We have good news and delayed news.
We rolled out the review database a couple weeks ago, meaning that the site redesign is 100% complete! You can check out our special launch post for additional details or jump straight into the database to start browsing our archives.
Is anyone surprised to discover that the perks are where that dreaded “delayed news” is lurking?
Managing Editor Dee, here. I want to step out from behind the collective “we” for a second to apologize personally for how long the perks are taking. This is AniFem’s first time working with physical items (as opposed to online/digital ones) and it’s led to a number of unexpected challenges. I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice to say there have been hurdles throughout the process, including packing, shipping, and order amounts.
The team has cleared several of those hurdles and are working hard to clear the rest, but each one slows us down a little more, leading to longer delays. As the fundraiser coordinator these past nine months, that’s entirely on me for not planning ahead better and anticipating these challenges, and I’m sincerely sorry for that.
The good news is that we have made progress, even if it’s not at the pace we’d projected:
If you’re in the U.S., then almost everyone’s perks have been shipped and are on their way. I say “almost” because, due to our printer not sending us the correct number of T-shirts (like I said: hurdles), there are a handful of people whose shirts we’re still waiting to receive. That said, unless you hear from us personally in the next few days, you can expect your perks soon.
If you’re outside the U.S., we’re having to jump through a few hoops to get your packages to you and are still in the process of coordinating shipments. I’d like to tell you that you’ll have them in the next month, but given how the past couple updates have gone, it’s probably safer to offer a conservative estimate this time and say “within the next three months.”
Thank you to everyone for your ongoing, amazing patience and understanding. We’ll do our part to work hard to get everything shipped, and we’ll continue to provide these monthly fundraiser updates until we do.
We made our best progress to date, tearing through the Fushigi Yugi TV series in the process:
- Chatty AF 30: Fushigi Yugi watchalong – Episodes 21-27
- Chatty AF 31: Fall 2017 anime mid-season check-in
- Chatty AF 32: Fushigi Yugi Watchalong – Episodes 28-34
- Chatty AF 33: Fushigi Yugi Watchalong – Episodes 35-40
- Chatty AF 34: Tokyo Godfathers Retrospective
- Chatty AF 35: Fushigi Yugi Watchalong – Episodes 41-46
- Chatty AF 36: Fushigi Yugi Watchalong – Episodes 47-52
Remember that you can always check our Twitter (@AnimeFeminist) for updates on new transcripts!