It’s Been A Long And Winding Tentacle

We have a very special update today with even more significant changes. This month (November, right?), exactly one year ago, Slightly Deranged was unleashed to the masses. Which according to my calculations means the site is ONE YEAR OLD! Yay! That’s right, Happy Birthday, Deranged Ones!

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It’s been an amazing ride so far and we got staunch supporters of the site (thank you two!). During its first year, Slightly Deranged has covered 17 retro games, 31 cult movies and 1 book (hey, it’s a new feature), along with a bunch of lengthy articles. Not too shabby and, even though the update rate has decreased considerably since our beginnings, I’m planning to make it to 100 cult things covered by the end of 2011. How I’m going to achieve that, I’ve no idea…

Anyway, you’ll notice there’s quite a few noticeable changes, namely a massive overhaul in the organization of content. I’ve unified everything related to games into its own distinct section, as well as movies. Those articles long enough to quality as reviews have been renamed to “Feature” so that you can distinguish them on the list. It’s looks rather nice; here, have a look. The book/game/movie of the month have been unified into these sections as well, but they’re all going to be featured with a thumbnail on the main page as usual. There’s been even more internal clean-ups which you probably won’t notice but I can assure you they make my life much easier. Of course, there’s still more to be done, but for the time being I believe this is a much cleaner layout.

What to expect next? Stay tuned for my revisit of this first deranged past year, highlighting the most popular articles and movie clips!

PS: I have no idea who did that cake, I simply googled for “really disgusting birthday cake”. You can’t imagine what I found.

12 Responses to “It’s Been A Long And Winding Tentacle”

  1. gnome says:

    Happy Birthday dear Slightly Deranged, may your cakes get more disturbing as the years go by and features pile. Excellent work Agustin! Keep it up!

  2. Agustín says:

    Thanks!! It’s a good thing I took the time to review the code of the site, because it’s going to be much easier to manage from now on! Which will hopefully translate into more regular updates!

  3. Ingmar says:

    Happy birthday! What a great opportunity to say thank you very much for sharing all these gems with us. It’s been a great ride until now, without a doubt, but at the same time I’m surely looking forward to all the neat surprises you’ll have in store for your slightly deranged readers in the future. And in the end I can only second what Gnome said: Excellent work, much appreciated! 🙂

    P.S. Please tell the creator of your logo that he is a G-E-N-I-U-S! It’s safe to say that, cause no one else has a cooler logo than Slightly Deranged! 🙂

  4. Igor Hardy says:

    Happy Tentacles!

    And huge thanks for exposing me to the likes of Street Trash, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, or House of The Long Shadows!

  5. Agustín says:

    @Ingmar Thank you SO much! And I’ve sent the message to one of the Pablo’s already, the one who did the logo. I must admit it’s really nice, and I still have to make those shirts! 😉

    @Igor Thank YOU, and believe me, there’s much more to come! 😀

  6. Eriq says:

    Happy Birthday Slightly Deranged.

    Goodness, every time I visit, I am always reminded how much I love the design of this blog.

    Fondle me with those tentacles! 😛
    -e

  7. Agustín says:

    Oh no… the fondling has gotten here as well!

  8. gnome says:

    Hooray! Let us only avoid fondling the cake.

  9. Sir Funkenstein says:

    Yep, Happy birthday.

    I will try to visit often.

    Greetzzz

  10. Agustín says:

    Hey! I think I know you 😉 Glad to see you here!!

  11. Renderboy says:

    Wait…I missed Day of The Tentacle? 😉

    Belated Happy Birthday, SD! You seemed so young and naive when first born unto the web, and now here you are, nibbling not so gently on the souls of so many addicted readers, myself included. Well done!

  12. Agustín says:

    Rats! You’re right… I missed the opportunity to use that pun! Oh well, next birthday I guess 😛

    And of course, thank you very much for the compliments!