It’s been a long time coming, but at last, the new PGPoA has arrived. As you can see, it’s a pretty significant aesthetic change. But webmaster OB1 and I wanted to make the site a bit more modular, allowing me to make easy changes when necessary, so there are some changes behind the hood that you may not notice, but will be making your browsing experience even better.
And of course, there are some changes you will notice, like the use of IntenseDebate for comments. This is something we’re trying out; if everyone decides they hate it, we could switch back to the classic system at a later time. So comments are welcome.
One thing to mention: the old Poester Gallery is gone (technically I haven’t taken it down yet, but it will go away soon), but it will be replaced by a simpler forum that will be more incorporated into the site itself. That’ll be coming soon, but I still have some fiddling to do with that.
I’d like to give HUGE thanks to OB1 and Mecha-Shiva for all their hard work on bringing this together. The site’s new look was Mecha-Shiva’s idea and he drew the art, and of course OB1 made it all happen (including that awesome peg-hook search box).
OK, now on to the fun stuff–a contest! The guys at Spy Monkey Creations were kind enough to create a special variant of the Hammer of Chalybeous, which I’m calling The Poehammer! (Tolkien nerds may get the reference; Halo nerds, your reference is actually a reference to Tolkien.)
Cast in black with blue and red highlights, the Poehammer’s colors reflect those of the new PGPoA design.
I have three Poehammers to give away. Here’s how to win one:
- In the comments below, briefly describe one of your favorite posts from the last three-and-a-half years of PGPoA, and why. It can be a review, an interview, an Odds ‘n End, a news article, anything. You don’t have to get creative, and I won’t know if you surf to the Reviews page and choose one at random.
- I’ll pick three winners at random from the replies. One entry per person, please.
Now, on a more personal note: I know I’ve been rather remiss lately in updating this blog. A lot has been going on in my life, but the truth is I also got a little burnt out; it happens. But moving forward, you should see plenty of new content. So sit back and enjoy the new Poe Ghostal’s Points of Articulation!