Fri, 1 July 2005
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Hello again to all of you Buttonhole loving girls and boys.
I've had an excellent week (or so) and I hope that you all have too.
First up, I just want to say happy Birthday to my Dad. Not that he reads this thing, but I thought it would be a nice touch all the same!
Secondly, I'm sorry that I've not been updating the articles quite as much over this past week. Luckily we had others, such as Australian Ninja and Ichibod (and the rest of the team too) backing me up there, so there should still have been a couple of good quality things for you to read. Don't forget there are always the forums that you can get on too. Have a read of what others have to say, or speak your own mind. The more the merrier really.
I didn't get to do the report I had intended to write about the WWE's Vengeance Pay Per View. Our Wreslting Section Lead, the Gimmick, is pretty flat out at the moment with some other stuff, I'm sure you all know how that can be. As a result, I was intending to cover that show myself and maybe get him to throw in a few comments. By the time I got to it though, well it just seemed like it was a bit late to really bother! So, to all you wrasslin' fans, I apologise for that. I will just say that I thought the show was an excellent one all up. I was particularly impressed with the Angle/HBK return match (not quite as great as their first classic at Wrestlemania, but how could it be? The first time is unique and that gives it the edge. Part 2 was still an amazing match). And the main event Hell in the Cell title bout went way beyond my expectations; a tremendous effort from both guys.
Anyway, the things I have been spending most of my time on 'behind the scenes' are all going to pay off for Buttonhole in a big way, you just wait and see. I'll even tell you a bit about some them right now!
For one thing, we are now going to be supported by Madman/AV Channel and therefore we'll be able to bring you much more coverage of anime, along with any other titles they choose to send our way. I am very excited about that and so are the rest of the crew, especially Ichibod, who loves his anime action. Thanks a million Madman, I liked you already, but now I like you even more!
There are other companies I've been working on gaining some support from and all of them are looking pretty promising at this stage. It seems most likely that the amount of Buttonhole support from distributors/publishers is going to grow even bigger in the very near future. And of course, the more stuff we get, the more we'll be able to tell you about!
I have been lining up more of those popular Q&A articles as well. I already mentioned in the last editorial that we'd be doing one with our mate Ben Pollock from THQ. Ben's a top bloke, he knows his stuff when it comes to videogames and he's also very articulate... and amusing! I expect his answers to go over very well with our audience.
I can now let you in on one of the other upcoming Q&A candidates; Scott Bowden from Movie Poop Shoot. You might (and should) recall we did a Q&A with one Movie Poop Shoot fella-- Scott Tipton-- author of "Comics 101". Well, Bowden writes another column that makes "the Poop" one of my favourite (non-Buttonhole!) websites, which is called Kentucky Fried Rasslin'. KFR is always an extremely entertaining and informative bit of reading, thoroughly recomended for any wrestling aficionado. Thanks to Mr. Bowden for agreeing to participate. I am honestly looking forward to seeing what he has to say in reply to whatever dopey questions I can think of throwing his way.
We have some other things on the cards, so if any of them are ready to be talked about by the time I do the next editorial I'll be sure to fill you in. Bottom line is though, things are going along beautifully for Buttonhole!
Until we meet again... look after each other,
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