June 15, 2008

Welcome to SpeedForce.org!

Category: Site News — By @ 6:27 pm

This blog is going to be a companion piece to the website, Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning.

The Scarlet Speedster hasn’t really had a blog out there since Crimson Lightning shut down, and since I’ve been adding news items to the front page of my own site, I figured I’d step in and fill the gap.

I’ll be posting Flash-related news here, including a weekly round-up of Flash comics, as well as articles that might not fit into the existing site structure, and (eventually) reviews as well. I’ll be refining the look and features over the next couple of weeks, and cross-linking it more into Ride the Lightning. I might keep the current theme with a few tweaks, or I might try to match Ride the Lightning, or I might build something else entirely.  Feedback on any aspect of the site is welcome!

For now… welcome aboard!

Update:

I’ve enabled Gravatars on this site, so if you have one (and if you don’t, it’s free and easy to set one up) and you leave your email address when commenting, your icon will appear next to your comments.  If you don’t have one, the site will generate a geometric pattern using WP_Identicon.

Also, I’m still working on the layout.  To start with I just grabbed a theme that looked like it would fit.  I may keep this one with a few adjustments, or I may switch to something else entirely.  If you have problems viewing the site, please let me know in a comment here!  Please include the name and version of your web browser (ex: Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3, etc.) and the name and version of your operating system (Windows Vista, Mac OS X Tiger and so on).

Finally, if you have any suggestions for feature you would like to see, this is the place to mention them.

13 responses to “Welcome to SpeedForce.org!”

  1. Glenn Walker says:

    The site looks terrific! Best of luck with this new endeavor!

  2. David P. says:

    I keep looking at the other site (Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning) to see when Barry Allen’s status is going to be changed from “deceased.”

  3. Kelson says:

    @Glenn: Thanks!

    @David: What, no spoiler warning? (Just kidding!) Actually, I’m in the middle of a big Barry Allen update, filling in his detailed history (I think the text is already about 3 times as long as what’s online right now). I was going to update his status when that was ready to post, but I’ll fix it now.

    Anyway, my goal on the expanded Barry profile is to have it done before before Final Crisis #2 comes out on the 25th. With any luck, sometime this week.

  4. Flash says:

    Hey!
    Great idea, great execution. I’ve been a fan of RTL for quite a while, so I’m glad to see you’re branching out (been a fan for a while, as you may have guessed).
    Keep up the great work, and rest assured I’ll be reading!

  5. JP says:

    Nice site! Keep up the good work.

  6. CraigM.D. says:

    So this is a Flash-related blog with news? And Ride the Lightning is character profiles and such? Cool. I think this site needs to be a little more flashy (no pun intended…or is it?), but its nice to have a Flash blog since Crimson Lightning stopped. Any word on why that was by the way?

  7. Kelson says:

    @Craig: Regarding Crimson Lightning, the last I heard from him (maybe a month after he stopped updating the blog), he’d just gotten too busy to keep it going.

  8. Chris says:

    I just hope this site will provide news on Zoom, the current Reverse-Flash, as frequently as the rest of the Rogues…I’ve heard barely anything about him as of late, and he’s my most favorite villain in the DCU!

  9. Mo Lott says:

    Awesome Blog!!!! This is deffinately sweet!!

  10. lore says:

    Yeah! A flash blog!

    And since you’re the one who created hyperborea and that site is really organized and full of interesting info, not just wikipedia copy/paste info, i have no doubt this blog would be just fantastic 🙂

    Congratulations and just a small suggestion: it’d be great if you decided to add a gallery.

  11. Dan says:

    Hey mate – awesome site here! Congrats on all the hard work – and here’s to the Flash getting even more web time!

  12. KEL says:

    Really liking this new site. It’s about time Flash had something akin to the supermanhomepage. 🙂

  13. Yossarian1373 says:

    Thought you’d appreciate this: an old SNL clip where Lois and Superman throw a party for all their friends and the first one there is Flash.

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/4137/saturday-night-live-superhero-party#s-p5-st-i0