Oh, hello there!
It’s been over twenty years since I first published the BowmanArts website. Those first few years were a heady mixture of rollicking good fun and sweeping bacchanalia. We all know what that’s like right? Good ol’ BowmanArts.com. It was like old and a new friends rolled together into one big cuddly buddy.
Then I made the dumbest mistake of my internet career. I let my domain registration lapse.
Don’t look at me that way. It was only a couple of days. You’ve been late with the bills before. We all have.
But not his time. BowmanArts.com was sold – to Internet Pirates. Not the cute kind that sneaks a camera into a movie theater and uploads movies onto the net for fun. The other kind. The ones who are out for blood.
And I couldn’t afford the ransom.
There was only one recourse. I registered BowmanArts.net. I put a copy of the website content onto that dot net and pretended everything was fine.
It was fine. Sure it was. BowmanArts dot net. Dot … Net.
Ten Long Years past…
This afternoon I typed in the old dot com address. Shits and giggles, you know? Wouldn’t it be funny if it was a porn site now?
It wasn’t. The Internet Pirates were …dead. Gone. Kaput. Missing in Action. No one owned BowmanArts.com.
I don’t know what happened to the pirates. Perhaps the became bored with their booty, or they were sacked by even larger Corporate Pirates. Maybe they just fucked themselves to death.
Who cares? I don’t.
Say hello to the new website here on Wordspace.
Welcome to BowmanArts.com.
“What the Hell did I just step in?
— Sir Dashiell Woundwort, moments before discovering the Welsh Kudu.