RoAnna Sylver is creating Chameleon Moon and Art to Inspire Hope in Dystopia
100

patrons

$229
per Cool Thing

UPCOMING PATREON-EXCLUSIVE CONTENT:



  • I'm doing a new series of nice Art Nouveau-ish digital paintings for Chameleon Moon! (And more books, eventually!)
  • Patrons can vote on who I draw next, pick from possible concept sketches, and get exclusive/early merch access!

SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE for more Patreon-exclusive content, and cool links!

IF YOU'RE AFTER EXCLUSIVE STAKE SAUCE CONTENT, THAT'S OVER HERE!


NOW...

WELCOME, AND THANK YOU.




Hi. I'm RoAnna Sylver. It's truly lovely to see you here. <3  I'm a blogger, author of the Chameleon Moon series - and now Stake Sauce and Death Masqueradedigital artist, singer, actor, geeky video-maker.

I want to use my creativity to help people, especially LGBT, chronically ill/disabled/in pain, neurodivergent/otherwise marginalized people  (LIKE ME!!), feel happy and safe and have a little hope in this increasingly actually dystopian world. 'Cause wow, we need it. I sure do.


We gotta have some hope.
We gotta believe Everything Is Going To Be Okay.
Especially when it hurts.

And that's why I made this Patreon. I need this too. More than I like to ask for.

Because of my chronically crap-tacular health, both mental/emotional and physical/autoimmune disorders, having a 9-to-5 job is pretty freaking impossible. And indie authors generally do not make big money - which is required to survive if you're chronically ill and disabled. So... I'm also pretty scared, all the time.

I know Chameleon Moon has already helped a lot of people, and I want to keep making more - but I need your help to do that.

Have some questions? I have some answers.



"How will my support help you, Sylver?"


  • Very Important MEDS. I take a lot of them, both to not die (seriously), and not be in pain. (Prescription pain meds, antidepressants, anti-seizure, blood circulation helpers, mast cell stabilizers, And More!)
  • Disability/Pain aids - stuff like scoliosis back braces (WANT), compression garments, and therapeutic massage that aren't covered by my insurance. Also, I need a lot of hot showers and electric blankets because my crappy system can't keep me warm.
  • BOOK COSTS. Paying other independent creators and professionals like my amazing editorial, artist and design team. Literally, what you pay here helps me create future art/writing/Chameleon Moon itself.
  • Planning for my future. Eventually actually earning money in the positive instead of costing it. (I'm a millennial, my expectations are in the floor already. But I can dream.)
  • PEACE OF MIND. BREATHING. If I'm not worried/have a safety net in case of emergency (like my mom or myself ending up in the ER, like has happened before and can easily again) - I can write much more easily. Creating is hard when you're too paralyzed with anxiety to move.


"What kinds of things do you make?"


  • Short stories, Chameleon Moon-verse and otherwise. Before anything gets published, you get it first!
  • Character drawings/other art
  • Videos, usually Musical
  • Seriously, tons of stuff, most of which you can request. Check the rewards!

And All. Paid. Content. Is available. To All. Supporters. No matter how much you give. Even $1 will get you everything paid. The $1 patron will see the EXACT same amount of paid content that the $100 patron sees.

The only thing higher tiers pay for are the ability to influence what I make next, like through  commissions/requests. You will never pay for something you don't get to see.




"Okay, how often will you update/charge me?"


A MAXIMUM Of 3 times a month, and probably less. If this is too much for you, Patreon lets you set limits!

(I charge By The Thing because my crappy body/brain often says " hey, you know what, you're lying motionless today!" so, I'll often go months doing nothing - which is why I can't charge by the month here. Not taking your money for doing nothing.)


I'm still overwhelmed with gratitude for the love I've gotten so far. You might remember a picture of me from when I first heard Chameleon Moon was going to be published. All I could do was lie down on the floor and stare at the ceiling. It went a little bit viral and meme-ified.



I'm still there. You know, in my heart.


Thank you for reading. Thank you for being here. Thank you. <3

* * *


SOME COOL LINKS:


PATREON EXCLUSIVES:

  1. 6 Bonus/Deleted Lifeline Signal scenes! And a ton more on the way!
  2. Deleted Scenes, Round 2! (21 Bits!)
  3. An alternate-cover ebook of "Always Be You," an adorable Regan/Rowan one-shot about navigating consent, (a)sexuality and orientation weirdness.
  4. Tons of Inking/Coloring Pages!
  5. MP3 of me reading the Chameleon Moon short story "Un-Dead!" Soon to be an actual Amazon audiobook!
  6. MP3 recording of the free short story "Always Be You!"
  7. MP3 of "Major Arcana," the first Death Masquerade short story!

FIND THE AUTHOR ONLINE:


Tiers
You're Here, And You Rock!
$1 or more per Cool Thing 72 patrons
Access to Exclusive Patrons-Only Feed, and ALL PAID CONTENT!

  • This Includes Any Unreleased, And All Future Never-Before-Read Chameleon Moon Stories! Before new CM content goes up ANYWHERE, you get it first, sometimes months in advance!
  • Free-to-use COLORING SHEETS! These are the sketch/ink layers of a bunch of my art, as Photoshop documents, free for your inking/coloring practice, manips, aesthetics, or anything you want. Seriously, inking/coloring other artists' work helped me learn so much when I was starting out. Also, I just freakin' love coloring, and I want to share the relaxing joy.
  • My eternal gratitude. Seriously. You rock.
Monthly 100-Word Writing Requests!
$2 or more per Cool Thing 8 patrons
All of the above, and...

Once a month, you can request that I write you 100 words (or probably more, when I get going...) in the Chameleon Moon universe, on any subject or characters you love or want to see more of. It's a big, open sandbox. Play in it.

THE RULES:
  • Will write anything you can dream up, even characters who have never interacted but totally should, or an AU, or weird, surreal dadist freeverse poetry you might find feverishly scrawled in an acclaimed experimental exhibit in a modern art museum.
  • Won't write anything harmful/bigoted/stuff you might find feverishly scrawled on the blog of a Trumper. If you're a CM fan, this shouldn't be hard to follow.
Voice Acting - Short Pieces!
$3 or more per Cool Thing 7 patrons
All of the above, and...

$3-and-up patrons get the once-monthly privilege of saying "Sylver, you should read this cool thing! Or even do it in a character voice!" And I'll say, "Okay, I'll give it my best shot!" 

Same rules as writing apply: 

Here's an example:

Goat Mom (Toriel; Undertale) Says You're Going To Be Okay (I Promise <3)



Sonnet 130 (My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun)

  • 'Short' to me means around 2-3 minutes or less, but I'm not going to be super strict here. 
  • Will read/VA stories, poetry, comics, books, fanfiction, just about anything!
  • Won't read/VA bigoted, abusive or otherwise harmful stuff.
  • If you have a 'script,' or tell me what to say, that would be wonderful. If you want me to write something (I mean, I'm a writer), I can do that too, as long as I'm familiar with whoever you're asking me to act.
Monthly Sketch Requests!
$4 or more per Cool Thing 1 patron
All of the above, and...

(With or without 'Fun, Artistic' filters. I'm like a moth to a flame, but perhaps you enjoy your art untouched by my meddling hands. This is also fine.)
Monthly 250-Word Writing Requests!
$5 or more per Cool Thing 8 patrons
All of the above, and...

Once a month, request some writing! More than the first level! Same rules as above apply.

  • A note: none of these, or any other personal commissions will be Charged Posts, but I might post them on my various blogs as cool promo pieces. And heck, I might expand on them for bigger stories or put them in a published anthology (and thank you by name, ofc!), you never know...
Monthly Simple-Color Sketch Request!
$6 or more per Cool Thing 3 patrons
All of the above, and...

Request something like this once a month! A nicer sketch that's a step up from the last one.

Commission A Merch Design!
$7 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above AND...


Have an amazing idea for some actual, real-life Chameleon Moon - or something else I've done? - Stuff? Tell me about it! (Regular rules apply, nothing Nasty/Harmful/Illegal, and I reserve the right to say nope/try again.)

500-Word Writing Requests!
$8 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above, and...

You get to request words. 500 of them. How awesome!

Same deal as always -

  • Almost Anything
  • Except For Really Gross Stuff
  • Rated T For Teen
This has been a haiku.

Name A Person, Place Or Thing!
$10 or more per Cool Thing 1 patron
All of the above, and...

I'll name something after you, or maybe a friend, or your pet, or your friend's pet, in a future published book or story. A character, a street sign... a terrible, mysterious event? ("The old farm was never the same since The Jennifer Incident...")
Design A Story Character!
$20 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above, and...

If you have an amazing idea for a character who'd fit into a story of mine, let me hear it. If you want to see someone from your brain show up in the world that came out of mine - Parole, and its intense but colorful, rebelliously hopeful universe, interacting with the people who live there... tell me about them. I'll find them a scene and something fun for them to do there.

1000-word One-Shot Request, OR full-painted Art Request!
$25 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above, and...

The choice is yours! Once a month, request a 500-word one-shot (which I will do, regardless of voting!) or a fully-colored digital-art piece of one of my characters - or, heck, one of your faves. Look at this Patreon's main description, I love me some fanart.
Let Me Acknowledge You!
$30 or more per Cool Thing 1 patron
All of the above, and...



Your name will be in the acknowledgements of my future published books!
In-depth Q&A... Spoiler-Warning Edition!
$50 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above, and...


You want spoilers?

You got 'em. Proceed at your own risk. <3 What I know, you'll know.

And. Thank. You.
Goals
100 of 120 patrons
I'm always telling other people that everything's going to be okay.
Maybe I can start telling myself this now.
That's the dream. I'm sick, and in pain, and scared, and would love not to be.
4 of 4

UPCOMING PATREON-EXCLUSIVE CONTENT:



  • I'm doing a new series of nice Art Nouveau-ish digital paintings for Chameleon Moon! (And more books, eventually!)
  • Patrons can vote on who I draw next, pick from possible concept sketches, and get exclusive/early merch access!

SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE for more Patreon-exclusive content, and cool links!

IF YOU'RE AFTER EXCLUSIVE STAKE SAUCE CONTENT, THAT'S OVER HERE!


NOW...

WELCOME, AND THANK YOU.




Hi. I'm RoAnna Sylver. It's truly lovely to see you here. <3  I'm a blogger, author of the Chameleon Moon series - and now Stake Sauce and Death Masqueradedigital artist, singer, actor, geeky video-maker.

I want to use my creativity to help people, especially LGBT, chronically ill/disabled/in pain, neurodivergent/otherwise marginalized people  (LIKE ME!!), feel happy and safe and have a little hope in this increasingly actually dystopian world. 'Cause wow, we need it. I sure do.


We gotta have some hope.
We gotta believe Everything Is Going To Be Okay.
Especially when it hurts.

And that's why I made this Patreon. I need this too. More than I like to ask for.

Because of my chronically crap-tacular health, both mental/emotional and physical/autoimmune disorders, having a 9-to-5 job is pretty freaking impossible. And indie authors generally do not make big money - which is required to survive if you're chronically ill and disabled. So... I'm also pretty scared, all the time.

I know Chameleon Moon has already helped a lot of people, and I want to keep making more - but I need your help to do that.

Have some questions? I have some answers.



"How will my support help you, Sylver?"


  • Very Important MEDS. I take a lot of them, both to not die (seriously), and not be in pain. (Prescription pain meds, antidepressants, anti-seizure, blood circulation helpers, mast cell stabilizers, And More!)
  • Disability/Pain aids - stuff like scoliosis back braces (WANT), compression garments, and therapeutic massage that aren't covered by my insurance. Also, I need a lot of hot showers and electric blankets because my crappy system can't keep me warm.
  • BOOK COSTS. Paying other independent creators and professionals like my amazing editorial, artist and design team. Literally, what you pay here helps me create future art/writing/Chameleon Moon itself.
  • Planning for my future. Eventually actually earning money in the positive instead of costing it. (I'm a millennial, my expectations are in the floor already. But I can dream.)
  • PEACE OF MIND. BREATHING. If I'm not worried/have a safety net in case of emergency (like my mom or myself ending up in the ER, like has happened before and can easily again) - I can write much more easily. Creating is hard when you're too paralyzed with anxiety to move.


"What kinds of things do you make?"


  • Short stories, Chameleon Moon-verse and otherwise. Before anything gets published, you get it first!
  • Character drawings/other art
  • Videos, usually Musical
  • Seriously, tons of stuff, most of which you can request. Check the rewards!

And All. Paid. Content. Is available. To All. Supporters. No matter how much you give. Even $1 will get you everything paid. The $1 patron will see the EXACT same amount of paid content that the $100 patron sees.

The only thing higher tiers pay for are the ability to influence what I make next, like through  commissions/requests. You will never pay for something you don't get to see.




"Okay, how often will you update/charge me?"


A MAXIMUM Of 3 times a month, and probably less. If this is too much for you, Patreon lets you set limits!

(I charge By The Thing because my crappy body/brain often says " hey, you know what, you're lying motionless today!" so, I'll often go months doing nothing - which is why I can't charge by the month here. Not taking your money for doing nothing.)


I'm still overwhelmed with gratitude for the love I've gotten so far. You might remember a picture of me from when I first heard Chameleon Moon was going to be published. All I could do was lie down on the floor and stare at the ceiling. It went a little bit viral and meme-ified.



I'm still there. You know, in my heart.


Thank you for reading. Thank you for being here. Thank you. <3

* * *


SOME COOL LINKS:


PATREON EXCLUSIVES:

  1. 6 Bonus/Deleted Lifeline Signal scenes! And a ton more on the way!
  2. Deleted Scenes, Round 2! (21 Bits!)
  3. An alternate-cover ebook of "Always Be You," an adorable Regan/Rowan one-shot about navigating consent, (a)sexuality and orientation weirdness.
  4. Tons of Inking/Coloring Pages!
  5. MP3 of me reading the Chameleon Moon short story "Un-Dead!" Soon to be an actual Amazon audiobook!
  6. MP3 recording of the free short story "Always Be You!"
  7. MP3 of "Major Arcana," the first Death Masquerade short story!

FIND THE AUTHOR ONLINE:


Recent posts by RoAnna Sylver

Tiers
You're Here, And You Rock!
$1 or more per Cool Thing 72 patrons
Access to Exclusive Patrons-Only Feed, and ALL PAID CONTENT!

  • This Includes Any Unreleased, And All Future Never-Before-Read Chameleon Moon Stories! Before new CM content goes up ANYWHERE, you get it first, sometimes months in advance!
  • Free-to-use COLORING SHEETS! These are the sketch/ink layers of a bunch of my art, as Photoshop documents, free for your inking/coloring practice, manips, aesthetics, or anything you want. Seriously, inking/coloring other artists' work helped me learn so much when I was starting out. Also, I just freakin' love coloring, and I want to share the relaxing joy.
  • My eternal gratitude. Seriously. You rock.
Monthly 100-Word Writing Requests!
$2 or more per Cool Thing 8 patrons
All of the above, and...

Once a month, you can request that I write you 100 words (or probably more, when I get going...) in the Chameleon Moon universe, on any subject or characters you love or want to see more of. It's a big, open sandbox. Play in it.

THE RULES:
  • Will write anything you can dream up, even characters who have never interacted but totally should, or an AU, or weird, surreal dadist freeverse poetry you might find feverishly scrawled in an acclaimed experimental exhibit in a modern art museum.
  • Won't write anything harmful/bigoted/stuff you might find feverishly scrawled on the blog of a Trumper. If you're a CM fan, this shouldn't be hard to follow.
Voice Acting - Short Pieces!
$3 or more per Cool Thing 7 patrons
All of the above, and...

$3-and-up patrons get the once-monthly privilege of saying "Sylver, you should read this cool thing! Or even do it in a character voice!" And I'll say, "Okay, I'll give it my best shot!" 

Same rules as writing apply: 

Here's an example:

Goat Mom (Toriel; Undertale) Says You're Going To Be Okay (I Promise <3)



Sonnet 130 (My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun)

  • 'Short' to me means around 2-3 minutes or less, but I'm not going to be super strict here. 
  • Will read/VA stories, poetry, comics, books, fanfiction, just about anything!
  • Won't read/VA bigoted, abusive or otherwise harmful stuff.
  • If you have a 'script,' or tell me what to say, that would be wonderful. If you want me to write something (I mean, I'm a writer), I can do that too, as long as I'm familiar with whoever you're asking me to act.
Monthly Sketch Requests!
$4 or more per Cool Thing 1 patron
All of the above, and...

(With or without 'Fun, Artistic' filters. I'm like a moth to a flame, but perhaps you enjoy your art untouched by my meddling hands. This is also fine.)
Monthly 250-Word Writing Requests!
$5 or more per Cool Thing 8 patrons
All of the above, and...

Once a month, request some writing! More than the first level! Same rules as above apply.

  • A note: none of these, or any other personal commissions will be Charged Posts, but I might post them on my various blogs as cool promo pieces. And heck, I might expand on them for bigger stories or put them in a published anthology (and thank you by name, ofc!), you never know...
Monthly Simple-Color Sketch Request!
$6 or more per Cool Thing 3 patrons
All of the above, and...

Request something like this once a month! A nicer sketch that's a step up from the last one.

Commission A Merch Design!
$7 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above AND...


Have an amazing idea for some actual, real-life Chameleon Moon - or something else I've done? - Stuff? Tell me about it! (Regular rules apply, nothing Nasty/Harmful/Illegal, and I reserve the right to say nope/try again.)

500-Word Writing Requests!
$8 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above, and...

You get to request words. 500 of them. How awesome!

Same deal as always -

  • Almost Anything
  • Except For Really Gross Stuff
  • Rated T For Teen
This has been a haiku.

Name A Person, Place Or Thing!
$10 or more per Cool Thing 1 patron
All of the above, and...

I'll name something after you, or maybe a friend, or your pet, or your friend's pet, in a future published book or story. A character, a street sign... a terrible, mysterious event? ("The old farm was never the same since The Jennifer Incident...")
Design A Story Character!
$20 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above, and...

If you have an amazing idea for a character who'd fit into a story of mine, let me hear it. If you want to see someone from your brain show up in the world that came out of mine - Parole, and its intense but colorful, rebelliously hopeful universe, interacting with the people who live there... tell me about them. I'll find them a scene and something fun for them to do there.

1000-word One-Shot Request, OR full-painted Art Request!
$25 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above, and...

The choice is yours! Once a month, request a 500-word one-shot (which I will do, regardless of voting!) or a fully-colored digital-art piece of one of my characters - or, heck, one of your faves. Look at this Patreon's main description, I love me some fanart.
Let Me Acknowledge You!
$30 or more per Cool Thing 1 patron
All of the above, and...



Your name will be in the acknowledgements of my future published books!
In-depth Q&A... Spoiler-Warning Edition!
$50 or more per Cool Thing 0 patrons
All of the above, and...


You want spoilers?

You got 'em. Proceed at your own risk. <3 What I know, you'll know.

And. Thank. You.