Greetings, loyal Octopus readers. Some three years after abandoning this blog without any explanation whatsoever, I have now returned! What the hell happened, you may have asked? Well, in Fall of 2014, I began film blogging for City Pages, Minneapolis-St. Paul's pre-eminent guide to what's happening around the cities. Now, while it was always a pleasure writing here at Say a Prayer for the Octopus, the good people at City Pages had one distinctive advantage over Blogger: they were willing to pay me money for my posts. And so, without so much as a "wish you well," I abandoned this blog without explanation, likely prompting some of you to fear that I was dead, or at least languishing in a prison camp. Now, I had always meant to come on here at some point and post an update on my activities, but the longer I didn't do so, the weirder I thought it would be if I did, and so I didn't. Hence the abrupt silence of nearly there years. My apologies.
But now that City Pages and I have amicably parted ways (you can check out my film posts for them here), it is now my intention to resume blogging here at Say a Prayer for Octopus. To my old readers, I hope you'll forgive my unceremonious departure and return to the eight-limbed embrace of the Octopus. And to my new readers, I hope you will come to exist in large numbers, and find here a reliable source for thoughtful and entertaining discussion of films and the culture around them.
So, expect new blog posts in the classic Octopus manner in the coming days. It feels good to be back!