This blog began on the first day of 2010, with the Vancouver Winter Olympics just six weeks away…
But now it’s been ten long months since the Olympics ended, and with hardly any new Quatchi items to report, it’s fitting that we end this blog today, on the last day of 2010. Of course we’d love it to continue, but with the scant Quatchi action of late (and even less expected in the future), it’s best we wrap it up now, instead of letting it limp along indefinitely.
However, everything we’ve posted here will remain at this URL as long as Quatchi-ly possible, and it should all remain tagged and searchable (though some of the embedded videos have been removed, and more will probably follow). Also, any posts we’ve updated since their original publication now have an update tag, as will any posts we might update in the future (say, if we come across more dogs named Quatchi). Meanwhile, both the Quatch Watch and Quatchifan2010 blogs still routinely post neat stuff worth checking out. And, in the unlikely event of any major breaking Quatchi news, it’ll be covered on Steve’s blog, tagged with the Quatchi label.
Some inside poop: During the past year, lotsa folks have written us wondering where we find so much about Quatchi — it’s actually pretty easy. Of course there’s Google, but also worth a search is Bing. (F’rinstance, in recent news, the Museum of Vancouver inherited a whole mess of Olympics artifacts, so perhaps one day some historic Quatchi memorabilia will be displayed there.) For photos there’s flickr and Picasa; for video there’s YouTube and Vimeo; for all that great fan art, there’s deviantART. To buy Quatchi swag, see both eBay as well as the Canadian eBay.
Now, as we said at Olympics’ end, beaucoup thanks goes out to everybody who’s read our blog, commented on it, linked to it, and sent us helpful Quatchi tips. Above all, mucho megatons of thanks to Meomi, who created the eternally lovable Quatchi and his mascot friends in the first place… Incidentally, Meomi is enjoying an even greater success with their groovy Octonauts, so congrats to Vicki and Michael!
So that’s about the size of it. See you in the funny papers!
– Steve & Eliza