May 28, 2011
This year we have oodles of plans to take Godchecker into new and invigorating dimensions. (Did someone say the word ‘app’?)
To help make this all happen, we’ve been extraordinarily busy behind the scenes tinkering and polishing the Holy Code. You’ll notice a few tweaks here and there – hopefully nice ones that don’t break your browser into little pieces. Most importantly of all we are actively updating the Database of All Known Gods, correcting mistakes, fixing glitches and purging unsightly pustules wherever we find them.
To get things going, we’ve just updated the entire African Mythology section. Several erroneous entries have been zapped and many little errors have been fixed. Work continues, so if you find any mistakes please let us know.
And don’t forget you can give us instant feedback via Twitter or Facebook.
October 18, 2010
Just a quick update for everyone who has been poking us with pointy sticks. Team Godchecker have been extraordinarily busy lately. Here’s a quick update:
Our new book is OUT NOW from all good outlets. Details here: http://wp.me/PU6Cw-5C. Feedback so far has been brilliant. If you can’t find the book on the shelves of your local store, please ASK!
If you’d like to help promote the book, we’ll be offering some very special posters and other goodies shortly. Requests for review copies, interviews or book signing sessions should be sent to email@example.com.
The London Fortean Times Unconvention looms. If you are going, let us know. We will be there to promote the book dressed as Aztec Gods. Or perhaps not. Do you know how hard it is to obtain flayed skin costumes nowadays?
Gods aside, Chas Saunders is also working on new project involving dinosaurs, while Peter A is secretly writing a historical comedy about potatoes.
That’s all for now. Thanks for your support and may the Gods smile upon you.
October 3, 2010
These days we have the X Factor Competition between the Omnipotence of POPE IDOL and the HAWKING & DAWKINS BIG BANG SHOW.
The Good Old Gods tried and tested from time immemorial suffer sadly from neglect.
The Christian and Atheist Cultures have ignored or are disinclined to believe in two of the fundamentals of Human Faith : a sense of humour and a right to choose.
Beliefs should come in a wide variety and you should be able to pick what suits you rather than having opinions forced upon you. When selecting from the God Market you should be able to exchange or get refunds on faulty deities or worships that don’t work. Think of our modest volume as a catalogue. You should also go for special offers. Try one and get one Free – or Three for the Price of One.
Finally we have it on good authority that many of our Gods do not believe the the existence of Richard Dawkins, Scientology or humans unable to notice sunsets.
As for a God who thinks he is the One and Only – how is he ever going to cope with democracy?
September 17, 2010
Shock news from our publisher! “Last month there was a collision at the entrance to Bombay harbour. Happily, none of our books were on either ship but it did block access to the shipping terminal for quite some time and hold up one of our shipments.”
Oops. Non-fiction hardbacks overboard Captain!
No, it wasn’t a cheap publicity stunt. The good news is that the books are now on course. The Book of the Gods will be in the warehouse soon.
Meanwhile, we are trying to think of suitable blurbs. How about:THE BOOK THEY TRIED TO DROWN!
June 21, 2010
Today, on the very pinnacle of the Summer Solstice, we unleash the brand new Godchecker site on an unsuspecting interweb.
This is the third major version of Godchecker since we began back in 1999. The first version was embarrassingly primitive, but the second was quite clever for its time, even sporting pseudo Web 2.0 features – before Web 2.0 was even invented.
It’s been our aim to revamp the site for a while. A lot has changed since the last upgrade. Gone are the days of browser wars and incompatibility hell; now there are such things as widescreen monitors, iPads and CSS3. What a wonderful thing is technology. We thank all the Gods for inventing it.
Please let us know what you think of the new look site. We will be adding more bits and pieces over the next few weeks, so your feedback will really help us. If there’s anything you love or hate, let us know!
June 11, 2010
Just to keep our loyal acolytes in the loop, here’s a quick rundown of the freshest Godchecker news.
- After much hectic editorial poking and prodding, The Book of the Gods is finished, checked, stamped and approved. The artwork is currently in India being scrutinised by a crack team of expert printers and we expect an exciting parcel to arrive some time in September. Godchecker HQ sends out a large thank-you to Robin Harries of The History Press and his team for their sterling work during the editorial and design process.
- We are hoping to give everyone a sneak preview of the amazingly gorgeous cover soon. Maybe even a sample page or two. We are very very very pleased with it. The Gods have indeed been smiling upon us.
- Godchecker Marketing Dept are planning and plotting ideas for the book launch. A party seems inevitable. Maybe two. Where and when? Beer or wine? Casual dress or togas? We’ll let you know.
- Never a man to rest on his laurels (for that is extremely uncomfortable), the magnificent Chas Saunders is once again delving into pubs and real ale for his Pubology project. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.
- Meanwhile, behind the scenes on Godchecker.com, the technical coding team lead by Dr Kludge have been working insanely on a brand new version of the site. Godchecker Mk III will be unveiled very soon!
- Many of our loyal and wonderful readers have discovered the Official Godchecker Twitter where the quirkiest of our many quirks are tweeted for your viewing pleasure. Please help us to help the Gods and spread the word!
That’s all for now. More very soon!
May 19, 2010
We are planning to brush away some of the site’s cobwebs and apply a little paint here and there in order to tug Godchecker into this dazzling new decade. With gleaming twitters and shiny facebooks springing up everywhere, we feel the Gods are looking a little dusty.
Our team of dedicated boffins have been working behind the scenery to bring you a cleaner, better, juicier Godchecker.com. With much head-scratching and scrutinising of the Mysterious Clay Tablets of KLUDGE, their tireless labors have crept a tiny distance closer to the utter perfection of HTML NIRVANA and CSS HEAVEN.
While this spring cleaning session continues, we crave your patience and humbly ask that any glitches or issues you may discover while cruising the Godchecker site are reported to us via twitter or email.