other members fell off on the roadside some years ago (still, open door and all).
I tried and failed to think of something witty or substantive to say when writing this post. Therefore, I'll leave it up to you to decide what should be said in praise or denouncement of this blog. What draws you here and what do you wish had been done differently? While I know the lack of a (French) Canadian point of view may negatively impact this blog's visibility, I'm sure there are other things that you can say, good and bad alike, about the squirrels that do yeoman's work here, right?
So yeah, feel free to leave diatribes, spam, love letters, and nuts in the comments section.