Oct 28 2008

The Crabling Otter Retires

Published by at 5:27 pm under Blog

Darren the Wise from lecraic.comI‘m retiring The Crabling Otter. No, don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere, but the title of my blog is going bye-bye. I think when I first set up this blog I had intended to use it as a place to publish my short story ideas and seeing as The Crabling Otter himself was one of my favourite characters, it made sense to title the blog after him.


The blog took a different direction, of course, so it probably makes more sense to change the header up there to reflect what this place is all about. Ill put a temporary header up for the moment, until I decide on something I like.


If anyone has been kind enough to include me in their blogrolls, firstly, thank you, and secondly, I would appreciate it if you could blogroll me as Darren Byrne from now on – or even just Darren. We’re all on first name basis at this stage.


Thanks to everyone who keeps reading,



29 responses so far

29 Responses to “The Crabling Otter Retires”

  1. raptureponieson 28 Oct 2008 at 6:26 pm

    phew.. got worried there for a sec! and nearly made a freudian slip in that last sentence.

  2. Joon 28 Oct 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Heheheheheh, RP, me too on the first, though not on the second!

  3. Joon 28 Oct 2008 at 6:41 pm

    I meant to say, is your concience less clear than mine?

  4. benon 28 Oct 2008 at 7:27 pm

    For tax reasons no less…

  5. Grannymaron 28 Oct 2008 at 7:38 pm

    I like the new all grown up look.

  6. Sinéadon 28 Oct 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Done and done re: blogroll 🙂

  7. Rickon 28 Oct 2008 at 10:01 pm

    And about time too 😉

    Can we have a competition to pick a new one? Orpees is very good at picking names too…

  8. Little Misson 28 Oct 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Little freaked out by the picture…

  9. whoopsadaisyon 28 Oct 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Blogroll is done, looking forward to reading more on Darren Byrne 😉

  10. Yer Manon 29 Oct 2008 at 2:20 am

    mmmm blogroll

    hawhghghghgghghghghgh ( edits in homer drooling noises )

  11. Maxi Caneon 29 Oct 2008 at 3:35 am



  12. Lottieon 29 Oct 2008 at 10:17 am

    Farewell CO. 🙁

  13. Darraghon 29 Oct 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Jaysis I thought I’d landed on mars for a sec. Coola boola. I’ll change my blo… oh wait, i don’t have one. Okay I’ll change my… no wait, don’t have one of those either. Okay, Okay I’ll change my… nope, not wearing those today. Ah feck it. Good luck dude.

  14. Claireon 29 Oct 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Yeah…picture is kinda creepy…

  15. TheChrisDon 29 Oct 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I take it I’m not the only one who thought you were going to stop blogging?

  16. Kitty Caton 29 Oct 2008 at 2:41 pm

    That’s all well and good but are you keeping the little otter face that lives in the address bar? He’s just so friggin cute and I’d hate to see him turn up in a sad ISPCA ad, standing in the rain, next to a bin.

  17. NaRocRocon 29 Oct 2008 at 4:27 pm

    In one Darr out the Otter.

    Good luck with the new departure.

  18. PaddyInEnglandon 29 Oct 2008 at 4:30 pm


  19. Darrenon 29 Oct 2008 at 4:38 pm

    @RP Huh? What? What you talkin’ ’bout, Willis?

    @Jo Thank you for the worry, but I’m here to stay. 🙂

    @Ben Actually, I was better off when I was splitting my allowance between myself and the entity known as The Crabling Otter. This may have a detrimental effect on my financial status.

    @Grannymar Me too – but I still have a bit of work to do on it.

    @Sinead Thank you! 😀

    @Rick What’s wrong with my own name? 🙁

    @LittleMiss Really? I like it. Anyway, it’s just a temp.

    @Whoopsadaisy Cheers, my dear!

    @YerMan Tongue back in mouth, boy. When are we going to get you blogging?

    @Maxi Um, yep, that’s me! 🙂

    @Lottie RIP

    @Darragh Cheers, Doyle! When are you making your move?

    @Claire What the hell is wrong with the picture? What’s creepy about it?

    @Chris Nope – sorry if I gave that impression. 😉

    @Kitty He’s staying. I kinda like him. He can be a small reminder of days gone by.

  20. Darrenon 29 Oct 2008 at 4:44 pm

    @NaRocRoc Thanks – not sure if much will change though.

    @Paddy I make an art out of it.

  21. Annieon 29 Oct 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I agree with Kitty – yay for the cute little otter in the address bar 🙂

    And I rather like the header picture now, it’s pretty.

  22. B'dum B'dum B'dum B'd-on 29 Oct 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Let’s see some short stories!

  23. Lottieon 29 Oct 2008 at 11:39 pm

    For B’Dum

    There once was a man from Nantucket
    Whose dick was so long he could suck it.
    While wiping his chin,
    He said with a grin,
    “If my ear were a cunt, I could fuck it.”

    I’ll get my coat.

  24. Yer Manon 30 Oct 2008 at 2:23 am

    oh my god lottie that was the greatest limerick ever
    u deserve an ice cream ,.. oh wait sorry i eated it 🙁

    nonetheless, @ darren , ill start blogging when old people and students form together to protest


    feck it anyway people gotta start telling me these things!!

  25. Darraghon 30 Oct 2008 at 6:05 am

    Is it extremely prudish of me to be shocked that Lottie chose to publish that in the language that she did? It is? Well, I am!

  26. Lottieon 30 Oct 2008 at 10:28 am

    @Darragh – not at all. I was shocked at me too. 🙁

  27. Philon 30 Oct 2008 at 1:12 pm

    hope you’re not changing the header on account of what i said… im sorry.

    I do like this header though.

    Good luck with the new name “Darren Byrne”.

  28. Darrenon 30 Oct 2008 at 2:04 pm

    @Annie Cheers! 🙂

    @B’dum Funny you should say that. Check back tonight at 11pm for an eighth of a group story called The Blogosfear.

    @Lottie 😆

    @YerMan Teehee! So…when?

    @Darragh Prude!

    @Phil Yes, you ruined my life!!! Not really – I was planning a redesign, so this is just the first step. I may hire you to take some provocative pictures of me to use in my new header. 😀

  29. B'dum B'dum B'dum B'd-on 30 Oct 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Lottie: so he does weird pornographic stories?

    Darren: Will do… cept I’ll be 9 hours late.

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