Sunday, May 18, 2014

TribeTwelve: Four Years Later

As my journey creating TribeTwelve reaches it's fourth year, I'd like to take this time to say a few things to mark this production milestone. Within that time, I've accumulated many talented fans and wonderful friends that I'm not sure where I'd be without. You guys have supported me for so long, you feel more like family than strangers I've connected with online. After finding a 4chan thread discussing Marble Hornet's newly posted Entry #7, I became infatuated and planned an experimental video YouTube account of my own to test my videography abilities and have fun creating something spooky. When viewers began to pour in, I took the reigns and started putting serious effort into making it a unique series and 42,000+ subscribers later, I feel like I've done a decent job captivating independent horror fans in the wake of the POV boom. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with these fantastic people and have my work considered canon by an entire fandom of people. Helping to form the foundation of the Slenderverse has been a real trip. From the amazing fanart, fanbase community, and convention shenanigans to the heartwarming messages I get from viewers explaining how my videos have helped them and friends through adverse times, I'm extremely humbled to entertain and grow with you guys these past few years. I'd like to thank The crews of EverymanHYBRID, DarkHarvest, The Andersen Journals, and WhisperedFaith for crossing over and helping each other out along the way; the Marble Hornets crew for inspiring all of us; and the communities that keep our verse alive: Unfiction and the other forums, Tumblr and HornetCon, and the Facebook groups.

Now for a small update:
Since my previous two crossover videos, I've been terribly busy and forced to put the series on hold to focus on graduating college. Since I've just graduated, I've begun resuming work on the next chapter(s) of the series. It will include written portions that I've been working on for quite some time. I still see a ways to go ahead, I have a lot planned for the coming months and I hope you all enjoy where I lead you, blindfolded, through the deep woods of a foreign country.

Thanks for watching for the past 4 years, I love you all.

Stay tuned,
~ Adam