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Kris Overstreet

Convention vendor, compulsive writer. I have a Patreon for monthly bills and a KoFi for tips.

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  • 5 weeks
    Today's popularity check...

    Ranking based on rating, as of 2 PM Central time today:

    Changeling Space Program: #61
    An Orderly Transfer of Power: #913
    The Maretian: #1,786
    My Flight: #4,678
    For Love of the Love of the Game (the contest story that actually won something): #27,268
    all the others: even lower than that

    10 comments · 156 views
  • 6 weeks
    The first reading of one of my fics!

    Fanfiction Reader has rendered a voice-synthesis version of Changeling Space Program on YouTube! The program doesn't have any sense of timing, and it stumbles badly trying to pronounce unfamiliar words, but it provides a way to read (or re-read) the story without staring at a screen!


    8 comments · 105 views
  • 8 weeks
    That was... incredibly boring...

    For those wondering, I think I've fixed all references to Martian seasons in The Maretian.

    I think.

    By all means, if you see one, let me know.

    In the new revised calendar it's mid-winter on Sol 6, spring equinox is roughly Sol 103. Summer solstice will be Sol 296. Anything that says or suggests otherwise needs correction, so let me know.

    7 comments · 167 views
  • 8 weeks
    Why do I bug over fiddly things like this?

    Okay. I've assumed that, since in The Martian Mark Watney had twelve hours of sunlight after driving to recharge his rover during the Pathfinder trip, that he arrived during Martian summer. That makes sense, since if you were given a choice by orbital mechanics you'd choose early summer, when solar cells would be at maximum efficiency but before the onset of dust storm season.

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    14 comments · 357 views
  • 8 weeks
    The promised art, at last...

    If you read The Maretian, you can recognize everyone, or at least guess.

    Artwork by Jason "TexasUberAlles" Meador. EDIT: Go comment and fave on deviantArt: https://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Maretian-742144602

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KoFi is live. · 3:31am January 22nd

Thanks to all of you who are enjoying The Maretian! I have a small buffer built up, and I'm going to try to write something every day to keep up the daily posts. But it's time to get back on the convention circuit...

Although (at least for the time being) I hope you'll make monthly pledges via Patreon that I can budget around, I now have a KoFi for one-time tips.


Obviously I also have a PayPal, so if you want to tip but don't want to go through Ko-Fi, I'll message it to you.

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Comments ( 4 )

I have The Maretian in my "read asap" bookshelf, but am following you because of Changeling Space Program. Ooo! Did I get first on your Ko-Fi? :twilightsmile:

4779075 Well... somebody did, anyway.

I got my first convention as a vendor in 3 weeks... Well I see myself as an assistant but everyone always insists I'm doing more work than I really am when it comes to convention related things.

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