Rather than a cute thing about the Patreon shilling I want to talk to the people who have pushed back on it, & there haven’t been many, but they have been pretty vicious about it. Here’s the deal, I’m 45. No wife, no kids, no reasonable chance of ever having either. There’s no retirement plan for self employed artists. No one is going to take care of me if I miraculously live in to old age. I have to make some money now so I can not have to be trying to sling burgers at 60. What savings I do have would be completely wiped out by ONE medical issue. Fifteen years of saving would be gone in one disaster, so I’m gonna make at least the minimal effort to have at least a frail safety net for myself. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for. If you REALLY can’t handle me jokingly reminding people that I have a optional support system, then what the fuck are you doing here in the first place? You don’t like me, or my work? What’s the deal? Who hurt you? It would be one thing if I was writing some IP you’ve loved since childhood, but this is all mine. Anyway, sorry for the lack of ha-has. It’s just annoying & I’m allowed to vent on my own platform.
To end on a positive note, I’m at 909 patrons as of the time of this post, so I think there’s a real chance I could get to 1000 by the end of the year. There’s a chance that my retirement plan might not have to come from Smith & Wesson. Yay!