Important Updates!

wesleybracken:

Alright, so I have Three Pieces of News! 

Piece One: Some Bad News!

As hard as we tried to make it work, we aren’t going to be moving to Amsterdam this year. The one hurdle we couldn’t overcome was health insurance, which is horrifically expensive for US Expats and students, especially when you’re trying to deal with preexisting conditions, like we are. That said, if I’ve started your commission, I’ll still be finishing it! Beyond those that I have begun work on, I’ll have to see how my spare time looks in the coming months, and see if I can still accept any others. If you have any questions about this, send me a message or an email, and we can chat about it!

Piece Two: Some Technical News!

Patreon has slightly changed how monthly supporters can be charged. For anyone who is currently a supporter, you won’t notice any change, because this only affects new supporters. The change is this–previously, when you supported my patreon and pledged a certain amount of money, Patreon wouldn’t charge you until the beginning of the next month, while giving you immediate access to content reserved for Patrons. The problem with this, is that it enabled people to quite easily cheat the system, essentially. You could pledge, say, five dollars, gain access to Patreon exclusive stories I’ve posted, and then delete your pledge without being charged. (Yes, I’ve noticed the few of you who keep doing this, don’t think you were that clever.) With this change, this cheat will no longer work. So, if you are a new Patron, from this day on, you will be charged upfront on the day you sign up, and the next time you will be charges is the first day of the next month. So, for example, if you signed up today with a $5 dollar pledge, you would be charged $5 dollars today, and another $5 dollars this coming Monday. This change will not affect previous supporters, unless you were to stop supporting me, and then resume your support at a later date. Again, if you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability. You can read more about this change here as well

Piece Three: Some Good News!

For quite some time, I’ve been trying to figure out how best to feature some of the longer stories I’ve been building up in my vault. Tumblr is great for shorter pieces, but breaking things up into a bunch of chunks just doesn’t work that well in a lot of cases, especially when I’d rather the piece be absorbed as a whole. So, starting in August or September, I’m going to start releasing longer works, or collections of smaller pieces, in a periodical format (hopefully every month, but likely it will be every other month or so. Is there a word for something that publishes two out of every three months? Bi-quarterly?), through either Patreon (as a $5 dollar supporter), or Gumroad (where you will be able to buy them individually if you prefer that). I am still working on the finer details of this process, so expect more updates to come. But one thing I can say for sure, is that City of Bears is coming back, in some fashion, in 2017! Because if I make a promise like that, I’ll feel really guilty if I don’t follow through on it, because that’s how my brain works. Think of that as some bonus news! So much news today.

Ok! That was quite a bit of information. If you have any questions, you can ask them here, send me a message, or reach me by email, as always! Thanks again for all of your support, and for reading!

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