I thought I would take a little time to provide everyone with an update of the status of MartyrBondage.com, and my overall status as an artist and a person. I’ll try to keep it as short and sweet as I can.
Firstly, let me say thank you so much to many of you for the personal emails, messages and DA notes and for your compassion and encouragement throughout this whole thing. I wouldn’t be lying when I say that some of them made me tear up a little bit. I feel truly fortunate and extremely grateful to have such a devoted and loyal fan base. You guys are the greatest! I still have to personally reply to pretty much everyone who sent me something. So don’t think your messages have gone unnoticed or unappreciated. I just need to find the time to do so. But thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Next, I have been talking to an internet friend, who has his own bondage website, about setting up a server to host my content. Linked with that, I would need a credit card processor to handle payments, so I have been in talks with CCBill, likely the world’s largest credit card processor of adult sites. Some of you are probably familiar with them if you’ve purchased memberships with sites like BondageCafe.com, ChrissyMarie.com, ShinyBound.com and hundreds, if not thousands more. That is a bit of a slow process it seems because there is a lot of back and forth and trying to resolve tiny details. And now that my PayPal account is completely frozen, I need to find another means of sending funds to my internet friend for his work and maintenance with the server. So that is pretty much a large train chugging slowly uphill.
On a bit of a brighter note, I am currently in talks with SubscribeStar about using their service again (the service I used prior to launching MB.com). I asked them about changing their interface a little bit to provide a ‘gallery’ format, as opposed to the ‘continuous scrolling’ that they currently use and that I despise. To my surprise, SubscribeStar seems to be open to the idea and asked me for some screenshots of what that should look like. So, I have sent them some and am just waiting to hear back. My old SubscribeStar account and posts have been restored, but it hasn’t been updated in over 3 years. So there is a lot to catch up on. I will let everyone know how I proceed forward with that.
On a bit of a more positive note in terms of MB.com, I have also been talking with a different payment processor that handles adult content such as mine and who works with MB’s current webhost. So I could just pick up where I left off *fingers crossed*. That is just more ‘waiting to hear back’ kind of thing at this point. They seem to be a little more ‘official’ so to speak, so there appears to be a bit more ‘paperwork’ of sorts. I am just waiting to hear back from them as well.
Lastly, and most importantly, it goes without saying that the recent events that have unfolded on MartyrBondage.com have been nothing less than frustrating for both myself and you the fans and patrons. I would never do anything to take advantage of my supporters' trust or commitment to my site. Over the last few years, I have worked very hard outside of my career, family life and general free time to make this site portray the overall feel of Martyr Bondage and my artwork. I am beyond disheartened and disgraced at how things happened with PayPal. On the absolute worst possible day that it could have. Therefore, I have decided that there is only one thing that I can do at this time to try to make it up to everyone.
If you had a valid membership at any point during the months of July or August of 2022, I have decided to completely refund your membership fee(s). Also, I have found a way that I can enable access without PayPal payments. I will provide every member from the months of July and August that I have refunded with 100% free access to MartyrBondage.com for the REMAINDER of the YEAR! That’s right. Those of you who were members in July and/or August will have their membership fees refunded and will retain FREE access to MartyrBondage.com for the rest of 2022! I feel that this is the only thing that I can do to try to make things right. I hope this helps restore some of the faith that I am completely willing to do whatever I can to show my appreciation for everyone who has stuck by me throughout this terribly frustrating and difficult time for me.
Now with that being said, this is going to be a time consuming process. The way I can identify members through MB is with their usernames. With PayPal (to verify July/August payments went through and refund payments), it’s email addresses. So I will need to basically make a checklist and do each step one member at a time. So it’s going to take some time. So I just ask for everyone’s patience with this, but I will get to everyone as soon as I possibly can. I will send out another update when I believe I have gotten through everyone. So if at that time, you still don’t have access, you can message me and I will get it straightened out for you.
I will continue to post new images to MB while everyone has free access, but with a lot of the things going on in my life, the text and stories will likely suffer a bit. Some images may not have any text at all, some might have just a little, and maybe some of the images that I believe are a little better quality will probably have a typical Martyr story associated with it.
Like I said, I hope this patches things up and shows my genuine appreciation for the loyalty and empathy that you have shown for me in this difficult period of my life. This site and my supporters mean the world to me, so I hope you all continue to enjoy my work and the images and stories that I create.
Thank you all,