Thursday, August 20, 2015
"And So Passes an Era"
"Dragonfly" my Queer blog which has lived since 2006 under one title or another has been finally found, and obliterated by Tumblr. I hid it several years now for friends only. Beyond the reach of search engines.
Though recently someone found me by accident, and apparently told others because I was getting hits from a large number I didn't know.
So I knew it was just a matter of time till Tumblr would strike.
They are ever vigilant.
Yes I am saddened. It 'is' like standing amongst the charred ruins of a library burned to the ground by a crazed ignorant mob. Such are our times.
"Dragonfly" had been the title of all my Queer works since 1975. Sort of a "Leaves of Grass" thing'
First as hand made inked mimeo folded pamphlets to offset 'Zines, and then Small Books. After that radio programs, and finally with the new century online as variously titled blogs.
I have few personal examples of 35 years of work. These have been rough seas, and much has gone over-board. Fortunately some of the early to middle period materials survive overseas with a trusted friend, and a few usb sticks with other comrades.
So historians of the post-Stonewall Era if interested esp. in "Dinoysian" matters may be able to piece a few things together. Actually some think I'm already dead. Hence the high price of my older Small Books.
'Fooled them huh?
I do not know if I'll start another version of "Dragonfly" I could. Just buy a domain name, and site as I did for my eventual Pod-casts. However I'm tired...very tired, and have done my bit.
A pal called today ,and said I should get busy with another title right away.
Gee I dunno. So few read it, and at this point it was just for my own fun. Also my Queer pals in the arts are all gone now. Nobody to play with.
Perhaps time to retire.
This was the very 'last' image posted on the former "Dragonfly" Terrifying no?