Thanks, that was fun.

As is probably obvious to everyone, I think Trusty Plinko Stick has pretty much run its course.  And for something I started as a lark to make myself write a little more frequently, one that I figured wouldn't last a year, a few months shy of 8 years is a pretty good run.

But family, work, grad school, life in general... everything's been busier and crazier than ever the past year or two, and I just haven't had the time, energy, or even the inclination to amp things up again (not that this was ever especially amped, but you get the idea).  Plus, a lot of the other folks who came into the comics bloggyverse around the same time I did have long since wandered off to other locales, often using their blogs as stepping stones to other opportunities (and good for them, I say).  The latter never really happened for me, but a.) I didn't really pursue that; and b.) my interests tend to lie elsewhere anyway.  And, if I'm being honest, I probably overstayed my welcome by about 2 to 3 years, but what can I say, I like to hang on to a good time for as long as I can.

The internet will never completely be rid of me, of course.  I'll still be lurking in the comments threads of the blogs I still follow, and I sporadically post on Tumblr:
And I can also be found on Twitter (@billdoughty for personal stuff, @librarypadawan for work-related things).  If you're so inclined, please feel free to follow my ramblings at any of those locales.

Thanks to those bloggers who have inspired and encouraged me (Joanna, Mikester, and Dorian especially, but there are many others too numerous to list here; chances are if you think you're one of them, you are), and most especially thanks to those of you who have read these little screeds of mine for any length of time through the years.  It's always nice to know I haven't just been screaming (or typing) into the wind all this time.

As always, Mayberry says thanks and happy motoring.

Bill D.

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