This was such an odd idea that I almost didn’t do it, but I drew a sketch of the sideways panel and it struck me as funny. A lot of Jo’s weirdness comes from my internal monologue. She really got the short end of the stick when it comes to what parts of me ended up in her. Of course in a cute little woman it’s endearing. In me it’s just annoying.
Oh man… I don’t even know what to say about today. If you haven’t heard Patreon changed how they charge patrons and it has fucked things all up. I’m stuck with them at the moment but I’m looking in to other options. Chances are, depending on how things go, I’ll open an account when kickstarter opens their patreon alternative. I’ve also got paypal, but they lack the structure to really make the rewards work. In any event I got hit pretty hard in the wallet today. Ad revenue has been way down, across the entire internet, since the last American election and it’s no different for me. Everything is in a constant state of flux and it’s making everyone jumpy. Whatever happens I’ll keep going as long as I can until things break down so much I can no longer survive. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
I’m open to any ideas so feel free to make suggestions. If you’re already a patron I’ll make a post with a stopgap message as soon as I can. Of course if you don’t care about paying more to support my work you can just ignore all of this and keep doing what you’re doing. If I’m the only creator you support the actual increase in cost is negligible. If you pledge small amounts across many creators then it’s a problem.
Anyway, I’ll keep you guys posted.
In case you were curious my grandmother somehow survived her illness against incredible odds. She’s doing better but is still not well by any means. Her will to live is really strong though.