I've got you lot to thank for most of the highs. This year I got to make Mr Biffo's Found Footage - the sort of freewheeling, sci-fi, comedy nonsense that I've always wanted to make, and that was down to the support of you fine people, as well as a whole bunch of incredibly dedicated, talented, creative types who gave up their time to help make it happen, from the cast to the crew.
I can't stress enough what a cathartic project it was, and it has really shown me that - after years of working solely in order to get paid - I value the experience, working with people I admire, and the creative outlet far more than cash.
That said, I owe a massive debt of gratitude to everyone who has backed me on Patreon or via PayPal, or on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. You saved my pigs-in-blankets more than once, and without you there would've been no Digitiser2000 or Found Footage. There's also a lovely, warm, friendly, welcoming community that has grown up around it all, and it has been an honour to watch it grow.
Thank you. You've been brilliant.
Lastly, huge, huge public thanks to Steve "Horsenburger" Horsley, and my wife-to-be Sanya for being there through the entirety of Found Footage. They're the real unsung heroes of the show - and Sanya does a lot of meat-and-potatoes work that she doesn't get enough credit for, which frees me up to work on Digi, while also juggling the day job.
Next year, starting January 1st, will be Digi's 25th anniversary. Starting on January 1st we'll have a week of brand new "classic" Digitiser - and if you want to feature on the letters page, please send your (brief - teletext pages have limited space) anniversary/retrogaming-themed emails to firstname.lastname@example.org