Today is Labor Day here in the states so that means, no work! Huzzah! That also means catching up on some site maintenance. As you can see in the upper right, I’ve updated our Patreon goal progress, as well as the date I’ll be releasing MGP 14. I’ve gotten my chapter planned out, now I need to start writing it.
I have to give a wonderful thank you to my patrons… I mean I have to give a thank you to my wonderful patrons. Got the order wrong there when I first typed that. Could have edited it. Didn’t. I think this paragraph is more fun this way. Anywho, we’re up to 5 now and we are 40% of the way to our goal. Remember, if you’re a Patron and have an idea for a pin-up art, please send me a message with your suggestion.
Been VERY pleased with the commentary on the recent chapters. We’ve gotten a lot more comments and some of them VERY insightful for me. I just want to say, keep it coming! I love your comments and they help immensely!
Thanks all you beautiful people!
Lo and behold! It is Chapter 13 of Magical Girl Policy. Chapter 13. This sugar just got real!
I really don’t have anything else I want to say right here about it. Instead I just want to thank my SECOND patron! Woo! Thank you so much, The Don! Thanks to him and my first patron, Colton, I’m up to $13 a month. Once we hit $50 we’ll be getting monthly pinup art based on story characters. I do need ideas but I think I’m going to be limiting suggestions of what the art should be to my patrons themselves. You have a suggestion for the first pic you really want to get off your chest, you can donate for as little as $1 a month!
In other news I’ll be continuing more site maintenance stuff over the week so if you see something look off about a page or something, please send me an email and I’ll take a look at it! Thanks!
Can’t wait to read Chapter 13 comments!
Hello all you beautiful people! I have been a busy bee so let’s get down to business!
First thing is first, you’ll notice there is now a header in the upper right that updates everyone on both our Patreon goal status and when the next chapter will be out. You’ll notice the date currently is set for this Tuesday. So prepare yourselves!
In other news regarding Patreon, I got my first patron! Woo! I haven’t gotten permission to laud the praises of this wonderful person out in public so they shall remain anonymous. I’m trying to set up some rewards for my patrons but I’m not sure what would be good. I have some ideas on my Patreon site so if you would all be a dear and visit the page to see some of my ideas and give me some feedback, I would be greatly interested to hear what you have to say.
Also under the category of fans being awesome to me, Rhys has drawn us an AMAZING version of Polygal. He took some creative liberties that I love! Check it out!
I LOVE the sort of Lara Croft shorts with the pistols holstered. In my mind the pistols always had their cords coming out of the back of her waist but looking at this I really like the look of them coming out of her neck. Has a much more Frankenstein’s monster feel. Plus he really just captured how she is a fusion of person and arcade machine. Little things like the quarter slots and hands melding with her skin… perfect! Thank you so much Rhys!
In other news, I’ll be fixing a lot of little inconsistencies and little problems all over the website over the weekend. So if something looks weird please let me know as I’ll be changing things here and there and could mess things up slightly. I’m not a web-editing wizard by any means.
Last bit before I get going is there has been a huge influx of readers recently and I just wanted to say thank you for all your kind words about MGP! I seriously am touched that so many people have enjoyed the story and are interested in the midadventures Robert is having. I’ve had a few of you ask me if you could link the story elsewhere and to that I say, “GO FOR IT!” The more the merrier I say! If you think someone will like the story, spread the word! it can only help my presentation to have more voices expressing their opinions!
Getting ready to post on Tuesday!
Chapter 12 of Magical Girl Policy is now up! Please go and read it as the trio of Robert, Eli, and Cory head to the Rale Valley Mall. What’s the worst that could happen? *insert everyone who read MGP Alpha shaking their heads*
In other news, I’ve set up a Patreon page. Now, if you so desire, you can donate a monthly sum as low as $1 a month towards the production of my work. In all honesty, I don’t feel my production level has, as of yet, been fully deserving of Patrons. That said, if you’re willing to donate, I appreciate it. Right now I’m setting up a goal of $50 per month which would be enough to at least get some art in here. If we reach that goal, then maybe we’ll look at other things to stretch me out.
But, the long and short of it, of course, falls on me to actually put out more chapters more regularly if I’m going to be deserving of such patronage than that. Still, if you have $1 a month to spare in your budget to help give me that little extra push, feel free to donate. 🙂
Look forward to seeing Chapter 12 responses,
Just what the title says. I’ve got my first draft of chapter 12 of MGP done. I should have the post up on either Thursday the 7th, or, if I can’t get it edited by then, Tuesday the 12th. In either case, it’s on its way soon!
Looking forward to posting the next chapter,
This may be a shock to those reading this because I write a story called Magical Girl Policy, but I never did really watch Sailor Moon. *cue dramatic chord* I saw a few episodes here or there, enough to know the main gist of the story and who the characters were. But never really watched it. So, seeing as I’m writing a story about it and this Sailor Moon Crystal thing is going on for free on Hulu, I thought I’d try it out and see if I can use anything in it for further inspiration.
Can’t really say much so far. The animation quality is better than what I remember for the few Sailor Moon episodes I saw. I think Usagi’s voice is a little grating but I have no idea if that’s sort of keeping in the tradition. I mean, she’s supposed to be a little whiny from what I can tell so that might be on purpose. Anyone else watching it?
In the meantime, I’m plotting out the next chapter of MGP. Just a reminder that in the forums there is a topic to help me name generic items. The guys and girls of MGP will be heading to the mall soon so any ideas you have on store names that would fit in at a mall would be helpful 🙂
Thanks for the help!
As promised, Chapter 11 of Magical Girl Policy has been posted! It’s another dialogue heavy chapter so hopefully I don’t bore you to death and, even more hopefully, I’ll entertain you!
Because I just got WordPress updated (again, big thanks to Pip for the help) I feel the site is in need of some major overhauls. I finally took down that awful banner in the upper right I never updated. I’ll need to figure out something different.
With everything now up, I think I’m going to treat myself to a nice walk outside! I hope I don’t spoil myself too much! XD
Fresh air for the win!
Thanks to reader Johannes for letting me know the website was having issues. BIGGER thanks to Pip for helping me sort it all out despite me being a complete website dunderhead! XD Website has now been updated and things should look good for everyone
In other news I’ll be posting the next chapter on Tuesday so be on the lookout!
See you soon!
It is entirely possible (and how could we ever possibly know) that I may sort have kind of saved my post on April 3rd instead of posting it… whoops… sorry ^^;;
On the plus side, Chapter 10 of Magical Girl Policy is done and up for your viewing pleasure! I want to once again thank everyone who sent me words of encouragement at the time. And a very special thanks to my glorious editor.
Other than that, I put this in the chapter comments too, but I’m wondering, as a reader, what are the promises you feel I’m making to you as far as the story goes? What I mean by that is what promises do you think I’ve made about “X” going forward. What scenes, jokes, developements, etc do you feel I’ve basically foreshadowed would happen. It helps me to know what promises I’ve made. If you know what promises about characters and plots you feel I have made, please email them to me or throw them in the forum thread! That will be a great help!
Thanks for all your assistance and patience,
After an extended absence, Magical Girl Policy- Chapter 9 is up! *cue trumpets*
So just to give you all a heads up on why I was gone. Without going into specifics my job got more than a bit stressful in October. In addition to that, I took on an additional project and while that project has gone well, and consistent, I have been unable to be consistent with my writing, work, and additional project.
That said, I’m now confident that the discipline I have gained from this additional project will help me write better and more consistently. That said, I know there will be bumps in the road as I have (and I’m sure I’m sure you’re all nodding your heads at this point) not proven that I’m hugely consistent. To that end, I’m going to be making sure to post, at least once a month, on this site to let you all know if there isn’t a chapter, what the status is. That way you aren’t left completely in the dark.
I want to thank everyone who offered me their words of encouragement and support. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. While some authors write simply for the love of writing, I’m much more motivated by seeing others enjoying my work. Getting emails and messages that show you’ve enjoyed the story and hope that I’m well and that you’ve enjoyed the story I’ve created really helps keeps my creative engines running.
Before I head out, I just want to say that Chapter 9 is shorter than the other chapters but I felt it important to just get something out there for you guys to read. I hope to have Chapter 10 out before the month is up. But if it’s not up by April Fool’s Day, I’ll be sure to let you guys know why!
Thanks again for all your kind words!