Art, first patron, announcements, and new chapter on Tuesday!

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!
Taralynn Andrews

Chapter 12 is now up! Plus Patreon

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,
Taralynn Andrews

So… Sailor Moon Crystal…

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!
Taralynn

Oh thank heaven for Chapter 11!

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!
Taralynn

Whoops! Chapter 10 is posted though

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,

Taralynn

I’m back!

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!
Taralynn Andrews

Chapter 8 is up!

Magical Girl Policy- Chapter 8 is up for your perusal! Well, it’s actually up for your reading. I’m hoping you’ll do more than peruse. But that is your choice, not mine.

I want to thank those of you who have been leaving comments, sending emails, and commenting in the forums. These have been invaluable. I’m trying to do another drive on the forums to get a bit more activity (a lot of that is my fault) so I hope you’ll all give it a shot. It helps keep me motivated to keep writing. Can’t tell you how useful that is. I also just want to thank my invaluable editor. He has improved the quality of this story immeasurably. Seriously, thank Fate for him.

Lastly, friend of the site, Pip, the man who is kind enough to give me this domain space, had unfortunately lost his job. If you could run by sincomics.com, maybe throw a donation or vote for Sins on TWC, I know he’d appreciate it. He’s a great friend, awesome guy, and is responsible for this site even existing so I hope we can help him out at least in some small way!

Thanks for your time,
Taralynn Andrews

Listening to: “Little Sister” by Miracle of Sound
Eating: Clam Chowder Soup

Eleven-thousand words! That’s how long chapter 7 is people. I’m sorry for it being more than twice my regular chapter size but it had to be done! Regardless, despite the long wait, the chapter is here and ready to be consumed by you! Yes you! Everyone thought I was writing the chapter for a wide audience but instead it’s just for YOU!

Though difficult, this chapter was a lot of fun and it only gets more fun from here on out. I’m getting to work on chapter 8 tomorrow and, though I don’t know how long it will be, I know it’ll be a fun chapter to write. I hope it will be even more fun to read!

Happy reading!
Taralynn Andrews

Listening to: “Someday You Will Be Loved” by Deathcab for Cutie
Eating: Boxed pasta because I was too lazy to make anything of actual effort