My fandom output for the last 2 years has been pretty dismal. With the rising cost of living and loans to pay off, my fandom activity will probably drop even more. I would love to continue doing the things I enjoy, such as drawing and reccing, and so:
I’ve made a Patreon page for myself! It’s a mutually beneficial funding platform that allows patrons to donate a set amount of money per month or every time an artist creates a work of art. In return, you get rewards like art prints, hand-drawn works, and access to my work process. You can even trade my set rewards for minimalistic posters, bookshelf banners or book covers for your fics or fandoms of your choice, depending on your pledge tier.
If you like my works and would like to see more, please consider supporting me by pledging a dollar or more. Any help or pimping will be very much appreciated!
So my birthday was last week but I didn’t get a chance to respond to all of these at the time, and I didn’t want to spam anybody! THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU PRECIOUS BEEBS!!!!
I wanted to post these because I wanted to thank you (and everybody else who took the time to wish me well) but also because sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder of people who care - whether they’re close friends or casual ones, or even practical strangers who just send out good-feels-vibes out into the ether. I learned a lot this past year, and I think I did a lot of growing - which is all we can hope for, really, isn’t it? You age and you grow and you learn, and every year I think about how much smarter I am than I was the year before, and the year before that - and so I’m never (too) scared about growing older.
Our time on earth is so short - and it’s filled with sorrows and joys and cruelties and kindnesses and tragedies and darkness and happiness and love - and that’s all part of the human experience. You will be sad, sometimes. You will be happy other times. Hopefully you will be happy more than you’re sad. Nice gestures like this make me happy, and even something as small as a sweet message online reminds me that we are not alone, there are people out there listening and caring and we’re all trying to make the best of it together.
So, thank you all for being here. Thank you for sharing this past year with me.