The Diary of Magecraft, Entry #350
Hard to believe, isn't it, that five years ago, there were those who were actually surprised that New York's Unofficial Wizard could find himself a charter membership in the world community of blogging. Well, five years later, and regardless of the fact that there are still a lot of unusual adventures yet to be properly accomplished, here, as promised, is our 350th Entry in this, Blackwolf the Dragonmaster's Diary of Magecraft!
When, on that fateful August morning in 2004, I decided I should have an online version of the ol' Diary, I figured that, having spoken of the Diary in the original version of my official backstory, it should make sense that I should be have a means whereby I could scribble down some of my most magical secrets --- and provide you, dear faithful fans, with a way to keep up with most of my adventures, whilst in return I could express to you mine own opinions fearlessly. And so, I joined up with the goodly gentles of Blogger.com; and here I have remained ever since.
Y'know, five years of writing the silliest, probably the most twisted blog around (or, at the very least, one of the silliest, most twisted blogs around!) has done much --- or, perhaps too much for my Wizardly person. Still, look at all the things I've done since: I've interviewed Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey and Thorin Oakenshield (all three of them together, mind you!); I've taken you on the red carpet both within and beyond the Kodak Theatre three years onward, for my personal observations of the Academy Awards; King Magni Bronzebeard of Dun Morogh and Ironforge drops in occasionally to let you know what's going on in the World of WarCraft (not to mention the rest of Blizzard Entertainment); and dum-dum King Neptune often guest-blogs here to mostly gloat about the year the Florida Marlins humiliated the Yankees in that silly 7-game World Series of a few short years ago (even now, His Oceanic Majesty won't let me forget that one!) --- and of course, I take a peek at the monstrous doings going on in the world of my Official Rock Band, Lordi!
Well, to sum stuff up, I'd best say this: these last five years have been wonderful, weird, unique, and incredibly bonkers. But then again, were it not thus, Blackwolf the Dragonmaster would be just another damn kook. And frankly, none of this would have been possible had it not been for that fateful morning in May 2002, even before I started the ol' Diary, when a certain Insult Comic Dog wondered who in Merlin's name I was. Having said that, I would be remiss if I did not say a proper thank you to everyone I've encountered and befriended in the five years since this blog was first developed. I look forward, then, to the next 350 posts hither; and, by extension, to five more years of amazing, befuddling, and otherwise confusing my fellow New Yorkers in any shape, way or form imaginable. In return, as always, I ask only that you believe in me --- as a friend to all New Yorkers, and, therefore, to all Earthly beings. For, in the long run, my friends, everything is purposeless without you.
Fearlessly yours, as always,