Paul Spooner

is creating awesome for God

Select a membership level


per month
You get access to patron-only posts and updates. Plus you can communicate with me directly on the chat forums!
Includes Discord benefits


per month
At this tier and above, you'll have access to the live voice chat on the discord server!
Includes Discord benefits




per month

About Paul Spooner

Hi friends!
I head up a medium sized Catholic family who are trying to be as awesome as the God we worship. My goals are threefold:
  • Care for my family body, soul, and spirit.
  • Humans and machines in symbiosis as a means to the corporal works of mercy.
  • A Catholic vision of the New Jerusalem as a means to the spiritual works of mercy.
Perhaps you have a few questions. Things like:

“Why do you need money?”
I’ve got a wife, six kids, and a mortgage. In order to take good care of our children, my wife stays home. In order to be near my parents and my wife's parents, we live in a fairly expensive part of Southern California. So, we're a single-income family living in an expensive part of the country.

“But you already have a good job. Why are you asking for donations?”
Because I’m super creative, and I have so many ideas for projects, designs, videos, stories, and games that I’m dying to explore and this day-job is killing my sooooooul!

“So, why don’t you just get a job at Pixar or Blizzard?”
I’m pretty disagreeable. So I don’t work well in a team.

“Okay, you want to work on your own projects, but won’t you just daydream all day?”
Fair. I’m also hard-working and organized, which you can tell from my engineering degree and decade of soul-killing day job experience.
Also, here's a bunch of projects I've done in my free time when I'm not at a full-time job.

I like doing 3D modeling. I've done dramatic readings of books, articles (like this one), and rambles on various topics. I improvise (mostly on the piano) as well as sing both solo and in a chorale. I also like writing my own lyrics. I even made a terrible music video! I maintain three blogs, wrote a 120K-word science-fiction novel (building on the work of Shamus Young with whom I also co-host a weekly podcast) and have another book in the works. I've also written some long-form poetry. I've done a number of 3d modeling commissions and collaborations, one of which was a feature length movie. I maintain my own website, mess with Python, wrote some code for Minecraft, and enjoy crafting parametric geometry. I like making real life objects as well, including ferrocement structures and sculptures, tree forts, woodcarving, and plate armor. I also act, and have starred as the mad king Macbeth, the crazy nephew Teddy, the murderous king Claudius, and a few others.

“Fine, whatever. If you’re such a cool guy, why don’t you just ask all the friends you must have?”
That would be great if I were an extrovert, but I’m introverted, and don’t really have many friends.

“Ooohkaaaaay... how can I help?”
You can pledge to support me on Patreon. Whatever you pledge will be automatically charged every month. You can cancel whenever you want with no penalty. It all helps, and I’d love to hear from you. That’s basically it! Thanks in advance!
$7.68 of $21 per month
We keep a log of patron suggestions in our family "pick a thing" creative-block-breaking boredom-busting computer program that Paul wrote.
1 of 13

Become a patron to

Unlock 83 exclusive posts
Be part of the community
Connect via private message

Recent posts by Paul Spooner

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits