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It's been nearly TEN YEARS since I started adultcollapsingfiction on blogspot while I was living in a rented room in South Carolina, eking by as a hotel night auditor over a sleepy winter. Adult.CollapsingFiction.com came sometime in mid-2008, when I started buying domains and hosting my own sites.
I've had plenty of encouragement and inspiration from other artists and authors since we started, but I've only started taking Paypal donations and Patreon subscriptions in the last couple of years. I was buried in deskwork until I worked out an arrangement that let me drop my day job--at least for a few months--while taking freelance work and GETTING BACK TO MY WRITING and DRAWING.
Only through your support has this been possible. Even my wife was encouraging me to make some changes to my schedule when she saw us pass a handful of subscribers after just a few months. It was her that really pointed out that you guys were waiting to support me--if only I would get back to the writing.
I wanna give you all a heartfelt and humble thanks. Whether you're a reader in the shadows or a someone I've been talking to for a dozen years, you guys have helped me break that confidence block. I've come to the conclusion that joy and storytelling are pretty much what I've got to offer to the world. Y'all helped me get the message a little clearer.
There are more than a few folks worth mentioning here, but
This place wouldn't be as it is without them.
Misterdoe - for being a long-term inspiration to the genre I play around in, and for the years of many encouraging words and sharp notes.
Cor - for writing things that broke reality for me at a critical stage in my creative development.
McK - for being my first real "writer's room" companion and a wellspring of brainstorming fun.
Darkside - for being an dick of an editor on my good days and the pragmatic guy on my bad days.
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While the security warning you may have been getting from Goggle and Firefox should be gone now, I`d like to just a review a few points about the problem we had yesterday, which is a reprisal on an attack we had about one week ago. This problem is related to the database that holds update articles like these as well as the story-by-story chapters. Essentially someone found a way to serve advertisements to you through this site by running a script that is snuck in to the site`s database.
I've fixed this in a more robust way than I did last week, but I am just one man, and that man does not have an IT degree. Stay on the lookout and listen to your AV software or any browser warnings that you see.
We are working to resolve any future issues through a change to our software platform on the mainsite. While we have our platform up-to-date, it isn`t really as good a publishing solution as it was in '08.
For any further news related to sitehealth, see the forum.
Sorry for the boring administrative news. More creative things to come this weekend, including some chapter teasers to prove to you that I am not just being a lazy fuckbag over here :D
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