Hello again, Constant Skinner.
As Editor here, I have resisted the pressure to add an "Obituaries" section to the magazine. With so much slipping away from us recently, it has been on my mind...alot.
As noted in the Deskmod article, the success of our hobby seems to be killing many of our biggest supporters. First skinz, then Dmod, then LOS. Along the way, Pixel Effect is on hiatus, as well as Softini, and it looks like months before we will see the return of 545 or Lowdimension...
This all leaves Deviant Art, Skinbase.org and Wincustomize.com as the only real players in this field. It has been positive to see the addition of a few favorite smallware apps to the listings at Wincustomize, and we wish all the best in the world to DA & Skinbase.
Nature abhors a vacuum, right?
Here at the mag, we have seen a lot of positive action going on. It has been very nice to have craeonics on our team. Although he doesn't necessarily want to write that much, his input has been invaluable, and his help has been greatly appreciated.
It is a great pleasure and honor to welcome The Snowman to our team. HIs first artilcle appears in this issue, and we look forward to many more from him!
Since it's inception, I have chatted often with Fuz, the editor over at Pixel Effect. It is very kind of him to contribute to our current edition while PE is on hiatus.
We are also grateful for the contributions of Tin Omen, who took time away form his own busy projects to help us out.
A few internal notes of interest:
Our family grows by two as FearofFours has married, and I myself will be married in September. Wish us both lots of luck on this lifelong effort....
Our Managing Editor, Jumbles, runs a site for her skins called Dezina. On a recent web search for MMJB skins, Jumbles' site ranked above Music Match itself at Lycos and Hotbot. Congratulations to J!
Also, we extend our congrats to Reporter Doreen, and her new website pocketskinz.org. As Lucille Ball was fond of saying, "If you want something to get done, ask a busy person to do it." We are very grateful to Doreen for her continuing participation here, and we wish her the best success in all her other efforts.
Teknidermy inches ever closer to the close of our first Volume, our first year of publication. It has been a wild ride, and we are very grateful to all those who have participated, by contributing, reading, linking, and all the other general interaction the mag has had with skinners all over the world.
If you come to this recently, we encourage you to have a look at our back issues.
As always, I thank you for taking the time to read these notes.
See you again in eight weeks!
Thanks for reading,
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