aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
The poll has spoken!  Friendship is not only magic, it will be the theme of February's Patreon!

https://www.patreon.com/aldersprig

I'm looking forward to some fun prompts for this month.

If you have some good ideas, now is a great time to wander over and join up at the $5 "To-do-list" level (where you get to sneak ideas onto my to-do list) or higher; since I'm about to go fix a broken pipe, might be a good time for the "toolbox and recipe box" level and since I'm on a map kick, you might enjoy the Map Case tier.

Too much?  Enjoy all the stories at the $1 level!



read on…
aldersprig: (Theocracy)

What should the November 2018 Patreon theme be? - Strawpoll.com


Vote now: What should the November 2018 Patreon theme be? - Aunt Family [Setting]*, Cyber-run (Magical Futurism) [Setting] * or … Whats your opinion?



 

* These three are the settings of my three NanoWrimo projects
aldersprig: (HalloweenAldersprig)
It's time for the poll.
What poll?
The poll about the Patreon
What'treon?
The Tree about VoodDoo
Who do?
You Do.
Do what?
Remind me of the poll.

Poll #20516 October Patreon Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14


What should the October 2018 Patreon theme be?

View Answers

Tir na Cali (setting)
4 (28.6%)

Bear Empire (Setting)
7 (50.0%)

Aereax/Expectant Woods (Setting)
5 (35.7%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
4 (28.6%)

Shifters, Changers, and the Unknown (motif)
5 (35.7%)

Brass (motif)
4 (28.6%)

Scary! (motif)
2 (14.3%)

Pumpkins and Ghosts (motif)
3 (21.4%)

Haunted and Magical Houses/locales (motif)
10 (71.4%)

Halloween (motif)
3 (21.4%)

Harvest (motif)
6 (42.9%)

Everybody Cosplay (motif)
5 (35.7%)

Geometry (motif)
2 (14.3%)

Music (motif)
3 (21.4%)

Costumes and decorations (motif)
5 (35.7%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (7.1%)

What should the November 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the December 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the January 2019 Theme Poll Options be?

aldersprig: (AldersGrove)
Poll #20394 September Patreon Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


What should the September 2018 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Tir na Cali (setting)
3 (30.0%)

Bear Empire (Setting)
5 (50.0%)

Aereax/Expectant Woods (Setting)
4 (40.0%)

Kael’s Tower (Setting)
5 (50.0%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
3 (30.0%)

Road Trips (motif)
3 (30.0%)

Tradecraft (motif)
3 (30.0%)

Spring (motif)
1 (10.0%)

Back to school/Education (motif)
5 (50.0%)

Stranded World: Autumn (motif)
6 (60.0%)

Apples, Pumpkins, Harvests (motif)
4 (40.0%)

Rituals (motif)
5 (50.0%)

Falls: Autumn, falling, waterfalls. (motif)
1 (10.0%)

Cats (motif)
4 (40.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (10.0%)

What should the October 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the November 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the December 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
Once a month, I do these polls.

I like polls a lot; they sometimes surprise me but often tell me where I'm going in re. what my readership wants.

The point of this poll in particular is to determine what I’ll be writing for my month in Patreon. This covers two very short stories, two long stories, some reposts, some meta, and whatever else comes to mind.

And no matter if you're a Patron or not, if you read my stuff or not, you can vote.

No DreamWidth account? Leave me your vote in the comments - up to 7 votes for the first question any any suggestions you want for the next three months' themes. I like it if you sign those comments, that's all.


Poll #20295 August 2018 Patreon Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


What should the August 2018 Patreon Theme Be?

View Answers

Tir na Cali (setting)
4 (40.0%)

Bear Empire (Setting)
6 (60.0%)

Aereax/Expectant Woods (Setting)
3 (30.0%)

Kael’s Tower (Setting)
4 (40.0%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
4 (40.0%)

Adventures (motif)
1 (10.0%)

Road Trips (motif)
5 (50.0%)

Thunderstorms, storms, watching the sky (motif)
6 (60.0%)

Oceans and Seas (motif)
4 (40.0%)

Royalty (motif)
1 (10.0%)

Food and Drink (motif)
1 (10.0%)

Distant relations (motif)
1 (10.0%)

Miscommunication, confusion, Deception (motif)
2 (20.0%)

Celebrations, birthdays, personal holidays (motif)
3 (30.0%)

Boats and ships (motif)
2 (20.0%)

Keeping cool (motif)
2 (20.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (10.0%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
0 (0.0%)

What should the September 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the October 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the November 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

aldersprig: (Cali)
Once a month, I do these polls.

I like polls a lot; they sometimes surprise me but often tell me where I'm going in re. what my readership wants.

The point of this poll in particular is to determine what I’ll be writing for my month in Patreon. This covers two very short stories, two long stories, some reposts, some meta, and whatever else comes to mind.

And no matter if you're a Patron or not, if you read my stuff or not, you can vote.

No DreamWidth account? Leave me your vote in the comments - up to 7 votes for the first question any any suggestions you want for the next three months' themes. I like it if you sign those comments, that's all.



Poll #20176 July Patreon Theme
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


What should the July 2016 Patreon Theme Be?8

View Answers

Tir na Cali (setting)
6 (50.0%)

Bear Empire (Setting)
4 (33.3%)

Aereax/Expectant Woods (Setting)
4 (33.3%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
3 (25.0%)

Fae Apoc - PreModern (Setting)
8 (66.7%)

Cooking sans kitchen (motif)
4 (33.3%)

festivals/parades (motif)
3 (25.0%)

birth of a nation (motif)
0 (0.0%)

berries (motif)
5 (41.7%)

Cats (motif)
7 (58.3%)

Picnics (motif)
2 (16.7%)

Birthdays (motif)
2 (16.7%)

heat (motif)
5 (41.7%)

Lucky Sevens (motif)
2 (16.7%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (16.7%)

What should the August 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the September 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the October 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

I put in one of these by accident. How much do you like this poll?

View Answers
Mean: 7.75 Median: 7.5 Std. Dev 1.71
Stop it Really 10 (0.0%)
20 (0.0%)
30 (0.0%)
40 (0.0%)
51 (12.5%)
61 (12.5%)
72 (25.0%)
81 (12.5%)
91 (12.5%)
Love it More Polls! 102 (25.0%)


No idea what these settings are?

Tír na Cali - http://www.lynthornealder.com/category/verse/tirnacali/
Bear Empire ( no landing page yet) - http://www.lynthornealder.com/tag/bear-empire/
Aerax/Expectant Woods - http://www.lynthornealder.com/category/verse/expectant-woods/
Things Unspoken - http://www.lynthornealder.com/category/verse/unspoken/
Fae apoc (no landing page yet?) - http://www.lynthornealder.com/category/verse/faeapoc/
aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
What is this?
It's a poll!
Ahem
It's a poll to determine the theme for June on my Patreon.

Okay, why?
Because I like themes.
The theme gives a direction for the monthly Patreon prompt call, and for meta-posts and reposts and other such things.

But your Patreon is for Patrons...
Well, technically, yes. But there are always free posts. And many stories are made public after a while.

What if I don't have a DW account?
Vote for up to seven options in a comment below! Comments are open to anon, just sign it so I know who you are.

Poll #20023 June Patreon Theme Poll!!
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14


What should the June 2018 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Unexpected moods (motif)
5 (35.7%)

Summer vacation (motif)
5 (35.7%)

Founders (motif)
3 (21.4%)

Graduation (motif)
2 (14.3%)

circles and spirals (motif)
8 (57.1%)

Bunnies! (motif)
3 (21.4%)

seedlings & planting (motif)
8 (57.1%)

Flowers, birds, and bees (motif)
2 (14.3%)

Picture prompt (type)
1 (7.1%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
2 (14.3%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
3 (21.4%)

Tiny Fiction (type) (fiction with specific small wordcounts)
0 (0.0%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
4 (28.6%)

Tir na Cali (Setting)
6 (42.9%)

Fae Apoc - PreModern (Setting)
5 (35.7%)

Bear Empire (Setting)
7 (50.0%)

Aereax/Expectant Woods (Setting)
5 (35.7%)

What should the July 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the August 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the September 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

aldersprig: (Dragon Orange)
Poll #19881 May 2018 Patreon Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


What should the May 2018 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

seedlings & planting
6 (54.5%)

Bunnies!
6 (54.5%)

Building(s)
2 (18.2%)

Weddings
3 (27.3%)

Pilgrims and Pilgrimages
1 (9.1%)

Flowers, birds, and bees
7 (63.6%)

Beginning of the End
1 (9.1%)

Picture prompt (type)
1 (9.1%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (18.2%)

Tir na Cali (Setting)
4 (36.4%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
5 (45.5%)

Aunt Family (setting)
7 (63.6%)

Cloverleaf (Sub-setting)
3 (27.3%)

What should the June 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the July 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

What should the August 2018 Theme Poll Options be?

aldersprig: (Library)
Poll #19741 April Patreon Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


What should the April 2018 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Libraries and Librarians (motif)
9 (100.0%)

tracks & paths (motif)
5 (55.6%)

Bunnies! (motif)
7 (77.8%)

Taxes, tithes, and tolls (motif)
4 (44.4%)

Rain, mud, and April Showers (motif)
2 (22.2%)

Shoveling (dirt) (motif)
1 (11.1%)

seedlings & planting (motif)
5 (55.6%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
4 (44.4%)

Aunt Family (setting)
5 (55.6%)

Tir na Cali (setting)
4 (44.4%)

Cloverleaf (Sub-setting)
3 (33.3%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
1 (11.1%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (11.1%)

What should the May 2018 Theme Options be?

What should the June 2018 Theme Options be?

What should the July 2018 Theme Options be?

aldersprig: (blizzarded)
Hey it's almost the shortest month of the year!

And so we're going to have a poll!

The theme poll determines both the theme of the Patreon prompt call (for $5-and-up patrons) and of the Wednesday (usually) reposts; I try to fit the other things, such as the map and the Trunk story, into that theme as well, but some themes are more useful for that than others

For a look at my Patreon posts up through August 2017, see here.

If you don't have a DW account, the comments are open to anon voting!


Poll #19390 Patreon February 2018
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


What should the February 2018 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Reiassan (Setting)
5 (41.7%)

Edally Academy (Setting)
3 (25.0%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
4 (33.3%)

Tir na Cali (Setting)
5 (41.7%)

Long winter nights (motif)
4 (33.3%)

circles and spirals (motif)
6 (50.0%)

Shoveling/snow (motif)
3 (25.0%)

return of the light (motif)
8 (66.7%)

Hearts (motif)
1 (8.3%)

Chocolate (motif)
7 (58.3%)

Olympics (motif)
2 (16.7%)

Young Love (Motif)
3 (25.0%)

Travel (motif)
3 (25.0%)

Romance, Dates (motif)
5 (41.7%)

Groundhog Day (motif)
1 (8.3%)

Doomed Love (motif)
1 (8.3%)

The King is dead! Long live the King! (motif)
6 (50.0%)

Holidays (motif)
2 (16.7%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
4 (33.3%)

What should the March 2018 Theme Options be?

What should the April 2018 Theme Options be?

What should the May 2018 Theme Options be?

aldersprig: (Jaunx)
Welcome to 2018!
We're starting off the year with... a poll!

The theme poll determines both the theme of the Patreon prompt call (for $5-and-up patrons) and of the Wednesday (usually) reposts; I try to fit the other things, such as the map and the Trunk story, into that theme as well, but some themes are more useful for that than others

For a look at my Patreon posts up through August 2017, see here.

Curious about the settings listed?
Their landing pages are:
Fairy Town
Stranded World
Tír na Cali (incomplete, see also here)
Things Unspoken

If you don't have a DW account, the comments are open to anon voting!

Poll #19247 January 2018 Patreon Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


What should the January 2018 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Summer in January
7 (63.6%)

Beginnings
4 (36.4%)

from the pantry
5 (45.5%)

fire and ice
4 (36.4%)

Darkness
1 (9.1%)

Resolutions
2 (18.2%)

Temporary deaths
6 (54.5%)

Midwinter
3 (27.3%)

Bills
2 (18.2%)

Remembrances/created memories
2 (18.2%)

Joie [toasts]
3 (27.3%)

Hopes/shattered
1 (9.1%)

Bubbles
2 (18.2%)

Top 5 of ___
1 (9.1%)

Cold beauty
3 (27.3%)

Changeover of the year/calendar
4 (36.4%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings))
2 (18.2%)

Fairy Town (Setting)
5 (45.5%)

Tír na Cali (Setting)
5 (45.5%)

Stranded World (Setting)
8 (72.7%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
4 (36.4%)

What should the February 2018 Theme Options be?

What should the March 2018 Theme Options be?

What should the April 2018 Theme Options be?

aldersprig: (AldersGrove)
Patreon Theme poll!

This one is going to be open for just about (24*3) hours, because I have to get going on #nanowrimo very very soon.

Vote away!

Poll #19007 November 2017 Patreon Theme
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


What should the November 2017 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Temporary Deaths
3 (42.9%)

Family
1 (14.3%)

Freezing, First Frost
0 (0.0%)

Reunions & Coming Together
2 (28.6%)

Flocks, Herds, and Schools
3 (42.9%)

Embers
3 (42.9%)

(in)gratitude
1 (14.3%)

Fae Apoc {Rebirth and old myths} (Setting)
4 (57.1%)

Things Unspoken {Traditions} (Setting)
1 (14.3%)

Fairy Town {Dressing Up, New Faces} (setting)
1 (14.3%)

Aunt Family {Also Traditions} (Setting)
1 (14.3%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (14.3%)

What should the December 2017 Theme Options be?

What should the January 2018 Theme Options be?

What should the February 2018 Theme Options be?

aldersprig: (City)
This poll will determine the stories written (and reposted) in my Patreon all month long!

And, since it worked well last time, you get to suggest themes for the next polls!

This poll will remain open until I wake up on Monday.

Don't have a DW account? Feel free to vote in the comments!

Poll #18897 Patreon Themes October 2017
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


What should the October 2017 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Fae Apoc {Spooks and creeps} (Setting)
5 (45.5%)

Stranded {Autumn} (Setting)
6 (54.5%)

Things Unspoken {Things that go Bump} (Setting)
3 (27.3%)

Fairy Town {Dressing Up, New Faces} (setting)
5 (45.5%)

Storms Rolling In (Theme)
2 (18.2%)

Harvest (theme)
0 (0.0%)

First Frost (Theme)
3 (27.3%)

Pumpkins and gourds (Theme)
0 (0.0%)

Ghosts and Specters, Haunts and Haunted (Theme)
3 (27.3%)

Urban Legends (Theme)
8 (72.7%)

Costumes and Disguises (Theme)
4 (36.4%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (9.1%)

Crossovers: the boundaries between worlds are thin (Type!!)
7 (63.6%)

What should the November 2017 Theme Options be?

What should the December 2017 Theme Options be?

What should the January 2018 Theme Options be?

aldersprig: (Library)
This poll will determine the stories written (and reposted) in my Patreon all month long!

Also, for the first time, you get to suggest themes for the next polls!

This poll will remain open until I wake up on Thursday.

Don't have a DW account? Feel free to vote in the comments!


Poll #18771 Patreon Themes September 2017
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


What should the September 2017 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Stranded {Autumn} (Setting)
5 (50.0%)

Addergoole etc. {Back to school} (setting)
5 (50.0%)

Tír na Cali {seasonal holidays} (Setting)
5 (50.0%)

Planners {Getting ready} (Setting)
4 (40.0%)

Harvest (theme)
4 (40.0%)

Storms and other Acts of God (theme)
4 (40.0%)

aged polaroid photos (theme)
1 (10.0%)

Spices and Trade Wars (theme)
8 (80.0%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
2 (20.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
3 (30.0%)

What should the October 2017 Theme Options be?

What should the November 2017 Theme Options be?

What should the December 2017 Theme Options be?

aldersprig: (flower aldersprig)

📰
Summer is cranking on and it’s nearly August!

July was a bit of a mess for me — see That was Spinal Tap — but I’ve been trucking away!

Read On!




The poll has spoken! And Magical Dates is the motif for August.
This can be about magic on the calendar, dates that get sparkles, dating a magical girl/boy...



It’s going to be a sparkly month!

Read On!




Originally posted April 17, 2012.

📅

"So what are we doing again?"

"Lost Day!" Raquel, Smith Tertia Vestis, grabbed Ward, Jones Secondus Ludicrum, by the hand, dragging him down the hall of the megacomplex.

Read On!
aldersprig: (post)
Each month, I ask you, the readers, to help me pick a theme for my Patreon. Then I ask all $5+ patrons to prompt me to that theme!

You can find my Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/aldersprig
and an archive of all my Patreon writing (and past themes) here: http://www.lynthornealder.com/read-me/patreon/#2017

Poll #18626 August 2017 Patreon Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


What should the August 2017 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Magical Dates (theme)
6 (66.7%)

Thunder, Lightning, and other ancient gods (theme)
3 (33.3%)

Road Trips (theme)
6 (66.7%)

Holidays, Vacations, and Tours (theme)
1 (11.1%)

Smoke and mirrors (Theme)
2 (22.2%)

Castles in the sky (Theme)
3 (33.3%)

Cursed objects (Theme)
2 (22.2%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (22.2%)

Things Unspoken (Setting)
2 (22.2%)

Reiassan (Setting)
6 (66.7%)

Stranded World (Setting)
5 (55.6%)

Facets of Dusk (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

Tír na Cali (Setting)
5 (55.6%)

aldersprig: (anthropologist)
...Meant to post this on Friday. Grrr, ER.

So. Here's the theme poll to determine the theme for my July Patreon stories. If you want to see some recent themes (June was kaiju), see here: http://www.lynthornealder.com/read-me/patreon/

If you don't have a DW account, please feel free to vote in the comments. I will close this poll on Friday morning, 7/7/17.

Poll #18550 July Patreon Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


What should the July 2017 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Things Unspoken (Setting)
3 (25.0%)

Fourth Husband (Setting)
2 (16.7%)

Dragons Next Door (Setting)
9 (75.0%)

Stranded World (Setting)
6 (50.0%)

Planners (Setting)
2 (16.7%)

Tír na Cali (Setting)
3 (25.0%)

Leather and Lace (Theme)
5 (41.7%)

Quests and Side Quests (Theme)
5 (41.7%)

Magical Dates (theme)
7 (58.3%)

Thunder, Lightning, and other ancient gods (theme)
4 (33.3%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (16.7%)

aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
Poll #18127 April Patreon Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


What should the April 2017 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Things Unspoken (Setting)
2 (20.0%)

Fae Apoc - society and Ellehemaei (Setting)
6 (60.0%)

Fourth Husband (Setting)
2 (20.0%)

Aunt Family (Setting)
7 (70.0%)

Rebirth and regrowth (theme)
3 (30.0%)

Daffodils (theme)
2 (20.0%)

Rain, mud, and rainy days (theme)
4 (40.0%)

Kaiju (theme)
4 (40.0%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (20.0%)



Don't have a Dreamwidth account? You can vote in the comments.
aldersprig: (lynSnow)
It's that time again!

Anyone and everyone may vote; if you don't have a DW account, vote in the comments.

The winning theme will determine the stories for my monthly Patreon rewards.

Poll #18053 March Patreon Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


What should the March 2017 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Things Unspoken (Setting)
2 (18.2%)

Faerie Apocalypse (Setting)
4 (36.4%)

Fourth Husband (Setting)
3 (27.3%)

Inner Circle (Setting)
2 (18.2%)

Exploration (theme)
7 (63.6%)

Feast and Fast (theme)
3 (27.3%)

Marches, Dirges, and Parades (Theme)
2 (18.2%)

Loss (theme)
2 (18.2%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
1 (9.1%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (18.2%)

aldersprig: (Doorway to Clouds)


The poll has spoken!

The theme for January is Thresholds and Liminal Spaces. For a $5/month pledge, you can leave all the prompts you want.

Doorways literal and figurative, steps into new lives, leaving beyond the old - it's a good theme for a new year.

Prompt Here



This was originally posted on February 15, 2012; it's an early-ish story of Stranded world and it involves both thresholds and transitions.

🔨

"I think you should come hang out next weekend," Calgary told Autumn, over the last beer of the last day of Faire. "Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur are building a house."

"Seriously?" she raised an eyebrow. She was far too drunk to be polite when faced with that.

Calgary grinned, and quaffed her beer. "Three friends of mine, been together since college. Not Faire folk but fair folk, if you know what I mean...

Read Here
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
Time for a new poll for a new theme for a new year!

Check out my Patreon and tell me what you want to see there in January.

This poll will close around nine p.m. eastern time, 1/2/2017. If you don't have a DreamWidth account, you can vote in the comments.

Poll #17827 January 2017 Patreon Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


What should the January 2017 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Space Accountant (Setting)
4 (57.1%)

Faerie Apocalypse (Setting)
2 (28.6%)

Fourth Husband (Setting)
1 (14.3%)

Inner Circle (Setting)
3 (42.9%)

Outside, outliers, outlaws
1 (14.3%)

Undead and mystical (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Beginnings and endings (motif)
1 (14.3%)

Thresholds and liminal spaces (motif)
4 (57.1%)

Seelie/Unseelie, Winter/Summer (motif)
3 (42.9%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (14.3%)

aldersprig: (flower aldersprig)
Welcome to December! In the Northern Hemisphere, Winter is nearly here, and I think it might already be Summer in Australia.

And I have a Patreon! (Here: patreon.com/aldersprig) And each month I have a poll to determine what I'll be writing about in that Patreon for the month.

The theme then opens up a prompt call for all Director-level donors (I made up some names. I'm still working on them). And then I start writing!

Don't have a Dreamwidth account? Vote in the comments.

Poll #17769 December Theme Poll for Patreon
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


What should the December 2016 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Things Unspoken (Setting)
3 (33.3%)

Faerie Apocalypse (Setting)
2 (22.2%)

Arlend (Setting) (new, dystopic fantasy, post-apoc)
2 (22.2%)

Space Accountant (Setting)
4 (44.4%)

More Please (type) (continuations of extant pieces)
3 (33.3%)

Change of Seasons, Change of Weather (motif)
2 (22.2%)

Evergreens and ever-reds? (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Winter(Summer) is Coming (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
4 (44.4%)

Thresholds and liminal spaces (motif)
2 (22.2%)

Holly and mistletoe (motif)
2 (22.2%)

Encyclopedia Worldia (type) (All About The Worlds)
1 (11.1%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (11.1%)

aldersprig: an ancient-looking world map (map)
I'm getting an early start, because November is Nano. This poll will remain open until Friday morning, 10/28

Poll #17714 November Theme Poll for Patreon
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


What should the November 2016 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Things Unspoken (Setting)
1 (10.0%)

Faerie Apocalypse (Setting)
3 (30.0%)

Arlend (Setting) (new, dystopic fantasy, post-apoc)
2 (20.0%)

Inner Circle (Setting)
1 (10.0%)

Portal (Setting - http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/tag/verse:+portalbound )
1 (10.0%)

family & other get-togethers (motif)
4 (40.0%)

Survival (motif)
2 (20.0%)

Catgirls & other animal-people (motif)
5 (50.0%)

Autumn (motif)
5 (50.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (20.0%)

aldersprig: (HalloweenAldersprig)
It's that time again!

Time to decide what my Patreon theme will be for October; time to cast your vote and make it count.

It's time to look at spooks and creepy people, monsters and fairies, costumes and false faces. It's time to dig into your urban legend stock and decide exactly how spooky you want your Hallowe'en to be.

My Patreon is here. Every month I post:
1 free short-short story
1 locked short-short story
1 locked long short story

We're just $3 from getting back to the Serial Story milestone, where poor Nimbus has been stuck in the middle of a deadly plant for months! And a $5 pledge will let you prompt in all the prompt calls....

Vote now, pledge if you can, read either way. 🎃

Poll #17680 October Patreon Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


What should the October 2016 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Things Unspoken (Setting)
2 (25.0%)

Faerie Apocalypse (Setting)
4 (50.0%)

Inner Circle (Setting)
1 (12.5%)

The Aunt Family (Setting)
5 (62.5%)

Aerax (Setting)
1 (12.5%)

Spooks and Haunts (Motif)
3 (37.5%)

False Faces and Disguises (Motif)
3 (37.5%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
1 (12.5%)

Transformation and Change (motif)
2 (25.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
0 (0.0%)



If you don't have a DW account, feel free to vote in the comments.
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
It's nearly September, and with the hopefully-dropping mercury around here (does anyone use mercury anymore? Or is it all digital? Or are the digital thermometers mercury? Hrrm, I wonder what they use in Reiassan...)

ANYway

With the hopefully-dropping temperatures comes Yet Another Patreon Poll!

This poll determines the Patreon prompt call (at the $5 patron level), which then determines the stories posted to Patreon (One is always free-for-everyone-to-read).

Want to check out my Patreon? Look here.

Want to check out my settings before voting? Check them out here.

If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can vote in the comments.

This poll will remain open until Friday evening, 9/2/2016.



Poll #17642 September Patreon Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


What should the September 2016 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Inner Circle (Setting)
1 (14.3%)

Fairy Town (Setting)
5 (71.4%)

Space Accountant (Setting)
4 (57.1%)

Fourth Husband (Setting)
2 (28.6%)

More Please (type) (continuations of extant pieces)
4 (57.1%)

Survival (motif)
1 (14.3%)

School and Learning (motif)
3 (42.9%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
1 (14.3%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
0 (0.0%)

aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
It's August! When did that happen?

Well, I might have been asleep, but it's still time for the August Patreon Theme Poll!

This poll determines the Patreon prompt call (at the $5 patron level), which then determines the stories posted to Patreon (One is always free-for-everyone-to-read).

Want to check out my Patreon? Look here.

Want to check out my settings before voting? Check them out here.

If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can vote in the comments.

This poll will remain open until Friday evening, 8/5/2016.

Poll #17600 August 2016 Patreon Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 4


What should the August 2016 Patreon Theme be?

View Answers

Inner Circle (Setting)
1 (25.0%)

Tír na Cali (Setting)
4 (100.0%)

Fairy Town (Setting)
1 (25.0%)

Space Accountant (Setting)
1 (25.0%)

More Please (type) (continuations of extant pieces)
3 (75.0%)

Survival (motif)
1 (25.0%)

Weather and the Outdoors (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (25.0%)

aldersprig: (DragonBaby)


This month's Patreon theme is Dragons Next Door: The new neighbors have moved in next to Aud & Sage, and they're certainly interesting...

Smokey Knoll is an exciting place to live, but for Aud and Sage, their kids, and their neighbors the Smiths, it's just... life. Harpies, centaurs, and tiny people in the walls; kidnappers, magic-users, and strange poisons in black jars... Aud just wants to get through the latest parent-teacher meeting, and nevermind the mayor's latest problem.

I've started out by reposting the story that started it all, "Damn Dragons, Get Off My Lawn!"

Go check it out!
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
Hey, all, it's time to pick the July Patreon Theme!

Each month, y'all pick a theme, and from there I write several stories posted to my Patreon (One is always free-for-everyone).

Want to check out my Patreon? Look here.
For just $1, you can read all the Patreon stories; for $5/month, you can prompt in the prompt calls! (for $7/month you get a private story!)

Don't have Dreamwidth account? Please feel free to vote in the comments.


Poll #17545 July '16 Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 4


What should the July 2016 Patreon Theme Be?

View Answers

Inner Circle (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

The Planners (Setting)
2 (50.0%)

Tír na Cali (Setting)
1 (25.0%)

Fairy Town (Setting)
1 (25.0%)

Survival (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Weather and the Outdoors (motif)
1 (25.0%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (25.0%)

More Please (type) (continuations of extant pieces)
2 (50.0%)

Dragons Next Door (setting)
3 (75.0%)

Is there a different Setting, Motif, or type you would like to see as a theme?



For setting information, check out here.

This poll will close on 7/2/2016 at 7:02 p.m. Eastern time (or so).
aldersprig: (Syadaia)
The poll has closed, and June's Patreon theme is Reiassan!

Home of Rin & Girey, Edally Academy, goat-riding Calenyena and the Bitrani that just can't win, Reiassan is a setting spanning thousands of years and an entire continent and then some.

And you can read more of it!



Think about it this way.

For $1/month, you're getting $40 worth of my writing - and for everyone else who pledges, that amount goes up. It's a magazine subscription, but one with no ads, where you get to vote on the content monthly.

For $5/month, you're on the editorial board. YOU tell me what to write. YOU pick characters and themes and even pregnant forests for the serials. YOU pick characters for me to commission art of. You're in the driver's seat.

And if you like that, for $7/month, you can have your own super-secret story, written only for people at that prompting level (Be the first! Pick your very own story!)

Want even MORE exclusivity? Pledge $15/month and it'll be like commissioning your own very story - a short piece of fiction ONLY for you.

Check it out!
Every pledge made gets us close to all patrons having more words in their inbox each month!


Icons by [livejournal.com profile] djinni (1st & last 2), [personal profile] inventrix (3rd), [personal profile] itsamellama (4th) and [deviantart.com profile] ev1ct-cm
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
Hey, all, it's time to pick the June Patreon Theme!

Each month, y'all pick a theme, and from there I write several stories posted to my Patreon (One is always free-for-everyone).

Want to check out my Patreon? Look here.
For just $1, you can read all the Patreon stories; for $5/month, you can prompt in the prompt calls! (for $7/month you get a private story!)

Don't have Dreamwidth? Please feel free to vote in the comments.

Poll #17499 June Patreon Theme Poll!!
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


What should the June 2016 Patreon Theme Be?

View Answers

Inner Circle (Setting)
1 (16.7%)

The Planners (Setting)
2 (33.3%)

Reissan (Setting)
3 (50.0%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
1 (16.7%)

Survival (motif)
1 (16.7%)

Weather and the Outdoors (motif)
1 (16.7%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
2 (33.3%)

Rebirth (motif)
1 (16.7%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (33.3%)

More Please (type) (continuations of extant pieces)
2 (33.3%)



For setting information, check out here.

This poll will close on 6/1/2016 at 6:01 p.m. Eastern time (or so).
aldersprig: a red-heded freckled girl, smiling (Autumn)
(You guys really like Stranded in Spring... Stranded was last the Patreon theme in April 2015...!)

the poll has spoken, and May's theme for my Patreon will be Stranded World.

You can find the Stranded tag here and a landing page woefully in need of updating here

Want to prompt? Support my Patreon at the $5/month level and all the prompt calls and feedback polls are open to you!

It's going to be a tangled-up bright-lights sort of month...!

Last year's stories were....
A Tangled Knot - not-family (E)
Tangles and Knots, Snarls and combs (P) Winter rescues Autumn
Strands and Connections - Autumn learning to be free (P)

P = Patreon-only
E = Everyone
aldersprig: (flower aldersprig)
Hello! It's time for the May Patreon Theme Poll!

These polls determine the theme for Patreon writing for the month, spurring the prompt call and from there several stories.

Want to check out my Patreon? Look here.
For just $1, you can read all the Patreon stories; for $5/month, you can prompt in the prompt calls! (for $7/month you get a private story!)

Don't have Dreamwidth? Please feel free to vote in the comments.

Poll #17461 May Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


What should the May 2016 Theme Be?

View Answers

Stranded World (Setting)
3 (60.0%)

Inner Circle (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

The Planners (Setting)
1 (20.0%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
2 (40.0%)

Survival (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Weather and the Outdoors (motif)
3 (60.0%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
1 (20.0%)

Rebirth (motif)
1 (20.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
0 (0.0%)

More Please (type) (continuations of extant pieces)
3 (60.0%)



For setting information, check out here.

This poll will close on 5/5/2016 at 5:55 p.m. Eastern time.
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
Hello! It's time for the April Theme Poll!

These polls determine the theme for Patreon writing for the month, spurring the prompt call and from there several stories.

Want to check out my Patreon? Look here.
For just $1, you can read all the Patreon stories; for $5/month, you can prompt in the prompt calls!

Don't have Dreamwidth? Please feel free to vote in the comments.


Poll #17406 April Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


What should the April 2016 Theme Be?

View Answers

Showers, April or otherwise (motif)
4 (57.1%)

Stranded World (Setting)
4 (57.1%)

Facets of Dusk (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

Inner Circle (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Survival (motif)
2 (28.6%)

Weather and the Outdoors (motif)
3 (42.9%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Rebirth (motif)
0 (0.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
1 (14.3%)

aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
Hello! It's time for the March Theme Poll!

These polls determine the theme for Patreon writing for the month, spurring the prompt call and from there several stories.

Want to check out my Patreon? Look here.
For just $1, you can read all the Patreon stories; for $5/month, you can prompt in the prompt calls!

Don't have Dreamwidth? Please feel free to vote in the comments.

Poll #17346 March Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


What should the March theme be?

View Answers

Stranded World (Setting)
3 (30.0%)

Facets of Dusk (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

Inner Circle (Setting)
1 (10.0%)

Doomsday/Cloverleaf (Setting)
4 (40.0%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
2 (20.0%)

Survival (motif)
2 (20.0%)

Weather and the Outdoors (motif)
3 (30.0%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
1 (10.0%)

Rebirth (motif)
3 (30.0%)

Demifiction (type) (non-fiction in fictional settings)
2 (20.0%)

aldersprig: (DragonBaby)
The poll has spoken, and by an overwhelming majority, the theme for February is Dragons Next Door!

You can find a landing page here: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/82513.html

When the ogres next door moved out, Audrey didn't know what to expect for her next neighbors. She never expected the Smiths to end up close friends, not only for her children, but for her.

The world Audrey and the Smiths live in bursts at the seams with magic, magic butting heads with ordinary, everyday, normal human life. Goblins and gremlins, centaurs and harpies, dragons and pixes - they all come together in Smokey Knoll.

For a pledge of just $5/month, you can prompt in my Patreon prompt call! For $1/month, you can read all the fiction posted on Patreon!

Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/aldersprig?ty=h
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
The poll for the February Theme is here: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/1060312.html

As of this posting, Dragons Next Door (Setting) has a clear lead, 7 to the runner-ups' 4 (Stranded World (Setting) and Weather and the Outdoors (motif)).

I'll leave the poll open for 6 hours from this posting - that would make it 12:18 Eastern Time when it closes.

Vote! Let your voice be read!
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
Oh, no, not the briar patch...

The poll has spoken, and the theme for September will be CATS!

Big cats, little cats, cat-people, cat-shaped aliens, cat myths, the fog, on little cat feet....

Cats!

Me-ow, me-ow

I will write the following stories for Patreon:

1 free-for-everyone flash fiction, 1 Patreon-only flash fiction, and one Patreon-only short story.

Others may be written as it pleases me.

Check out my Patreon here - https://www.patreon.com/aldersprig?ty=c

Just $1/month pledge will let you read all Patreon-only posts!

And if you want to prompt, $5/month will not only let you prompt in the prompt call (I will absolutely write to one of your prompts your first month!), it will bring the Patreon to the next milestone...

(dun-dun-DUNNNNNNNNN)

New Serial!!

Check it out! https://www.patreon.com/aldersprig?ty=c
aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
It's time to pick the September Theme!

From this theme, I will run the Patreon $5+ Patrons Prompt Call.

From that call, I will write at least two short stories (one free for everyone) and one story.

Anyone can vote in this poll; if you don't have a DW account, just vote in the comments.

Want to see what's come out of the polls in the past? Check out my Patreon; you can see the free stories without pledging, or pledge $1/month to read all the stories!

Poll #16952 September Theme Poll
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


What Would You like the September Theme to Be?

View Answers

Survival (motif)
1 (11.1%)

Weather and the Outdoors (motif)
4 (44.4%)

Hurt/Comfort (motif)
2 (22.2%)

Gender & Sex (motif)
4 (44.4%)

tiny fiction (type)
0 (0.0%)

cats (motif)
5 (55.6%)

Vas' World (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

Addergoole (Setting)
3 (33.3%)

Facets of Dusk (Setting)
0 (0.0%)

The Aunt Family (Setting)
5 (55.6%)



I will close this poll on Wednesday, September 2, around 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
aldersprig: drawing of a dark-skinned young man with goat horns and a nervous expression (Jamian)
The poll has been polled, the numbers counted, and the results for August are: Fae Apoc

The Faerie Apocalypse is the broader universe in which Addergoole and Doomsday Academy are set, the brief premise of which is that fae-like creatures with magical powers walk among us and, in 2011, they enter into a massive war with other fae-like creatures, triggering an apocalypse which wipes 90% of humanity (and fae) off the globe.

Its landing page is here: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/938780.html

As always, I will write the following Patreon stories:

$5 level - a Patron-only microfiction (or, in this case, micro-continuation)

$20 level - a Patron-only flash fiction (or about 750-1250 words of continuation)

$30 level - if I gain any $7+ Patrons, they may prompt for a private continuation.

And, if we get up to $40 (one more $5 Patron & one $1 Patron! or 6 more $1 Patrons!), then we can talk about the Patreon Serial!!

Check out my Patreon here - https://www.patreon.com/aldersprig?ty=c

Let me know if there's anything you'd like to see in fae apoc!

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