We also went out for lunch and coffee during which I took art prompts to keep busy (this resulted in three pages of anthropomorphic bookshelves interacting with the folks in the chat... some of whom drew back, which was awesome). "Why be human" up there is from this art session, in which I failed at drawing selkies because I don't see why anyone who could become a seal would want to be anything else. >.>
Later I unboxed a ginormous order of chocolate, with photos. Evidence:
There were lots more photos, but this was the first of them. >.>
I even dug up some ancient Pelted artwork to share when we were talking about our favorite TV shows and Star Trek came up, and I felt compelled to go into the roots of teenage-me's themes for the Peltedverse.
Conversation topics ranged from favorite books to language to parenting/fertility issues to creative business marketing to job stuff to wondering what it would be like to have four arms. We talked about furry fandom (and anime fandom and how it's evolved), and traveling and where we grew up and where we've moved and fire lizards and rabbit dragons and FOOD and recipes. And a lot of other stuff in between. We laughed a lot. We consoled one another when appropriate. We explained and questioned things. It was epic. You all continue to be the best fans ever.
Obviously, then, I am calling "all patron" chat day a success! And I'm hoping that we push past this Patreon goal we're on (we're almost there! 97% done!) because the next goal is "add more chat days" and I'd love to do this more often. Which is my cue to talk up the grant fund! If you'd like to join the Patreon and are short on cash, we have you covered! The grant fund will send you $12 for a year's subscription. You use it to join. (I still get paid! So if you're worried about that, you don't have to be!) The grant fund was spontaneously created by my existing fans as a way of giving back to each other, because we have a history of helping one another out. Please take advantage of it to join the community if you want to. You get cool stuff. I get grocery money. The grant maintainers get the warm fuzzies of having helped people out. Everyone wins!
Go here to apply:https://www.patreon.com/posts/7669534
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Anyway, next month we will do it again! And keep an eye on that goal marker... we are only 3% off from adding more chat days! Twenty more dollar-a-month people would do it. :)