Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reading, Writing and Revenue: The Reckoning

Hey, where the hell else can you get the poetry of Hannah Giles, jokes about priests diddling deaf kids, a screed against America's tweens and, occasionally, honest-to-God political and media analysis?

That's how I'm setting up tonight's plea for your hard-earned dollars. Need I remind that we're now halfway through our big Spring Pledge Drive around here, and that means you only have a few days left to listen to my digital panhandling.

As you know, there are a couple of ways you can show your support for this site. One is to buy a copy of my book, Dead Star Twilight. It's available as an e-book that can immediately be downloaded to your computer by clicking here.

The other way is to make a donation via the Paypal electronic tip jar in the right-hand sidebar of this screen.

To everyone who's already contributed a few dollars to keep Deus Ex Malcontent going strong, I honestly can't thank you enough. I do, however, want to say a special and public thanks to Helen Stepp, G. Gwaltney, Thomas Bott and Sophia Salanga for especially kind and generous donations; they're so very much appreciated and I promise not to use the money to buy hookers.

As you can see from the picture, I don't need one. (Although the cash is still necessary being that Hannah's nowhere near the prostitute I figured she'd be -- kids these days.)

Just a couple of days left in the drive so thanks again everyone and keep the love coming.


Alanna said...

oh you are so P-I-M-P.

J. Dack said...

I know it's only tangentially related to the topic of this post and the drive, but I just finished your book about five minutes ago.

I have a couple hundred words I'd probably write about it, but I don't think a comment section is the place for a review.

So I'll just say it fucking moved me. It put me into a headspace that was entirely uncomfortable and in some ways awful for me personally, but that I absolutely could not leave until I was finished.

I'm generally not a crier, but parts of it had the waterworks streaming down my stupid face.

I don't know how you managed to relive all that enough to write it, but bravo sir. Brav-fucking-o.

Izar Talon said...

I feel really bad, because even though I read this site every single day, I've never been able to give any money in support of it; it's a daily stop for me, a MULTIPLE daily stop; throughout the day I continually come back to check and see if you've added anything new.

I'm afraid I just don't have very much money.

But I just now checked my family's PayPal account,and we had about 5 dollars in it, so I went ahead and sent it your way. I know it's not much, but I really wanted to contribute at least SOMETHING to you, since you bring me so much laughter and insightful writing everyday.

I know it's not much, but I hope it'll help at least a little bit. Maybe you an use it to buy a cup of coffee and a donut, or get an extra value meal from McDonalds for lunch or something. I just wanted to show my appreciation in the tiny way I'm able to right now.

Keep up the wonderful work. It is very, very, very much appreciated. You're my primary source of commentary an insight on the news, and you always bring a bit very welcome and MUCH needed laughter into my increasingly dark life.

(HA, with the recent loss of my first and only girlfriend [I'm pretty fucking pathetic and wasn't able to find a woman even remotely interested in being my girlfriend til I was 33 years old] I don't have much of anything to spend my discretionary money on anymore, and so I might end up being able to donate a lot more money to you.)

Thank you for everything, Chez. This place is one of the very few things that can make me laugh anymore. It means more to me than you know.

Chez said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, guys. It's so humbling hearing stuff like that. J, glad you enjoyed the book, and Izar, really appreciate the donation.