Category Archives: The Meta

Posts about the website itself. Usually when I decide to wipe the slate clean and delete everything, I’ll put a post here afterwards.

Top Blokes of 2015

It’s the last week of the year, the time of year where all the people purporting to be journalists fill the hours with Top 10 after Top 10 after Top 10. On one hand, I don’t buy into all that, but on the other hand it’s like a shoe-in for getting more traffic. So with all that in mind, here’s a list of people that are Top Blokes. There’s no hard set qualification goes into this, just a set of people I think should get more recognition, which comes in the form of crudely Photoshopped stamp of laurels.

I’m also deciding this is going to be a yearly thing: each Christmas I vow to pick eight identities that I want to acknowledge in my own special way, eight blokes or shielas that deserve to get a big red stamp. Here’s the Class of 2015…

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The All-New, All-Different Saltmine


If you’re seeing this, it means that three years ago you saw this groovy little website about fighting games and figured ‘hey, this guy knows his stuff, I might give him a follow’. It also means you’ve been left hanging for the past two years or so while I focused on other areas in my life.

Now, it’s finally time for me to come home. Welcome to The Saltmine, version 2.0.

If you stick with me, you’ll find I’m broadening The Saltmine’s scope a little. There are other things I like in life that aren’t fighting games, and from time to time I’ll post about them here. If that’s not your thing, you just need to head up top and push that FGC button to limit your reading to polygon pugilism. For everyone else, I’ll be branching out into other games that interest me, as they interest me. I’ll also talk about other things close to my heart, like animation, rasslin’, and other categories as I think of them.

Another big change is just below the post title. As part of this movement towards more of the stuff I like, I figured this page could do with a little bit more me in it. No more theatrics and pomp, no more nameless miner of salt producing content; now you’re dealing with a person.

Hi. My name’s Rory. Welcome to my site. Hope you enjoy it.