unice5656

is creating webfiction

36

patrons

$150

per chapter
Hi there, unice5656 here! I am best known as the author of the webserial Fantasia, but I have also published the fictions Lonely Light and Eterna's Source.

I've loved reading ever since my brain developed enough to appreciate how the strange alchemy of clever word combinations could create excitement, amusement, anger, grief, and love. When I was younger, it never occurred to me to write the fiction that I enjoyed reading so much.

However, as I grew older and smarter (I was a dumb, cute kid), I started disagreeing with what the protagonist did in books. I started to see patterns of heroes, none of which matched me as a person.

So I picked up my pen and started writing in a blank notebook that I'd had for years and never used. I was writing for me, and not planning on an audience, so I put in all the weird idiosyncrasies I wanted to and didn't worry about whether it would be accessible to other people. It was fun, adventuring around as my main character with full control of the world I created. (This was before my characters broke away from my control and started doing whatever they wanted.)

I had a few chapters written, and on a whim, decided to post them online, not expecting much of a response.
My very first comment on my very first chapter was,
"Seriously how did you manage to make a prologue interesting?????
I skip most of them after 2-3 sentences but i read every last word of this one"

Four years later, I'm in the middle of a second notebook for Fantasia, a first notebook for Eterna's Source, and I've completed my novella Lonely Light. It's the reader comments that keep me writing.

I'm starting this Patreon mostly out of curiosity to see what will happen. The money from donations will go toward things like commissioning art for my fictions and eventually getting my own website up and running. If that ever happens, I will continue to add random miscellany like blog posts and writing tips.

I want you to know that I value all my readers. All my writing will always be completely free and without delayed release. Please don't feel obligated to contribute money in order to enjoy my work. As you may be aware, my update speed is excruciatingly slow. I am setting donations per chapter rather than per month, and it is unlikely that throwing money at me will make me write faster.

If I had to describe writing in my life, I would call it a "serious hobby". That is, I don't plan on it ever becoming my primary source of income, but neither do I think it's acceptable to release anything other than my finest attempts at wordcraft (typos from 6 a.m. releases notwithstanding). I like to think that I've improved noticeably in the past four years, and will continue to strive to suck less going forward. I'm currently a very busy student, but I'm doing my best to improve the frequency and regularity of my updates.

You may be wondering why I bothered making this Patreon if I'm going to actively discourage you from donating... Everyone else is doing it and I'm bowing to peer pressure, hahaha. As you can see from my tier pictures, this Patreon will probably become just another level of meta-humour to go with all the other layers of meta-humour I enjoy convoluting life with. If you enjoy that sort of thing, support it.
Tiers
Benevolence
$1 or more per chapter
You like me, you really like me! I like you, too, so you we'll talk in the exclusive chat room, where you can help influence the story as it's being written and guilt-trip me into writing faster. You will also be formally inducted into the Hall of Heroes.

Includes
  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
Includes Discord rewards
Generosity
$2 or more per chapter
 You're invested. Since you really care, I'll let you vote for which story gets updated each month (chapters outside the one per month are up to my discretion). 

Includes
  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Vote for which fiction each month is updated
Largesse
$5 or more per chapter
Woah. This is probably more support than I deserve. If you like my work this much, I'll let you peek at some unpublished projects I have going on behind the scenes. I'll also send you .epub or .mobi files if you want to take my stories and read them on the go.

Includes
  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Vote for which fiction each month is updated
  • Free .epub or .mobi files to read on your ereader
  • Peeks at unpublished projects
Includes Discord rewards
Munificence
$20 or more per chapter
 Um, I'm not sure if I'm worth this much, but thank you. You are an official Fantasia Game Developer, plus whatever other titles you'd like to have. In addition to the cool stuff from the previous tiers, your vote is now a supervote and you can affect things in the story. 

Includes
  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Free .epub or .mobi files to read on your ereader
  • Peeks at unpublished projects
  • First dibs at naming new characters, places, and monsters
  • Supervote (10 votes) for which fiction is updated each month
Includes Discord rewards
Blessing
$50 or more per chapter only 5 left
This tier is a psychological trick to make the other tiers seem more reasonably priced. It's also limited to 5 people to make it seem more special. Please do not fall for it.

 I have also added some pseudoawesome perks involving receiving some of my personal attention. 


Includes

  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Free .epub or .mobi files to read on your ereader
  • Peeks at unpublished projects
  • First dibs at naming new characters, places, and monsters
  • Access to the Fantasia RPG chat, where you can adventure with me
  • Have personal critique of short pieces of your own writing
  • Ultravote (25 votes) for which fiction is updated each month
Includes Discord rewards
Divinity
$100 or more per chapter only 2 left
You are now a minor deity.

This tier gives you access to the visual art side of my projects. In addition to all the perks from the previous tiers, you get to have sneak peeks at ongoing cover designs, scene illustrations, and graphic novel designs and give direct feedback to the artist before the art is finalized.


 Includes

  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Free .epub or .mobi files to read on your ereader
  • Peeks at unpublished projects
  • First dibs at naming new characters, places, and monsters
  • Access to the Fantasia RPG chat, where you can adventure with me
  • Have personal critique of short pieces of your own writing
  • Ultravote (25 votes) for which fiction is updated each month
  • Sneak peeks and direct input into ongoing art projects, including covers, scene illustrations, character sketches, and graphic novel projects
Includes Discord rewards
Hi there, unice5656 here! I am best known as the author of the webserial Fantasia, but I have also published the fictions Lonely Light and Eterna's Source.

I've loved reading ever since my brain developed enough to appreciate how the strange alchemy of clever word combinations could create excitement, amusement, anger, grief, and love. When I was younger, it never occurred to me to write the fiction that I enjoyed reading so much.

However, as I grew older and smarter (I was a dumb, cute kid), I started disagreeing with what the protagonist did in books. I started to see patterns of heroes, none of which matched me as a person.

So I picked up my pen and started writing in a blank notebook that I'd had for years and never used. I was writing for me, and not planning on an audience, so I put in all the weird idiosyncrasies I wanted to and didn't worry about whether it would be accessible to other people. It was fun, adventuring around as my main character with full control of the world I created. (This was before my characters broke away from my control and started doing whatever they wanted.)

I had a few chapters written, and on a whim, decided to post them online, not expecting much of a response.
My very first comment on my very first chapter was,
"Seriously how did you manage to make a prologue interesting?????
I skip most of them after 2-3 sentences but i read every last word of this one"

Four years later, I'm in the middle of a second notebook for Fantasia, a first notebook for Eterna's Source, and I've completed my novella Lonely Light. It's the reader comments that keep me writing.

I'm starting this Patreon mostly out of curiosity to see what will happen. The money from donations will go toward things like commissioning art for my fictions and eventually getting my own website up and running. If that ever happens, I will continue to add random miscellany like blog posts and writing tips.

I want you to know that I value all my readers. All my writing will always be completely free and without delayed release. Please don't feel obligated to contribute money in order to enjoy my work. As you may be aware, my update speed is excruciatingly slow. I am setting donations per chapter rather than per month, and it is unlikely that throwing money at me will make me write faster.

If I had to describe writing in my life, I would call it a "serious hobby". That is, I don't plan on it ever becoming my primary source of income, but neither do I think it's acceptable to release anything other than my finest attempts at wordcraft (typos from 6 a.m. releases notwithstanding). I like to think that I've improved noticeably in the past four years, and will continue to strive to suck less going forward. I'm currently a very busy student, but I'm doing my best to improve the frequency and regularity of my updates.

You may be wondering why I bothered making this Patreon if I'm going to actively discourage you from donating... Everyone else is doing it and I'm bowing to peer pressure, hahaha. As you can see from my tier pictures, this Patreon will probably become just another level of meta-humour to go with all the other layers of meta-humour I enjoy convoluting life with. If you enjoy that sort of thing, support it.

Recent posts by unice5656

Tiers
Benevolence
$1 or more per chapter
You like me, you really like me! I like you, too, so you we'll talk in the exclusive chat room, where you can help influence the story as it's being written and guilt-trip me into writing faster. You will also be formally inducted into the Hall of Heroes.

Includes
  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
Includes Discord rewards
Generosity
$2 or more per chapter
 You're invested. Since you really care, I'll let you vote for which story gets updated each month (chapters outside the one per month are up to my discretion). 

Includes
  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Vote for which fiction each month is updated
Largesse
$5 or more per chapter
Woah. This is probably more support than I deserve. If you like my work this much, I'll let you peek at some unpublished projects I have going on behind the scenes. I'll also send you .epub or .mobi files if you want to take my stories and read them on the go.

Includes
  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Vote for which fiction each month is updated
  • Free .epub or .mobi files to read on your ereader
  • Peeks at unpublished projects
Includes Discord rewards
Munificence
$20 or more per chapter
 Um, I'm not sure if I'm worth this much, but thank you. You are an official Fantasia Game Developer, plus whatever other titles you'd like to have. In addition to the cool stuff from the previous tiers, your vote is now a supervote and you can affect things in the story. 

Includes
  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Free .epub or .mobi files to read on your ereader
  • Peeks at unpublished projects
  • First dibs at naming new characters, places, and monsters
  • Supervote (10 votes) for which fiction is updated each month
Includes Discord rewards
Blessing
$50 or more per chapter only 5 left
This tier is a psychological trick to make the other tiers seem more reasonably priced. It's also limited to 5 people to make it seem more special. Please do not fall for it.

 I have also added some pseudoawesome perks involving receiving some of my personal attention. 


Includes

  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Free .epub or .mobi files to read on your ereader
  • Peeks at unpublished projects
  • First dibs at naming new characters, places, and monsters
  • Access to the Fantasia RPG chat, where you can adventure with me
  • Have personal critique of short pieces of your own writing
  • Ultravote (25 votes) for which fiction is updated each month
Includes Discord rewards
Divinity
$100 or more per chapter only 2 left
You are now a minor deity.

This tier gives you access to the visual art side of my projects. In addition to all the perks from the previous tiers, you get to have sneak peeks at ongoing cover designs, scene illustrations, and graphic novel designs and give direct feedback to the artist before the art is finalized.


 Includes

  • Access to the patron Discord chat room
  • Induction into the Hall of Heroes
  • Free .epub or .mobi files to read on your ereader
  • Peeks at unpublished projects
  • First dibs at naming new characters, places, and monsters
  • Access to the Fantasia RPG chat, where you can adventure with me
  • Have personal critique of short pieces of your own writing
  • Ultravote (25 votes) for which fiction is updated each month
  • Sneak peeks and direct input into ongoing art projects, including covers, scene illustrations, character sketches, and graphic novel projects
Includes Discord rewards