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    Keyword Searches That Bring People to My Blog

    So, for fun, let’s look at the keyword searches that brought people to this blog for the last year. There are five, count them, five variations on people searching for who the villain in Pinocchio is, leading them to my “Analyzing the Disney Villains” page about it. I don’t think they realize there really is no central antagonist, just a bunch of little ones. Why they need to know this, I’m not sure. Maybe it’s curiosity. Maybe they’re looking for information for an English paper. Next is “beetlejuice saturn”. Again, an unanswerable question. This time the lore is simply not able to provide. As a novelist, my job is to…

  • What Do Most People Come Here For?

    So I thought you might be curious about what brings people to my blog. Well, I can tell you this, it’s not because of my books and not because of my writing. They seem to be here mostly for Disney stuff. In particular, they search for things like “villain in Pinocchio”, “bad guy in Pinocchio”, and “Pinocchio antagonist”. I think it might be because people aren’t sure who the bad guy is. For my Disney Villains blog feature, I just chose all four–Honest John & Gideon, Stromboli, the Coachman, and Monstro. Second place is that no one seems to know what that “limbo world” in Beetlejuice is. And I still…

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    The One Thousandth Post

    So according to Blogger, this will be my one thousandth (1,000) post on this blog. Better not waste it. … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Gee, guess I better say something. I wanted to make this post all about the benchmarks this blog has had, the most popular post (still Morgan Smith Goodwin. I wonder what she’s doing lately — I don’t think she’s doing Wendy’s commercials anymore.), first breakout post (Shadow of the Colossus: Quit Crying or Top Five Movies That Need to Be Remade, depending on what you consider “breakout”), first post with more than 10,000 views (Supergirl More…

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    Top Posts of 2014

    Yeah, I know this isn’t exactly timely.  I got sidetracked by vacation and then super-sidetracked by trying to figure out how to cull the damn data I needed. Once again, Morgan Smith Goodwin is the winner.  People love that red-headed burger-slinger.  After that, it’s the “Analyzing the Disney Villains” intro, and then “Milk & Honey”.  After that are newcomers Mother Gothel and Maleficent round the Top Five. Nothing from this year even cracked the Top Twenty Most Visited.  Dr. Facilier’s analysis clocks in at twenty-three and the next doesn’t occur until 73 (Ursula).  Others from this year include favorite Disney animated moments (#112), analyzing Rourke (#116) and Snow White’s Evil Queen…

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    New Comment Moderation Policy

    So yesterday I went for some new supplies hammer. It wasn’t easy — you need to find one that fits your personality. John Scalzi has the “Mallet of Loving Correction”, so I clearly can’t duplicate that. The store I went to has a pretty nice collection, but most of them didn’t fit me. Too small Too big The salesman told me this one was used by a little, old Outworld emperor who only used it on weekends. Too cheap  Too expensive Too springy What the hell is that? Okay, now really… Come on, what kind of salesman is this? I thought he’d know his hammers at least… He chased me…