thehannahcyanide is creating zines and blog posts
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who am I
I’m Hannah, also known as hannahcyanide. I’m hitting my mid-twenties, a single #millennialmom to a little boy named Kyle, and generally a mental health advocate and lifestyle blogger. I also run a site called thehannahcyanide.com and am currently unemployed while recovering from a suicide attempt. I'm in the process of creating a mental health awareness zine called USER MANUAL.

what is USER MANUAL about?
USER MANUAL began as a weird side project that I made for my boyfriend. Being someone with a mental illness and dating someone who comes from a different generation, means that we often butt heads and have no idea how to deal with one another. He was a computer science major who actually reads the manual, so I made one.

That being said, a couple of other people who saw my obsessive Keynote and PDF versions of the manual (we’re on V4 now) said that it could become something publishable. While not confident enough to turn it into a full-fledged book, you can read more about it on the landing page. I'm creating everything on Canva right now because my MacBook can't handle anything more.

We’re currently developing the first issue, and I’m happy to announce that you’ll be able to purchase it via the kind folks at local zine distro Biawak Gemok or via my store, once I set it up. We’re tentatively putting the date after Chinese New Year 2018.

why should I help?
That being said, the majority of my meagre writer’s salary goes to running my household and taking care of my son. Between his paediatrician appointments and giving him the best he deserves, I honestly would not survive without the help of my parents. I want to be somewhat stable independently so that I don’t have to rely on them so much.

On the other hand, I am currently seeking medical treatment for my Borderline Personality Disorder and lets be honest here, therapy can be expensive. Medication even more so. On average, a single appointment is around MYR200 and factoring in medication, it can go up to MYR700 depending on the duration of my medication.

USER MANUAL has not had its initial run yet, however the Biawak Gemok pricing and the store pricing will be drastically different. BG will take my manuscript and produce photocopied versions for you to purchase, however the physical and digital versions available for sale on the store will be different. At current estimate, a single physical copy will cost about RM25 or so, and will be printed in high quality paper among other things. If you’d like to make that happen – you can help me do that!
Tiers
You Feel Me, Fam?
$2.50 or more per month 1 patron
Hey, thanks so much for pledging! I know you probably can't afford much, but every little bit helps. 
Follower
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Basic level: you're probably here because you follow my work and would like me to continue putting out content that you (and I) love. 


You'll get a handwritten note from me, with all the virtual thanks in the world.

Fan
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Add on time: Not only will you get a handwritten letter from me, you'll also get a link to a TinyLetter where you'll be able to submit questions and topics, and I'll answer them for you. You'll also get a digital copy of each issue of USER MANUAL. 
Friend
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get all of the above, and a numbered physical copy of USER MANUAL when it comes out. Each issue will be hand signed by me, and will include a note.
IRL BFF
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You've picked (5) add ons: you get a handwritten note, access to the TinyLetter, a digital AND physical numbered copy of USER MANUAL each time it comes out. You also get a small, handmade card from me - where I'll send you fun stickers, thoughts and the like.
Online BFF
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
International friends? You've picked (5) add ons: you get a handwritten note, access to the TinyLetter, a digital AND physical numbered copy of USER MANUAL each time it comes out. I'll send you a small care package of fun things you can find in Malaysia!
Virtual Boyfriend/Girlfriend
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Remember dating sims? Or visual novels that are actually dating sims? You get a handwritten note, access to the TinyLetter, a digital AND physical numbered copy of USER MANUAL each time it comes out. You also get a small, handmade card from me - where I'll send you fun stickers, thoughts and the like.


The really fun part: you'll get access to protected posts on the site, and access to a private Instagram account.

Goals
$0 of $210 per month
Therapy + Medication
I'm currently on Klonopin and Lexapro, which are both expensive medications. I recently ended up in the ER for a suicide attempt, which I would very much like to avoid again. Your donations will help me seek help and maintain a balanced brain chemistry.

If this goal is achieved:
I'll have more money to produce more physical copies of the zine and I'll put a digital copy up for sale as well.
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who am I
I’m Hannah, also known as hannahcyanide. I’m hitting my mid-twenties, a single #millennialmom to a little boy named Kyle, and generally a mental health advocate and lifestyle blogger. I also run a site called thehannahcyanide.com and am currently unemployed while recovering from a suicide attempt. I'm in the process of creating a mental health awareness zine called USER MANUAL.

what is USER MANUAL about?
USER MANUAL began as a weird side project that I made for my boyfriend. Being someone with a mental illness and dating someone who comes from a different generation, means that we often butt heads and have no idea how to deal with one another. He was a computer science major who actually reads the manual, so I made one.

That being said, a couple of other people who saw my obsessive Keynote and PDF versions of the manual (we’re on V4 now) said that it could become something publishable. While not confident enough to turn it into a full-fledged book, you can read more about it on the landing page. I'm creating everything on Canva right now because my MacBook can't handle anything more.

We’re currently developing the first issue, and I’m happy to announce that you’ll be able to purchase it via the kind folks at local zine distro Biawak Gemok or via my store, once I set it up. We’re tentatively putting the date after Chinese New Year 2018.

why should I help?
That being said, the majority of my meagre writer’s salary goes to running my household and taking care of my son. Between his paediatrician appointments and giving him the best he deserves, I honestly would not survive without the help of my parents. I want to be somewhat stable independently so that I don’t have to rely on them so much.

On the other hand, I am currently seeking medical treatment for my Borderline Personality Disorder and lets be honest here, therapy can be expensive. Medication even more so. On average, a single appointment is around MYR200 and factoring in medication, it can go up to MYR700 depending on the duration of my medication.

USER MANUAL has not had its initial run yet, however the Biawak Gemok pricing and the store pricing will be drastically different. BG will take my manuscript and produce photocopied versions for you to purchase, however the physical and digital versions available for sale on the store will be different. At current estimate, a single physical copy will cost about RM25 or so, and will be printed in high quality paper among other things. If you’d like to make that happen – you can help me do that!

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Tiers
You Feel Me, Fam?
$2.50 or more per month 1 patron
Hey, thanks so much for pledging! I know you probably can't afford much, but every little bit helps. 
Follower
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Basic level: you're probably here because you follow my work and would like me to continue putting out content that you (and I) love. 


You'll get a handwritten note from me, with all the virtual thanks in the world.

Fan
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Add on time: Not only will you get a handwritten letter from me, you'll also get a link to a TinyLetter where you'll be able to submit questions and topics, and I'll answer them for you. You'll also get a digital copy of each issue of USER MANUAL. 
Friend
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get all of the above, and a numbered physical copy of USER MANUAL when it comes out. Each issue will be hand signed by me, and will include a note.
IRL BFF
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You've picked (5) add ons: you get a handwritten note, access to the TinyLetter, a digital AND physical numbered copy of USER MANUAL each time it comes out. You also get a small, handmade card from me - where I'll send you fun stickers, thoughts and the like.
Online BFF
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
International friends? You've picked (5) add ons: you get a handwritten note, access to the TinyLetter, a digital AND physical numbered copy of USER MANUAL each time it comes out. I'll send you a small care package of fun things you can find in Malaysia!
Virtual Boyfriend/Girlfriend
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Remember dating sims? Or visual novels that are actually dating sims? You get a handwritten note, access to the TinyLetter, a digital AND physical numbered copy of USER MANUAL each time it comes out. You also get a small, handmade card from me - where I'll send you fun stickers, thoughts and the like.


The really fun part: you'll get access to protected posts on the site, and access to a private Instagram account.