Nocturnaliss is creating Dark Fiction
4
patrons
$47
per month
First and foremost, an extensive foreword (so make yourselves comfortable).

I'm Nocturnaliss, Isabelle of my RL name (you may call me Issy), and I am a nobody. In these vast and beautiful lands that are the Author Fields, I am not a name, not even a whisper, and the chances you'll have heard of me are a square 0%. Until fairly recently I was just another versatile robot in the world of retail. My last position ended on a truly despicable note and, when it did, at age 36, I realized that I had wasted over a year of my life, sacrificed a good portion of my health, and gained absolutely nothing on a personal level for the sake of money (as so many of us must). Worse: every workday left me so broken that writing was impossible. I was burned out. I was depressed. And after all was over I made myself the promise: I am done wasting my life.

I've been chronophobic since I hit 25 and realized a quarter of my life had gone by (at the least), and that I had nothing to show for it. And how had that happened? At age 15 I got heavily bullied at school, which led me down a deep depression and insurmountable social phobia. It took me ten years to be able to start working (and to finally learn to ride a bike – I kid you not). I zipped from one job to the other, always in retail since I live in a touristic town, and when in 2013 the company I'd worked at for three years (longest run to date!) went bankrupt, one problem didn't come alone as within that year the numerous life-draining migraines I'd had over time found themselves a cause. One potentially lethal surgery in 2014 later, I found new energy that I never ever had. And a new outlook on life, which lies now at the base of my refusal to keep wasting my life.

My life has always been guided by Death, in one way or the other. Death, as in the XIIIth Arcana of the Tarot, is a symbol of change. And since I was little (because I was the really weird sort of kid who wrote tragic stories at, like, eight), I have been fascinated by Death as an entity. As a person who has been figuratively killed over and over in her life, I can tell you that the saying 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ' is cliché for a reason: it's true. All I have lived through, all that I still struggle with – chronic depression, the time anxieties, the constant awareness I may just be a day away from dying – are the inspiration and the motivation to evolve from being a nobody into a somebody. Because, selfishly, I want to be one of those people who proves to the world that you can have a bad start, a belated start, a stumbling start, and still get to the finish line with all the honors. I want to be an inspiration, and a helping step, as others have inspired and helped me to become who I am today.

And I am inviting you to join us in this rise to greatness. This is a thousands-mile, upwards-hill journey that may take months, years, a lifetime to achieve, and cannot be done alone (shout-out to my wonderful Diurnalon for being my rock in this terrifyingly dark and bottomless ocean that is trying to deviate from society's norm). And if you ever had a dream yourself that you may still yearn to achieve, let me be your rock in the darkness, and let's show together what a bunch of nobodies can mean to the outside world.



I am a writer. And what is a writer without an audience? Pretty much the same thing as a tree falling down in a forest: unheard, unloved, unexisting. The writer needs the readers like the readers need the writer, and every writer has their own voice that will appeal to some, and not to others. Then you have these chaotic creatives that are several voices at once (and often several people as well), that can't quite be classified as a whole. So I would define my literary writing style thusly:



I write Dark Fiction that is not fit for all audiences. The majority of my stories revolve around love and death, about overcoming tragedy and finding hope where none is acquired. Hope and love are notions that guide me throughout the days, as is the awareness of my own mortality, and how important it is to get things done now when I'm not guaranteed a later.

This is why I've taken the leap of faith of starting a Patreon, even before having an audience, and to build everything alongside one another. Perhaps not an efficient way to work, but I don't feel I have the time to build just one aspect of success and wait until it takes off. It's do or die. Literally in the sense that writing is all I am good at, and all that is useless in my country (which is exclusively Dutch/French and down-to-earth), and that these time anxieties only get worse as I age and try to fit into 'the norm'. Even within the writing world I don't know where I stand, so I don't know who you are.

You. The reader. The one who feels intrigued, or who can relate to my life story, or who has a dream themselves and no one to support them. You. Yes, you. If you're still here, that means I've hooked you.  Joining me on this journey is easy, and in the meantime, give me a chance to get to know you and join our Discord server while I regale you with the tale of the Tales, and what led us to choose the difficult, unstable path of The Writer™.



It all started with a nameless roleplaying environment back in 1999 (which is literally last century). Eventually, in 2011, I took my characters and created what is now the world of Aeyuu, and started work on a novel, The Age of Silence. It didn't take off anywhere (yet), but in the wake of its creation I started writing character stories to better grasp my protagonists, and this has since then become such a major labor of love and death that, in April 2017, after so many job and opportunity rejections I was lost as to what to do with my life, I decided to start this Patreon. And the tale of my life will, perhaps, be the greatest Tale from the world of Aeyuu (or its most heartbreaking).

But what is this Aeyuu? At first a placeholder name (see if you can guess it), it became a great world rife with danger and death, love, hope, joys even during the darkest days. Aeyuu is a Dark Fantasy world spanning 30,000 years; here you will find all manner of well-known Fantasy creatures re-spun in new ways – like Vampires walking in broad daylight, Wyrs that can shift forms at will, cannibalistic Elves, and some original creations like the Syrilae and Denumbra that play a great role in the natural order of Aeyuu, which is built upon Life and Death. But, on Aeyuu, there are several ways to be dead…


… and more than one way to enjoy life, as well, and what I am offering you in this Patreon is the opportunity to stand at the very foundation of it all.



Every month, I bundle the stories written during said month and offer them for all you Patrons to enjoy. These are first drafts that will not be available anywhere else. I will offer public Tales wherever I can, but the majority of what gets created will remain confined within these vaults due to time constraints.
Furthermore, you will gain access to extra channels on Discord and not only be able to discuss Aeyuu with me and other Glorious Ones who subscribe to this Patreon, but also share your own works, ideas, life, anything you want to discuss.
In addition, each month you'll have the opportunity to suggest ideas for the Monthly Prompt Story. Curious what this is? Then head on over to the Discord server right now and check the monthly_prompt_suggestions channel - 'nuff said.

Subscriptions are set at $1 because it's important to me to make this place of enchantment and horror accessible to all who are interested. You can of course offer more if you can; all you can offer, be it a moment of your time to share this Patreon or other Aeyuu-related links, will work towards the goal of being capable of living from the only talent I truly have and keep churning out content. The ultimate goal for me is to be read and enjoyed (not by all, I know), and to grow old and happy while writing all the horrifically entertaining stories my brain can produce.

And now, for the final countdown: a few stories for your enjoyment. (all links open in new tabs)
And be sure to check out the sites themselves for more!

Be sure to follow our  Facebook page and Twitter for updates and new stories. Sharing is caring and is always appreciated.

This Patreon is powered by the devilish brain of

Tiers
Welcome to Aeyuu, O Glorious One!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Early access to everything I write.

That's basically what I offer. Every month you'll get a bundle with everything written within that month, be it story, side-ideas, worldbuilding, etc. Eventual art will be included as well.


All stories will eventually be edited and shared with everyone, though that may still take time. By signing up for entry to Aeyuu and reading, your feedback will help me make the stories even better for everyone.


Also included is access to a private Discord server. (How to redeem this reward


Thank you for your support. <3


(tier art by the awesome Keem-Toon @ https://www.deviantart.com/keem-toon <3)

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$47 of $450 per month
This would ensure we can get groceries every month. Meaning, the energy and liberty of mind to work on Aeyuu and its numerous stories. And a little extra to support other artists.
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First and foremost, an extensive foreword (so make yourselves comfortable).

I'm Nocturnaliss, Isabelle of my RL name (you may call me Issy), and I am a nobody. In these vast and beautiful lands that are the Author Fields, I am not a name, not even a whisper, and the chances you'll have heard of me are a square 0%. Until fairly recently I was just another versatile robot in the world of retail. My last position ended on a truly despicable note and, when it did, at age 36, I realized that I had wasted over a year of my life, sacrificed a good portion of my health, and gained absolutely nothing on a personal level for the sake of money (as so many of us must). Worse: every workday left me so broken that writing was impossible. I was burned out. I was depressed. And after all was over I made myself the promise: I am done wasting my life.

I've been chronophobic since I hit 25 and realized a quarter of my life had gone by (at the least), and that I had nothing to show for it. And how had that happened? At age 15 I got heavily bullied at school, which led me down a deep depression and insurmountable social phobia. It took me ten years to be able to start working (and to finally learn to ride a bike – I kid you not). I zipped from one job to the other, always in retail since I live in a touristic town, and when in 2013 the company I'd worked at for three years (longest run to date!) went bankrupt, one problem didn't come alone as within that year the numerous life-draining migraines I'd had over time found themselves a cause. One potentially lethal surgery in 2014 later, I found new energy that I never ever had. And a new outlook on life, which lies now at the base of my refusal to keep wasting my life.

My life has always been guided by Death, in one way or the other. Death, as in the XIIIth Arcana of the Tarot, is a symbol of change. And since I was little (because I was the really weird sort of kid who wrote tragic stories at, like, eight), I have been fascinated by Death as an entity. As a person who has been figuratively killed over and over in her life, I can tell you that the saying 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ' is cliché for a reason: it's true. All I have lived through, all that I still struggle with – chronic depression, the time anxieties, the constant awareness I may just be a day away from dying – are the inspiration and the motivation to evolve from being a nobody into a somebody. Because, selfishly, I want to be one of those people who proves to the world that you can have a bad start, a belated start, a stumbling start, and still get to the finish line with all the honors. I want to be an inspiration, and a helping step, as others have inspired and helped me to become who I am today.

And I am inviting you to join us in this rise to greatness. This is a thousands-mile, upwards-hill journey that may take months, years, a lifetime to achieve, and cannot be done alone (shout-out to my wonderful Diurnalon for being my rock in this terrifyingly dark and bottomless ocean that is trying to deviate from society's norm). And if you ever had a dream yourself that you may still yearn to achieve, let me be your rock in the darkness, and let's show together what a bunch of nobodies can mean to the outside world.



I am a writer. And what is a writer without an audience? Pretty much the same thing as a tree falling down in a forest: unheard, unloved, unexisting. The writer needs the readers like the readers need the writer, and every writer has their own voice that will appeal to some, and not to others. Then you have these chaotic creatives that are several voices at once (and often several people as well), that can't quite be classified as a whole. So I would define my literary writing style thusly:



I write Dark Fiction that is not fit for all audiences. The majority of my stories revolve around love and death, about overcoming tragedy and finding hope where none is acquired. Hope and love are notions that guide me throughout the days, as is the awareness of my own mortality, and how important it is to get things done now when I'm not guaranteed a later.

This is why I've taken the leap of faith of starting a Patreon, even before having an audience, and to build everything alongside one another. Perhaps not an efficient way to work, but I don't feel I have the time to build just one aspect of success and wait until it takes off. It's do or die. Literally in the sense that writing is all I am good at, and all that is useless in my country (which is exclusively Dutch/French and down-to-earth), and that these time anxieties only get worse as I age and try to fit into 'the norm'. Even within the writing world I don't know where I stand, so I don't know who you are.

You. The reader. The one who feels intrigued, or who can relate to my life story, or who has a dream themselves and no one to support them. You. Yes, you. If you're still here, that means I've hooked you.  Joining me on this journey is easy, and in the meantime, give me a chance to get to know you and join our Discord server while I regale you with the tale of the Tales, and what led us to choose the difficult, unstable path of The Writer™.



It all started with a nameless roleplaying environment back in 1999 (which is literally last century). Eventually, in 2011, I took my characters and created what is now the world of Aeyuu, and started work on a novel, The Age of Silence. It didn't take off anywhere (yet), but in the wake of its creation I started writing character stories to better grasp my protagonists, and this has since then become such a major labor of love and death that, in April 2017, after so many job and opportunity rejections I was lost as to what to do with my life, I decided to start this Patreon. And the tale of my life will, perhaps, be the greatest Tale from the world of Aeyuu (or its most heartbreaking).

But what is this Aeyuu? At first a placeholder name (see if you can guess it), it became a great world rife with danger and death, love, hope, joys even during the darkest days. Aeyuu is a Dark Fantasy world spanning 30,000 years; here you will find all manner of well-known Fantasy creatures re-spun in new ways – like Vampires walking in broad daylight, Wyrs that can shift forms at will, cannibalistic Elves, and some original creations like the Syrilae and Denumbra that play a great role in the natural order of Aeyuu, which is built upon Life and Death. But, on Aeyuu, there are several ways to be dead…


… and more than one way to enjoy life, as well, and what I am offering you in this Patreon is the opportunity to stand at the very foundation of it all.



Every month, I bundle the stories written during said month and offer them for all you Patrons to enjoy. These are first drafts that will not be available anywhere else. I will offer public Tales wherever I can, but the majority of what gets created will remain confined within these vaults due to time constraints.
Furthermore, you will gain access to extra channels on Discord and not only be able to discuss Aeyuu with me and other Glorious Ones who subscribe to this Patreon, but also share your own works, ideas, life, anything you want to discuss.
In addition, each month you'll have the opportunity to suggest ideas for the Monthly Prompt Story. Curious what this is? Then head on over to the Discord server right now and check the monthly_prompt_suggestions channel - 'nuff said.

Subscriptions are set at $1 because it's important to me to make this place of enchantment and horror accessible to all who are interested. You can of course offer more if you can; all you can offer, be it a moment of your time to share this Patreon or other Aeyuu-related links, will work towards the goal of being capable of living from the only talent I truly have and keep churning out content. The ultimate goal for me is to be read and enjoyed (not by all, I know), and to grow old and happy while writing all the horrifically entertaining stories my brain can produce.

And now, for the final countdown: a few stories for your enjoyment. (all links open in new tabs)
And be sure to check out the sites themselves for more!

Be sure to follow our  Facebook page and Twitter for updates and new stories. Sharing is caring and is always appreciated.

This Patreon is powered by the devilish brain of

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Tiers
Welcome to Aeyuu, O Glorious One!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Early access to everything I write.

That's basically what I offer. Every month you'll get a bundle with everything written within that month, be it story, side-ideas, worldbuilding, etc. Eventual art will be included as well.


All stories will eventually be edited and shared with everyone, though that may still take time. By signing up for entry to Aeyuu and reading, your feedback will help me make the stories even better for everyone.


Also included is access to a private Discord server. (How to redeem this reward


Thank you for your support. <3


(tier art by the awesome Keem-Toon @ https://www.deviantart.com/keem-toon <3)

Includes Discord rewards