i have an announcement!
after the live q&a on saturday, i felt energized to try to restructure my patreon in a way that would provide consistency... including a consistent chat/hang out.
the past couple years running this patreon has been a total experiment, with lots and lots of trial and error. i've been so grateful for everyone's patience and flexibility as i've tried to find an equilibrium... but i have never felt quite satisfied with the structure, or lack thereof.
so, i've taken it upon myself to stop shooting in the dark, and create a structure that we can all count on.
i'm going to start a set cycle of contributions for you all. since i like to make things extra complicated and symbolic, i am throwing the gregorian calendar out the window and following instead our beloved moon. in buddhism, monks celebrate the moon phases with "uposatha" which is a ceremonial observance to cleanse the mind. i would like for this to be our own uposatha. our own ceremony.
here is our new calendar:
NEW MOON: i will post my writing.
FIRST QUARTER: i will post a song or piece of music.
FULL MOON: i'm going to make a mix.
LAST QUARTER: we will have a chat, either youtube live, discord voice chat, or wherever else we can find to meet.
i hope this will make my patreon more consistent and easier to engage with for you all. i know it will certainly help me.
i am excited to do something that will allow us to deepen our connection to a different calendar and tempo.
since i'm ready to get started, i will hop into this current cycle and release a song for you all tomorrow on the first quarter moon.
also -- i am working diligently behind the scenes to add some new things to the patreon store. keep an eye out for that announcement soon :>