May
21
2017
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Patreon microfiction: ‘Permanent Houseguests.’

Permanent Houseguests” is admittedly a low-probability scenario. Unless it’s, I don’t know, simply a species worldview mismatch or something. Then it might make more sense.  Maybe.

Patreon!  Close to a 3K word short story per month!  So tantalizingly close…

May
14
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: ‘Ignorance is Bliss.’

No, I don’t know how the stardrive in “Ignorance Is Bliss” would work.  In fact, I don’t know how ANY stardrive would work.  I don’t have the math — and I don’t know what I would do with it if I had it, either.

May
08
2017
4

My next Patreon RPG Campaign: the New Wave (urban fantasy musical, 1980s).

The New Wave: a magical alternative history of the 1980s. If the idea of playing a campaign where the punks, the new wavers, the gothic rockers, the synth-poppers, the hip-hoppers, the glam metal-heads, and everybody else that you watched on Martha Quinn-era MTV are laying down some arcane beats — and dressing accordingly, just because — then I think that you’ll like this one.  I’m finishing up my current campaign world (the Fermi Resolution) either this month or next month, so it won’t start right away.  Which is good, because I have to go listen to a hell of a lot of music now.

Patreon button below.

May
07
2017
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Patreon microfiction: ‘More for Us!’

More For Us!” asks the question that nobody else would: is it always bad when astral parasites gather to batten on your pain and suffering?  Admittedly, maybe it’s not the most obvious and rewarding question that nobody else has ever asked, but I gotta work with what I got. Besides, microfiction is a nicely flexible field for these sorts of self-contained literary concepts.

May
03
2017
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:brightly: Hi! Do you have a dollar in your pocket that needs spending?

Of course you do! But you don’t want to waste it, either! If only there was a way to spend that dollar in a way that benefited both you, and the world… well, friends, I’m not going to lie to you, and I’m not going to soft-soap you, either: there is a way that helps everyone.

(more…)

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Apr
30
2017
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Patreon Microfiction: “Sentimental Value.”

Sentimental Value” is my paean to the notion that, even in our glorious transhumanist future, we’re probably going to have to deal with the little things in day to day life.  Also, that people who are in glorious transhumanist futures are probably not going to wander around all day breathlessly going “Hey! How about that Singularity, huh?” …OK, wait, some of them probably will.  Somebody always does.

Apr
23
2017
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My Patreon microfiction: ‘Peacework.’

Peacework” could have maybe benefited by a few more words. The pun in the title and the examples used can only be stretched so far to hint at the larger point. Ach, well, this is how I learn.

Apr
22
2017
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Three (Four) Patreon accounts you should subscribe to.

I don’t subscribe to all that many, myself. But I do subscribe to some; and I’d thought that I’d give three (four) Patreons that I’d suggest that you try, and why you should sign up for them.  Even if it’s at the buck level.

  • Freefall (Science Fiction Webcomic, Mark Stanley).  Freefall is one of the best SF comics out there, only you’ll take a bit to realize it because the heroes are a genetically uplifted anthropomorphic wolf, an alien squid monster stuffed into a spacesuit, and a roly-poly robot.  But it’s consistently good, and currently grappling with the highly complex ethical problem of how to deal with artificially-created intelligence. Worth a buck.
  • Meg Syv & Yoko Weaver (Fantasy Webcomic) These two do Daughter of the Lilies, which is a lovely webcomic that half of you already read, and the rest should start. And it’s also absolutely worth a buck a month.
  • Eric A Burns (Geek Author, Artist). Eric is an old friend of mine, and a peer of mine, artistically speaking.  I don’t offer that compliment lightly; as you may have noticed, I do not exactly lack a healthy sense of self-esteem.  I also find it absurd that he’s getting less out of Patreon than I am, so check his stuff out. A buck per collection of stuff (probably mostly superhero related); I’m personally looking forward to the next one.

Moe Lane

PS: What?  Geez.  The fourth Patreon would be ME, of course.  Surely that was obvious?

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Apr
17
2017
2

My Patreon microfiction: ‘Legacy.’

I was the one who wrote ‘Legacy,’ and I still don’t know whether this was a reward, or a subtle punishment. I flip-flop on it from sentence to sentence, honestly. How much does anybody really want to know about just how he’ll be seen?

Apr
09
2017
1

Patreon microfiction: ‘Coileain Chumhacht.’

I knew once what the larger point of “Coileain Chumhacht” was, but it eludes me. I’m pretty sure that it had something to do with a Something Positive cartoon, though.  I think.

Apr
03
2017
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Got those post-April Fool’s Day Blues? Try my Patreon!

It’s got all the foolishness that a discerning Patron – a Patron like you – could want. A mere dollar a month gives you access to it all: stories, gaming material, the occasional poem.  It’s a bargain! Truly, I am foolish myself to give this all away so cheaply.  Sign up now!

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Apr
02
2017
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Patreon microfiction: “Emergency Repairs.”

Emergency Repairs” is… well, it’s a little goofy. But not zany or chipper. And it avoids gonzo because it’s a little too linear.

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