Friday, April 4, 2014

TGIF 404

An amazingly glorious Fassy week has come to a close. Michael Fassbender has completed MacBeth and it appears that he has dived in head first into promoting Days of Future Past. We are sure to see a lot of him and his freshly shaved handsome face in the coming weeks. Because before you know it, the film's release day of May 23rd (USA) is just around the corner! Also, according to some comments posted, that shady Malik film that Michael finished eons ago may make a Cannes debut. I don't know how valid this information is, but at least it's something. I'm sure Michael made the cut, but how much of him is left in the film is a complete mystery -  hence my complete indifference to the film.

Please make note that the FF published Michael Fassbender Weekly newspaper will go bi-Weekly next week with publishing dates on Sundays and Wednesdays. Why? Well, with spring and summer approaching, there will be more Fassy news, and one day a week just ain't gonna cut it. However, the auto-publishing of only allows, Daily or Once a Week, which is stupid as hell because maybe weird people like me want to publish twice a week. So the Wednesday paper will go into auto publish mode, and the Sunday paper will be manually updated. I like the newspaper but I find that once it's published on Sunday, as it has been for the past 5 months or so, I often have to go in and edit it and remove garbage articles. That's the downside of the auto-publish, and that's why I don't want it to go out daily, because it would spit out daily shit, and we know there's a lot of shit out there on Michael, especially when fresh relevant news about him is dried up.  So please bare with me while I experiment with MF bi-Weekly so that you can continue to enjoy a decent newspaper featuring articles about Michael that time does not permit me to cover here on the blog.

All the birthday fundraiser winners have notified me, and two are international Fassinators. Fuck yeah Int'l postage! Once more, I want to remind you all how much I appreciate you guys supporting the fundraiser. When you really think about it, it really demonstrates how much you enjoy THIS community, and that has not gone unnoticed by me, and I am eternally grateful and humbled. The only benefit I receive is the warm feeling of accomplishment in hosting a community where such kind, generous, and compassionate folks enjoy being a part of. And most of the donors are the quiet but dedicated ones. Did you know that £1,305 is $2,166? That's a lot of money from only 38 fans! Like I've said all the long, Fassinating Fassbender may not be the biggest, most popular, most favorite, most loved - but we are the BEST because we have A Band of Fassinators here! While I'm waiting for an update from Talan, the organizer of The Bike Experience, he did post this to me at twitter earlier this week when we made goal:

  1. that is great news indeed. All of the disabled riders that benefit from your kindness will have their lives changed.

TGiFassy! Team FF... changing lives!

An updated response from Talan this Friday morning:
Dear Simone

The support and generosity show by the Fassbender Fandom continues to inspire and motivate those of us running TBE. Each pound raised will straight to providing free access to riding again for those that have been injured or disabled and believe that riding a motorcycle is no longer possible. By showing them that the impossible is possible, we help to improve their life in more ways than is immediate. Their growth in self-belief and confidence has a knock on effect to their family, friends and all those around them. Without the kind donations from supporters such as yours, we wouldn't be able to provide this service and help improve the lives of many. Thank you, thank you.
Talan Skeels-PigginsFounder of The Bike Experience

ps - Simone, the email from Blanca is incredibly touching, and I hope she gains some support from the help she has shown to the charity. You have once again been a super-star in raising much needed funds for TBE. Lets hope that one day we can actually get Mr Fassbender himself down to see what we do. Kind regards, Talan


St├ęphanie said...

Hello Fassinators,

Simone,I agree with you for the publication of Michal Fassbender Weekly. Thank you for all the work you give.

I'm proud to be part of this Band of generous Fassinators and I hope to stay with you for a long time.

Have a good friday all

Simone said...

Thanks Stephanie, glad you're looking forward to more frequent Michael Fassbender bi-Weekly.

Snootiegirl said...

I guess this goes to show that your raffle was fair because if you wanted to save on postage, you would have chosen me. Congrats to the winners. Spread the Deroit love across the globe.

Lovely letter from TBE. Was that some wistfulness in the p.s.?

Simone said...

LOL! smart observation Snootie, I screwed myself over by being fair. LOL!

Yes, it's a lovely note from Talan. He's a Michael fan so it makes it all the more understandable why he would like Michael's direct blessing for TBE. :)

Snootiegirl said...

I think we'd all like Michael's direct blessing.

Ahem. I did NOT say that. It didn't happen. I must be feeling saucy this TGIFassy.

St├ęphanie said...

Snootiegirl, I think we all have the same wish as you ......

We are all a little crazy, I think ...
But what a beautiful, wondeful, awesome madness ;-)

Andrea said...


I was shocked & surprised to have won a raffle prize. Thank you!! And thanks for all you do! I'm so glad that the fundraiser was a success :)