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 Paper.li 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:
TGiFassy! Team FF... changing lives!
An updated response from Talan this Friday morning:
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