Monday, April 18, 2011
I've Got the Brains, You've Got the Looks, Let's Make Lots of Money
It's been pretty busy around here lately, which kind of echoes every other part of my life right now, so this seems like as good a time as any to launch our big Spring Pledge Drive. You know, spring, when a young man's thoughts turn to decent weather and a couple of bucks here and there from the very kind readers of his website.
We're coming up on a pretty big anniversary for Deus Ex Malcontent; next month marks five years since I first began this little experiment of mine. In that time, there have been quite a few changes to the site and certainly quite a few changes in the life of your humble narrator. Over the next few weeks, we'll be looking back on some of DXM's best moments, as well as some pivotal moments in my own personal "story arc" -- several of which intersect in a few places, incidentally. It really is an astonishing experience to look back over the evolution of something I originally started to pass the time after my brain surgery -- to see how much the overall tone has changed, the writing has become more assured (if not always as introspective as it once was), the regulars have developed and settled in. On that last point, this site never could've become what it has without you guys, the readers. Your participation, appreciation and loyalty have always been what drives me and I just can't thank you enough after all this time.
As always, if the only support you can afford to offer is reading, I completely understand. But if you like what you find here and feel like I should get a little more for the effort I put into DXM, there are two ways you can show some love. If you can do it, please drop a little cash into the Paypal tip cup over in the right-hand sidebar, or buy a copy of my book Dead Star Twilight -- which you can purchase electronically and have downloaded immediately to your computer by clicking here.
Yes, I've joined the Banter Media Network within the past couple of months, but as I warned at the beginning -- if you think that banner ad at the top is paying the bills, you're sorely mistaken. I still need your help if you can swing it; in fact, and I'm not sure I've ever been as direct as this, but now more than ever I can really use your help. While I'm working on several different projects at once, they're basically only in the start-up phase -- and that means that I'm kind of working without a net. Bottom line: Whatever you can give will assist tremendously and will be greatly appreciated.
I'll keep you updated on the progress of the pledge drive over the next few days -- but for now, thanks again and back to your regularly scheduled absurdity.