OCF is my personal reaction to the reality that the Left owns the internet. And when I bumped into that fact it was a lot less true than it is now. I was revolting against the enforced leftist narrative that I found in every photography website and science fiction review blog. I just couldn’t stand the atmosphere of delusional superiority and even worse the selective enforcement of website rules. So, I built my own kingdom where my own version of delusional superiority and selective enforcement of website rules would be the rule. But who’s to say what’s delusional?
Anyway, Over the years, the site has focused more and more on the political situation until now I’d say that politics is something like 99% of the content if it’s based on text. Obviously, the photo of the day has very little text and the quote of the day is a sentence or so. And that’s fine. During the Trump presidency there was an enormous amount of political action to comment on. And in this time of social and political turmoil there continues to be a raft of topics that need to be discussed, and in most cases, lamented. I intend to continue doing just that. After all, having my say is why I’m here.
But the reality is that there isn’t something to say about the political situation every day. Well, there is but it’s not novel and interesting enough to seem worthwhile. After all, how many times can I call Joe Biden a vegetable or a pervert before I start to seem like a vegetable myself? And in the absence of any kind of actual progress on the Red State revolt front how often can I bang that drum before I start to drive my readers back into the arms of the Blue State matriarchy?
I just thought it would be a good idea if I start to introduce more features that don’t depend on the news cycle and the initiative of politicians. From a practical perspective this will involve more culture topics; book, movie and tv reviews, essays on historical events and opinion pieces on cultural events and groups.
And another thing I’d like to get back to is fiction writing. I’ve been working sporadically (very sporadically) on writing a science fiction novel. Actually, it’s more like three different novels that haven’t really gelled the way I want them to. I’m thinking of putting up installments of one of them as an ongoing feature of the site. It’ll give the readers a taste of my writing style and eventually I’ll use it as a sample when I publish and start to market my work.
Now the thing about writing reviews and essays and fiction is that they take a lot more time to produce than my typical hit piece on Joe Biden. Writing five hundred or a thousand words about how stupid cretins are isn’t that hard. But writing a review means taking the time to read or watch something and then thinking carefully about saying something interesting about it. And writing fiction is on a “ho nudda lebbel.”
What I’m saying is that the long-time readers might notice a change in the output here. There may not be so many quick rant posts. There may be fewer posts. And the post lengths will probably increase significantly. Maybe you could say that quality will replace quantity to some extent. Hopefully that will suit most readers. I suspect it will be an improvement.
Now I don’t want anyone to panic. I’ll still keep a watchful eye out for worthwhile events that need my unique blend of political savvy and rapier sharp wit. But I just don’t see a reason to say the same thing over and over again. So, this is just an explanatory note so that the readers don’t think I’ve been taken hostage and replaced by a ringer from Antifa. OCF continues. OCF grows. photog tries to improve his product.