Maru is creating stories, and spinning tales.
1
patron
$1
per month
WHO AM I?
Hi! Call me Maru! ^0^

The short of it is that I'm a Malaysian-based degree student with a love of storytelling. Most of my works have featured some degree of comedy, tangled with existentialism, and all decorated in flowery language. 

The long of it is that I'm the 20-something Sophie, who is better known as Maru. Maru used to be an 'alter-ego' of sorts, but after being more open about my hobbies (writing, illustration, etc.), the two personas started to merge into some strange fusion of the multiple facets of my personality. 

My talent for writing came from fanfiction, and scantilations of shoujo manga during my youth. It's become something so much more, and so much bigger from then on. I'm excited to see where my skills and creativity will take me from here, as it's come so far from that point in the past. 

WHAT IS THIS?
This Patreon account was originally created to showcase all of my work, but I decided I was going to use it to focus specifically on my writing, and anything involving it! It also serves as a neat log of my work, and the process behind it. 

PREVIOUS WORKS (AS A WRITER):
  • Purple Lipstick Designer Club (under VANIMARU PROJECT)
  • Spectrum: It's Life in Colour (under VANIMARU PROJECT)
  • Gods Among Men (under SHA-PEN)
  • Red Beans
  • SUPPORTING_ROLE

(You can find more of my other work - voice over, acting, audio mixing, illustration, design, on my homepage.)

WHY SUPPORT ME?
To boost my self-esteem, and keep the creativity coming (ie. giving me money). 

But no, really. I just really like sharing my work with others, and hope to make them laugh or something. Some of the most fun I've ever had had come from writing a particularly angsty plot twist for a roleplay group I was involved in back in the day, and watching the chatroom collectively scream at it all. I felt incredibly powerful, and it was fantastic. 

WHAT DO I GET?
I tried to make more than one tier, but I honestly... didn't know what else to put as a reward. 

The patron-only posts will all be progress stuff, thought processes, and audio logs in relation to my work. I've often been asked how I'd come to the conclusion of something, or how I was inspired to write something, or how I was able to produce something like that - it seems like these are some secrets that are worth something, true? 

CAN I SUPPORT YOU ALTERNATIVELY?
Not into Patreon? I've got a ko-fi, too! 
If there's anything else, please don't hesitate to email me at allhailthemaru[at]gmail[dot]com. 

And that about sums it up, I guess!
Please consider supporting me by reading and sharing my works - and if you're interested in keeping them going, consider supporting me financially if you're able!

Stay chill, and make something cool!
xoxo maru
Tiers
Harimaru Cubs
$1 or more per month 1 patron
What You'll Get:
- Access to Patron-only Posts!

- My love. So much of it.

Goals
$1 of $30 per month
$30 USD, coupled with my own funds, would be enough for me to commission at least one of my artist friends to do some artwork for upcoming projects. This would help me, and it would help them. Thus, your help would be greatly appreciated!! ^0^
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WHO AM I?
Hi! Call me Maru! ^0^

The short of it is that I'm a Malaysian-based degree student with a love of storytelling. Most of my works have featured some degree of comedy, tangled with existentialism, and all decorated in flowery language. 

The long of it is that I'm the 20-something Sophie, who is better known as Maru. Maru used to be an 'alter-ego' of sorts, but after being more open about my hobbies (writing, illustration, etc.), the two personas started to merge into some strange fusion of the multiple facets of my personality. 

My talent for writing came from fanfiction, and scantilations of shoujo manga during my youth. It's become something so much more, and so much bigger from then on. I'm excited to see where my skills and creativity will take me from here, as it's come so far from that point in the past. 

WHAT IS THIS?
This Patreon account was originally created to showcase all of my work, but I decided I was going to use it to focus specifically on my writing, and anything involving it! It also serves as a neat log of my work, and the process behind it. 

PREVIOUS WORKS (AS A WRITER):
  • Purple Lipstick Designer Club (under VANIMARU PROJECT)
  • Spectrum: It's Life in Colour (under VANIMARU PROJECT)
  • Gods Among Men (under SHA-PEN)
  • Red Beans
  • SUPPORTING_ROLE

(You can find more of my other work - voice over, acting, audio mixing, illustration, design, on my homepage.)

WHY SUPPORT ME?
To boost my self-esteem, and keep the creativity coming (ie. giving me money). 

But no, really. I just really like sharing my work with others, and hope to make them laugh or something. Some of the most fun I've ever had had come from writing a particularly angsty plot twist for a roleplay group I was involved in back in the day, and watching the chatroom collectively scream at it all. I felt incredibly powerful, and it was fantastic. 

WHAT DO I GET?
I tried to make more than one tier, but I honestly... didn't know what else to put as a reward. 

The patron-only posts will all be progress stuff, thought processes, and audio logs in relation to my work. I've often been asked how I'd come to the conclusion of something, or how I was inspired to write something, or how I was able to produce something like that - it seems like these are some secrets that are worth something, true? 

CAN I SUPPORT YOU ALTERNATIVELY?
Not into Patreon? I've got a ko-fi, too! 
If there's anything else, please don't hesitate to email me at allhailthemaru[at]gmail[dot]com. 

And that about sums it up, I guess!
Please consider supporting me by reading and sharing my works - and if you're interested in keeping them going, consider supporting me financially if you're able!

Stay chill, and make something cool!
xoxo maru

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Tiers
Harimaru Cubs
$1 or more per month 1 patron
What You'll Get:
- Access to Patron-only Posts!

- My love. So much of it.