September 19, 2003
So long and thanks for all the....ass

going out on a high, ass

So, it's been 52 weeks of Ass Friday.

A year ago I picked up on an idea originally thought up by Tracy of Time for Your Meds. Instead of answering questions for the friday five or whatever for blogfodder, she suggested posting a picture of your or a loved one's tush instead and she dubbed it Ass Friday. Since there is no ass more beloved around here than Keanu's I thought "what the heck, it's content". I never realized how popular it would become (though I should have). And it's been fun (how could it not be?) and I am grateful to all of you have sent in pictures. Special thanks to Elsinore for today's pic, and for coming through a number of times when I made a special request.

And I know you're not going to like this, but.......

Today I officially announce the end (no pun intended) of Ass Friday.

I'm sorry, especially after reading so many comments about how you look forward to it, etc.'s time.

Why? A number of reasons. First off, there's only so many pictures of Keanu's butt out there. There are screen grabs, but I've pretty much used up most of the decent ones available and until I have a way to do my own DVD captures I'm not finding enough pictures that meet my standards. Also I've passed on several great shots of Reeves' backside because they were papparazzi shots, but I've probably let a few that would not make the cut otherwise go up just for the sake of having something, and I don't want to have to be ignoring my own guidelines for the sake of AF.

Another reason is that I really don't want Ass Friday to be keanuvision's "claim to fame". When I went to my first becky show at the Musician's Institute this June, I met some Keanu fans. Someone pointed me out as 'the one that posts the ass pictures every friday'. Frankly, I wanted to stop Ass Friday right then.
Instead I decided to try and always include something in the entry with the pictures - an article, mp3, or just something to spark discussion other than "woo! sweet ass!".

But still, it's started to become not so fun - an obligation - and just the pressure I put on myself to have to have something every freaking friday has become sort of a drag.

So thank you all for your enthusiasm, and thanks to Keanu for such a photogenic derrierre. Ass Friday will live on in the archives.

And you know, it's been so single-minded.
I mean there's a whole world of bare chest / belly scar / package pictures of him out there that we could be lusting after.

And who says we have to limit that to one day a week?

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at September 19, 2003 08:12 AM .

I completely understand. True, there are quite a few hiney shots to lust after, and by discontinuing it you are making a positive statement.

That "Ode to a Belly Scar" was quite memorable too. Not only was it a lovely sentiment, it made me pause, reflect and offer up some thanks that he is still around for us to hold in high esteem.

We are not just interested in your ass, Mr. Reeves.

Posted by: Chianti on September 19, 2003 08:25 AM

Yes, after you've reached the 'bottom' of the ass-pics pile, it's time to leave it 'behind'! *har-har*

Thanx for all the good memories :-) And the vision isn't famous for Keanu's ass, it's famous for the lovely and funny way you describe everything that has to do with Mr. Reeves, including *that* part of him.
I really want to write down all the things that make this site special, why we love it so, and just basically how goddamn wonderful you are. But I'm not going to. Because that would be kissing ass :-)

Posted by: Julie on September 19, 2003 08:55 AM

krix, i'm totally...erm...behind you on this one! i have been ass friday's biggest fan (imho), but all good things must...erm...end. ;) keanu is so boundlessly more than a sweet ass. it would make my skin crawl to be known as "the one who posts pictures of his ass..." so you go girl!

Posted by: lori on September 19, 2003 08:58 AM

:( But you make good points krix and your hard work IS truly appreciated. :) AF will live on in our memories. I know for me it wasn't really about getting an eyeful of Ke butt, but more the anticipation of what would be posted. I feel the same way about the calendar. Maybe Friday could just be a cute pic day. :)

Thanks for all the wonderful posts. *kisses*

Posted by: Zen on September 19, 2003 09:00 AM

Still want to sink my teeth into it.

Ok, I can't come back here until this pic scrolls down some.

Posted by: Chianti on September 19, 2003 09:11 AM

All good things must come to an end I guess.

It was alot of fun while it lasted.

BTW, Mr. Reeves, I echo Chianti -- We are not interested in JUST your ass. :)

(But it did hold our interest for a whole year there *wink*)

Posted by: Tyler on September 19, 2003 09:45 AM

krix, while it's been a year for you, it's only been a few short weeks for me..BUT I completely understand! To me you will always be known as the person who writes fantastically about Keanu and everything related to him; and is the best web designer ever! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

Posted by: bakednudel on September 19, 2003 09:54 AM

Awwwww Krix, I'm pretty sure that you don't want your claim to fame to be for being the "one" that posts pics of Keanu's derriere. :O( That's funny and sad at the same time. I don't blame you at all for discontinuing.

I enjoy your writing and all things Reevesian that are posted here. Maybe we (I) don't say it enough, but your work *is* appreciated. You rock! Blog on! :O)

P.S. This talk about um, "packages" reminds me of a pick up line: Do you work for UPS? 'Cause I swear I saw you checking out my package! :O) LOL

Posted by: Natasha on September 19, 2003 10:19 AM

Thanks for understanding, guys. And I wasn't fishing for kudos. Just the fact that you come at all lets me know I'm doing alright.

But thank you all :)

Posted by: krix on September 19, 2003 10:37 AM

You're doing alright.

Will miss AF....thanks for the memories.

Posted by: Jen on September 19, 2003 10:52 AM

If you find yourself slowly bleeding away in the 18-49 female demographic, I'd consider providing you with photographs of my aging ass.

But dammit, no full-frontal nudity.

I have my standards.

Posted by: V. on September 19, 2003 11:23 AM

Hi there!
What a great shot, isn't it!
Want some romantic piece of "Keanupoetry" from my personal "Keanualphabet"? I've started doing one for him recently and one of my favourites is the letter "S", so...

"S" is for "sigh",
And once you look at him this sound will stay
Forever with you.
The simple sign of sadness
Which is called "sospiri"
At the blessed Venetian embankments.
Have You seen these stones?
The noble ghosts
Of glorious Eighteenth -
They maybe kissed your eyes
While You were sleeping
Under the crispy linens
Of Cipriani.
- Our days are gone, they whispered,
- So would be yours!
Another heroes
Will reign your world
Like you are reigning ours!
Oh!Reign so far, Keanu...

Posted by: grain-de-sable on September 19, 2003 12:15 PM

"Hello - Goodbye"
Hello to whatever pics come your way, krix...
Goodbye to probably the most gorgeous backside I've ever had the pleasure of lying my eyes upon!
Thank you, krix, for the fond memories...

Posted by: Niobe on September 19, 2003 12:26 PM

AF will be missed. I do completely understand your reasons and I applaud you for standing by them. There are so many other reasons to visit your site, in fact it was almost a year ago that I first wandered on to it looking for Keanu wallpaper. Well I found that and a whole lot more!!! I know, you weren't looking for kudos.....but I just couldn't help myself!!Have a great weekend!!

Posted by: Lisa on September 19, 2003 12:43 PM

Krix, I'm so sorry I didn't mean to make you feel bad when I commented to you at the MI show about you being the one who has Ass Friday. :( I love reading your blog and check in here everyday because I appreciate your wit and sense of humor regarding Ke. Not just because you post pics of his gorgeous ass every Friday.

I can understand that after a year of posting pics though how it would be time to move on. I just wanted to let you know that your AF pics are not the only reason I stop by here and that I meant no harm with my comment to you in June. :)

Posted by: Gem on September 19, 2003 02:27 PM

That's sweet of you to say, I know you didn't mean it in any negative way :)
It actually did inspire me to put more effort into including something with the pics on fridays, so it was a good thing.

Posted by: krix on September 19, 2003 02:54 PM

It was good while it lasted.... looking forward to the new ideas you have..
hugs and God bless

Posted by: Janice on September 19, 2003 03:46 PM

I am an old chick but a new Keanu fan. Your site is my absolute FAVE! Though I seem to mark my days from Friday to Friday since I discovered your site, I admire your principles. And there is so much more to Mr. Reeves than his ass. Thanks for all the past Fridays and wanting to give us more. Looking forward to it :-)

Posted by: Tawny on September 19, 2003 05:25 PM

krix, although I have enjoyed the pev ... I must admit to feeling a leetle uncomfortable ... at my hypocrisy. ;-) I want it, but I hate myself for it...

(I'm glad you finished with a Gorman)

Posted by: Soo on September 20, 2003 04:44 AM
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