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Welcome to Caster's Blog [Dec. 26th, 2005|01:32 pm]
Ray Caster
Caster's Blog book coverHello and welcome to Caster's original blog.

The entries that were posted here in real-time would go on to become Marcus Alexander Hart's first novel: Caster's Blog: A Geek Love Story. The book is available in paperback and as a free ebook download from CastersBlog.com.

If you would like to peek behind the scenes and read this "Version 1.0" of Caster's Blog, I recommend clicking here to jump to the first entry, and then using the green navigation arrows to move between entries (pictured below).

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Although the vast majority of the content contained within this blog has been carried over into the book, this version contains three things that its print brother does not:

1. Comments
This LiveJournal contains hundreds and hundreds of comments from Caster's friends. For the sake of pacing, only a select few comments were chosen to appear in the book, and even those were often slimmed down from their original form. A few small sub-plots that lived in the comments never made it to the book, including Caster's nickname "Soupcan Ray," and his dubious relationship with Marcus's mother.

2. Memes
Caster often posted memes as a way to make him seem less like a fictional character and more like an average LiveJournal user. In retrospect, it is easy to see that many of these entries contained clues that Caster was a figment of marcus132's imagination (Note how many of them were posted at Marcus's trademark 1:32 p.m.). Unfortunately Internet memes have a shorter shelf life than organic dairy, so many of them have become broken since they were first posted.

Click here for a listing of Caster's memes.

3. Lost Episodes
During the book editing process there were several posts that, for one reason or another, just didn't make the cut. Many of these entries were originally meant to enhance Caster's "realness" factor and were largely irrelevant to the story. There are, however, a few misinformer.com style comedy pieces that are worth checking out. The list of Lost Episodes also includes a few entries that contain images that didn't make it to print.

Click here for a listing of Caster's Lost Episodes.

If you'd like to learn more about Caster's Blog, or any of Marcus Alexander Hart's other projects, please visit MarcusAlexanderHart.com.
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[User Picture]From: timb
2014-09-11 04:27 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, Ray!
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