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Well hey there, guys and girls. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to you all. 

Most of my online audience know me as Cerulean. For those who don't know me, you'll find the back button on the top left of your browser so you can go find the page you were actually looking for rather than continue reading my blathering. Go ahead, we'll wait.

Okay, good. So everyone that's left should be the people who are actually interested in reading my blathering, right? Perfect, because as it turns out, that's exactly what this page is about! We're like an exclusive club. Only, you know, the kind of exclusive where you're supposed to tell everyone you can find and invite them to join. It's a special definition of exclusive. Most dictionaries don't include it, because it's such an exclusive definition. 

If this writing had a budget, the sound effect of a drum sting would go right there. Unfortunately, we have no budget. Which is why this page exists! Truly, I am the Yoda of segues (if we had a budget, a video clip of Yoda on a segway would go here).   

Yes! This is why we are here. My name is Cerulean. Well, not really, but let's go with that for now. I write fiction online. I started out writing fanfiction. Some good, some meh, but all a learning experience. My biggest entry into the world of fanfiction has been writing within the world of Worm, created by Wildbow, where I have two still-ongoing stories, Atonement and Intrepid

Both of those stories, as well as more writing that I've done, have been massive learning experiences. I've grown a lot, and began to feel that the time was right to strike out and write my own original fiction. To that end, the story Heretical Edge was born. 

Most easily classified as an urban fantasy/detective/action, Heretical Edge revolves around Felicity 'Flick' Chambers, a teenage girl who is brought into the hidden world of the supernatural when she is accepted as a student at Crossroads Academy, a place where humans known as Heretics train to hunt and kill the creatures known as Strangers, monsters from mythology who secretly prey upon humanity. Heretics fight these Strangers using a combination of fighting prowess and a unique blend of magic and technology.

Soon, Flick learns that not everything at this school, or her own past is as it appears to be. Questions continue to mount, as Flick and her new classmates struggle to survive in this dangerous new world, while discovering the truth about the connection between Heretics and Strangers.

Since it was begun in October, 2015, Heretical Edge has updated twice weekly, Mondays and Fridays by six pm pacific time.  The story has just completed its fourth arc as of this writing, and is just under one hundred thousand words in length, and growing longer with each passing week.

I write as much as I possibly can, because I love to do it. But in order to continue writing as much as I have been, I'm going to need help.  Because as much as I love to write, I also like things like food and shelter, those pesky little nuisances of life. That's where you wonderful readers come in. 

Any help that you can give, absolutely any at all, would be absolutely amazing, and earn my unending gratitude. I have always wanted to be a true writer. To do that, to achieve that goal, would be a literal dream come true. 

Payment is not required to read my stories. I want everyone to be able to read what I write, no matter your current situation. I will not hide content behind a paywall. Your money, however much you choose to spend, will ensure that I continue to produce more content for as long as you wonderful people wish to have me.

On the other hand, I do want to reward people for being so kind and generous. To that end, everyone who donates anything at all will be able to vote on which characters will be focused on in certain Interlude chapters, as well as other details such as which side characters, monsters, or fight match-ups you'd like to see more of. Donors will not exactly shape the course of the story, but you will nudge it slightly. In addition, everyone who ever donates throughout the course of the current story will be eligible to vote on which story comes next once this one draws to a conclusion or a natural breaking point. 

In the end, the short version of everything I've said so far is that  I'll keep writing for as long as I possibly can, for this story and many more beyond. I thank you, all of you, for your support. Not only monetarily, but for your simple attention as well. You give me your time, and I appreciate that more than you know. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 





 

Tiers
Extra Interlude Voting
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Anyone who donates anything at all, ever, will be able to vote on End-Of-Arc interludes forever. But if you are a current patron of at least 1 dollar per month, you will receive extra points that you may divide as you please among any of the options. 


For example, normally, if there are six interlude options, donators rank those option with their favorite receiving 6 points down to their least favorite receiving 1 point, and the highest number wins. If you are a current patron of at least one dollar per month, you will also have three extra points that you may add to your favorite, or split up as you choose. This amount increases by one with each reward level. When you receive your end-of-arc interlude voting e-mail, it will include a note of how many extra points you have to spend. 

Early Commissioned Interludes
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Commissioned interludes, also known as mini-interludes (though some are not quite so mini), will be available to both the person who commissioned them and to any patrons at the 3 dollar or higher amount one day earlier than they are released to the public. 


All patrons at this level will also receive four extra points to be added to end-of-arc interlude voting. 

Includes Discord rewards
Early Regular Chapters
$5 or more per month 22 patrons
Any patron at the five dollar or higher level will receive access to regular chapters one day earlier than the general public. This will not delay the release of the regular chapter at all from what it has been. They will still come out on Mondays and Fridays. If you are a 5 dollar or higher Patron, you will receive access to the chapter on Sunday and Thursday. 


All patrons at this level will also get the early commissioned interlude from the three dollar level, as well as five extra points to spend on end-of-arc interlude voting. 

Includes Discord rewards
Quicky Interlude
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
Any patron at the ten dollar or higher level will be able to choose one 500 word quicky interlude. These will be posted together, likely at the end of the month, as a single, completely extra collection. 


Patrons at this level also receive the early chapters from the 5 dollar and 3 dollar level, as well as six extra points to spend on end-of-arc interlude voting. 

Includes Discord rewards
Heretical Edge Table Of Contents (Opens In New Tab)

Well hey there, guys and girls. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening to you all. 

Most of my online audience know me as Cerulean. For those who don't know me, you'll find the back button on the top left of your browser so you can go find the page you were actually looking for rather than continue reading my blathering. Go ahead, we'll wait.

Okay, good. So everyone that's left should be the people who are actually interested in reading my blathering, right? Perfect, because as it turns out, that's exactly what this page is about! We're like an exclusive club. Only, you know, the kind of exclusive where you're supposed to tell everyone you can find and invite them to join. It's a special definition of exclusive. Most dictionaries don't include it, because it's such an exclusive definition. 

If this writing had a budget, the sound effect of a drum sting would go right there. Unfortunately, we have no budget. Which is why this page exists! Truly, I am the Yoda of segues (if we had a budget, a video clip of Yoda on a segway would go here).   

Yes! This is why we are here. My name is Cerulean. Well, not really, but let's go with that for now. I write fiction online. I started out writing fanfiction. Some good, some meh, but all a learning experience. My biggest entry into the world of fanfiction has been writing within the world of Worm, created by Wildbow, where I have two still-ongoing stories, Atonement and Intrepid

Both of those stories, as well as more writing that I've done, have been massive learning experiences. I've grown a lot, and began to feel that the time was right to strike out and write my own original fiction. To that end, the story Heretical Edge was born. 

Most easily classified as an urban fantasy/detective/action, Heretical Edge revolves around Felicity 'Flick' Chambers, a teenage girl who is brought into the hidden world of the supernatural when she is accepted as a student at Crossroads Academy, a place where humans known as Heretics train to hunt and kill the creatures known as Strangers, monsters from mythology who secretly prey upon humanity. Heretics fight these Strangers using a combination of fighting prowess and a unique blend of magic and technology.

Soon, Flick learns that not everything at this school, or her own past is as it appears to be. Questions continue to mount, as Flick and her new classmates struggle to survive in this dangerous new world, while discovering the truth about the connection between Heretics and Strangers.

Since it was begun in October, 2015, Heretical Edge has updated twice weekly, Mondays and Fridays by six pm pacific time.  The story has just completed its fourth arc as of this writing, and is just under one hundred thousand words in length, and growing longer with each passing week.

I write as much as I possibly can, because I love to do it. But in order to continue writing as much as I have been, I'm going to need help.  Because as much as I love to write, I also like things like food and shelter, those pesky little nuisances of life. That's where you wonderful readers come in. 

Any help that you can give, absolutely any at all, would be absolutely amazing, and earn my unending gratitude. I have always wanted to be a true writer. To do that, to achieve that goal, would be a literal dream come true. 

Payment is not required to read my stories. I want everyone to be able to read what I write, no matter your current situation. I will not hide content behind a paywall. Your money, however much you choose to spend, will ensure that I continue to produce more content for as long as you wonderful people wish to have me.

On the other hand, I do want to reward people for being so kind and generous. To that end, everyone who donates anything at all will be able to vote on which characters will be focused on in certain Interlude chapters, as well as other details such as which side characters, monsters, or fight match-ups you'd like to see more of. Donors will not exactly shape the course of the story, but you will nudge it slightly. In addition, everyone who ever donates throughout the course of the current story will be eligible to vote on which story comes next once this one draws to a conclusion or a natural breaking point. 

In the end, the short version of everything I've said so far is that  I'll keep writing for as long as I possibly can, for this story and many more beyond. I thank you, all of you, for your support. Not only monetarily, but for your simple attention as well. You give me your time, and I appreciate that more than you know. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 





 

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Tiers
Extra Interlude Voting
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Anyone who donates anything at all, ever, will be able to vote on End-Of-Arc interludes forever. But if you are a current patron of at least 1 dollar per month, you will receive extra points that you may divide as you please among any of the options. 


For example, normally, if there are six interlude options, donators rank those option with their favorite receiving 6 points down to their least favorite receiving 1 point, and the highest number wins. If you are a current patron of at least one dollar per month, you will also have three extra points that you may add to your favorite, or split up as you choose. This amount increases by one with each reward level. When you receive your end-of-arc interlude voting e-mail, it will include a note of how many extra points you have to spend. 

Early Commissioned Interludes
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Commissioned interludes, also known as mini-interludes (though some are not quite so mini), will be available to both the person who commissioned them and to any patrons at the 3 dollar or higher amount one day earlier than they are released to the public. 


All patrons at this level will also receive four extra points to be added to end-of-arc interlude voting. 

Includes Discord rewards
Early Regular Chapters
$5 or more per month 22 patrons
Any patron at the five dollar or higher level will receive access to regular chapters one day earlier than the general public. This will not delay the release of the regular chapter at all from what it has been. They will still come out on Mondays and Fridays. If you are a 5 dollar or higher Patron, you will receive access to the chapter on Sunday and Thursday. 


All patrons at this level will also get the early commissioned interlude from the three dollar level, as well as five extra points to spend on end-of-arc interlude voting. 

Includes Discord rewards
Quicky Interlude
$10 or more per month 14 patrons
Any patron at the ten dollar or higher level will be able to choose one 500 word quicky interlude. These will be posted together, likely at the end of the month, as a single, completely extra collection. 


Patrons at this level also receive the early chapters from the 5 dollar and 3 dollar level, as well as six extra points to spend on end-of-arc interlude voting. 

Includes Discord rewards