This website would never have lasted without the help of people I've met along the way. People like Verthandi (Cantarella Cookie), who let me rudely take her amazing duel chorus translations and post them on Audiology as part of the CD information. Thank yous are also in order for Anna =^-^= (anna-neko.nu), and Sophie (Inférieure). Both were sending me donations back when I was using Frontpage and didn't actually have a fandom section. Bonnie kindly hosted ZIP backups of the gallery for people to download. Her site has since come down, but I remain ever grateful for her help when I needed it. I also have to thank Rushita (rushita.com), who let me host in the gallery her scans of the Utena movie e-graphics cards. Special thanks also to Blade, who has donated ludicrous tons of SKU artwork to the gallery. There are plenty of people who also are owed thanks for the help they've provided in the creation of the new gallery. They're credited in the gallery's FAQ, which can be found here.
A heap big thanks goes to all those people who have donated art, fics, dreams, media, essays, you name it. This site would be all but empty without your gifts, which beyond their obvious value as content, also drive me to keep updating this site, even when I'm not in the mood for dealing with HTML.
Also, thank you Kandrin, who offered to pay for the site hosting for ohtori.nu at a time when I didn't have the money myself. He hosted it for over a year, and I can't thank him enough for all he's done for me, and this site.
In July 2003, my bandwidth exploded while I had the luck of being ridiculously broke and unable to deal with it. Moving hosts is always a huge project, and not having the cash makes it worse. As a last ditch effort, I put up a notice on the front page asking for Paypal donations to fund the moving of the site, thinking it was worth a shot, but probably wouldn't deliver. But it did, and so much thanks goes to all the support I got, and especially from the people who donated their own $$$ to keep Empty Movement, gallery and all, running. Sophie, Jon Kade, Kien Voong, and Ivy B, thank you SO much for your help. I can't really express how much I appreciate it, and I can't begin to think of how to repay your charity, except to double my efforts for the site you've helped keep online.
And of course, I can't get away with not mentioning Yasha. Without her, I wouldn't have been able to pick this site back up and work on making it what I've wanted it to be. She's a great partner in crime, and a great friend. Also we talk about Akio and Touga a lot. A whole lot. Whee!
Hooray for long thank you's! For one, I'd like to thank my brother for introducing me to SKU, cracking awful Akio jokes, and generally behaving like the prince he is. Thanks to Pam for oohing and ahhing over my artbooks with me and letting me yap endlessly about my story ideas and literally kidnapping me away from my work when I was too frustrated to continue. Much love to Alan Harnum, who never heard about me before I emailed him, but who has been a big inspiration to me in my own work for longer than anyone ever knew. And a very big thank you to all of you who donated-- you're the reason my job exists! I love seeing all the creativity SKU has generated, so work hard and send me your masterpieces!
And last of all, though this will never be last in my eyes, I'd like to thank Gio. Really, darlin, you've been great-- you even laugh at my dumb jokes. *grins* Thanks so much for giving me a chance to work on the site I've loved for such a long time.