With the new year only a few days away, I naturally turn to thinking Big Thoughts about this blog’s future.
There are still loose ends to be tied up – both my Shadow of the Torturer series and my thoughts on Eve Tushnet’s book remain incomplete. At this point, I’m more interested in the former, because although gay stuff rakes in a lot of visitors, my interest in talking about it is pretty on/off. This was never meant to be a blog about Christianity and homosexuality.
Still, just what sort of blog is this? One of my friends rightly noted that the content is all over the place – theological reflections are mashed up with pop culture stuff, high culture stuff, etc. But it doesn’t quite come together. And, although the past year or so has taken a bit of an autobiographical turn, I don’t live an exciting enough life to want to ramble on about it ad infinitum. Although there have been trends in content, I’ve never picked a focus and stuck to my guns.
Starting my Masters degree has also changed things, in the sense that most of my theological heavy lifting is now done in the form of academic papers. Now that I study the things that intellectually interest me full-time, I find myself more willing to put my blogging hobby in the service of fluffier pursuits.
Medieval Otaku -friend of the blog – intriguingly lists me in two different categories in his blogroll: “Anime Blogs – Editorial Style,” and “Literary Blogroll.” That actually suggests to me a good conceptualization of what might be an ideal to work towards: bookish weeaboo brony stuff with some incense being burned in the background. I can dig that.
I suppose all this is a roundabout way of approaching the question: is the protean nature of Res Studiorum et Ludorum a feature or a bug?