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June 4, 2024: Please help us look out for an extended family member!
Posted by JeffsFort

It would mean so much if you could take a look at our GoFundMe, “Support for Comicality's Mother in a Very Difficult Time”. Comicality's unexpected passing has hit us all very hard but his mother is now being overwhelmed with his final expenses while at the same time dealing with the loss of his income. Please donate or share with others—any help gets her closer to getting her head back above water. Thanks in advance for your kindness and support as we look out for the person who to Comicality was a rock through some very rough times.

Here’s the link: https://gofund.me/372364c6

May 11, 2024: Just a heads up
Posted by JeffsFort

Hi everyone,

So no one is shocked to see new stuff popping up on our Shack mirror site, I am going through all of Comsie's posted work and looking for any that he posted that may have slipped past me. So far I found one chapter and a short story that was written for GA that was a sequal to another that I had already carried over. He could be so hard to keep up with sometimes so there may be a couple more, who knows.

I also adjusted the site's overall title. It has always just said "Shack Outback" which was always cool when the boss was around to give his seal of approval. With him no longer being a voice in my ear while I work on it, I sort of wanted something to remind me who really owns the site, so I also mirrored the name of the original. "Comicality's Shack Outback" (It's not overly noticable but it is a little different from the original site.The original is posted as "Out Back" where the mirror is "Outback". That and the original is simply a directory to his work hosted on the Gay Author's forum. The mirror site was built as his archive of all of his work all standing alone. So, it wasnn't needed but I wanted his name up there where it belongs even if it's just a comfort to me.

So, if you hit shackoutback.net for your Comicality fix or just want to revisit an old friend, take a look at the most recent stuff because there are some that are new to the site now. (I'll give the boss a hard time for slipping them past me someday, LOL!)

::HUGZ::
- Jeff -

April 19, 2024: An announcement I NEVER wanted to have to make
Posted by JeffsFort

In every chat and website I've had to make this announcement, I've struggled. This isn't going to be any different. Earlier this evening I received a phone call from one of Comicality’s relatives. As many of you may know, he has been very sick on and off for over a year now which was the result of a failing liver. I was informed that on Tuesday, 04/16 he lost his battle and quietly passed away, taking a piece of all of our hearts with him. He leaves many of us with the amazing work that he has shared throughout the decades that he has been “COMICALITY” to us and much like that work, I know my heart along with many others, is now forever incomplete.

We are going to have a discussion in the office and figure out what we can/should do to keep all of the projects we've worked on with him alive like this site. Almost 6 years ago I got to see firsthand how much work he put into everything he did to entertain us all when we aided in reviving his IMAGINE Magazine. His persistence and level of dedication re-lit that flame for myself and even though the magazine was supposed to simply be hosted by us, I’ve had my hand on the wheel and followed along as he pointed. It’s hard to imagine moving forward without him, but we do want to move forward for him. Myself and the entire team (real and 3D) are all brokenhearted and need our vision to clear so we can do his work justice.

– Rest in Peace Coms, We’ll continue safeguard all that you created until we join you on the other side.

April 8, 2024: Donation Time
Posted by The Story Lover

Hello Readers,

It's TSL again with hat in hand, yes it is that time of year again when we ask you our loyal readers to help keep our sites up and running. You may well know our sites are run almost entirely on your generous donations! When your donations do not cover all of the cost, the difference comes out of our pockets. We have no ADs on our sites and no Premium Tiers! There is no charge to our authors for hosting their stories nor any charge for you the readers to read them. We would appreciate it if you could find a way to donate any amount to keep our sites AD-free and running. So please check between your couch cushions and under your car seats any amount will be gratefully accepted. No amount is too small. We thank you very much for all of your help over the years.

To sweeten the pot a bit, we are running the following promotion again, simply put, make a $10 USD donation get a free Joel Book.

Have you considered helping to keep these sites up and running? Are you also a fan of Ted Louis' "Joel" series? Well, Ted has informed us that he found a case of assorted Joel books. Yeah, "actual" in print books! He decided that anyone willing to make a $10 or larger donation within the US to the hosting service paying the bills for the Fort Family Community of sites, he is willing to send you your very own copy of a random book in the series, autographed by Ted Louis himself as a thank you!


What to do:


1. Click on https://dsshosting.net/donations/donation-form/ and click on "Donate Now".


2. Make a qualifying donation of $10 or more.


3,. Email your name and mailing address to joel-offer@fortfamilyforums.com


4. Once the donation has been confirmed, Ted Louis will send a random autographed copy of one of his books to you directly.


(One book per donation. This offer will be withdrawn once the limited number of books has been sent. The early bird gets the worm! Unfortunately, only US residents due to expensive international shipping :( We'll take down the offer as soon as we confirm that no copies remain.)

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