1 Year of Fictograd
We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programing this week to celebrate 1 Year of Fictograd. Yup, a whole year! Can you believe it? I hardly can.
If you’ve been here since the beginning, give yourself a hand. That’s right. Soak in the adulation. I do it for you, folks. If you’re a little newer than that, welcome. Hope you’ve been enjoying the show.
Anniversaries are an excellent time for change, so it is with great pleasure that I’m going to announce a few updates to the way things work around here.
First of all, while the majority of posts will still remain free, the Finales of series such as Liberating the Leviathan will be published for paid subscribers only. Sorry, free-loaders, I gotta give them something. But, if you don’t like it, a subscription is only $5 a month or $50 a year, which is literally the lowest I can go. Or, you can wait for the book version of the series to be released, which probably only ever has a 50-50 chance of happening. Or, you can just unsubscribe and I’ll never darken your inbox again.
Secondly, Fictograd is going to be divided into 4 sections. If you’re already subscribed you will continue to get all posts, but this now gives you the option to unsubscribe from genres or storylines you might be less interested in. Like, say, if you’re really into Liberating the Leviathan but are just about done with pigs, you can go to the “My Account” page and unselect “Hoglore and Beartales.”
What’s ‘Hoglore and Beartales?’ That’s right, I still need to introduce the sections (with some new art, oh my)! Drum roll, please…
Hoglore and Beartales
Myths and Legends for the Newly Arrived Fictogrite
A whole section for all the pig content you could possibly need. Merka and Rosya aren’t going anywhere, you can just choose to never read about them again.
Recreating the past to define the future
In ye olden days, I would have put The Field Notes of Jebediah Flatzingvald and that other tabletop rpg story in this section. In the future, expect series of a fantastical nature.
Inventing a future to redefine the past.
Liberating the Leviathan will continue to be published as part of this section, as well as any future sci-fi series.
Dispatches from Fiction City
Same old main section, same bad content. Read this for updates on the lives, trials, and tribulations of Fictograd’s residents, workers, and dreamers.
New posts will still be twice a month from any one of these sections, which means if you decide to only subscribe to one, you’ll only get an email once a blue moon or so. But, that one will be right up your alley, that’s a Fictograd guarantee. Or, if you don’t like it, you can subscribe for $5 a month or $50 a year, literally the lowest I can go.
Last, I’m making official-official what I’ve ineptly expressed in the past; once a quarter, I’m going to take one of my bi-weekly Friday’s off—and I’m not even going to let you know it’s happening. Call it my PTO. 4 out of 26 days is coming in at a cool 15% of the year, which is actually less than the PTO I currently get at my soul-crushing corporate job, a fact that made me very sad once I worked it out in the middle of writing this sentence. If you don’t like that, like me, then you can become a paid subscriber for the bargain-basement price of $5 a month of $50 a year.
And keep in mind, too, that this is all new content from now on. Not like in the olden days of a year ago, were I was clearing out my junk drawer. It’s pretty empty. There’s some stuff in there, but it’s either the sort of stuff that isn’t worth seeing the light of day ever again; or it could be seen again and maybe even should be, but this isn’t platform for it. Contrary to popular belief, I do think about that sort of thing.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this year exploring Fictograd with me. We might not have found much, but that doesn’t mean nothing’s there. I’m willing to give it at least one more. And if you don’t want me to do that, I suggest becoming a paid subscriber for either $5 a month or $50 a year.