NathanHawks.us is creating speculative horror and wonder
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patron

$4
per month
First off, thanks for reading! In brief, I'm a professional vagabond with a self-signed doctorate in hard knocks. I've followed cyberpunk to its natural conclusion (I'm a heavily damaged IT-industry survivor turned hopeless drifter). Now I need to bring those experiences and perspectives back from the fringe and sell them to you, if you're buying...

So, Here's the Deal (v1)

Throw me a few bucks a month, I'll write one piece of short fiction per month. Throw in a few more, you'll see it a week sooner. Double that, and you'll be able to listen to it instead of reading it (or while reading it, or whatever's your fancy).

Warning:
The existing tiers are going to be deleted and restructured;
I haven't really "gone live" yet.


Problem: I have too many ideas and not enough energy. Solution: I will work on whatever I want, whenever I want. Problem: I need you to be able to get what you want out of that. Solution: I will structure it for your benefit somehow.

Below are the current direction of thoughts and plans. This Patreon page is now openly Under Reconstruction. But, remember these words:

"Going Somewhere With This, Trust Me On That"


I've been working (often back-burner, but always hot) on an interconnected story multiverse since I was a teenager. I wanted to be old enough before I debuted with it that I wouldn't ever outgrow anything I published. Now it's a sprawling group of settings and themes expressing my thoughts on cosmology, human history, and the deep future, and a lament on the human condition, all intended as a place to show off my own conception of heroism. Despite it being science fantasy on many key levels, I still respect it.

It's just ... it's too big to approach as a single unit or series anymore, or even as a single kind of project. Here I think is where Patreon is going to save my butt. I can just publish everything; you can just support what you like or what you can afford to support. That means I can launch multiple comics on whatever schedule; as well as separate reward tiers for extra media, such as official art-pages covering elements of lore. Basically if I just do whatever I want, keep it organized, and offer you the chance to support me a-la-carte, everyone should be happy until I start overproducing and you find yourself buying a page of a comic every day. Oops. Maybe this plan isn't off the drawing board yet after all.

What seems to make the most sense, beyond communicating with my one patron as to the status (done!) and updating matters here (done!), is to start doing stuff, and then come back to finish this page. So that's what's going to happen.

Like any new thing involving money, this is secretly a public beta; once I'm giving you output, you're officially all paying to be my test animals. So, thanks again!
Tiers
Quadsters
$4 or more per month 1 patron
You get access to each story one week after its release; and the satisfaction of knowing you paid for a fraction of a night indoors!
Tenors
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to each story immediately upon its release; and the satisfaction of knowing you covered almost half of a night indoors!
Stereo Tenors
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to each story immediately upon its release; plus an audio recording of the story read by my voice; and the satisfaction of knowing you covered most of a night indoors!
Goals
$4 of $1,000 per month
I'll stop freaking out constantly because with that budget I won't be homeless anymore (even if it's still via airbnb) -- which will allow me to dedicate more time to job 1, creating my first video game! (Already in slow progress...)
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First off, thanks for reading! In brief, I'm a professional vagabond with a self-signed doctorate in hard knocks. I've followed cyberpunk to its natural conclusion (I'm a heavily damaged IT-industry survivor turned hopeless drifter). Now I need to bring those experiences and perspectives back from the fringe and sell them to you, if you're buying...

So, Here's the Deal (v1)

Throw me a few bucks a month, I'll write one piece of short fiction per month. Throw in a few more, you'll see it a week sooner. Double that, and you'll be able to listen to it instead of reading it (or while reading it, or whatever's your fancy).

Warning:
The existing tiers are going to be deleted and restructured;
I haven't really "gone live" yet.


Problem: I have too many ideas and not enough energy. Solution: I will work on whatever I want, whenever I want. Problem: I need you to be able to get what you want out of that. Solution: I will structure it for your benefit somehow.

Below are the current direction of thoughts and plans. This Patreon page is now openly Under Reconstruction. But, remember these words:

"Going Somewhere With This, Trust Me On That"


I've been working (often back-burner, but always hot) on an interconnected story multiverse since I was a teenager. I wanted to be old enough before I debuted with it that I wouldn't ever outgrow anything I published. Now it's a sprawling group of settings and themes expressing my thoughts on cosmology, human history, and the deep future, and a lament on the human condition, all intended as a place to show off my own conception of heroism. Despite it being science fantasy on many key levels, I still respect it.

It's just ... it's too big to approach as a single unit or series anymore, or even as a single kind of project. Here I think is where Patreon is going to save my butt. I can just publish everything; you can just support what you like or what you can afford to support. That means I can launch multiple comics on whatever schedule; as well as separate reward tiers for extra media, such as official art-pages covering elements of lore. Basically if I just do whatever I want, keep it organized, and offer you the chance to support me a-la-carte, everyone should be happy until I start overproducing and you find yourself buying a page of a comic every day. Oops. Maybe this plan isn't off the drawing board yet after all.

What seems to make the most sense, beyond communicating with my one patron as to the status (done!) and updating matters here (done!), is to start doing stuff, and then come back to finish this page. So that's what's going to happen.

Like any new thing involving money, this is secretly a public beta; once I'm giving you output, you're officially all paying to be my test animals. So, thanks again!

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Tiers
Quadsters
$4 or more per month 1 patron
You get access to each story one week after its release; and the satisfaction of knowing you paid for a fraction of a night indoors!
Tenors
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to each story immediately upon its release; and the satisfaction of knowing you covered almost half of a night indoors!
Stereo Tenors
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You get access to each story immediately upon its release; plus an audio recording of the story read by my voice; and the satisfaction of knowing you covered most of a night indoors!