Back on 18 April 2016, I took part in a Twitter Retweet contest to win an autographed photo of the "Scorpion" cast from @scorpion_hq (under my non-XF Twitter account), I simply retweeted a tweet. On the night of the season 2 "Scorpion" finale, I was told that I won the contest! This happened five days after I had announced that (along with several other reasons) I could no longer keep Semper Fi up and running, nor afford to keep paying for my server space and domain name. I got to talking with Kelli (she is the owner and maintainer of the <SCORPION HQ> Twitter account and website), and we got around to discussing Robert Patrick on "The X-Files", within that discussion it came up that I run Semper Fi. Condolences about the loss of the site were made, and a few days later she sent me a message saying that she could host both Semper Fi and "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series on her server for me! I cannot find the words to say how absolutely, positively happily elated I am that I decided "what the heck" and retweeted to try to win the autograph contest. Without having done that, I wouldn't have got to talking to Kelli, and Semper Fi would be gone forever from the internet. It's funny how some things fall into place. If one thing didn't happen, something else never would have. So with complete gratitude and thanks to Kelli and SCORPION HQ, Semper Fi continues on. I'm sure I speak not only for myself, but for fans of John Doggett, the DSR, and visitors of this website, thank you from the bottom of my/our hearts! I appreciate this more than you know.
As some of you may have noticed, in the past year or two, I haven't had much in terms of actual content updates. I have done my best to get this version of Semper Fi as updated as I possibly can. It will be a static (AKA: not updated) website from here on. In the rare occurance of someone submitting a new fanfic, collage, or video, I will update, but as of right now, Semper Fi has all the John Doggett and Doggett/Scully content that I have intended to add to the site.
I still have both the Semper Fi and Fox & Rat Facebook groups where I will continue to archive content from Semper Fi, and any updates that I do for this site, after today, will be announced on the Semper Fi Facebook group only. So please join up if you haven't already. The group is the official discussion forum for this website as well. I hope to see you there!
I have stopped maintaining fanlistings as well, and I want to give a HUGE thank you to Decemberlady for offering to keep the John Doggett, Doggett/Scully, Robert Patrick, XF Season 4, (my sister's fanlisting) The Field Where I Died, and David Duchvony fanlistings running on her website. Please make sure to join the fanlistings if you haven't already! DL, your help in helping me let go of my website fanlistings (and in archiving the fanart from Semper Fi on your site, and giving Semper Fi a memory page) means so much to me. Before I knew I'd be able to keep Semper Fi up online, you helped ease the pain of having to let it go. Thank you so much!
Thank you, Robert Patrick and Gillian Anderson, for doing whatever it was that you did, while working together, to add that little spark between the Doggett and Scully characters in seasons eight and nine of "The X-Files." You two so perfectly portrayed a relationship that had both tension and what us fans like to refer to as UST, unresolved sexual tension. Y'all are to blame for a lot of the fanfic archived on this site! Thank you for that! Haha! (no, seriously, thank you for that) I'm a fan forever!
And to Claudine... I want to dedicate this final version of Semper Fi to you. You've been the first person I've told and discussed anything with regarding Semper Fi these past couple of months (even before my own sister!). You helped me make difficult decisions regarding this website, and... I don't think I could have made those decisions without talking it all out with you first. Thank you so much! I'm forever grateful to have such a great friend like you! I can't wait to meet you in person one day when I get moved over across the pond!