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  Thanks to the first A*s!March 25, 2009 1:48 AM | url
A* hasn't even been out a week yet, and only has one episode so far, but already dozens of adventurous people have jumped onto the forum, and a few people have already contributed to production of the second episode!
So first of all, thanks to those who have dropped by the forum; I've found that talking to other people about what I'm working on, or even stuff distantly related to it, helps my thought process, and I didn't really have people to talk A* with in the weeks during which I was making the first episode, so it was a great relief to get the forum opened up and start spamming people. We've already had some interesting things come of it, including:
  1. an animated A* button
  2. several fan-generated promotional campaigns which I'm really grateful for, although I guess I should leave it up to the lovely people doing them to talk about them if they choose to
  3. a draft of the first fan-produced voiceover for episode one (for the voiceover contest)
  4. a long-winded description by me of the origin of the idea for A*
  5. the identification of Solvan Mar's nose as having come from the big-headed lady in Spirited Away (good eye, Sputnik!)
See how productive a forum can be even in its first week? So a big thanks to you brave pioneers who've been the first to start talking about A*.
Second, I really appreciate the generous souls who've helped put A* on what I hope will one day be the road to breaking even by contributing to A*'s production by way of the gold button located on the support A* page, which you'll find linked from the site's top menu. Two of these first three opted to have their names listed in the credits of the next episode, so at the end of episode 2, you'll see a series of screens that will look something like this:


Thank you very much Anna LaCroix, Shushin, and Anonymous (you know who you are :)! I appreciate it very much, and I'm pretty sure my landlord and grocer do, too. =P
Thanks to all of you who've been here to make A*'s first week a memorable one, and here's to many more!
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