Hi, everyone! It’s that time again! Weekly updates delivered every Saturday! Actually on Saturday!
Firstly, a quick question: If I were to convert the old Rambles into mp3s for anyone who finds those easier to listen to/more accessible for their needs, which ones would you be most interested in and would you like me to start with? It’s little trouble to make two options available for people who prefer having them listenable as proper podcasts at the start, but with the older ones I’d like to know if there are any you’d like me to tackle first since those are a little bit more work.
Secondly, I strongly urge you all to check out this Twitter thread explaining some of the changes that Patreon is planning to make obligatory for all patrons and creators by October 5th. I still don’t quite understand exactly what this means for any of us, though. I think our pledges will change because they want patrons to pledge in your own currency if you’re from the EU or the UK? Oh, actually, let me make this a question to: since this change is currently still opt-in, would people want me to enable it so you can see what happens to your pledge as a result? (Note that I think it unlikely I’ll be able to opt back out if it’s detrimental to people, but I wanted to at least offer this as an option.)
Thirdly, I’ve crossposted those of the ace lit essays that were and should be public to Medium, so hopefully they’ll be a little easier to access there. You can find them all here, but honestly they’re all reposts of older essays right now. I’m looking forward to getting to share new ones. 😀
Hahahahahahaha. It is too hot to get anything done.
- 0/10,000 words
- ???% Actually stay on top of things
- 11/12 books
This Week’s Fiction Wordcount: 0
This Week’s Non-Fiction Wordcount: 0
Life And Other Such Important Matters
I am exceptionally tired of 2020. I swear it has a personal vendetta against everyone. In my case, August was off to a fabulous start. And then I apparently smashed my toe into a stool so badly it is possible my toe is broken. And, sadly, it’s one of those toes they can do literally nothing about beyond confirming whether or not it’s broken. And then the expected heat wave struck, which okay fine, I anticipated that. I did not anticipate the part where apparently heat waves above around 33 degrees Celcius (that’s, um, 91.4F?) give me a (mild) heat rash no matter what I do.
Thankfully the only thing standing in my way of getting things done is the fact that my computer is in a heat trap room and everything else is just an annoyance and a reason for me to indulge in whinging. That also means, though, that I haven’t been able to record the roll for books for August. Boo! I do have one, though, and aim to do a ramble about my TBR choices and the selected books etc when it is not going to raise the room temperature into unbearable-even-with-a-fan. Thanks, global warming!
Outside of this, though, I’m doing all right emotionally and all, so that’s good. DemiPrincess2 is, I think, finally back on some form of track, so I’m still hopeful I can finish that draft this year. I didn’t think it’d annoy me so much not to have any truly new fiction beyond the Patreon shorts out this year, but here we are. That also means that once I have a bit more buffer, the WIP posts will resume their sporadic appearances!
Stand-out Positive Moment
This may be a bit of an odd one, but this Twitter thread explaining changes that Patreon is going to make for its international customer base (assuming that by ‘international’ one means ‘US, UK and EU only’). This thread is a very good break-down of the changes Patreon’s been working on since February. Personally I’m still strongly in favour of letting patrons pay in the currency of their choice, but apparently that’s just me. Regardless, this thread goes into detail into what the changes mean for creators and patrons in a way that makes sense and explains where Patreon’s numbers come from in a way that’s also clear to those of us who are mathematically challenged, like me.
So now it all makes somewhat more sense at last!
This Week on Patreon
All the Patreon posts from the past week, collected in neat and tidy lists, divided by tier.
- August Newsletter (Week 31)
- Guest Interview: Vincent Scott on The Hereafter Bytes (non-Patreon link)
- Lynn rambles about… My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
- Let’s Play Tomb Raider (2013) #5
- Discussing “Asexuality and Its Discontents: Making the ‘Invisible Orientation’ Visible in Comics” by Nicholas E. Miller
- Lynn rambles about… Loveless by Alice Oseman
How about you? What have you been up to lately? Has anything awesome happened?