No more Patreon.

Xial here.


Bit of a quickie: I had placed my Patreon on hold for a bit, because I haven’t had the time or focus to sit down and work on Partners like I wanted.

I’ve hit a point where my personal time has honestly dwindled, courtesy of having housemates that are social creatures. No, this isn’t a bad thing. It’s a foreign thing, after looking back at the last decade of my life and not having that high level of social interaction, to suddenly feeling thrust into maintaining time facing people? It’s overwhelming at times, but I honestly cannot say I’d trade it for anything.

In the interim, because I really haven’t been able to focus on treating Partners for ePub readiness, and it’s tedious to remember to suspend each month of Patreon, it’s easier to flip the switch to the off position.

Maybe in the future when things are less in a state of flux, I can return to the idea, if I’ve not been beaten to it by someone else.



I’m up entirely too late to bring you this.

Just a quick thing.

I’ve really not had any time to work on writing, between needing to rebuild hardware*, working a new job (Thursday through Monday, of all things. Send sushi moneys to $xial), and having social housemates (Wednesday night dinners, really).

I’ve had my Patreon on pause for the past couple of months as a result.

I’m also blowing minds as my use of email addresses that do not conform to the typical ‘.com/.net/.org’ mindset leads to an amusingly high frequency of “… is that even valid?” Yes, my friends, it really is. 🙂

And now, TO BED.


* : Waiting on a refund to get a new computer case from Newegg. Trying to get my tablet replaced or repaired and getting angry enough that I ended up clapping 👏🏾 at 👏🏾 the 👏🏾 company that made it in a tweet. Eyeballing a new keyboard because while I like the one that I have, I really, REALLY, REALLY miss having a ten-key pad. I actually use it, and having to go to the character mapper just to enter accented characters when I’m used to alt-0233 for one of the accented e that I use is driving me up the wall. Trying to deal with a spotty wireless adapter and also considering a flavor of Linux (probably NOT Ubuntu) for the new build, once I can locate a storage device of reasonable price, since Cities: Skylines and LibreOffice both work in Linux. 🙂


Silence is Golden, but Damage is Chronometric.

Hey, folks! Xial here.

August has been a very, very interesting month for me. I restarted my Patreon, right as I got so fed up with a part time retail job that I just quit.
Granted, a few days before, I had hit my tolerance point for the place that I was ready to walk out that day. Through some careful wrangling, I managed to line up a bit of temporary work that has consistent, humanizing hours, and a pay rate that gives me a chance to put away a little cash to try to get another place to stay.

A place to stay, you say?

I’ll get more into why I do not want to move with them after the cut.