Alexandra Erin is creating Tales of MU
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MU is Magisterius University, a college in the Imperial Republic of Magisteria, a major nation set in a world that is my conception of what a typical D&D-influenced swords-and-sorcery world would be like, after four or five centuries of history are allowed to pass without the typical social stasis tropes seen in such worlds. 

In other words: if the typical fantasy world is "medieval fantasy", what would one of those worlds look like if it reached the modern age? That's the first question that Tales of MU seeks to answer, the idea that was the seed for the story for me. The result is a sprawling serial story that blends fantasy and reality, my lived reality and the realities I observe around me with many inner ones.

I started writing it when I was processing a lot of stuff that I went through both during my time as a college student and the years following that, hence the setting and the often emotionally fraught drama that pervades the pages.

One of my goals in writing it has been to explore what a story can be when it doesn't have to fit between a pair of covers or up on a shelf. Thus, Tales of MU is less a novel or series of novels and more like a webcomic without any pictures. As such, it doesn't always follow the expected rules of storytelling.

Despite or maybe because it breaks the mold, it is one of the longest-running and most successful crowdfunded fiction stories on the web. Comprising millions of words of text and hundreds of chapters, Tales of MU features a cast of queer characters in mature (and immature) situations. 

As a writer with disabilities and an occasionally complicated living situation, I have not always been able to keep the update schedule I would like. Now that I'm in a position to give this series the attention that it deserves, I'm launching a Patreon campaign for Tales of MU to make it easier than ever for you the reader to support the story in a way that is fair and accountable.

You pledge any amount you like, whatever you think a chapter of the story is worth. When I post an update, your pledges are tallied. If I keep updating, I get paid. If I don't, I don't. Either way, the tallied pledges are processed at the end of the month.
MU is Magisterius University, a college in the Imperial Republic of Magisteria, a major nation set in a world that is my conception of what a typical D&D-influenced swords-and-sorcery world would be like, after four or five centuries of history are allowed to pass without the typical social stasis tropes seen in such worlds. 

In other words: if the typical fantasy world is "medieval fantasy", what would one of those worlds look like if it reached the modern age? That's the first question that Tales of MU seeks to answer, the idea that was the seed for the story for me. The result is a sprawling serial story that blends fantasy and reality, my lived reality and the realities I observe around me with many inner ones.

I started writing it when I was processing a lot of stuff that I went through both during my time as a college student and the years following that, hence the setting and the often emotionally fraught drama that pervades the pages.

One of my goals in writing it has been to explore what a story can be when it doesn't have to fit between a pair of covers or up on a shelf. Thus, Tales of MU is less a novel or series of novels and more like a webcomic without any pictures. As such, it doesn't always follow the expected rules of storytelling.

Despite or maybe because it breaks the mold, it is one of the longest-running and most successful crowdfunded fiction stories on the web. Comprising millions of words of text and hundreds of chapters, Tales of MU features a cast of queer characters in mature (and immature) situations. 

As a writer with disabilities and an occasionally complicated living situation, I have not always been able to keep the update schedule I would like. Now that I'm in a position to give this series the attention that it deserves, I'm launching a Patreon campaign for Tales of MU to make it easier than ever for you the reader to support the story in a way that is fair and accountable.

You pledge any amount you like, whatever you think a chapter of the story is worth. When I post an update, your pledges are tallied. If I keep updating, I get paid. If I don't, I don't. Either way, the tallied pledges are processed at the end of the month.

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