Welcome to "Verbosity!" - your one-stop shop for all things MMorse. Those of you who've followed me here from Back to the Island, thanks for making the trip; those of you visiting for the first time: Greetings, salutations, aloha, hola, wilkommen and いらしゃいます.
This site will feature links to my upcoming "Lost and Found" column on Chud.com (starts next week! Prepare for Wild Rumpus-ing!), interviews with various celebrity-types (look for my interview with Tim Roth, coming soon) and my random thoughts on whatever I feel like pondering.
It's also your space - a space for you to pontificate at length, with no worries about hostile commenters or steady streams of author-bile. It's your community - as much so as you'd like it to be - and there is only one rule:
Respect one another.
It is possible, contrary to popular internet belief, to disagree with one another - about entertainment, about politics, about religion, about anything - without making that disagreement personal and/or nasty. Argue and debate to your heart's content here. I encourage it without reservation. Personal insults/attacks, however, are verboeten. If you engage in that behavior your comment(s) will be erased.
You'll notice that this site features ads. I'm told that doing this is a good way to potentially make a little beer money off of the free content I'm providing to all of you. If you're inclined, and you'd like to support my writing, I encourage you to make use of them when they interest you (as for instance: Glenn Greenwald's "How Would A Patriot Act" is a thought-provoking lil' book that's worth a moment of your time, and thanks to that banner ad I know that you can buy it used for $0.01). The more people that voluntarily choose to make use of this feature, the more time I'll have to devote to writing.
If you have no interest in supporting my efforts, or just hate the very idea of ads, feel free to ignore them. As with all things, it's your choice, and I appreciate your readership regardless.
And speaking of which: I'm serious about this being your community as well. To that end, if you've got a blog or a site where you create something for the benefit/enjoyment of others let me know about it. I'll link to it in the "What You've Written" section included in the sidebar of the site. Those of you who choose to follow Verbosity! will have your blogs/sites linked to automatically. Support your fellow fans and creators!
It'll be quiet here until next week, when I'll debut the first edition of "Lost and Found" and open up the discussion on it. Until then, enjoy the sun and please bookmark this page if you're so inclined. Thanks, as always, for reading.