Life Serialized

For those of you who have a hankering for nostalgia and the Web That Was, or if you’re simply new to my blathering and are wondering how long I have been doing it and whether or not past prognostications and observations were worthy of a philosopher sage or just entirely full of shit, I’m happy to announce that I have (finally) succeeded in loading in every Life Serial from the glassdog of yore, dating from February 1, 1998 through May 1, 2001 (the infamous coming out episode, a surprise to no one).
Included in the 44 articles are such classics as Food Brick, a tale told of my first drug-induced bout of the munchies, a lengthy disertation concerning my trip to Austin for the 1998 SXSW Interactive Conference, Monica Lewinsky, Kenneth Starr, “The Phantom Menace” and the article that got me banned from ever speaking at a Thunderlizard conference ever again.
I hope to eventually recover The Lance Arthur Experience as well, which goes back to the birth of Glassdog in April of ’96, but there are over 100 of those egregious pieces of crap, and I must confess that I find much of that content absolutely embarrassing and ludicrously adolescent, particularly since I was in my mid-thirties at the time. But it may be an hilarious trip through one man’s pathetic attempts to garner attention in the nascent days of the WWW for some of you with ample time on your hands. If nothing else, it will illustrate that I was writing horrible, self-involved, navel-gazing verbal vomit long before anyone ever heard the word ‘blog.’

May 25, 2007

7 responses to Life Serialized

  1. Alexis Allen said:

    Dude, just bring back that awsum globe icon. That’s all I need. Just a good stiff shot of your ole’ Photoshop skillz.
    LAExp! LAExp!

  2. A. said:

    I want the stuff from Pandora’s Box! Man, those were the days.

  3. Lucas Chan said:

    Yay! Would also like to see “Back Into The Bay” and other such classics online again. 🙂

  4. Scott said:

    Hey, I remember these. I don’t mind telling you that reading Glassdog in the late-90s was highly inspirational for me to do my own writing. More so than the Zeldmans and the Powazeks of the time, your writing seemed to speak to me instead of at me. Thanks for dredging these up.

  5. dan said:

    awesome – you going to put “coffee” online again? i still have that printed out and saved somewhere. classic stuff. and that article about you coming out really helped me get some perspective on homosexuality. i started looking at it through a different lens, started to be more tolerant if you will… write on man, glad you’re sharing this stuff again!

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  7. christopher said:

    Gorgeous design and real stories. I *heart* lance.

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