Franklin Veaux is creating Writing, Photography
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What do I do? I'm part mad scientist, part gonzo journalist, which means I invent things and I write.

First, the mad scientist part. Technically, I suppose I'm a mad engineer, though the distinction is lost on a lot of folks. I have made everything from a brainwave-controlled vibrator (seriously!) to a sensor-equipped strapon the wearer can feel.

And I write. A lot. I've been writing about polyamory on the Web since about 1996 or so, and I just co-authored and published a book on the subject. I write about BDSM. I write about computer security.

Want movie reviews? I've got you covered there, too. These aren't your everyday movie reviews, though:

CAPTAIN AMERICA jumps out of the AIRPLANE without a PARACHUTE and then climbs aboard the SHIP, which would not have been possible if the PIRATES had taken the simple precaution of NOT DROPPING ANCHOR AND STANDING PERFECTLY STILL

EXPENDABLE GENERIC PIRATE: I think we should start pointlessly killing hostages. I say this not to gain any tactical or strategic advantage, but to let the audience know that we're bad guys so it's okay to kill us.

EXPENDABLE GENERIC PIRATE #2: Perhaps we should start the engines and make the ship, like, move or something. You know, in case someone tries to board us by jumping out of a secret stealth airplane without a parachute and then climbing on board to singlehandedly slaughter all of us.

CAPTAIN AMERICA starts singlehandedly SLAUGHTERING the PIRATES

EXPENDABLE GENERIC PIRATE #2: Oh, bugger.

I also write about transhumanism and philosophy and...well, you get the idea. I did say I write a lot!

I take pictures, too. Lots of pictures. I take pictures of people I know:



I take pictures of things I see:


Sometimes, I combine all these things into improbable adventures, like heading off into the desert for a few weeks with a camper van and one of my sweeties and touring the ruins of old ghost towns, which I write about and take pictures of.

All this requires massive amounts of Mountain Dew, which I turn into creativity. And I'd love your help in keeping me supplied with Mountain Dew.
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Pledge $1 or more per month
19 patrons
Thank you for supporting me! For a measly dollar a month, you get access to my Patreon feed, a front-row seat to the behind-the-scenes process of writing. I talk about things I'm working on, complain about the backlog of things I want to write (and might even let folks vote on what to write next from time to time!), and you can talk to me, ask me questions (which I might or might not answer--who knows? It's a mystery!), or even suggest things I can write about next.
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8 patrons
Awesomesauce! Pledge five dollars a month, and at some point I'll send you a postcard from wherever I happen to be. It might be from my home in Portland, it might be from a ghost town in the desert of California, it might be from some improbable place like Alaska. Hard to say; I never know where I'm going to be. You also get the front-row seat to a horribly mangled metaphor in my Patreon feed.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Let's hang out! On top of the postcard and the mixed-metaphor thing, you'll get an invitation to an occasional irregular Google Hangout. I might do four of them a year, or maybe six--I'm still winging it. But you can be there! Let's chat.
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
What's on your mind? You get the postcard, the mixed metaphor Patreon feed, and the occasional Google hangouts, you can ask me a question or give me an idea and I'll write about it in my blog. "But Franklin," you might be thinking, "can't I do that anyway?" And you can! But support me at this level and I'll be sure to answer.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
The souvenir. Okay, the postcard, the Patreon feed, the Google hangout, and the asking me a question part aren't enough? Tell you what. Pledge at this level and I'll send you something. I don't know what, I don't know when, but something. Something from one of the adventures I write about. In fact, that chunk of gold ore I'm waving around in my Patreon video will likely go to the first person who donates this much.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 9 patrons
Patron of the arts. Thank you so, so much. I've limited the number available at this level because I'd like to have time to express my appreciation individually. In addition to all the other fun stuff, I'd love to talk to you (via Skype or Google Hangout or whatever)--let me know when and how. And thank you again.
What do I do? I'm part mad scientist, part gonzo journalist, which means I invent things and I write.

First, the mad scientist part. Technically, I suppose I'm a mad engineer, though the distinction is lost on a lot of folks. I have made everything from a brainwave-controlled vibrator (seriously!) to a sensor-equipped strapon the wearer can feel.

And I write. A lot. I've been writing about polyamory on the Web since about 1996 or so, and I just co-authored and published a book on the subject. I write about BDSM. I write about computer security.

Want movie reviews? I've got you covered there, too. These aren't your everyday movie reviews, though:

CAPTAIN AMERICA jumps out of the AIRPLANE without a PARACHUTE and then climbs aboard the SHIP, which would not have been possible if the PIRATES had taken the simple precaution of NOT DROPPING ANCHOR AND STANDING PERFECTLY STILL

EXPENDABLE GENERIC PIRATE: I think we should start pointlessly killing hostages. I say this not to gain any tactical or strategic advantage, but to let the audience know that we're bad guys so it's okay to kill us.

EXPENDABLE GENERIC PIRATE #2: Perhaps we should start the engines and make the ship, like, move or something. You know, in case someone tries to board us by jumping out of a secret stealth airplane without a parachute and then climbing on board to singlehandedly slaughter all of us.

CAPTAIN AMERICA starts singlehandedly SLAUGHTERING the PIRATES

EXPENDABLE GENERIC PIRATE #2: Oh, bugger.

I also write about transhumanism and philosophy and...well, you get the idea. I did say I write a lot!

I take pictures, too. Lots of pictures. I take pictures of people I know:



I take pictures of things I see:


Sometimes, I combine all these things into improbable adventures, like heading off into the desert for a few weeks with a camper van and one of my sweeties and touring the ruins of old ghost towns, which I write about and take pictures of.

All this requires massive amounts of Mountain Dew, which I turn into creativity. And I'd love your help in keeping me supplied with Mountain Dew.

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Pledge $1 or more per month
19 patrons
Thank you for supporting me! For a measly dollar a month, you get access to my Patreon feed, a front-row seat to the behind-the-scenes process of writing. I talk about things I'm working on, complain about the backlog of things I want to write (and might even let folks vote on what to write next from time to time!), and you can talk to me, ask me questions (which I might or might not answer--who knows? It's a mystery!), or even suggest things I can write about next.
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
Awesomesauce! Pledge five dollars a month, and at some point I'll send you a postcard from wherever I happen to be. It might be from my home in Portland, it might be from a ghost town in the desert of California, it might be from some improbable place like Alaska. Hard to say; I never know where I'm going to be. You also get the front-row seat to a horribly mangled metaphor in my Patreon feed.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
Let's hang out! On top of the postcard and the mixed-metaphor thing, you'll get an invitation to an occasional irregular Google Hangout. I might do four of them a year, or maybe six--I'm still winging it. But you can be there! Let's chat.
Pledge $25 or more per month
2 patrons
What's on your mind? You get the postcard, the mixed metaphor Patreon feed, and the occasional Google hangouts, you can ask me a question or give me an idea and I'll write about it in my blog. "But Franklin," you might be thinking, "can't I do that anyway?" And you can! But support me at this level and I'll be sure to answer.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
The souvenir. Okay, the postcard, the Patreon feed, the Google hangout, and the asking me a question part aren't enough? Tell you what. Pledge at this level and I'll send you something. I don't know what, I don't know when, but something. Something from one of the adventures I write about. In fact, that chunk of gold ore I'm waving around in my Patreon video will likely go to the first person who donates this much.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 9 patrons
Patron of the arts. Thank you so, so much. I've limited the number available at this level because I'd like to have time to express my appreciation individually. In addition to all the other fun stuff, I'd love to talk to you (via Skype or Google Hangout or whatever)--let me know when and how. And thank you again.