Monday, July 12, 2010

State of the Aquilonian Union Address

Hail Fellow Conan Fans!

I know that a lot of you are probably wondering about the fate of the CROM! blog, what with our illustrious contributor, Cromsblood, taking an extended leave and I'm sure that my absence and the ending of my main blog, Geek Orthodox, may have a lot of you thinking that CROM! is about to go the way of the dodo. But I'm here to assure you that it is NOT shutting down!

Let me repeat this; CROM IS HERE TO STAY!

I have talked with Cromsblood and the dude just has a ton of other stuff to worry about right now and just needs the break. He's okay, don't worry. But sometimes life just piles enough crap on you and you gotta take some serious time to clean it off, you know? Anyway, he will always be a part of this blog and I have told him that our door is always open for whenever he wants to come back. :)

As for my absence, I know that many of you have gotten to know Cromsblood over the past several months, because he was pretty much keeping this blog going all by himself, and you probably have no idea who I am. Well, I'm Reis, the dude who started this blog back on Myspace several years ago. Pleased to meet you.

I'll tell you what I told Cromsblood. The truth is that my level of fandom ebbs and flows. Sometimes, I'm crazy about Conan, other times, I'm focused on other things. Lately, I've been distracted. That doesn't mean I don't still love Conan and all things Conan related, but I'm just not researching as vigorously as I do at other times, and am a little less inclined to post about it.

However, that will change. It always does.

So, CROM! is not going anywhere, but the posting may be a bit sparse for a while. Sorry about that.

On a related note, I have to say that Cromsblood taught me just how awesome a collaborative fan effort can be. And with that in mind, I would like to officially send out an open invitation to any Conan fans who would like to join the CROM! team!

So here's the deal; send me an email at and introduce yourself. Tell me why you'd like to write for CROM!, and if you have a special angle you'd like to claim (like a Conan web-comic, or a focus on the movies or books or comics, etc.), and finally, send me a link to a sample of your blogging if you have one.

I'm looking for original voices, an even keeled demeanor, attention to quality and an overall cool vibe.

If chosen, you'll be granted access to the blog and will be welcomed to blog about all that is Conan!

So let's hear from you!

In the meantime, I have a few small Conan things to post, and will get those up as soon as I can pull myself away from searching eBay for vintage toys. :)

So, in summation; CROM! is alive and well and I'm inviting YOU to help keep it that way!

Anyway, than you all for making CROM! such an awesome place!

More soon...



Anonymous said...

I would throw my hat into the ring...but I don't feel I would be worthy as much as I love this blog and CONAN and REH related material.
I am content to wait for your posts Reis and I am content to wait for BLOOD to return from his campaign against evil zombies , ogres , giants and creatures of the night.
I have faith and I will hold vigil until further notice.

Jim Draks said...

Since I found this blog I have visited almost daily and always find something intersting in the articles and wish Blood all the best with his endeavours. Thanks for keeping this going Reis.

Acorndog said...

Reis, I saw this the other day and keep thinking it needs to go up on the Conan blog.

Kike said...

Great news!!

Eric LeFeber said...

I'm glad! Putting the finishing touches on some Conan / Red Sonja Custom Action Figure Art pieces. I'll send some pics soon!

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Yeah, but did you have to completely delete Geek Orthodox? I'm stone-cold pissed about that.

Reis O'Brien said...

No, I didn't have to. I chose to. It was my creation, it had become something I never meant for it to become, so I killed it.

Total strangers getting "stone cold pissed" at me is exactly the type of misplaced obligation that pushed me into the decision.

Interesting to see that it's still going on.

It makes me sad that no matter how much you freely offer to people, the more they feel like you owe them.

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Oh well. At least you climbed down from your cross to explain why. ;)

Seriously, I wish you luck with whatever your future endeavors may be. :)

Cromsblood said...

Clearly "tact", "apology", and "humor" are not in your vocabulary.

Remind me to drop by one of your blogs to piss on your flowers.


Jim Draks said...

Sad not to see any updates but i leave you with this. All the best.