I’ve been asked about this twice now: What are Rotten Chestnuts’ “greatest hits”?
I have no idea. Of the posts I’ve written, the ones I personally like the best seem to get no response. Stuff I consider crap, on the other hand, gets lots of response. But not consistently — since I believe that in blogging, as in democracy, the people deserve to get what they want good and long and hard, I’d happily produce nothing but crap if I knew what specific kind of crap y’all want. But I can’t figure it out.
And anyway, response rate is probably a very poor metric. We had an idiot troll collective infesting the place back in the early days, so some posts have dozens and dozens and dozens of comments…. they’re good posts, mind you, but probably not “triple-digit comments” good.
Finally, the posts that stick in my mind as having sparked discussion are often way outside my wheelhouse. This one, for instance, is about Star Wars. Despite being on the Internet, I really don’t care about Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, comic books, Dungeons and Dragons, or video games. I haven’t watched network tv in years, and haven’t seen a movie in a theater for at least that long. That piece represents the sum total of my engagement with nerd culture, and it’s mostly about Socialist Realism.
So I’ll open the floor. Do y’all have any suggestions for “greatest hits”? That is, if you wanted to convince someone to give Rotten Chestnuts a try — and God alone knows why you would, but if — which posts would you pick, and why?Loading Likes...