Josh Loomis is creating words telling stories, fables, and the truth.
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Hi. My name is Josh, and I'm a writer. Most of my work is up on this blog: Blue Ink Alchemy.

For years, I've been making attempts at making a bigger impact as a writer. I've had some success - an article on the Escapist Magazine, some features for the blog Geekadelphia, and a small novella, Cold Iron. I've also written several reviews of games and films, and for a couple years I produced a series called IT CAME FROM NETFLIX! in which I both wrote and recorded reviews of older films. Unfortunately, I've had neither the time nor the focus to develop a lot of the ideas I have.

It's time to change that.

I'd like to use my imagination and skills with language to entertain others; my goal is, and has always been, to provide folks with a means to escape into new worlds or look at things in a new light. My blog's been an initiative in that regard, and Patreon's a way to step up those efforts.

Every Monday, I'm going to be bringing you a new story, which will fall into one of three categories:

1. Serial: These are ongoing stories, with new episodes as frequently as I can produce them. Some completely original, and some based on an existing IP, which may or may not be suggested by one of you fine folks.
2. One-shot: Standalone tales that put issues and themes into an allegorical context. I may be writing a story about spaceships or a historical drama starring Kaiser Wilhelm, but the true meaning will be something relevant to how we're living today.
3. Prompted: I keep my eyes open for prompts that inspire or challenge me, and some of them may come from people like YOU! Give me something juicy.

I may also produce the occasional vlog, livestream in which I discuss storytelling techniques or nuances while playing games, and other works. I'll also be posting all sorts of things on Blue Ink Alchemy that aren't fiction, from commentary on our current state of affairs to discussions of coding technology, game design, or what's going on in my head related to my bipolar disorder, PTSD, and journey through this life.

Any contribution you're comfortable with making supports me in the following ways:
  • Maintain connections, services, and software required for Blue Ink Alchemy and related media projects.
  • Purchase tickets, games, and Netflix subscriptions to provide media for inspiration.
  • Help with the cost of travel.
  • Keep the lights on, the roof secure from leaks, and local transportation taking me from point A to point B.
  • Oh, yeah, and food. I'm going to need food.
No matter what you contribute, you'll get yourself the following from Yours Truly:
  • Access to a bi-weekly Patron-only newsletter from Blue Ink Alchemy with exclusive content.
  • Earnest, unending gratitude.
  • Lead turned into gold!*
*No actual lead will be involved due to the danger of poisoning.

Please note that, for any of the rewards below, I'll need your email address. It will only be used for communication and will not be sold.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
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A personalized email, from me to you, expressing my gratitude, and your name or handle listed among Blue Ink Alchemy's patrons. Doing this stuff isn't always easy, especially if I'm working around a busy schedule, travel, or emergencies. If I manage to do a blog post every Friday, and a vlog every Wednesday, $1 US a month is a mere 0.125 cents to keep the content coming. That's not a big ask, right? I hope not.
Pledge $5 or more per month
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YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS. Or at least spoken aloud. You'll be thanked by name or handle in a vlog or podcast. Provided you're comfortable with that, of course! If you'd prefer a different reward, we can work something out. That's what the personalized email is for - correspondence!
Pledge $10 or more per month
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A handwritten letter of thanks, mailed to the address of your choice. Plus the email, listing, and shoutout. Why don't people write more letters? It's time consuming, sure, and hand cramps are a thing, but it's so nice to know someone took the time to put their thoughts to paper with their hands and ink, rather than just banging a keyboard. Anyway. That's what this level features.
Pledge $20 or more per month
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The email, letter, listing, and shoutout are yours. On top of that, I will add a banner with your name or handle added to the slideshow on Blue Ink Alchemy's front page. This can link to your website, Patreon page, YouTube channel, or some other corner of the Internet (within reason, as defined by me).
Pledge $25 or more per month
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In addition to everything else, you get DIRECTLY involved with something I do. This can be inclusion in a live gaming stream. I may name the captain of a (doomed) ship after you. You may get a match in Hearthstone played in your honor. You might even be part of a Skype call during the game, if you're comfortable with that. Alternatively, you can be a part of a board-game let's play, with your name or handle being attached to a Meeple or NPC or minion. Finally, you can give me a subject to cover in a vlog. Anything within reason (again, as defined by Yours Truly). You have OPTIONS at this level, is what I'm saying.
Pledge $50 or more per month
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In addition to everything else.... Okay. Wow. Thank you.

Give me a fiction prompt. That's right - I'll write a story just for you. When it's finished, you can choose to keep it private, let other Patrons read it, or have it posted publicly on Blue Ink Alchemy.

For $10 more the story will be written by hand. It won't be too long, and I can't say how quickly you'll get it, but it'll be yours, and yours alone.
Goals
$0 of $25 per month
If I'm going to podcast and stream, I'm going to do it right. Podbean.com will allow me to make it easy for everyone to plug into the Innercom Chatter podcast, and Turbo level of Twitch (if not more?) will increase my visibility when I get myself on there. I'd really appreciate this!
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Hi. My name is Josh, and I'm a writer. Most of my work is up on this blog: Blue Ink Alchemy.

For years, I've been making attempts at making a bigger impact as a writer. I've had some success - an article on the Escapist Magazine, some features for the blog Geekadelphia, and a small novella, Cold Iron. I've also written several reviews of games and films, and for a couple years I produced a series called IT CAME FROM NETFLIX! in which I both wrote and recorded reviews of older films. Unfortunately, I've had neither the time nor the focus to develop a lot of the ideas I have.

It's time to change that.

I'd like to use my imagination and skills with language to entertain others; my goal is, and has always been, to provide folks with a means to escape into new worlds or look at things in a new light. My blog's been an initiative in that regard, and Patreon's a way to step up those efforts.

Every Monday, I'm going to be bringing you a new story, which will fall into one of three categories:

1. Serial: These are ongoing stories, with new episodes as frequently as I can produce them. Some completely original, and some based on an existing IP, which may or may not be suggested by one of you fine folks.
2. One-shot: Standalone tales that put issues and themes into an allegorical context. I may be writing a story about spaceships or a historical drama starring Kaiser Wilhelm, but the true meaning will be something relevant to how we're living today.
3. Prompted: I keep my eyes open for prompts that inspire or challenge me, and some of them may come from people like YOU! Give me something juicy.

I may also produce the occasional vlog, livestream in which I discuss storytelling techniques or nuances while playing games, and other works. I'll also be posting all sorts of things on Blue Ink Alchemy that aren't fiction, from commentary on our current state of affairs to discussions of coding technology, game design, or what's going on in my head related to my bipolar disorder, PTSD, and journey through this life.

Any contribution you're comfortable with making supports me in the following ways:
  • Maintain connections, services, and software required for Blue Ink Alchemy and related media projects.
  • Purchase tickets, games, and Netflix subscriptions to provide media for inspiration.
  • Help with the cost of travel.
  • Keep the lights on, the roof secure from leaks, and local transportation taking me from point A to point B.
  • Oh, yeah, and food. I'm going to need food.
No matter what you contribute, you'll get yourself the following from Yours Truly:
  • Access to a bi-weekly Patron-only newsletter from Blue Ink Alchemy with exclusive content.
  • Earnest, unending gratitude.
  • Lead turned into gold!*
*No actual lead will be involved due to the danger of poisoning.

Please note that, for any of the rewards below, I'll need your email address. It will only be used for communication and will not be sold.

Recent posts by Josh Loomis

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
A personalized email, from me to you, expressing my gratitude, and your name or handle listed among Blue Ink Alchemy's patrons. Doing this stuff isn't always easy, especially if I'm working around a busy schedule, travel, or emergencies. If I manage to do a blog post every Friday, and a vlog every Wednesday, $1 US a month is a mere 0.125 cents to keep the content coming. That's not a big ask, right? I hope not.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS. Or at least spoken aloud. You'll be thanked by name or handle in a vlog or podcast. Provided you're comfortable with that, of course! If you'd prefer a different reward, we can work something out. That's what the personalized email is for - correspondence!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
A handwritten letter of thanks, mailed to the address of your choice. Plus the email, listing, and shoutout. Why don't people write more letters? It's time consuming, sure, and hand cramps are a thing, but it's so nice to know someone took the time to put their thoughts to paper with their hands and ink, rather than just banging a keyboard. Anyway. That's what this level features.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
The email, letter, listing, and shoutout are yours. On top of that, I will add a banner with your name or handle added to the slideshow on Blue Ink Alchemy's front page. This can link to your website, Patreon page, YouTube channel, or some other corner of the Internet (within reason, as defined by me).
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
In addition to everything else, you get DIRECTLY involved with something I do. This can be inclusion in a live gaming stream. I may name the captain of a (doomed) ship after you. You may get a match in Hearthstone played in your honor. You might even be part of a Skype call during the game, if you're comfortable with that. Alternatively, you can be a part of a board-game let's play, with your name or handle being attached to a Meeple or NPC or minion. Finally, you can give me a subject to cover in a vlog. Anything within reason (again, as defined by Yours Truly). You have OPTIONS at this level, is what I'm saying.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
In addition to everything else.... Okay. Wow. Thank you.

Give me a fiction prompt. That's right - I'll write a story just for you. When it's finished, you can choose to keep it private, let other Patrons read it, or have it posted publicly on Blue Ink Alchemy.

For $10 more the story will be written by hand. It won't be too long, and I can't say how quickly you'll get it, but it'll be yours, and yours alone.