This Friday we get to see the long awaited conclusion of Off*beat. For me, the wait is worth it and while there was a long hiatus much of it was filled with fan art and fan fiction. I hope that continues as more people discover or re-discover the story.
I want to thank Jen for hanging in when things looked bleak and life was really hard. I can't wait to see your next project and I hope you'll revisit our favorite boys every now and then (and don't forget about Terrabrand either ). You have a fan for life and I love your work and am so glad I found it!!!!
I want to thank Christian (yaoi4evandnevayuri) and Sam (lockoneyes122) for the amazing art and participating in this group as co-founders. I love you both!!! To FivePM for your art and support and creativity... Thank you and much love!!
I want to thank another co-founder Michelle (eggloruu) for the amazing ToryXColin "adventures" she's written.... some of which I wish could be animated, but I'll just let that play in my mind XD. Thank you so much!!! <3
To super fan and super person Julia (Sner 2000)who can make Tory and Colin jump off the page thru her talents creating wonderful dolls, thank you! I love my Tory doll
To fans like nekophoenix, ZADRtater, and Tofubeast who have been here a long time with great support for the series and for Jen... and new fans like Gleeky-chan who know an awesome thing when they see it!!
To Sana, who helped break down the 4th wall and inspired Jen to create art based on fan fiction. <3. It doesn't get more awesome than that!!
To Lillian Diaz-Przybyl, Rebecca Scobel , Lianne Sentar, Jill Astley and everyone at Chromatic Press/Sparkler Monthly for seeing this thru. Guys, there's a lot of creativity there and I encourage everyone to support them if you can
To the members of our group, to the people who have supported this series on DA, in Sparkler (be it thru the kick starter or thru subscriptions) to the fans at LiveJournal and FanFiction. To the fans who may not know or realize Volume 3 is happening... Thanks!
To everyone.. Off*beat got me through some terrible times. I've had a wonderful time talking about, reading, writing and viewing art and fan art about this series. I encourage people to continue to draw and write about it. I know this all seems like a lot but it really means this much to me and I wanted to share my thoughts on it.
Thank you and "The *beat goes on!!!"