Here we are again, readers: October, and the second anniversary of Fashionable Tinfoil Accessories. It’s been an amazing year. I started working as a recapper and general contributor for The Mary Sue (Steven Universe and Rick & Morty, primarily, though with luck I’ll expand that list in future). I joined Twitter and Patreon, and finished the mammoth project that was The Consulting Analyst for Revolutionary Girl Utena. There’s even been a staggering amount of senpai-noticing: R&M writer Mike McMahan approved my Beginner’s Guide, Wander Over Yonder creator Craig McCracken retweeted the intro I did to the series recently, and Black Tapes co-creator Paul Bae left the sweetest message when I covered the podcast. And as the staggering cherry on top, the Mary Sue reprint of my article on the backlash against Pearl spent some time as the very first news result when you googled “Steven Universe.” (Right, that’s the end of the name dropping, I promise).
And of course, most importantly of all, I’ve been overwhelmed with the kindness and eagerness of a truly wonderful readership. Even when real life’s set the scheduling of this blog wonky, the thought of the lovely, intelligent human beings who come through here keep me up and working. I am so, so grateful for each and every one of you, whether you’ve stopped to say hi or lurked quietly, longtime or recent, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope we can go together into whatever the next year holds.
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