Happy New Years 2013 guys! We’ve made it through thick and thin, and you’ve all helped our little blog grow much larger than we’d ever imagine! So, with a new year comes some major changes! As we’ve teased in our Christmas post, we’ll be making a few changes to UndergrounDuelists!
First off, all of our titles from 2013 onward will follow a bit of a more professional, journal-esque style. This is nothing major of course, but I feel like it’s a step towards the right direction if this blog is going to be hitting with the big leagues. Also, any features from us will now have a bolded section heads to make them stand out from regular news stories. So far, we’ve got Humor:, Feature:, Review:, Rumor:, Card of the Night:, and Art: as our main section heads, so those will be bolded now, and subsequent section heads will also be bolded in the future.
I am also personally introducing a new section of the blog reserved for some of Youtube’s best cover artists. In 2012, cover artists have made their profession known, taking the world by storm as they covered some of the chart toppers throughout the year. This is an attempt to help expand the Art section of our blog, which was previously made to showcase some works done by both fans and gaming/anime/movie/television industries, but since music is quite relevant in most peoples’ lives, we’ll be giving you some artists to look out for.
With this said, our first feature artist is Against the Current, a small band that made their debut with the cover song “Good Time – Owl City ft. Carly Rae Jepsen” with another long time Youtube cover artist, Alex Goot. If you’ve followed our blog since at least Christmas 2012, you may have seen a video of their cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” There aren’t that many videos available on their Youtube channel as of this writing, but their band shows extraordinary promise. So, whenever you get a chance, check them out! We’ll be compiling our list of cover artists throughout 2013, and assuming we make it long enough, we’ll be giving you artist names for as long as we’re in the business!
Also, this new segment on music artists should be noted as just a minor project for the site; we’ll still be mainly a gaming/movie/television/anime site, but we’d like to promote the people that help our work go just a bit smoother (could you imagine writing all of this for a blog without any music?). Nevertheless, each artist that we feature will get their own profile post, prefaced by the heading Music Artist Profile:, as well as a specialized reserve section in the sidebar so you can check out their music.
As a New Years Resolution, we’ll be aiming to bring more original content to you. We’ve attempted to do this several times in the past, but our original content fell to simple reviews and features. Recently, we’ve compiles a Top 5 list, but we’re aiming to make videos, artwork, and more for you. We’ll also attempt to strengthen our previous original segments; as many of you all may have noticed, our Card of the Night segment has been in hiatus for quite some time. This is largely due to not having enough time, as college life is quite… consuming, but we’ll be attempting to revive the series out of hiatus and bring you some more in-depth look at the cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.
So, a toast to all of you; may 2013 be one of the best years ever!