It’s come to my attention over the last little while that NaNoWriMo is real.
When my friend Manda asked me to be a part of a web musical series, I (much like Blythe) thought it would be a fun thing to do. I had never heard of NaNoWriMo, and unlike the above comic indicates, I did kind think that Errol was blowing NaNoWriMo out of proportion. (BTW: If you aren’t reading everyone of Errol’s comics, you MUST go read them NOW. Go here.)
So, I was okay with just playing along with Errol’s fantasy of hundreds of people watching the episodes, until Errol had me over to his house the other day to sing one word in the opening number, and he happened to show me the number of hits that his nanotoons were getting. That led to this comic, which is pretty much word for word, except for what Errol says in the last pane.
I have my own blog (www.necessaryurban.com), and so I know what it’s like to get a lot (or a few) pageviews, and so three thousand daily pageviews blew me away (by the way, feel free to go to my blog and click indiscriminately on pages. I find all my value in how many pageviews/day I get – I’ll never know if you read it or not).
Anyhoo – back the story. Doing a few mathematical calculations in my head while Errol got ready for the ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording), I realized that no one person could have clicked around on Nanotoons.net so much that it was just them reading 3000 pages a day. That meant… that it had to be lots of people reading. At least 20. Maybe more. Maybe… 50. Daily.
So, I’ve come to the conclusion that NaNoWriMo is in fact real. I will now admit that Errol did not make it up in order to convince actors to make a web musical with him. And now that NaNo is real, I’m a little bit afraid.