This Day in Blogging History: GOP hates orcs; Rick Veitch; Warren Ellis's short-short stories

One year ago today

Maine GOP attack-flier condemns Democratic candidate for playing an orc rogue in online game: A flier distributed by the Maine GOP attacks Democratic state senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz for playing an orc assassin rogue in World of Warcraft.

Five years ago today

Trip with Rick: His seminal 1980's graphic novel Brat Pack which will finally be republished in a deluxe edition in spring 2009, read like Teen Titans on crank, and served as a template for those super-bad-ass do-gooders in The Boys, Authority, and Kick Ass.

Ten years ago today
Brief fiction gems on Warren Ellis' blog: Author and blogger Warren Ellis has been posting some delectable, bite-sized morsels of prose.