This is a xpost from my Patreon (which I will likely be exiting soon in light of the Orwellian creepiness they've displayed recently). This is currently for paying patrons, but I might expand it to whatever platform I move to in 2019 if there's interest.
First up, apologies for the quietness this December. Some other-life stuff cropped up at the start of the month and by the time I was through it I was caught up in the holidays.
And then Patreon decided to shit the bed…
I'm not going to go into it in great detail, but I am of the opinion Patreon is no longer a safe or trustworthy platform for creators. If it wasn't for the fact other work had caused my current writing projects to fall behind schedule, I would have already cancelled my account here.
More on this later, but for now I thought I'd do a better job of managing expectation and lead off with the more positive stuff first.
First, as far as I'm concerned, everyone who has subbed to me up until December is owed a sexy boob monster girl short story and an advance look at the next monster girl CYOA. I intend to stick to that plan regardless of what happens here. If you no longer wish to use Patreon in the light of the Orwellian nonsense they've been pulling recently (or support me—I'm fully aware my own output has been very erratic), I fully understand. If you have been a backer up until now, I will try to get the projects to you as soon as they are completed.
Whatever happens, I do want to thank the people here that have supported me, even for this brief period of time.
Because of the nature of my work, I'm aware a lot of you are uncomfortable about seeing your names in any kind of credits list. However, I think I might have a sneaky solution that might be of interest.
All of my stories contain references to writers, movies and bands that I've enjoyed over the years. These are usually reflected in the names of characters, but I'll sometimes use them as references for place names (street names, etc).
I should also add that I don't do "Take That's." I only ever reference things I've enjoyed, so even my most feckless and/or despicable characters are named after creators/creations I like. This is because of a story I heard (possibly apocryphal) about Wes Craven naming his iconic Freddy Krueger after a bully who used to torment him at school. It might have been initially intended as a Take That, but then Freddy Krueger became a horror icon. My imagination pictures that bully looking at a film poster years later and thinking, "I used to beat this runt up at school and he went on to name a horror icon after me, how cool is that!" So, no Take That's, ever.
More recently I've been moving away from this. It's fine for a random nobody on Literotica, but starts to look icky on a sort-of erotic horror writer with multiple books published on Amazon, especially if people come to the erroneous conclusion they were intended as disses.
However, this does leave me with something I can give back to those of you who've supported me here. Whatever happens in the future, I'm still going to be writing stories and those stories will have characters and places that requires names. It doesn't even need to be a name. It can be a little snippet of description—something you'll be able to recognise and think, I helped fund this.
If you would like to be included in this, please comment below with the name or little descriptive tag you'd like to see used in a story at some point. If you want, also add your favourite monster girl or fetish and I'll try to use your reference in an appropriate story.
Just to be clear, this is just a minor name or descriptive tag rather than any insert characters. When it comes to storytelling, I always do what I feel is right for the story first. On that note, it's quite likely your name might get dropped on a less-than-stellar example of humanity (my succubi do love slurping up assholes). If you really really don't want this, let me know and I'll try and apply your moniker to a less-assholish doomed succubus meal instead (my succubi also love slurping up the innocent as well).
Also, if you'd prefer even this sneaky reference to be totally anonymous, feel free to DM me rather than commenting. My aim is to put a private list together and dip into it for future stories.
(And maybe even grow that list with future subscribers if this political nonsense blows over, or an apolitical competitor to Patreon emerges.)
Obviously, I can't put a timeline on when I'll sneak your reference in—there are over a hundred of you for starters!
Once again, thanks for your support and apologies for the uncertainty. I'll try to post again over the weekend while I try to figure out some backup plans for 2019.