l'Atelier d'Apocalypseliterally translated, means "The Workshop of the Apocalypse."
To me, apocalyptic fiction doesn't merely mean "the entire world ends and everything is terrible." An apocalypse could be personal: emotional trauma, unexpected romance, a sudden shift in paradigm or worldview. Anything that irrevocably changes the world for someone is apocalyptic in nature.
I only deal in apocalypses. The lurid, the desperate, the melodramatic -- all of that fascinates me.
Ok, but who are you?
I'm Jacqueline Bryk and I'm a mess.
I've been dealing with depression and anxiety since I was very small, so everything feels kinda world-ending to me. I deal with much of my emotional angst through writing and creating. Sometimes, people think it's good.
I've written for Onyx Path Publishing, Helmgast AB, Damocles Thread Development, and Galileo Games. My game The Porch won a Golden Cobra Design Award in 2016.
What are your games and fiction about?
I love apocalyptic fiction in the classic sense, but I also love texts where the protagonist never quite feels safe because Something has Changed. It's something I can easily empathize with. When I have a dream about vampires taking over a college and turning everyone into slaves, or a lone wanderer stumbling across a burning temple in the desert, or someone falling in love with a total monster, I want to put that into words. And I want to get paid for those words, because so often, they come from a place that hurts to explore.
You're listed as having adult/NSFW content. Will you post nudes?
No, but sometimes I'll post erotica or games focused on sex.
What else will I get?
I'm very interested in sharing with my patrons! I plan on having semi-regular "Jax Talks About Stuff" live videos, polls, and other goodies. Plus, if you subscribe at $3+, you can also get the installments of Anarchikos, the serial novel I post every month on the Damocles Thread Development Patreon (linked above).
Where did you get the reward levels from?
Jamais Cascio's Eschatological Taxonomy!