Sorry for the lack of responses. Like Kelsey, I spent a good portion of the weekend overwhelmed with the idea that people were spending their hard-earned dough on something that we were creating. I haven't had that kind of visceral feedback before (we'll ignore this post) and I'm really not sure how to handle it, other than saying thank you to all of you who backed, those who shared it with their friends, and for everyone who comes here every day to read the verbal diarrhea I spew forth on a (almost) daily basis.
I've wanted to write since I was a kid, and everyone at this site--whether you signed up for the Patreon or not--is keeping that dream alive. I cannot thank all of you enough. I can, however, get you all those badges and make sure I switch the damn 1st and 2nd Lieutenant thing. (My dad and grandpa would be so pissed at me...)
I'll also see what other cool stuff we can do in the forums. There are so many options and things we can do with Discourse, that Kelsey and I haven't even really delved into them yet.