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About rfong

Hi, I'm rfong! (One word, lowercase, no punctuation.) You might know me for my deadpan writing, sassy hand lettering, bizarre ability to rapidly apply myself to any skill, or insatiable hunger for persimmons.

what are you

I am a ludicrously generalized, scientifically literate, compulsively hands-on entity who enjoys meticulously unpacking applied information out of my brainspace and beaming it into other brainspaces through accessible and engaging formats such as worksheetsinfographics, or blog posts. A brief sampling of semi-recent topics: 
There is not much rhyme or reason to these topics because I really just love doing a lot of things, especially figuring out how to do new things. The common thread is that I always strive to discover underlying rules and principles that help lead to true mastery of a domain, instead of just doing something a single rigid way.
I have always been a jack of all trades, jumping around from one topic or medium to the next. At some point I realized I was topically all over the place because I was motivated by process itself -- analyzing how to make anything more accessible, streamlined, or unblocked.

why pledge?

I highly value receiving and integrating constructive feedback. However, don't expect Patreon membership to steer the ship. Just pledge if you feel like ambiently supporting me in my neverending information-sponge ways of enthusiastically making useful knowledge more accessible and uncontrollably spraying it all over the internet.

Currently, a good portion of my Patreon income goes toward Patreon creators who regularly inspire me, and I earmark the remainder as my personal creative budget. This helps me feel less guilty about buying myself handy crafting tools or ordering print runs instead of DIYing everything myself.

Thank you for supporting my weird meta-hobby!


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