Just a few minutes ago, we reached a milestone here at Through the Shattered Lens. What was that milestone? Well, as you might have guessed from the picture above, this site has now been viewed over a million times!
I can still remember the day that Arleigh first invited me to help him with his site. Back then, the site was still known as Unobtainium 13 and I was so incredibly flattered to be asked to contribute. My first review for this site was of the odd 1970s blaxploitation film Welcome Home, Brother Charles and I remember how nervous I was when I first posted it and how happy I was when I discovered that the old saying was indeed true: If you write it, someone will read it. And, sometimes, if you’re really, really lucky, they’ll leave you a nice comment.
Back then, we had one subscriber* and we were excited if we just managed to get 500 views a day. The site has grown a lot since then and, two years after I first wrote that review of Welcome Home, Brother Charles, I can truly say that I still love writing for this site just as much as I did during those first few months. And I’m looking forward to continuing to write for this site for as long as Arleigh is willing to put up with me.
Finally, allow me to take a moment to thank two very special groups of people.
First off, thank you to my fellow Shattered Lens contributors for all that they’ve done and all that they continue to do for this site. This site, which is a true labor of love, could never have grown without each and every one you. On a personal note, I feel as if I’ve grown up along with this site and for that, I will always be beyond grateful.
Finally, thank you to everyone who has ever taken a chance and visited this site.
Whether you were looking for a film review, a music review, a comic review, a video game review, a grindhouse movie trailer, a pulp artist profile, the latest in anime, or a hottie of a day, thank you!
Thank you for visiting, thank you for reading, thank you for subscribing, thank you for voting, and thank you for commenting!
Thank you for giving all of us this moment.
I hope that, over the past two years, we’ve been able to entertain, enlighten, and engage you and I hope that we’ll continue to do so for the next two years as well!
Here’s to the next million views!
* Hi, KO!