Kei

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You have my sincere gratitude~ I can get a microwave meal instead of dumpster diving~

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You still have my sincere gratitude~ I can get a decent sandwich instead of instant noodles a few times a month~

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You have more of my sincere gratitude~ I can probably stop dumpster diving and have something to eat for the month, hopefully~

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About Kei

Salutations~ I'm Kei, an impoverished writer of modest means, a turbulent life, and no idea what I'm doing. I've been writing stories for as long as I can remember words, having played with both original fiction and fanfiction, with a slant towards the fantasy and science fiction genres, often with a gaming fandom when it comes to fanfiction.

Since 2013, my online writing has focused on quests, a form of interactive fiction akin to the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. Questers - the participants - discuss and vote for what choice the protagonist makes at critical junctions in the narrative, thus involving them in the storytelling. Most of my recent works can be found on the forum Sufficient Velocity, where I am also known as Kei.

My goals here are twofold. More modestly, I'd like to be able to pay my bills and subsist off something more healthy than a cup of instant noodles, if not stave off dumpster-diving entirely, because life has a problem with my making money the "normal" way. Working elsewhere is something for paying the bills, but if I could so choose, it'd be better for everyone involved if I made a living doing what I really love, telling stories. On that vein, my more ambitious goal is to build up a portfolio and reputation as I work to one day publish professional author. If you like what I do and what I write, and if you are so inclined, I would be humbled to have your support as I reach for that distant, elusive dream.

I regret to note that I have very little in terms of rewards to offer for your support. There will be specific types of content that will eventually become paywalled as I attempt to establish my brand, but in terms of quests, I will not confer any special advantages that would disadvantage others. Quests require mass participation, and setting up a commercial pay-to-play enterprise will diminish the enjoyment of others, a course of action I will not take. If you support me, it is because you like what I write. If that is insufficient, then I apologize but thank you all the same, and hope you enjoy my works nonetheless. This being said, I'm always open to creative ideas from everyone for how to structure rewards, as well as anything Patreon-related; I have, after all, been commissioned to write things, and that's something you can try to arrange with me if you so choose. So please don't hesitate to send a message my way~

My current major work is On the Road to Elspar, a fantasy quest wherein a young dryad girl trains to one day become an elite mercenary, even as a war with a neighboring superpower draws to a close, with all the consequences to follow. I am also writing a commissioned work, Intercessor, a space fantasy work of original fiction, which is posted early here for my patrons, but will be publicly available for everyone's enjoyment.

Kei and the Writing Stuff is my Wordpress blog, with much of my writing tidbits. I don't go there anymore, but I also have a FanFiction.Net account and an Archive of Our Own account, with old works to be found therein. I am almost, tragically, on Twitter.

Thank you for considering supporting me, and if you enjoy my work, regardless of whether or not you support it monetarily, please do me the honor of telling all your friends. Fiction was never meant to be enjoyed alone.
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I'll be able to dedicate more time to writing now that this functions as a form of minimum stable income. Yay~
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