Simon Woodington is creating texture art and fictional stories.
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Who Are You?
I am Simon Woodington, aka Hastypixels, a writer, artist and musician who pays his way by building furniture and attends a College course, at BYU-Idaho, in preparation for attendance there. For twelve years I was a member of the Canadian demoscene group, Trideja, for whom I wrote over 100 songs. I retired in 2001 to focus on the necessities of life, because it's not always possible to make a living from your hobbies.

I've always had a gift for working on PCs; I can fix just about any computer and haven't had a single day of training. Everybody has that quality, mine just happens to be computer related. While I was puttering along with Windows, I discovered Minecraft, and with my Mom, Tumbleberry, we designed and developed the resource pack known as ACME.

What is the ACME Resource Pack?
It's our tribute to Chuck Jones' masterful art style as seen in myriad Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros., some now over 60 years old. Like him, we were inspired by real life, which brought that timeless quality to his work, and to ours. It was released in 2010 and has been downloaded many millions of times all over the globe and featured in a plethora of fan videos.

The main purpose of the ACME Resource Pack is to put a fun, all-ages skin on what can be a scary and unsettling experience. Tumbleberry is a trained, expert artist, and has crafted and directed a consistent design and palette for kids of all ages to enjoy. It has been very well received and even raised the standards to which resource packs are set.

What is Your Role in the Team?

I am the Project Manager and Co-Designer of the ACME Resource Pack. Tumbleberry is what I call the Art Director, as she has makes all of the design decisions, except when she takes my input. Duh. I also administrate our homepage, AcmeResourcePack.com, do all Public Relations, Tech Support, Testing and Implementation. Boy, listing that way makes it sound like a lot!

Yeah, funny that, because it is.

Why Patreon?
We have always had the policy of releasing feature complete versions of our pack, and this is particularly demanding, especially as we revamp and improve older looking artwork to match the new designs we're creating now. The latest update, for instance, has taken nearly a month to put together, because we can't commit all of our time to its creation.

Patreon gives me the option of sharing more with you guys and gals, and I don't have to expose you to ads I don't trust. Personally, I can't stand them. I'd rather subscribe for a nominal monthly fee than be bombarded by some sales pitch. Is that ironic? Hardly, if you want to support our work with $1 or more per month, I'll be pleased all over and thrilled to let you in on all the perks.

If you'd rather just join as a Patreon and pay nothing, please, you're certainly welcome and won't be cut off from any streams, discussions or content I happen to share here. We never planned to make money with the ACME Resource Pack, and I've actively turned down moderate sums of income because ads can be sleazy and dangerous.

What's all this Writing Stuff?
I am a novelist. I have published a few novels on Smashwords, and I am applying the experience directly to my latest book, "Sliver of Light". I've piloted it on Amazon's self publishing service, but realize that I need the guidance of an editor. As of this writing the manuscript is being edited for submission to several publishing houses, and as a Patreonizer (c'mon, isn't that fun?) you'll get to follow me along through this process.

I also operate a blog where I comment on various political and social events, write reviews on obscure games for HonestGamers.com and make some YouTube videos every once and a while.

Why Monthly?
I pondered this one, and creativity is a spontaneous beast, particularly the way I'm pursuing it at present. I'm a rabbit-chases-carrot sort of fella, so the crisper the carrot, the faster I'll hop. I do not expect to make a career out of writing or resource pack development, but a little support from you would help us to buy new equipment so that we're spending less time fussing with what we've got now and more time creating the good stuff.

Okay, Anything Else?
I'm a pretty straightforward kinda guy, and easy to get along with, but I won't agree with everything you say, and just because you fund me doesn't mean we're the best of pals, automatically. Also, I won't be creating on demand, and there are times when I won't be available to chat. I'll do my best, but the work needs to be done first. I admit I'm new to Patreon, but manners matter all the time.

"Manners, Fidget, it's what separates us from the animals."

Finally, Tumbleberry will not be appearing in streams or otherwise interacting with Patreons for the foreseeable future. That may change, but she has her reasons for leaving the public relations to me. Please respect that; privacy is our last bastion of security, and it is worth protecting.

Thank you.


Rewards
A Tip in the Hat
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
It's a fedora, if you're wondering. Yes friends, if you like what you're seeing (as in reading and playing), consider ponying up just a dollar a month as a sign of encouragement. There's nothing quite like knowing people like your creativity, even if they can't muster the words to tell you to your face. Or my face. Or my screen. Or whatever.


Rewards include: My continual gratitude and an open door to poke me with your questions and comments.

You just bought me lunch!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I know, $5 isn't much for lunch, but boy does it feel good to buy someone else lunch. Well, it does when you like that person, and I do hope the feeling is mutual!


Rewards include: The previous tier and early access to pre-production content. In other words, my chicken scratch concept art, early story drafts and texture pack update previews. That's actually a lot, even though the schedule isn't predictable with all of these.

The Tier that eats like a meal.
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
What I'm suggesting is that you get - almost - the whole enchilada with this tier, and for the time being this is the big meal deal. This may change in the future, but for now, here's what's on offer.


Rewards include: All previous tiers (comment pokes and pre-production content access), and: Early access to downloads, such as stories, resource packs, unmarked final art and high resolution versions, to boot.

Goals
0 of 100 patrons
When I reach one hundred patrons (that's a lot from where I'm sitting), I'll work with them to determine a suitable reward for this goal! Maybe I'll write a story, or we'll have a chat session, or I'll draw something? Who knows!

Hey, now I like that sound of that. Don't you?
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Who Are You?
I am Simon Woodington, aka Hastypixels, a writer, artist and musician who pays his way by building furniture and attends a College course, at BYU-Idaho, in preparation for attendance there. For twelve years I was a member of the Canadian demoscene group, Trideja, for whom I wrote over 100 songs. I retired in 2001 to focus on the necessities of life, because it's not always possible to make a living from your hobbies.

I've always had a gift for working on PCs; I can fix just about any computer and haven't had a single day of training. Everybody has that quality, mine just happens to be computer related. While I was puttering along with Windows, I discovered Minecraft, and with my Mom, Tumbleberry, we designed and developed the resource pack known as ACME.

What is the ACME Resource Pack?
It's our tribute to Chuck Jones' masterful art style as seen in myriad Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros., some now over 60 years old. Like him, we were inspired by real life, which brought that timeless quality to his work, and to ours. It was released in 2010 and has been downloaded many millions of times all over the globe and featured in a plethora of fan videos.

The main purpose of the ACME Resource Pack is to put a fun, all-ages skin on what can be a scary and unsettling experience. Tumbleberry is a trained, expert artist, and has crafted and directed a consistent design and palette for kids of all ages to enjoy. It has been very well received and even raised the standards to which resource packs are set.

What is Your Role in the Team?

I am the Project Manager and Co-Designer of the ACME Resource Pack. Tumbleberry is what I call the Art Director, as she has makes all of the design decisions, except when she takes my input. Duh. I also administrate our homepage, AcmeResourcePack.com, do all Public Relations, Tech Support, Testing and Implementation. Boy, listing that way makes it sound like a lot!

Yeah, funny that, because it is.

Why Patreon?
We have always had the policy of releasing feature complete versions of our pack, and this is particularly demanding, especially as we revamp and improve older looking artwork to match the new designs we're creating now. The latest update, for instance, has taken nearly a month to put together, because we can't commit all of our time to its creation.

Patreon gives me the option of sharing more with you guys and gals, and I don't have to expose you to ads I don't trust. Personally, I can't stand them. I'd rather subscribe for a nominal monthly fee than be bombarded by some sales pitch. Is that ironic? Hardly, if you want to support our work with $1 or more per month, I'll be pleased all over and thrilled to let you in on all the perks.

If you'd rather just join as a Patreon and pay nothing, please, you're certainly welcome and won't be cut off from any streams, discussions or content I happen to share here. We never planned to make money with the ACME Resource Pack, and I've actively turned down moderate sums of income because ads can be sleazy and dangerous.

What's all this Writing Stuff?
I am a novelist. I have published a few novels on Smashwords, and I am applying the experience directly to my latest book, "Sliver of Light". I've piloted it on Amazon's self publishing service, but realize that I need the guidance of an editor. As of this writing the manuscript is being edited for submission to several publishing houses, and as a Patreonizer (c'mon, isn't that fun?) you'll get to follow me along through this process.

I also operate a blog where I comment on various political and social events, write reviews on obscure games for HonestGamers.com and make some YouTube videos every once and a while.

Why Monthly?
I pondered this one, and creativity is a spontaneous beast, particularly the way I'm pursuing it at present. I'm a rabbit-chases-carrot sort of fella, so the crisper the carrot, the faster I'll hop. I do not expect to make a career out of writing or resource pack development, but a little support from you would help us to buy new equipment so that we're spending less time fussing with what we've got now and more time creating the good stuff.

Okay, Anything Else?
I'm a pretty straightforward kinda guy, and easy to get along with, but I won't agree with everything you say, and just because you fund me doesn't mean we're the best of pals, automatically. Also, I won't be creating on demand, and there are times when I won't be available to chat. I'll do my best, but the work needs to be done first. I admit I'm new to Patreon, but manners matter all the time.

"Manners, Fidget, it's what separates us from the animals."

Finally, Tumbleberry will not be appearing in streams or otherwise interacting with Patreons for the foreseeable future. That may change, but she has her reasons for leaving the public relations to me. Please respect that; privacy is our last bastion of security, and it is worth protecting.

Thank you.


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Rewards
A Tip in the Hat
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
It's a fedora, if you're wondering. Yes friends, if you like what you're seeing (as in reading and playing), consider ponying up just a dollar a month as a sign of encouragement. There's nothing quite like knowing people like your creativity, even if they can't muster the words to tell you to your face. Or my face. Or my screen. Or whatever.


Rewards include: My continual gratitude and an open door to poke me with your questions and comments.

You just bought me lunch!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I know, $5 isn't much for lunch, but boy does it feel good to buy someone else lunch. Well, it does when you like that person, and I do hope the feeling is mutual!


Rewards include: The previous tier and early access to pre-production content. In other words, my chicken scratch concept art, early story drafts and texture pack update previews. That's actually a lot, even though the schedule isn't predictable with all of these.

The Tier that eats like a meal.
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
What I'm suggesting is that you get - almost - the whole enchilada with this tier, and for the time being this is the big meal deal. This may change in the future, but for now, here's what's on offer.


Rewards include: All previous tiers (comment pokes and pre-production content access), and: Early access to downloads, such as stories, resource packs, unmarked final art and high resolution versions, to boot.