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Shrinky Frod


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    Finally! I have support options again

    Well, I've finally gotten my SubscribeStar profile approved, so if anybody wants to toss a couple of bucks my way through that, you can get early access to my projects, or even help determine what I work on next, depending on how much you feel like tossing in! Also, access to a Discord where you can talk to other backers, and listen to me brainstorming and running off at the brain.

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    G5: The Tragedy of Sprout

    So, I've seen the film. I've seen some reviews, some good, some bad. And I've written/am writing stories in that particular sub-universe!

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  • 7 weeks
    The Root of All Evil

    So, I get it - times are tough. My household is on a mostly fixed income. The flexible part of our spending comes from running deliveries for GrubHub. Unfortunately, that means that my car is both pretty much necessary, and put through a lot of miles of in-town driving.

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  • 8 weeks
    Promotional Materials

    But not for me!

    My brother finally managed to get one of his ideas down on (digital) paper; I helped with the editing, but now that he's gotten approval I figured I should help with promotion. It's a short and silly little one-off built around cultural assumptions and misunderstandings.

    And playing chicken with pegasi.

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  • 109 weeks
    New Group!

    Founded by Latecomer, addressing old thoughts about the series, how those have aged over the next seasons, and where we feel we are now!
    https://www.fimfiction.net/group/214558/bookplayers-50-questions

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Oct
13th
2021

The Root of All Evil · 3:47pm October 13th

So, I get it - times are tough. My household is on a mostly fixed income. The flexible part of our spending comes from running deliveries for GrubHub. Unfortunately, that means that my car is both pretty much necessary, and put through a lot of miles of in-town driving.

A lot of miles. "My poor, beleaguered, yet ultimately faithful steed Lobo is barely 6, 7 years old (2015 Scion bought in better days), but has seen the mileage of a 15-20 year old workhorse" lot of miles.

While I've done my best to keep the poor guy properly cared for (most of those are highway miles from before I was running deliveries), there comes a day in any car's life when he just needs a lot of pampering to keep going.

And that pampering gets expensive. Not sure exactly how expensive yet, but I find that out tomorrow (and will update the project then). Brake drums, suspension, engine parts, ventilation/AC/heat - and the combination of high curbs and the low clearance on a Scion have made a bit of dental work necessary too, as his bumper is a bit banged up and pulled off the clips that hold it firmly in place.

And he's still on loan too. Big reason I can't just get the poor guy a new body and call it done.

I've tried to save what I can for it, but we all know how the last two years have gone for everyone. So I'm hoping that those who have things a little better right now might be willing to chip in a few bucks. I'll figure something out, I always do, but a little help could go a long way.

However, if you're looking for a bit more in the way of remuneration for your help, I also am open for commissions, as always - $10/1k words, half after an outline is agreed on, half after the project is delivered. Just DM me if you're interested in a commission. And I've just jumped on the SubscribeStar bandwagon too, though I may well tweak the tier levels - this is just first drafting, and actually still under review.

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Update for anybody reading this: I've gotten numbers, and I've got to pull together 5k for the repairs, and would *like* to pull together the additional 4k to clear my loan out. So, if you want horse words, I've gotta write about a million of them to make that work, so I'm still open for business!

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