Art of Lupin is creating Stories
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patrons
$50
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Hi all!

Welcome to my Patreon!

My name is Mark McInturff, and I want to be your personal guide to magic worlds and far away lands.

A Little Context

I’m originally from Budapest Hungary, born to an American father and Hungarian/Austrian mother. I wasn’t there long before we got uprooted to the States.

Growing up wasn’t easy, but then again, when is it ever?

I was brought up in an abusive household and moved out while I was still in high school. During that time I lived off the generosity of friends and my own (admittedly dull) wit. At the age of 17, I had to find a way to pay for food, find a stable place to live and still graduate high school.

I survived by working every job that has ever existed ever. I went from being a busboy to construction, to ministry, to management, to dishwasher, to line cook, to salesman, to violin repair, to… well, I think you get it.

My last job, the violin repair gig, was my previous full-time job. I decided to quit because I got tired of settling for jobs that liked to abuse their employees and expected me to be grateful to them for it. Something a lot of us I’m sure can relate to.

These days I live Chapel Hill North Carolina with my main cat Roker. I’m a full-time freelance writer (essentially I write ads for companies), but I think its finally time to pursue the thing I was meant to do all along.

Be a storyteller.

When I was a kid, I played this video game called Final Fantasy X. It’s a crazy Japanese RPG that involves beating up jelly monsters and riding giant chickens. Can’t recommend enough.

At the beginning of the game, a giant monster attacks this futuristic city. A boy and his mentor try to fight it off before a giant wormhole appears and starts to eat up everything.

The boy starts to be absorbed by this wormhole before his mentor grabs him by the arm. He looks into the boy’s eyes and tells him “This is your story” and lets him go. Sending him into the black hole and onto his adventure.

It’s a total case of childhood endangerment. Needless to say, parents, don’t throw your kid into a black hole.

Other than that, that quote “This is your story” has stuck with me my entire life. It said to me “You are the writer of your own story, so make it a good one.” From there I realized my love of storytelling.

I didn’t only want to write my personal story, but stories as a whole! Characters going through hell and high water to save the day! Tales of deception and betrayal. Stories of friendship and the power of the human spirit.

Ever since then, I have been in love with the art of storytelling and been writing ever since.

Why the Patreon?

I want to make killer content for you guys exclusively.

I want to weave stories that make you feel inspired, cry, laugh, and see the incredible beauty in not only fiction but the world around us. And I want to write those stories WITH you!

Right now I am writing an ongoing fan fiction called ‘Makoto’s Story.’ It covers the events of the JRPG Persona 5 through the eyes of a character named Makoto. (The first three chapters are free on here if you wanted to check them out!)

I am in love with writing it, but I don’t want to stop there!

I want to write more for you and build a community with you.

We live in an amazing time where the gatekeepers are losing their power. Things like Patreon exist now where I can talk directly with you guys, and you can directly support me!

Tiers

Select a subscription level! With each rising level, the more goodies you get!

Roker’s Thugs ($4 Tier): Now, you are a part of the crew. Roker has big plans for world kitty domination, and at this level you’re getting in on the ground floor at $4 a month.

Benefits: You get access to all the future content and the growing backlog!

Dusties ($10 Tier): Join Laura, Pete, and their gang of fellow Dusties as they traverse a world long forgotten. Don’t know what the heck I’m talking about? Check out the POC for my original novel, ‘The Pit.’

Benefits: All the benefits of Roker’s Thugs along with a twitter shout out, a special thank you on Patreon, and you will be listed a supporter in the new novel I am working on! (Must be subbed at this tier for at least 2 months)

Queen’s Guard ($20 Tier): It’s not easy being a high school girl. Test, homework, fighting abominations that could only exist in nightmares. Help Makoto and her fellow Phantom Thieves out and consider being a Queen’s Guard!

Benefits: All the benefits of Roker’s Thugs and Dusty tiers and you will get a character named after you in my new book, ‘The Pit.’ (Must be subbed at this level for at least 2 months)

*EXCLUSIVE MAY PROMOTION*


Can’t wait to have your name forever in my writing? For anyone who pledges $20 a month in May will get their name in either a Short Story or Makoto’s Story!! (Your choice)

Potential Projects

I will keep going with Makoto’s Story, but there is no limit to what we can do together!

Some potential ideas

--Access to a discord server to chat online with other members

--Let’s Chat - A weekly live stream/podcast where we do just that, chat!

--A blog centered around themes such as this

--Short Stories

--Other long-form weekly or monthly stories

--Original novel, working title ‘The Pit’

And much more!

Goals

For me to do all these things, I need to free up some time. To do that, I need your help.

Right now I am soliciting my writing for others and driving Lyft at night. Which is about 80% of my time currently. To free up that time, thus freeing me up to do more things for y’all, the community. I need some help paying the bills.

To match my former salary, I need to meet $1,700 a month.

So I would need to make that much before I could totally devote my time to you guys. Ideally, I would like to reach $2500 to be able to restore my saving and not live on black beans alone anymore.

Conclusion

I don’t take your support lightly. You work hard for your money, and I am determined to work just as hard to earn your readership.

As a Patron, you will directly be supporting me, and in turn, be getting access to killer content and behind the scenes projects. While a lot of my work is already out there for free, here you get a direct line to me. Have ideas or suggestions? While I maintain final say on what direction I decide to go creatively, your voice as a patron is heard loud and clear, and your opinion matters to me.

For me to focus solely on you guys and drop my side hustles, I will need to be making at least $1,700 a month. $2,500 ideally.

For just $4 a month, you get access to everything I do on here. Forever. Stories, blog articles, the discord server and exclusive access to me for $4 a month.

So consider this my personal invitation to you to join my growing little family here on Patreon. There is plenty of room, and I’d love to get to know you <3

Want to check out my work first? Here are some links!

Archive of Our Own (Makoto’s Story)

The Pit (Proof Of Concept)

Professional Website: markmcinturff.com

Give me a shout out on twitter! @markmcinturff6
Tiers
Old-Teir
$1 or more per month

This Tier is now obsolete as of May 2nd. Check out Roker's Thugs starting at $4 to join in on the fun!

Roker's Thugs
$4 or more per month

Now, you are a part of the crew. Roker has big plans for world kitty domination, and at this level you’re getting in on the ground floor.

Dusties
$10 or more per month

Join Laura, Pete, and their gang of fellow Dusties as they traverse a world long forgotten. Don’t know what the heck I’m talking about? Check out the POC for my original novel, ‘The Pit.’


At this Tier you will get a shout on twitter and on Patreon when you join!

Queen's Guard
$20 or more per month

It’s not easy being a high school girl. Tests, homework, fighting abominations that could only exist in nightmares.


At this level you will get a character named after you! (If subbed for 2 months)

Goals
$50 of $100 per month
When we reach $100 a month, I'll launch the Discord Server!
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Hi all!

Welcome to my Patreon!

My name is Mark McInturff, and I want to be your personal guide to magic worlds and far away lands.

A Little Context

I’m originally from Budapest Hungary, born to an American father and Hungarian/Austrian mother. I wasn’t there long before we got uprooted to the States.

Growing up wasn’t easy, but then again, when is it ever?

I was brought up in an abusive household and moved out while I was still in high school. During that time I lived off the generosity of friends and my own (admittedly dull) wit. At the age of 17, I had to find a way to pay for food, find a stable place to live and still graduate high school.

I survived by working every job that has ever existed ever. I went from being a busboy to construction, to ministry, to management, to dishwasher, to line cook, to salesman, to violin repair, to… well, I think you get it.

My last job, the violin repair gig, was my previous full-time job. I decided to quit because I got tired of settling for jobs that liked to abuse their employees and expected me to be grateful to them for it. Something a lot of us I’m sure can relate to.

These days I live Chapel Hill North Carolina with my main cat Roker. I’m a full-time freelance writer (essentially I write ads for companies), but I think its finally time to pursue the thing I was meant to do all along.

Be a storyteller.

When I was a kid, I played this video game called Final Fantasy X. It’s a crazy Japanese RPG that involves beating up jelly monsters and riding giant chickens. Can’t recommend enough.

At the beginning of the game, a giant monster attacks this futuristic city. A boy and his mentor try to fight it off before a giant wormhole appears and starts to eat up everything.

The boy starts to be absorbed by this wormhole before his mentor grabs him by the arm. He looks into the boy’s eyes and tells him “This is your story” and lets him go. Sending him into the black hole and onto his adventure.

It’s a total case of childhood endangerment. Needless to say, parents, don’t throw your kid into a black hole.

Other than that, that quote “This is your story” has stuck with me my entire life. It said to me “You are the writer of your own story, so make it a good one.” From there I realized my love of storytelling.

I didn’t only want to write my personal story, but stories as a whole! Characters going through hell and high water to save the day! Tales of deception and betrayal. Stories of friendship and the power of the human spirit.

Ever since then, I have been in love with the art of storytelling and been writing ever since.

Why the Patreon?

I want to make killer content for you guys exclusively.

I want to weave stories that make you feel inspired, cry, laugh, and see the incredible beauty in not only fiction but the world around us. And I want to write those stories WITH you!

Right now I am writing an ongoing fan fiction called ‘Makoto’s Story.’ It covers the events of the JRPG Persona 5 through the eyes of a character named Makoto. (The first three chapters are free on here if you wanted to check them out!)

I am in love with writing it, but I don’t want to stop there!

I want to write more for you and build a community with you.

We live in an amazing time where the gatekeepers are losing their power. Things like Patreon exist now where I can talk directly with you guys, and you can directly support me!

Tiers

Select a subscription level! With each rising level, the more goodies you get!

Roker’s Thugs ($4 Tier): Now, you are a part of the crew. Roker has big plans for world kitty domination, and at this level you’re getting in on the ground floor at $4 a month.

Benefits: You get access to all the future content and the growing backlog!

Dusties ($10 Tier): Join Laura, Pete, and their gang of fellow Dusties as they traverse a world long forgotten. Don’t know what the heck I’m talking about? Check out the POC for my original novel, ‘The Pit.’

Benefits: All the benefits of Roker’s Thugs along with a twitter shout out, a special thank you on Patreon, and you will be listed a supporter in the new novel I am working on! (Must be subbed at this tier for at least 2 months)

Queen’s Guard ($20 Tier): It’s not easy being a high school girl. Test, homework, fighting abominations that could only exist in nightmares. Help Makoto and her fellow Phantom Thieves out and consider being a Queen’s Guard!

Benefits: All the benefits of Roker’s Thugs and Dusty tiers and you will get a character named after you in my new book, ‘The Pit.’ (Must be subbed at this level for at least 2 months)

*EXCLUSIVE MAY PROMOTION*


Can’t wait to have your name forever in my writing? For anyone who pledges $20 a month in May will get their name in either a Short Story or Makoto’s Story!! (Your choice)

Potential Projects

I will keep going with Makoto’s Story, but there is no limit to what we can do together!

Some potential ideas

--Access to a discord server to chat online with other members

--Let’s Chat - A weekly live stream/podcast where we do just that, chat!

--A blog centered around themes such as this

--Short Stories

--Other long-form weekly or monthly stories

--Original novel, working title ‘The Pit’

And much more!

Goals

For me to do all these things, I need to free up some time. To do that, I need your help.

Right now I am soliciting my writing for others and driving Lyft at night. Which is about 80% of my time currently. To free up that time, thus freeing me up to do more things for y’all, the community. I need some help paying the bills.

To match my former salary, I need to meet $1,700 a month.

So I would need to make that much before I could totally devote my time to you guys. Ideally, I would like to reach $2500 to be able to restore my saving and not live on black beans alone anymore.

Conclusion

I don’t take your support lightly. You work hard for your money, and I am determined to work just as hard to earn your readership.

As a Patron, you will directly be supporting me, and in turn, be getting access to killer content and behind the scenes projects. While a lot of my work is already out there for free, here you get a direct line to me. Have ideas or suggestions? While I maintain final say on what direction I decide to go creatively, your voice as a patron is heard loud and clear, and your opinion matters to me.

For me to focus solely on you guys and drop my side hustles, I will need to be making at least $1,700 a month. $2,500 ideally.

For just $4 a month, you get access to everything I do on here. Forever. Stories, blog articles, the discord server and exclusive access to me for $4 a month.

So consider this my personal invitation to you to join my growing little family here on Patreon. There is plenty of room, and I’d love to get to know you <3

Want to check out my work first? Here are some links!

Archive of Our Own (Makoto’s Story)

The Pit (Proof Of Concept)

Professional Website: markmcinturff.com

Give me a shout out on twitter! @markmcinturff6

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Tiers
Old-Teir
$1 or more per month

This Tier is now obsolete as of May 2nd. Check out Roker's Thugs starting at $4 to join in on the fun!

Roker's Thugs
$4 or more per month

Now, you are a part of the crew. Roker has big plans for world kitty domination, and at this level you’re getting in on the ground floor.

Dusties
$10 or more per month

Join Laura, Pete, and their gang of fellow Dusties as they traverse a world long forgotten. Don’t know what the heck I’m talking about? Check out the POC for my original novel, ‘The Pit.’


At this Tier you will get a shout on twitter and on Patreon when you join!

Queen's Guard
$20 or more per month

It’s not easy being a high school girl. Tests, homework, fighting abominations that could only exist in nightmares.


At this level you will get a character named after you! (If subbed for 2 months)