Evidently, things didn't turn out as well as I wanted them to, with the computer crashing that summer and no money to get it fixed, and I ultimately lost contact with everyone I've spoken to, and every bit of content I worked toward putting together. And if you're a first-time blogger, you know that shit isn't easy the first go-around. So from 2007-2009, I was in a slump. Business was slow here at the family store and I couldn't binge on HKFlix and YesAsia DVDs like usual, and I ended up missing a lot of pretty good releases in that period. But what was most devastating was that I felt I may have lost whatever faith, credibility and potential I thought I had with these people whose work I enjoyed for so long.
But moreover, seeing my articles read and shared by some of the very people whose work I enjoy is probably the biggest, most awesome thing that I have ever seen happen to FCSyndicate since it began. It's been 6 years since I even contemplated doing this sort of thing, and to see it take such great steps toward its potential is very motivating.
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