Monday, November 27, 2017

Update: Hiatus should be over this week

TMNT Entity readers,

Thank you for your patience and your support during the hiatus.  I very much appreciate all the kind words and shout-outs; it really helped me stay motivated while everything else going on sucked.

The good news is that I've finished moving to a (hopefully) safer neighborhood, setting up my internet connection and new home office, and I've been able to pick up all the IDW issues that were published while I was getting things in order.  I'm going to start playing catch-up this weekend.  The complete TMNT/Ghostbusters II miniseries will be out by then, so I'll probably just plow my way through all of that before getting to issues of Universe and the ongoing.  As for the 4kids TMNT cartoon reviews, I've gotten a replacement TV, too, so I want to get back on those ASAP, as well.

Now, the bad news is that my stolen PC, with all its unbacked-up files, is gone for good.  The cops can't get it back; it was likely trashed by the burglar for being assumed worthless.  I learned a valuable lesson about backing my shit up, though it cost me quite a bundle in irreplaceable files (including 4 chapters of a new book I've been writing for over a year and now have to find the resolve to start over from scratch).  So I suppose if I can share any obvious wisdom gained from this experience: Back your shit up.  You may think "it'll never happen to me", but when it does, it freakin' suuuuuucks.

As for all the UK Turtle comics that I only had digitally and are now gone, I'll see if I can get some of them back from the generous individuals who donated them to me in the first place.  I think reacquiring the Fleetway books will be the easiest; not so sure about most of the Panini stuff.  There were also a ton of resources I was curating for an upcoming Manga guide/index that I'll have to try and get again.

But I won't be quitting, even after this setback.  Next year is TMNT Entity's 10th Anniversary, and quitting before that milestone would be a tragedy (sort of).  So look forward to more content on the site beginning this week as I get back in the saddle.  Thanks again for all your support!

With sincere gratitude,
Mark Pellegrini