HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COILHOUSE! Happy Halloween, too!

Today is Goth Christmas. We wish you all happy hauntings.

It’s also the very last day of October and an opportune moment to observe a very important milestone: two years ago this month, the Coilhouse blog officially launched.

Despite being on completely different sleep schedules in three different time zones (hell, in two different hemispheres) we three wanted to make sure we got together to “properly” commemorate  what is, for us, a pretty huge milestone. Drinks were drunk, cupcakes were flambéd, cherry pie plasma was snorted, and lascivious nekkid dancing in the dark may or may not have occurred:

WOOPWOOPWOOP! DING! (“Happy Birthday” song by Altered Images.)

Two years ago, none of us had any idea what we were getting ourselves into. We were relative strangers with tons of enthusiasm and not a whole lot of experience. A little over 24 months and incalculable hours of work later, Coilhouse has published over 1000 blog posts, 3 issues of a glossy bookazine style print mag, and there’s a splendid 4th issue in production unlike anything we’ve yet attempted.

We’ve got an incredible group of brilliant, self-motivated contributors working with us, and our cherished readership has proved itself time and time again to be as passionately in love with fringe media and alternative culture as we are. We’re a community. You know, we might even be some sort of post-nuclear, pre-singularity extended family.

This place is proof that a small, close-knit, somewhat green group of folks can saddle up and ride to all kinds of wonderful places. Thank you, all of you, for joining us. We’re in for the long haul, and we can’t wait to see where this journey takes us next.

47 Responses to “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COILHOUSE! Happy Halloween, too!”

  1. Infamous Amos Says:

    It’s always a pastry-smashing good time at Castle Coilhouse, and here’s to many more years to come. Jolly birthpocalypse, ladies.

    And to think, it was only 25 months ago when I was out there looking for videos of men covered in peanut butter all on my own like some kind of wild animal.

  2. Jon Munger Says:

    Happy birthday, you loveliest of lovely peoples! I was going to send you a gift befitting your noble stature, but then I realized you were three separate people in different parts of the world, and I had only one Pygmy Marmot, and much like the proverbial piece of paper you can only fold seven times, you can only bisect a pygmy marmot.

    Instead I’m going to make people dance on camera for you.

  3. ghoul next door Says:

    I don’t know what I expected to watch here but I do think that was the silliest and most wonderful thing I could have hoped for. Happiest and most magickal of birthdays to you – and here’s to many more!

  4. Kambriel Says:

    Joyeux Anniversaire!

    Nadya ~ I’ve spoken with the otters and giant octopi, and they’re completely onboard to celebrate with us this week and raise a toast to Coilhouse! See you soon!

  5. m1k3y Says:

    time flies; two years already? goodness.
    keep up the great work!

  6. Paul Komoda Says:

    Happy Birthday and congratulations! Seriously, think about just how much the three of you have achieved within the relatively short time since the Coilhouse project’s inception.
    Here’s to continued success!

    (Ingmar wheeks with pride)

  7. Will Says:

    Happy birthday!

    I wish you many more years of awesome.

  8. Nadi Says:

    YAY! congratulations and thank you for creating such an excellent thing. I wish you many more years of successful creativity!

  9. Marina Galperina Says:

    Happy Birthday, Coilhouse Comrades! Tipsy toasts to your awesomeness.

  10. Chris Says:

    Go on like this; i just love it here. And dont forget to screeaam, tonight! Cheers from Cologne, Germany!

  11. Comorbid Says:

    Happy Birthday Coilhouse! I raise my glass to you. Much love all around!

  12. Annie Says:

    Congratulations on two years, Coilhouse!

  13. Comorbid Says:

    Oh, and many more years to come!

  14. Dovryn Says:

    Wow, hells yes. Happy Birthday and Happy Halloween. 2 years, united by the magical world of interwebing. Right on. Bring us many more years just like these!

  15. LMNOP Says:

    you guys are the greatest. i’m so glad coilhouse was born!

  16. Paul Komoda Says:

    By the way….LOVE the video.
    Just had to throw that in.

  17. Jessica Says:

    Happy Birthday to Coilhouse and congratulations to you three lovelies! I salute you!!! xoxo!

  18. DAko Says:

    happy birthday!!

  19. James Shearhart Says:

    Happy Merry Day o’ Digital Birth!

  20. What's in a name anyways? Says:

    Still think your the prize in the internet cereal box. Congrats ladies. Soon you’ll be rich and drunk with power…..

  21. Hideousss Says:

    Happy birthday!!!
    From washington, hoping you guys keep going for many more years!!!
    (I don’t know what the fuck I will read if you aren’t)

  22. David Forbes Says:

    Happy Birthday, y’all, and well done. Here’s to the next two awesome years.

  23. Brendan MD Says:

    Congratulations, ladies. I look forward to many more years of mind-bending deliciousness.

  24. Salvbri Says:

    ! Feliz Cumpleaños! (Happy Birthday!!!)
    Form Guatemala, u are the best, keep going girls, and a toast with the Fee verte n laudanum mmm hell yeahhh.

  25. Ed Autumn Says:

    Happy Day of Birth Coilhouse!!! I look forward to many more years of the wonderful things you all put together!! <3333333333

    (Best birthday video ever :D!!)

  26. Artook Says:

    Happy terrible 2’s Coilhouse and here is too many many more! Great work on a great magazine may your success continue too sky rocket.

  27. agentdoubleohno Says:

    The best is yet to come, no doubt, so I’m staying tuned to this channel.
    ! CONGRATS !

  28. Tequila Says:

    Hahah, great video. Especially the pie to the face bit.

    2 Years? Wow…I still remember the “Yeah Nadya and some other people are working on a zine’ or something…” rumblings through the grapevine. It’s been a fun time as a reader, can only imagine what it’s been for all involved on the other side. Continued best to all involved.

    Congrats ladies and may the next 2 years see even more growth and wild shenanigans! A hug to you all followed by many Halloween treats laced with exotic liquors.

  29. TIncho Says:

    Happy birthday from this (mostly) lurker that has been following the blog for at least one year. I cannot remember anymore how I got here, but it was surely a great finding.

    Keep being great!

  30. Chris L Says:

    You guys are so cute. Congratulations, hey? Happy Birthday!

  31. Adrian Says:

    Happy Birthday Coilhouse! Here’s to another year of awesome!
    [I knew there was a reason I wore my Coilhouse tee under my costume! Listen to the Inner Universal Voice!]

  32. J. Folgard Says:

    Hey ladies, Long Live the Coil! Your blog has been a favorite read for the past year or so, so I guess it’s an occasion to say thanks. I’m going to share this to inform/inspire/infect more potential readers. Keep it up, Cheers!

  33. J. Folgard Says:

    Also, great webdesign -one of the best I’ve seen. Cheers again

  34. BigJonno Says:

    Thanks for the two years (and counting) of awesomness. I’ve only been a visitor for a few months, thanks to the rather wonderful Warren Ellis, but I’m sure I’ll be hanging around like a drunken hobo for many years to come.

    More importantly, OMFG I swear I have that hedgehog handpuppet. If it’s not the same one, it’s almost identical. I’ve had it since I was a baby, which makes mine about 25 years old.

  35. Natasha Says:

    Best birthday video ever. Yay Coilhouse!! Let’s keep this party going!!

  36. Tom Says:

    Happy Birthday miladies!! Keep it coming!

  37. Ross Rosenberg Says:

    I clicked for the hot, nude editors. I was not disappointed. Happy Birfday, kids.

  38. Vivacious G Says:

    I loathe to use the word adorable, but that video was. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  39. Apaniyam Says:

    We love you too guys. <3

  40. SL Says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve only discovered you guys recently but I am already in love!

    Best of luck for the future! <3 <3

  41. JoAsakura Says:

    happy birthday Coilhouse! Wheeee!!!

    :dances with the hedgehog:

  42. January Says:

    Goddamn, that was all kinds of awesome. Happy birthday, Coilhouse!

  43. rickie Says:

    ZOE!!!! :D you made me so happy with that pie!!

    happy birthday, coilhouse!

  44. nicolas Says:

    Joyeux anniversaire!

    Coilhouse is amazing! Thanks!

  45. Mer Says:

    Thanks for all of the birthday wishes, yay!

    *group huggsorz*

  46. glenn Says:

    Congratulations and may you have many more years to come. Great video, cute song, I would of went with “Happy Birthday” by the Birthday Massacre. Keep up the great work.

  47. The bossman at wish a happy birthday Says:

    Happy Birthday Wish to Coilhouse! great mag + blog :-)