500. The Last Post

Well, this is it.

I had planned to make a little video to celebrate this final post, but there were, um, technical difficulties:

Ah, well. I tried.

Yes, Typewriter Monkey Task Force is ending at last. Before I lay the blog to rest, I should probably answer a few final questions.

What will happen to your typewriter monkeys?

A few readers have asked about my typewriter monkeys—as a precaution, I presume, in order to stay out of their way. Never fear! I don’t intend to unleash my monkeys upon any of my readers.

My monkeys wanted to set off some fireworks to celebrate the blog’s end, but that never ends well, so I threw them a goodbye party instead. I provided snacks, and they brought their own drinks. (I didn’t even know you could make cocktails with rum and bananas.) They drank enough rum to float a boat, and ate enough bananas to sink one.

While my monkeys slept off their hangovers, I took the opportunity to pack them comfortably in a large crate, and to ship them to Australia.

Goodbye, and good riddance!

Of all places on Earth, the Outback seemed like the one where my monkeys could do the least damage. (Even so, brace yourself, Australia.) If the Mad Max movies are to be believed, the Australian interior is already pretty wild, so my monkeys will fit right in.

What will you do now that TMTF is over?

I will catch up with long overdue housework, sleep, work on my story project, and play some video games… probably not in that order.

Where can I follow your future projects?

You can always find me on Twitter, where I’ll share any future news or announcements.

Do you have any final comments?

I made most of my concluding remarks in TMTF’s final posts, in which I highlighted the best of the blog, thanked readers, reminisced, and looked forward to something new.

As a matter of fact, I have just one more thing to say.

I want to leave you with a blessing. It’s an old one from the Bible, and I mean every word of it:

“The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you, and give you peace.”

It’s been quite a journey. Thanks for coming along.

Adam out. Peace.


16 thoughts on “500. The Last Post

  1. And here we are, at the end. What is left to say?

    Merely, perhaps, that this blog has inspired me, likely more than any blog I’ve ever run across on the whole of the vast expanse of Internetdom. I buckled down and published my first book because of this blog. I was extra nice to people on a particular scheduled day because of this blog. I set out on a quest to become a better writer because of this blog. If I ever get that novel of mine done, it will likely be because of this blog!

    And yet, not. For, as the video so aptly puts, shut up your face-

    I mean-

    that it is not as if someone has died. No, it is not this beautiful blog that has so inspired me, but Mr. Adam Stuck. And so my friend, though this may end my visits to your corner of the web for now, you and your very soul continue to inspire all whom you meet. Never forget that, blog or no. Your so-called-failure of a book may not have sold millions, but those who have read it have found storytelling joy, and if that isn’t the point of a novel I don’t know what is. Your struggles with God are farther than many get in their journeys, and the whole purpose of this brief time on our green planet. The things I’ve seen you consider and learn (with more lessons to come, no doubt) during the last few years have been epic and delightful. Even the dark bits. (Often especially the dark bits. The dark bits are where the greatest life lessons bubble over.)

    I do hope you’ll swing by JKRiki.com now and again, since now I can’t bother you with comments here! I suppose I will have to go back to the archaic form of communication known as Electronic Mail.

    Oh right, you were going to maybe start a newsletter. Pssh, forget this sentimental stuff, get back to work. I expect it in my inbox post haste.

    Love and peace,

    • Thanks so much for your kind words, and for your kindness generally. 🙂 I’m truly thankful that someone found a little enjoyment and inspiration in my humble blog. I look forward to keeping up with your own blog!

      Don’t hold your breath for that newsletter, though. 😛 If I start it, which I may not, it won’t be for at least another month or two. I’ll definitely work on my story project, but not until I’ve caught up with several weeks’ worth of housekeeping, and/or taken a break from writing to finish EarthBound on my Nintendo 3DS. 🙂

  2. I started reading your blog a bit late, but it was a great read nonetheless. Thanks for sharing this part of your life. I hope your talents are put to good use after this. Good luck with your life.

  3. I can’t think of anything profound or witty to say, so I shall simply say that this has been an excellent blog, and I shall miss it.

  4. Honestly I have to commend you for really going for it. I mean, some people will take a prank only so far and it’s still pretty obvious, so when it ends you’re like [rolls eyes] “Yeah, ha ha, good one.”

    But you’ve stuck with this “TMTF is ending” gag for a WHILE now, and so kudos for your dedication. I think it’s time to stop, though. It’s starting to feel less like a joke and more like an actual insane decision you’ve legitimately made that has left the world a worse place to exist within.

    You can jump out from behind the proverbial couch and yell Gotcha now.

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