As some of you may know, my day job is working retail. It has been, in one capacity or another, for over 16 years. As such, I’m not accustomed to people generally being “kind” or “generous” to me on a daily basis (or even “civil,” while we’re on the subject). So, trust me when I tell you that I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support on the Bombshell convention exclusive Kickstarter project.
When I first started this project, I honestly didn’t think it was going to work. I didn’t know if I had the fan support necessary to make crowd-funding work. I was more desperate than anything, and only tried it at the insistence of some close friends, because I figured it couldn’t hurt. If anything, I might have wasted a couple hours putting together the video and write-up, and, hey, I’ve wasted more time on less productive things.
To all my friends, family, people who just enjoy my work (I hope there’s a few of you out there), and hopefully some potential new fans, from the bottom of my cold, calloused heart, thank you. Thank you to all the people who leapt up to donate at the start of it to get things going, and thank you to all the people who came in at the end to bring it home. Things seemed to have stalled a couple weeks ago, but the last handful of days really restored my faith. Thank you to all the people who donated in the middle, because, hey, the middle’s great, too. What would an Oreo cookie be without the middle? It’d just be some dry chocolate wafers. Weird Al certainly never would have made a song about that. And finally, thanks to all the people who wanted to donate but didn’t have the means, but who lent spiritual support and helped spread the word. Like I said, I’ve worked retail for over half my life, I know what being without funds is like.
Again, thank you to everyone. I can’t tell you how much this means to me. Thank you, and I’ll see you all in Chicago in August (unless you don’t come to Chicago. But you should, because I’ll be there, and the pizza’s great).