QNUW is not dead. Not yet, anyway. I apologize for the radio silence these past several months. Some things just can’t be avoided.
QNUW initially began as a right-of-center collaborative project focused on consumer entertainment, but soon enough it became my own personal podium upon which I critiqued the political and cultural scenes of 2016 and 2017. Those of you who have read the blog for that long have no doubt noticed some shifts in my own thinking over the past few years, as I’ve gradually drifted so far to the right that I’m not even sure the scale has any meaningful value anymore.
There are a number of reasons for this shift; I’ve read a lot more over this period, had to engage more with people online that have similar (or wildly opposed) opinions, I’ve gotten older, and of course, the life I lead outside of the blog has gotten a little more interesting. Most importantly, however, my abandonment of any particular utopic sense of political ideology. Over 2015 and 2016, I had worked under the assumption that, even with its flaws, there had to exist a near-perfect political system, and if only we could somehow institute that system, we’d all be so much better off. Talk about delusional! I’ll write more on this subject later—this sort of thinking comes bundled up with all sorts of interesting philosophical problems.
With regards to the platform, I will continue to publish on QNUW at least once a week. I will do my best to uphold the Tues/Fri schedule that seemed to work last year and for the earlier part of this year. The posts may end up being shorter, but it’s more preferable to strive for quality over quantity. And suggestions are, of course, always welcome.
I intend to get back to this project with more book reviews. There’s a whole stack of stuff that came out in the last six months that I’m only now getting around to writing blurbs for, so you can look forward to that! There may be a podcast coming into the works later this year, but we’ll have to see what happens. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, drop me a line.
Additionally, I have launched a merchandising store for my art and poetry project YNRI. That was a project initially started as a joke, but it seems to be doing alright. Unless I have better ideas, for now the store will be dedicated to selling t-shirts and coffee mugs, along with the occasional art print. Some QNUW-related material will be available on the site in a few weeks. I certainly welcome suggestions for new designs, so if you have any, again, drop me a line.
On a last note, I look forward to engaging with you guys. Sometimes WordPress neglects to inform me that some of you have commented on a post—especially if you’ve left comments on older posts. I don’t know why this is, because it’s a sporadic hiccup and I’ve got all the right alerts turned on, but that’s just how it is. You can also find me on Twitter, which is slightly easier and more reliable to engage me with.
That’s it for now. This was a little different from the typical QNUW post, but hey, it seemed necessary. On Friday I’ll be dropping a review for Vox Day’s SJWs Always Double Down, his follow-up to his very successful 2015 effort, SJWs Always Lie. Look forward to that!
tl;dr: QNUW will resume publishing its critique, also buy my stuff!