Big news, everyone! Today, February 08, Johnny-Depp.org turns 13 years old.
Happy birthday, Jdorg!
At this point I want to thank many people for helping to make the site what it is today.
1) First of all I would like to thank Martina, the wonderful founder of this website, for creating and building up such an amazing site. You’ve not only created an informational website for Johnny admirers, but you’ve created a place for a whole community to meet and admire that one special person. Thank you for that! And I would like to add that you’ve done a pretty good job at keeping the site up until the day you decided to leave it to me to accede to it.
2) I also want to thank the reason why this site actually exists: Johnny and his work! Thanks for being an actor to admire, for being a role model for so many young people, for always being yourself. You are the reason why we keep updating the website with news and the reason why so many people decide to visit regularly. Make sure to stay how you are and be true to yourself. That’s the way how we love you! And we’ve tried to show this to you for 13 years now by running and managing this website.
3) Of course, the site wouldn’t be what it is nowadays without the people who decide to come back every day and read about the latest Johnny news and updates. We, the people who admire Johnny Depp on this website, have become our own community and I would like to THANK you for participating. I would like to thank those who keep sending in feedback, those who comment and discuss on the articles I upload, those who send in artwork, media or news that are missing on the site. Thank. You. Every single one of you. I’ve been a regular visitor of the site and now I’m the runner. I’m so proud to be a member of this amazing community for such a long time now. To many more years!
So, this post does not contain any news regarding Johnny or his projects! It’: rather about an administrative issue: images of Johnny and Amber in our photo gallery.
I received an e-mail from someone complaining about the fact that I uploaded images of 2015 that show Johnny and Amber together. She called it inappropriate. First of all, I’m thankful for any kind of suggestions and feedback. However, what I don’t like is when people become offensive and rude even if they don’t understand and try to get to the bottom of why someone does certain things.
I uploaded those pictures because they belong to Johnny’s career of the last two years. I’m not going to delete them because he and Amber decided to get divorced. What if this was an Angelina Jolie fan site? Should one delete all pictures showing her and Brad because they do have some issues due to their divorce? I think not!
Not for one second I believed in the rumors that Amber has spread about Johnny and their relationship. I think that if you’re a true fan, that’s definitely what you do. So I never feared she might ever be a jeopardy to his career. She’s been a huge and important part of his life in the recent time and he most probably does not consider it to be bad only. There had been good moments either.
That I uploaded those images does not mean I’m a supporter of their marriage or whatever. It’s merely a “natural” thing to keep fans updated about what he had been up to in the past years. This includes events he attended with Amber. I’m not going to delete any pictures that show Johnny and co-workers he ever had a conflict with either. I’m rather updating the gallery and adding missing pictures.
I’m not going to post rumors or gossip about the divorce case. That’s his privacy. Posting pictures of PUBLIC APPEARANCES that have nothing to do with their relationship status is, in my opinion, a complete different thing. I’m not even completely updated when it comes to their divorce issues. I’d say I don’t really care because a website tells you different things than another. And truth be told, I think it’s their “problem”. Johnny and Amber should be left alone and not be bothered with rumors making their lives any harder than they already are.
Johnny and Amber had not only been wife and husband, but also co-stars. I won’t delete any images of them in movies nor of public appearances. They belong to his career and do not represent any inappropriate material. My aim is to make this site complete! And provide fans with material, information, images of all of Johnny’s projects and years, including 2015, the year he had brought along Amber to many of the events he attended. That’s it!
I’m sorry if you think about it differently.
Dear Johnny admirers,
I’m happy to announce that I’m the new owner of Johnny-Depp.org. There’s not much you need to know about me, but let me introduce myself shortly. My name’s Debby and I’m a student at the age of 21. It’s a pity to tell you that the founder and former owner of this website, Martina, has decided to give up the site and let it be run by someone else. I feel honored to be the one running the site!
However, I’ve made a few changes to the website already, as you may have noticed. I’ve been running fansites for a couple of years now and my way of running and updating those sites is a little different to how Martina used to run JDorg.
First of all, the site didn’t only get a new owner, it also comes with a new look. I’m a huge fan of modern but simple layouts and therefore decided to upload one on JDorg. Please note: since Martina’s former layout was a lot more complex and quite different, a few pages and links might need some improvement and are still under construction, e.g. the tattoos page. I will work on fitting it into the new layout as soon as Martina’s got time to help me.
Another change is the new gallery system. The site now uses Coppermine photo gallery to upload and portray images of Johnny. With the help of Martina, we managed to move all 92,000 images to the new photo gallery of Johnny-Depp.org. Again, there are some improvements to be made. It’s a little chaotic still. Some albums are listed in the wrong categories etc. However, I decided to put the gallery online already so you can browse through the images.
All in all, I’m extremely glad to be able to provide you with the latest Johnny news and media and communicate with as many Johnny admirers as possible. If there are questions or notes, do not hesitate to contact me. I’m happy about any help I get!