Category: Site Updates


May 16, 2024
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Cristina

Dope Die MF Die GIFs, Site Updates and more!

Today’s update sees some shiny new bells and whistles on edseldopefan.org, some additions to the Graphic Archive (Dope Die MF Die Reunion gifs) and a new series hitting EDF.org’s social media. Let’s not waste any time and hop right into it.

dope die mf die

  • As you might be able to tell, we have polished up our look even more lately. I’m really happy for you to see it. I do all the graphics and site design myself, and hopefully my skills do Edsel justice.
  • EDF Photo also got a new-ish look. The site experience should now aesthetically be more cohesive throughout, which is my goal.

Graphic Archive Updates:

  • Five GIFs from the Now or Never video added. Though Lovesong unseated it from the top spot in my favourite Dope videos, it’s still sitting pretty at a solid second. As with all the GIFs I create, I do not show previews here like I do other graphics. (I too hate fansites that have a ton of gifs that need to load and make everything hella slow.) Simply head directly to the page here.
  • Two GIFs from the from the Die MF Die Reunion promo added.
  • I am working on more graphics content, since I know that’s a popular aspect of this fansite. Please note: all my graphics are free and always will be. The only thing I ask in return is not using them as the basis of your own work. And maybe a link back too, if you use and like them!

How It Starts

  • I know I don’t really talk about edseldopefan.org’s social media presence a lot on this site. There’s a reason for that. I want you to follow and sub to Edsel’s social media, not mine. It really is one of the best ways to support him and his music, so go do that now if you haven’t yet. Go on. I’ll wait.
  • Back? Good. I make short form content about Edsel once a week on our social media. Our Tiktok and Instagram will be hosting a new series to that end, How it Starts. Part music challenge, part hype for a supremely underrated band, it will look at Dope (and Edsel’s music as a whole) in a fresh new way.
  • I hope you join us for the series! On Tiktok and Insta, we are @edseldopefanorg. I will also be posting it here in case you don’t have either platform.


May 7, 2024
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Cristina

Dope Essentials Playlist, updates + more!

Got a bit of an assorted update for you today. We’re righting a minor wrong and making our own Dope Essentials playlist, shining the spotlight on some updated pages on EDF.org and so much more! Let’s get right into it.

dope essentials playlist

  • Dope Essentials Playlist: What would a Dope Essentials playlist look like as curated by edseldopefan.org? We’ve answered that question right here and right now! Obviously, I got this idea from Apple Essentials so the concept isn’t unique. That being said, we’re putting together a Dope Essentials playlist for a reason: Apple Essentials doesn’t have one. And when Dope is overlooked, we’re here to correct that minor wrong! I have to say, our picks are pretty rad, so I do hope you give them a listen. If you’d like to see our suggested Essentials picks, you can view them right here on EDF.org’s Youtube. While you’re there: be sure to sub to @dopetheband on Youtube with notifications ON so you never miss a video. Our Essentials playlist is also featured on Edsel’s revamped biography page. Speaking of…
  • Edsel Biography Revamped: This has been on my to-do for awhile, and now I’m ready to share the revamped Edsel biography page. You can view it right here. Along with the Dope Essentials playlist, I’ve added a profile on Ecco Studios. Here at EDF.org, we do focus on Edsel’s entire career (not just his work with Dope). A lot of fans might not be aware of his work with Ecco Studios – but even if you are, I hope you enjoy reading this profile.

But wait… there’s more!

  • Graphic Archive Updated: I’ve added gifs from Dope’s video for Hold On to the GIFs section. Since I don’t hate your internet connection, I do not place previews here on the updates page. Head on over directly with the link provided. GIFs are also bundled so that they display one at a time. Simply flip through and download whichever ones you fancy!

That’s about it for today. Hope you enjoy today’s updates – let’s leave you with my little thank you for us being together for one year to support Edsel. <3 Looking forward to many more to come.

@edseldopefanorg

edseldopefan.org is proud to be celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary! Since May 4th, 2023, we have been your number one fan run resource for rock icon Edsel Dope! None of this would be possible without you, our visitors. Thank you so much, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. ❤️ – Cristina #dope #dopeband #dopetheband #edseldope #dopearmy #metal #music #rediscover #trending #fypage #musica

♬ Blood Money – Dope


Apr 30, 2024
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Cristina

edseldopefan.org One Year Anniversary and more!

Just wanted to pop on to acknowledge edseldopefan.org is celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary on May 4th! That’s right, this May 4th, we’ll have been bringing Edsel’s devoted fans only the best for a full year. All this and more in our Site Update!

edseldopefan one year anniversary

Upcoming: edseldopefan.org One Year Anniversary!

  • This May 4th, the Force is certainly with us as we celebrate EDF.org’s one year anniversary! Hard to believe we’ve been open a full year, seems like only yesterday I opened the site’s doors.
  • When I opened this site, one of my goals was to make the kind of fansite I as a fan would want to visit. No BS, no nonsense. A respectful tribute that both promotes and supports Edsel while remaining positive and gossip free.
  • Another was to give back (even in a small way) to a man who has inspired me so much. Edsel has been my creative muse for years. I can only hope to one day be as talented in my chosen fields. Thank you Edsel, for being such a positive force for good in my life.
  • I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. It really is my pleasure to bring Edsel and his fans only the best. Edsel has a very devoted fanbase, and if I’m not giving you everything I’ve got, I’m not doing my job very well.
  • And I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank you: Dope’s loyal fans, Edsel admirers, Drama Club maniacs. This site is absolutely nothing without you.

I don’t want to go too much into the tribute side of things when it’s not even our anniversary yet. On May 4th, we’ll make the occasion properly. You know we celebrate big time here at edseldopefan.org, and this? This is no exception.

New(ish) Layout

  • As any longtime visitor to this site knows, I’m a raging perfectionist. I always see room for improvement. As such, to mark our one year anniversary, please enjoy our new(ish) layout.
  • The layout is a refresh of my original design. There were aspects of the old graphic that just didn’t please my picky eyes anymore. I hope you enjoy the re-do. It comes just in time to celebrate our anniversary!
  • I’ve also added new info pieces to the sidebar. There’s now one that tracks the Evil Disco movie!

Thanks for sticking around to read this Site Update. And be sure to come back and celebrate edseldopefan.org’s one year anniversary with us!



Mar 28, 2024
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Cristina

Small check in

Just checking in with you real quick today to let you know I’m working on a fun project for edseldopefan.org! I’ve been a bit quiet as a result, but I haven’t gone anywhere! I promise. Just been a little busy working on this new addition to the site. I’m hoping to launch it this weekend, and I honestly can’t wait to show you.

I’ll be back with a proper update then, but just wanted to touch base with you to keep you in the loop! I’ll see you this weekend.

xx Cristina



Mar 15, 2024
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Cristina

Gallery update (Dope – Hold On) and more!

We’re getting closer and closer to Edsel’s birthday! And we’re not slowing down even a little bit with the celebrations. We’re starting off strong with the addition of a new gallery (Dope – Hold On) and moving right into updates to the Graphic Archive. Let’s hop right into it!

dope hold on

VIEW PHOTOS | VIEW VIDEO @DOPETHEBAND

  • 54 screencaps added to the gallery for Dope – Hold On. Major oversight on my part for not adding this gallery sooner. I actually really like this video, it portrays Edsel in a bit of a different way than other releases. You know we love our versatile king!

Graphic Archive Updates

  • One new wallpaper added. I’ve been refreshing the Graphic Archive a bit, and what better time to do it really? To view the other wallpapers click here! (This wallpaper will save as full size, should you save it)

Assorted GIFs Added

No previews for this one – just head straight for the galleries. All GIFs are bundled so that they display one at a time. No yeeting your computer out the window due to slow loading times today! To save, simply scroll until you find the one you want. Then press the Download button at the top of the gallery.

In tour news – the Machine Killer Tour returns April 26th as Dope joins the almighty Static-X and Sevendust! Have you gotten your tickets yet?! Click here for info and how to purchase. You do NOT want to miss this tour! This is essentially a dream team, and I can attest this show is absolutely incredible. Don’t think about it – if they’re coming to your town, just go! Honestly, I would have seen this show twenty more times if that was an option.

That’s about it for this update! I hope you’re enjoying these mega updates as much as I am. There’s still a lot of March left, so there’s more to come.



Mar 10, 2024
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Cristina

Edsel Dope Graphics: Whole Lotta Edsel pt. 2

I come bearing a nice update: Edsel Dope graphics! You heard right, it’s Edsel’s birthday month, and YOU get the presents. Hell yeah! I’ve been re-doing the Graphic Archive and putting a lot more goodies in there to celebrate Edsel’s birthday! This is the first of several big updates I have planned to celebrate Edsel this month. Well… we always celebrate Edsel, but you get the point.

Interested in all the Edsel Dope graphics you get with this update? Read on!

20 100×100 Icons

edsel dope graphics
  • 20 100×100 icons have been added. These look great on Discord, forums, wherever you want to show your support for Edsel! Plus, a rock icon for your icon? How meta(l). Yes, I reused that joke. I have no regrets… okay, you can send me to joke jail for that one. Girlbossed too close to the sun.

3 Discord Profile Banners

edsel dope graphics
  • A new addition to the Graphic Archive is Discord profile banners. You do need Nitro to add banners to your Discord profile, but these would probably work just as well as forum signatures too.

4 Gifs Added

  • I added four gifs from the Drama Club “Maniac” video! Since I don’t hate you or your net connection, I’ll direct you to check ’em out here!

On a side note, today marks 14 years since Dope’s iconic album No Regrets was released. What’s your favourite track from this epic album? I have to say mine varies, but lately it’s Scorn. I made a video for EDF’s Tiktok to celebrate the occasion!

@edseldopefanorg

March 10th. 2009 saw the release of Dope’s iconic album No Regrets. Featuring tracks like My Funeral, Addiction, Best for Me, and of course the title track, No Regrets remains an eternal classic. What’s your fave song on the album?#metal #dope #dopetheband #edseldope #dopearmy #dopeband #music #trending

♬ No Regrets – Dope


Mar 7, 2024
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Cristina

edseldopefan.org/EDF Photo new looks!

Just a short acknowledgement of the fact that edseldopefan.org and EDF Photo have new looks! This is a big month for Edsel – it’s his birthday month! And you better believe we’re celebrating by bringing our best for him. He certainly deserves it.

This isn’t the only thing we have up our sleeves to honour Edsel this month – be on the lookout for more surprises all throughout March as we celebrate our idol and muse! I can’t wait to show you what I have planned.

edseldopefan.org

Along with our new look, I’ve been revamping a lot of the site – making it easier to navigate, more concise, and of course more informative. This work is ongoing, and I hope you appreciate all that’s been going on. I’m constantly working on making edseldopefan.org the best it can be for you, Edsel’s amazing fans! As always, you can contact me at any time with questions or suggestions. I love hearing from you!

On a side note – real life caused me to take a short hiatus from EDF.org’s social media. I hated doing that, because social media is one of my passions and I love interacting with fellow fans. EDF.org’s social media is a great creative outlet for me that also brings old fans and new to Edsel’s music. But you know how life be, so I put my priority on updating EDF.org if I wasn’t able to do both. Now that my load has been lightened a bit, I have time to do EDF.org and social media! That being said, I would prefer you follow Dope’s social media rather than mine (links in the sidebar). I’m looking forward to getting back to creating more content for Dope fans! I love anything that brings our community together.

That’s about it for this update, I know it’s a bit rambly and a lot of tldr. I just want you to know I am genuinely glad you’ve come to support Edsel, and I thank you for every visit. Edsel really means a lot to me, and I know he means a lot to all of you as well. I’ve said it before, but it really is my pleasure to bring you only the best. It’s almost a year of edseldopefan.org, and I’m looking forward to everything to come. Take care of yourselves!



Feb 26, 2024
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Cristina

Drama Club video galleries + Graphic Archive Update

Hello there! I’m back with another update. This time, I’m bringing you an update to the Drama Club video galleries, and a small update to the Graphic Archive. Read on to find out what’s new!

drama club video galleries

WATCH VIDEO | VIEW SCREENCAPS (EDF PHOTO)

I’ve added 45 screencaps to the “Maniac” gallery. Drama Club is a new-ish video category on EDF Photo, and I hope it becomes one of your favourites. We don’t only cover Dope here on EDF.org, because we are an Edsel Dope fansite. We cover ALL aspects of Edsel’s career here! I find too few people have seen the video for Maniac – if that sounds like you, you know how to fix that, yeah? I’ve provided the link to the video right above. And while you’re at it, sub to Drama Club’s Youtube channel. Might as well, you’re going there anyway to watch the video!

VIEW VIDEO | VIEW SCREENCAPS (EDF PHOTO)

57 screencaps from They Don’t Need to Understand have been added! This is a remix of a song by Andy Black (aka Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides). Recently, it occurred to me that I’d never heard the original, so I looked it up. If you’re curious as well, you can listen to the original here. Having heard both… I have to say I do prefer the remix by Drama Club. Don’t get me wrong – both are awesome! You put either on and I’m stoked, no question. The Drama Club remix just has that bit of extra edge that I like. I do hope you listen to both though!

Graphic Archive Update

Along with the Drama Club video galleries, I’ve added four gifs of the Maniac video to the Graphic Archive. Since I don’t hate your connection, I’ve bundled my gifs so they load one at a time. Simply choose the download option at the top of the gallery and you’re set!



Feb 22, 2024
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Cristina

Edsel Dope/Dope fanlistings

After a bit of work, I’m happy to announce that the Edsel Dope/Dope fanlistings are now OPEN!

Edsel Dope/Dope fanlistings

Visit Blood Money, the Dope fanlisting

Visit No Regrets, the Edsel Dope fanlisting

If you’re not sure what a fanlisting is, here’s the description from thefanlistings.org:

A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are). They are just a place where you can have your name listed along with other fans of the same subject. TheFanlistings.org is the original (but not only) web directory for fanlistings, dedicated to uniting fans across the globe.

Basically: if you’re a fan of that subject, you join. There is no cost, and it’s a way for you to display your support for the fanlisting’s subject. The idea is that you might find people with similar interests to yours, as thefanlistings.org is an entire network based on sites following this concept. In fact, many people who have websites have small collectives that showcase all the fanlistings they have joined.

EDF.org is excited to be part of The Fanlistings Network. My entire purpose for this site is to bring Edsel’s fans together, so hosting the Edsel Dope/Dope fanlistings is really a perfect fit. You can find this and other fanlistings on their website.

In site news, I’m doing a tidy up of the Graphic Archive. New additions are in the pipeline as well. EDF Photo has also been in the process of a revamp. I’ve cleaned it up a bit so that it is easier to navigate, and it will be getting a new look soon. (As will EDF itself, to commemorate something big that’s happening next month!)



Feb 16, 2024
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Cristina

Edsel Dope Fanlisting: SOON[tm] (Plus Dope’s too)

Hello everybody. I recently found out that fanlistings are a thing. So naturally, when I discovered that they are indeed a thing, I said to myself: well, I know what I must do. I have to have Edsel’s and also Dope’s fanlisting. So I applied for both at the Fanlistings website and got both. Which really was great news… can you imagine edseldopefan.org not having the Edsel Dope fanlisting? That would be cringe. I wanted Dope’s as well because these two go hand in hand.

While I don’t have the full site up, here’s a preview of the Edsel Dope fanlisting to pique your interest. I haven’t started work on Dope’s just yet, but I’ll be sure to pop a preview of that as well in my next update.

edsel dope fanlisting

Now you might be wondering: “Cristina, what exactly is a fanlisting? I’ve never heard of this before.” Here’s the explanation given on the TFL.org website:

  • A fanlisting is simply an online list of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are), they are just a place where you can sign up with other fans.

Basically, if you’re a fan, you join. And as an added bonus, you have the chance to connect with other fans. It’s a great way to bring fans together. These fanlistings are both a natural fit for EDF.org, and I’m very excited to host them. I expect the Edsel Dope fanlisting and the Dope fanlisting to be up within a couple weeks at the latest.

I’m excited to open this fanlisting for you all, and looking forward to you joining. I’ll be back soon with another update as well.