ExtantLily is creating Web Novels
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patrons

$49
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Salutations!

I'm ExtantLily, owner of the website Extant Visions and author of the completed webserial, Lily Ex Machina, as well as the ongoing webserial, Seeking Elysium. I love writing and as well as expanding upon the world of this little fantasy series which has become a large part of my life for more than a year now.

The reason I was able to stick with Lily Ex Machina this long, updating regularly, and ultimately finishing the story, is because I love it.

I have a great, deep love for this world and story I've crafted, and want to lavish it with the attention it deserves.

I want to expand and enhance this universe, as much as I possibly can. I want to commission artists, musicians, designers and all sorts of other creative people to enhance and expand the world of Lily Ex Machina, the world that is now also the world of Seeking Elysium.

The problem is, reality is not as accommodating as I would hope. Web hosting costs money. Hiring artists and musicians to add colour to this world costs money. Yet as a student in college, money is often in short supply.

I intend to keep Lily Ex Machina, Seeking Elysium, as well as any stories that may follow them, completely free of charge. That means no ads.

Ads are annoying and often jarring, and run the risk of ruining the immersion for my readers. When I first started the site Extant Visions, I made a promise to myself to never include ads on the site, and I intend to uphold that promise. You will never have to worry about ads hogging your bandwidth on Extant Visions. You will never be forced to pay in order to read the story. That is my promise to you.

However, this promise means that I need to turn to other means to cover the costs of web hosting, and that, dear readers, is where you come in.

If you enjoyed reading Lily Ex Machina, if you're enjoying my work on Seeking Elysium, if you think I've done a good job, if you find that you want to support my work in some way, please pledge whatever you feel you can. If you don't want to, that's fine too; I love you all the same, for being one of my precious readers.

I want to enhance this fictive world, a world I find full of potential, and it is my earnest hope that you, my readers, would be willing to help me in achieving this dream.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
My heartfelt thanks. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you've helped contribute to the growth and development of the universe of Lily Ex Machina, and of knowing that you've helped a struggling author keep their work alive!
Pledge $3 or more per month
3 patrons
My gratitude, and you will be included on a list of donors on a separate page. You'll also get access to the patron-only feed, which releases one chapter ahead of my main site.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
In addition to the above rewards for the $1 tier, you'll get a shoutout in the next chapter release, along with a link to your site, if you so desire.
Pledge $40 or more per month
1 of 8 patrons
In addition to the above rewards, you'll get the chance to work with me to design a sidestory. I'll discuss with you about the characters involved, the general plot, the progression of the narrative and its chronological placement within the rest of the story.

As long as it doesn't go against the rest of the story or compromise the main plot, you'll dictate the events of the sidestory. If it does, however, contradict the actions of the main plot, I'll list it as an AU.

When the sidestory is released, I'll give a special mention to you for your creative contribution to the story.
Goals
$49 of $150 per month
If we somehow hit this goal, I can commission even more high-quality artwork for Lily Ex Machina, as well as an accompanying soundtrack to make the experience more immersive!

I'll also be able to start working on a frequently-updated codex which will feature prominent locations and concepts in the Lily Ex Machina universe, with histories/descriptions of various towns/cities and of the magic system and society in general.
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Salutations!

I'm ExtantLily, owner of the website Extant Visions and author of the completed webserial, Lily Ex Machina, as well as the ongoing webserial, Seeking Elysium. I love writing and as well as expanding upon the world of this little fantasy series which has become a large part of my life for more than a year now.

The reason I was able to stick with Lily Ex Machina this long, updating regularly, and ultimately finishing the story, is because I love it.

I have a great, deep love for this world and story I've crafted, and want to lavish it with the attention it deserves.

I want to expand and enhance this universe, as much as I possibly can. I want to commission artists, musicians, designers and all sorts of other creative people to enhance and expand the world of Lily Ex Machina, the world that is now also the world of Seeking Elysium.

The problem is, reality is not as accommodating as I would hope. Web hosting costs money. Hiring artists and musicians to add colour to this world costs money. Yet as a student in college, money is often in short supply.

I intend to keep Lily Ex Machina, Seeking Elysium, as well as any stories that may follow them, completely free of charge. That means no ads.

Ads are annoying and often jarring, and run the risk of ruining the immersion for my readers. When I first started the site Extant Visions, I made a promise to myself to never include ads on the site, and I intend to uphold that promise. You will never have to worry about ads hogging your bandwidth on Extant Visions. You will never be forced to pay in order to read the story. That is my promise to you.

However, this promise means that I need to turn to other means to cover the costs of web hosting, and that, dear readers, is where you come in.

If you enjoyed reading Lily Ex Machina, if you're enjoying my work on Seeking Elysium, if you think I've done a good job, if you find that you want to support my work in some way, please pledge whatever you feel you can. If you don't want to, that's fine too; I love you all the same, for being one of my precious readers.

I want to enhance this fictive world, a world I find full of potential, and it is my earnest hope that you, my readers, would be willing to help me in achieving this dream.

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
My heartfelt thanks. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you've helped contribute to the growth and development of the universe of Lily Ex Machina, and of knowing that you've helped a struggling author keep their work alive!
Pledge $3 or more per month
3 patrons
My gratitude, and you will be included on a list of donors on a separate page. You'll also get access to the patron-only feed, which releases one chapter ahead of my main site.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
In addition to the above rewards for the $1 tier, you'll get a shoutout in the next chapter release, along with a link to your site, if you so desire.
Pledge $40 or more per month
1 of 8 patrons
In addition to the above rewards, you'll get the chance to work with me to design a sidestory. I'll discuss with you about the characters involved, the general plot, the progression of the narrative and its chronological placement within the rest of the story.

As long as it doesn't go against the rest of the story or compromise the main plot, you'll dictate the events of the sidestory. If it does, however, contradict the actions of the main plot, I'll list it as an AU.

When the sidestory is released, I'll give a special mention to you for your creative contribution to the story.