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Downtime and Hiatus

You may have noticed my blog hasn’t been in the healthiest state lately. I exceeded my monthly bandwidth limit, which in my initial panic meant “oh shit oh god oh golly I’ve been DDoS’d”. Turns out I was just too popular for my own good. I contacted my hosts asking what it would take to get my website back online for the month. They promptly replied with $115. For the rest of this month. So thanks wpwebhost (visit now if you want to be horribly ripped off but at least have decent customer service!) for all your hard work, but I hiked my blog off to another hosting service. Fucking arduous process if there ever was one, but everything seems to be back working again.

Now allow me to make this the shortest return back to blogging since Epic Win Anime Blog and announce a hiatus. I’m on the final stretch of my final year at university, with my dissertation due in on the 10th May. So don’t expect any posts between now and then. I might do a monthly roundup, if only because I haven’t missed the past 21 monthly roundups and I’d hate to break the tradition, but don’t bank on it. I’ll catch up swiftly with Space Bros episodics when I come back. Hopefully. Cheers to more than one person who offered their blog as a platform for me to write when mine was down. It’s nice to know I have all these digital couches I can crash on in the blogosphere.

In the meantime, I was on some of the latest Bakacasts over at Project Haruhi, so you can go give them a listen. You can also visit the Aniblog Tourney for other anime blogs that aren’t quite as good as mine, with the possible exception of Ogiue Maniax for whom I have a raging stiffy for….errr, don’ tell him I said that.

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  1. Posted April 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Best of luck on your final year, Scamp. I’m sure you’ll ace it and come back to the usual blogging schedule.

  2. Nebulous
    Posted April 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    2-D T is dead, Cart Driver in a medically induced coma.

    All hope is lost.

    • Scamp
      Posted April 28, 2012 at 9:59 am | Permalink

      Anime blogging is dead

      • Posted April 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

        You’re way past your prime. You can die anytime now.

      • Posted April 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

        but who was the cart driver

  3. Posted April 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I probably won’t post until after May 10 either, but you don’t see me writing any hiatus posts about it.

    • Posted April 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

      Which doesn’t surprise me in the slightest, since you’re not actually known for weekly episodic blogging.

    • Erif
      Posted April 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

      We all know you care so much, Baka-Raptor.

      Anyway, good luck with college. Hope to see to up and running again in May.

    • Posted April 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      You are infinitely more badass than Scamp.

  4. TJWon
    Posted April 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    GL man! 8D

  5. Posted April 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Great to have you back online.

  6. Posted April 27, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    As a random aside, what stats plugin is that, Scamp? I have one on my blog, but it either frequently goes insane or it’s measuring something nebulous like bot traffic, thus I have no idea how much activity my site is actually getting at any given time.

    • Scamp
      Posted April 28, 2012 at 10:00 am | Permalink

      The standard one that comes with wordpress. I believe it’s called jetpack

  7. asd
    Posted April 28, 2012 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Should’ve just kept the blog down. IT’S GOOD AS DEAD! – – until the 10th at least.

    • Scamp
      Posted April 28, 2012 at 10:00 am | Permalink

      But what if people want to read all my wonderful older posts!?!

  8. Posted April 28, 2012 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Going on a hiatus, eh?

    Well, have fun! Enjoy your break (or well, I presume you won’t because of university exams or something), and then come back to us a jaded graduate.

    See you later!

  9. Random
    Posted April 28, 2012 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Finally back, a hiatus is expected from bloggers.

  10. Daniel
    Posted April 28, 2012 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    If you actually want revenge on your host what you should do is link to their competitior with their name. This will make google slightly associate their name with the competitor.

    Right now your link actually helps them which I doubt is what you want to do.

  11. luffyluffy
    Posted April 28, 2012 at 4:15 am | Permalink

    It’s okay Scamp, I’ve got 4 research papers to complete before May 4th, however instead of working on them I decided to blast through the last 10 episodes of logh with my girlfriend.

    • DarkEnergy
      Posted April 28, 2012 at 8:29 am | Permalink


  12. Ryu
    Posted April 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Good luck

  13. Posted April 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I-it’s not like I missed you or anything, baka…

    Hope it goes well for you!

  14. Walao
    Posted April 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Coincidentally, a few other sites I used to frequent went down yesterday too.

    I thought it was the end of the world.

  15. 3242
    Posted April 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Your site being down made me realize how often I visit it..

  16. FFF
    Posted April 29, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    So many lurker can be like a ddos attack.

  17. Posted April 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    He says it’s a hiatus.

    Then he’ll come back and says he doesn’t like anime anymore.

    • luffyluffy
      Posted April 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

      oh gosh it’s the beginning of the end

    • Posted April 30, 2012 at 1:05 am | Permalink

      …probably after doing his study at the university. I think not.

    • hint
      Posted April 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      once otaku… otaku 4ever!

  18. Posted April 30, 2012 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    …like it’s not the end of the world, right?

  19. Posted May 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    This is what happens when you try to save up money on hosting. :P

  20. Abgnar
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see your back and safe! Hope you hit the finish line well, and I can not wait to see your return. I will continue enjoying to read your blog in the privacy of my own home munching on chips. To the hope you return to your old blogging ways. Cheers!

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