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Thank you, amazing person, for considering becoming a patron of Normal Happenings!



One of the most amazing things Nikki and I have ever worked together on is putting together Hyrule: See the Sights, Hear the Sounds! Before we knew it, we were inspired! We had so much fun putting this beautiful collaboration together that we want to do even more stuff like this, and we want it to keep getting better and better.

It's at this point, even with no current desire for personal blogging income, we've uncovered a need for Patreon in developing for our site's needs. We believe in accomplishing short-term goals that lead to long-term accomplishments. Therefore, right now we're asking for your help buying the resources we need to set Normal Happenings free from the constraints of the Wordpress Premium subscription.

Just 30 USD a month will allow us to purchase a Wordpress Business Plan, which allows us to lovingly design each post the way we want to! It also lets us incorporate as much visual and audio media as we need to for proper web design.



Allow us to explain. As we make these increasingly involved collaborations, we're running into a wall pertaining to what a Wordpress Premium subscription can do. We've got a huge collaboration coming up called The Games That Define Us, and there are some amazing bloggers taking part in this epic community event.

We want to back up what are sure to be amazingly written posts with the best design and immersion possible. Our strengths are in web design, and much like the Hyrule collaboration, we are determined to do more with design than simply display the posts as normal. However, Wordpress currently fights us at every turn:
  • It strips out CSS style tags in posts. 
  • It strips out embedded objects. 
  • It won't let us add custom plug-ins.
With the Hyrule collab design, we managed to circumvent this by adding sections for each individual portion of the collab to the global CSS, but this is not a sustainable solution even for The Games That Define Us. Essentially, it is not the way you're supposed to do web design, and loading times and accessibility take a hit because of it.



That goal of 30 USD a month is also an important first step towards our aspirations of starting both a podcast and video content on Normal Happenings. We would love to turn our dreams of this type of work into reality, and we're hoping you'll help us get there. 

So please, see our goals for Normal Happenings, and then check out the kinds of community-driven rewards you could be a part of! As with all Patreon campaigns, we'll be sure to revisit and add to them as we accomplish our goals!

So, please consider becoming a patron of Normal Happenings, and help us make even better collaborations!



Tiers
Daybreak
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Did you know that you're one of the most amazing people on planet Earth? You'll receive:
  • Your name and link on the Amazing People page of Normal Happenings
  • Access to special periodic Patrons-only blog posts
  • Our unending gratitude! 
Meridian
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you'll get all of the previous perks, plus you'll be part of the Dysontopia Fiction Counsel! What does that entail? Glad you asked:
  • Access to each Dysontopia section a week before release! 
  • The ability to suggest changes before it goes live
  • Your name in the acknowledgements section, should the book ever be published
Nightfall
$5 or more per month 1 patron
At this level, you'll get all of the previous perks, plus access to the Nightfall-Tier Suggestion Senate! What's that? Well:
  • Access to a secret group of elite Patrons who get to suggest and elect blog topics! 
  • Hopefully will eventually expand to suggesting video, podcast, and collab topics
Eventide
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you'll get all the previous perks, plus access to the Eventide Snail-Mail Collective! What's up with that? Well:
  • We'll design and send you a special thank-you card that you can place on your refrigerator, use to accent your bookshelf, or implement as kindling for firewood (not recommended). 
  • You'll also periodically receive other pieces of mail from us like postcards and holiday cards. What can we say, we like snail mail!


*If you live in Antarctica or some other prohibitively expensive place, you may have to settle for very very high quality digital versions. 

Goals
$5 of $30 per month
For now -- always the most important time.
$30 a month allows us to purchase a Wordpress Business Subscription. Doing so frees us from the restraints put in place by the current Wordpress Premium plan, meaning that I can finally incorporate all of the CSS and plugins needed for gorgeous collaborations.

Also, all ads will be removed from Normal Happenings! 
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Thank you, amazing person, for considering becoming a patron of Normal Happenings!



One of the most amazing things Nikki and I have ever worked together on is putting together Hyrule: See the Sights, Hear the Sounds! Before we knew it, we were inspired! We had so much fun putting this beautiful collaboration together that we want to do even more stuff like this, and we want it to keep getting better and better.

It's at this point, even with no current desire for personal blogging income, we've uncovered a need for Patreon in developing for our site's needs. We believe in accomplishing short-term goals that lead to long-term accomplishments. Therefore, right now we're asking for your help buying the resources we need to set Normal Happenings free from the constraints of the Wordpress Premium subscription.

Just 30 USD a month will allow us to purchase a Wordpress Business Plan, which allows us to lovingly design each post the way we want to! It also lets us incorporate as much visual and audio media as we need to for proper web design.



Allow us to explain. As we make these increasingly involved collaborations, we're running into a wall pertaining to what a Wordpress Premium subscription can do. We've got a huge collaboration coming up called The Games That Define Us, and there are some amazing bloggers taking part in this epic community event.

We want to back up what are sure to be amazingly written posts with the best design and immersion possible. Our strengths are in web design, and much like the Hyrule collaboration, we are determined to do more with design than simply display the posts as normal. However, Wordpress currently fights us at every turn:
  • It strips out CSS style tags in posts. 
  • It strips out embedded objects. 
  • It won't let us add custom plug-ins.
With the Hyrule collab design, we managed to circumvent this by adding sections for each individual portion of the collab to the global CSS, but this is not a sustainable solution even for The Games That Define Us. Essentially, it is not the way you're supposed to do web design, and loading times and accessibility take a hit because of it.



That goal of 30 USD a month is also an important first step towards our aspirations of starting both a podcast and video content on Normal Happenings. We would love to turn our dreams of this type of work into reality, and we're hoping you'll help us get there. 

So please, see our goals for Normal Happenings, and then check out the kinds of community-driven rewards you could be a part of! As with all Patreon campaigns, we'll be sure to revisit and add to them as we accomplish our goals!

So, please consider becoming a patron of Normal Happenings, and help us make even better collaborations!



Recent posts by Normal Happenings

Tiers
Daybreak
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Did you know that you're one of the most amazing people on planet Earth? You'll receive:
  • Your name and link on the Amazing People page of Normal Happenings
  • Access to special periodic Patrons-only blog posts
  • Our unending gratitude! 
Meridian
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you'll get all of the previous perks, plus you'll be part of the Dysontopia Fiction Counsel! What does that entail? Glad you asked:
  • Access to each Dysontopia section a week before release! 
  • The ability to suggest changes before it goes live
  • Your name in the acknowledgements section, should the book ever be published
Nightfall
$5 or more per month 1 patron
At this level, you'll get all of the previous perks, plus access to the Nightfall-Tier Suggestion Senate! What's that? Well:
  • Access to a secret group of elite Patrons who get to suggest and elect blog topics! 
  • Hopefully will eventually expand to suggesting video, podcast, and collab topics
Eventide
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level, you'll get all the previous perks, plus access to the Eventide Snail-Mail Collective! What's up with that? Well:
  • We'll design and send you a special thank-you card that you can place on your refrigerator, use to accent your bookshelf, or implement as kindling for firewood (not recommended). 
  • You'll also periodically receive other pieces of mail from us like postcards and holiday cards. What can we say, we like snail mail!


*If you live in Antarctica or some other prohibitively expensive place, you may have to settle for very very high quality digital versions.