Happy New Year! It has now been a week since I started this blog, and I’ve had ample time to think about the direction I want to take it. I had previously thought I would have to post on my blog with utter regularity in order to keep up with the ever-marching, ever-churning machine of the internet and the constant flow of content that floods its fields, but I’ve learned that most blogs only post once (-ish) a week. Thus, I’ve decided that, in an effort to appease the demands of the tyrant that is my life and create content that I am satisfied with quality-wise, I will post on this blog no less than once a week. Perhaps I will publish more if I have a free week or more time on my hands, but on regular weeks where life eats up my time faster than I can bite into it, that shall be my standard.
In addition, I would also like to share a glimpse of the kind of content I’ll post on Fred Zebra. I am a devoted comic book enthusiast (I lean more towards Marvel than DC), and I’ve truly enjoyed the great comic book storylines, such as the Infinity Gauntlet and the Dark Phoenix Saga, as well as graphic novels such as the Inhumans. I would really like to take a crack at creating my own comic book-esque stories in prose-form (as I am not much of a drawer), involving superheroes and the like. Perhaps I will even create my own fan fiction centering around my favorite comic book characters (my favorite “superhero” is Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans). I would also like to try my hand at more genre-centered stories, such as Detective Fiction and Science Fiction, in prose and, maybe, play-form or screenplay-form. And of course, the usual melodramatic poetry and romanticized writing style. As my About page states, Fred Zebra is a cosmic sandbox, and my toys are the universe distilled into ink on a page and pixels on a computer screen. It’s a jungle out there, but what’s an adventure without a little dense foliage?
As any great adventurer, I have many wonderful people who have supported my quest. Thus, I’d like to earnestly thank my friends and family, who have all supported and encouraged me in starting this blog. And you, of course, dear reader! I didn’t even think I would actually get to this point, but here we are. I shake you warmly by the hand, fellow passionate individual. Twenty-eighteen will be the year!
Cheers! Here’s to a fantastic year. This is Fred Zebra, saying, “You’ve been a wonderful audience. Good evening, folks! Now here’s a word from our sponsor.”
*Batman: The Long Halloween is a fantastic graphic novel by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale detailing Batman’s sophomore crime-fighting period.