EJR Tairne is creating stories. Essays. Music. Illustration. Game design.
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Why, hello! Those with a long memory may recall me as an early voice in the alternative videogame writing scene, from back when people could make money by writing about things. I think time has been kind to my ideas, if not my syntax. 

Those with a longer memory still may recall my shareware games from the dial-up BBS days, or my close involvement with the development and publishing of Recreational Software Designs' Game-Maker, precursor to the game creation systems of today. More recently I've done some work in preserving the history, and unwinding the peculiarities, of that development platform, some of the results of which you can find on the Game-Maker Archive wiki

I've been involved with commercial games. I do my share of illustration and music composition, often in obsolete formats just because that's the way the cool people do it. And, I also do fiction! Basically, I'm just a buzz of undisciplined creative impulse, waiting for an excuse to actually finish something. And that's where you come in!

If you like my stuff -- and hey, it has its moments -- come on and help me survive, so that I have an excuse (and existence) to make it! If I get enough of you weirdos on my side, this could become something interesting. How's about it?

(If you'd prefer to just send money, that works too! I'm just tryin' to persist here. And boy, thank you!)
Tiers
Thumbs Up
$1.50 or more per month
General show of support, for the price of a six-pack of ramen. Help me eat for a few days! You'll get official thanks, updates on stuff that's not so super-secret, and get to feel really cool about yourself. Which is the greatest gift of all, I should think.


Also: a sampler of all the kinds of junk I do, partially as a thank-you and partially to manipulate you into a higher subscription option.

Babble Buddies
$5 or more per month
All of that nonsense I now tend to barf all over threaded social media posts instead of structuring into completed thoughts like a proper author? Barf no longer! Protect your feed! Here we have self-contained, semi-regular writing on topical or videogame-related issues. Some of this may be political, and if you're not a super lefty some of it may annoy you! If you are, then maybe I'm preaching to the choir. Who knows! But consider: all art is political. Would that not make this a political donation? 


You also get thanks. Because you're helping! That's the way it goes!

Words and Pictures! Worlds Combining!
$8 or more per month
At this level you get all the benefits of reading my tortured prose and observing the fruits of my own ocular impressions! That's right: it's like combining my left brain and my right brain into one econo-pack subscription. You get to imagine you're peering over my shoulder and breathing down my neck, all month! Does that excite you? It certainly elicits feelings in me. Let's see what happens!
All My Junk
$15 or more per month
Hey, this is where we're getting real. Whatever lovely nonsense I'm producing for the other levels, it goes right into your bucket. You get the writing (some of it about games!), the music (some of it for games!), the art (some of it game-related!), and whatever else you might expect from one of the more specific tiers. But not specific! It's all for you, because you're just that kind of a cultured individual. 


And abundant thankings, obviously.

Over-Joys
$30 or more per month
Wait, what? You want to follow all of the other junk I'm doing, help me to survive, receive irregular bonus stuff just for people like you, and also keep up-to-date on my ongoing horror novel, The Under-Kings? My goodness. Well, I can't stop a curiosity like yours. Here's a tier for you! At the time of launching this Patreon, this is the highest level of subscription. You are an elite cool person, and deserve all of the weirdness you set yourself up for.  
Goals
41% complete
New game! 

If in a given month I reach $300 in patronage, I shall produce and deliver an original computer game for the elite preview, testing, and benefit of my benefactors. Platform, framework, theme, and genre to be determined largely on whim. I've got plenty of those. 
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Why, hello! Those with a long memory may recall me as an early voice in the alternative videogame writing scene, from back when people could make money by writing about things. I think time has been kind to my ideas, if not my syntax. 

Those with a longer memory still may recall my shareware games from the dial-up BBS days, or my close involvement with the development and publishing of Recreational Software Designs' Game-Maker, precursor to the game creation systems of today. More recently I've done some work in preserving the history, and unwinding the peculiarities, of that development platform, some of the results of which you can find on the Game-Maker Archive wiki

I've been involved with commercial games. I do my share of illustration and music composition, often in obsolete formats just because that's the way the cool people do it. And, I also do fiction! Basically, I'm just a buzz of undisciplined creative impulse, waiting for an excuse to actually finish something. And that's where you come in!

If you like my stuff -- and hey, it has its moments -- come on and help me survive, so that I have an excuse (and existence) to make it! If I get enough of you weirdos on my side, this could become something interesting. How's about it?

(If you'd prefer to just send money, that works too! I'm just tryin' to persist here. And boy, thank you!)

Recent posts by EJR Tairne

Tiers
Thumbs Up
$1.50 or more per month
General show of support, for the price of a six-pack of ramen. Help me eat for a few days! You'll get official thanks, updates on stuff that's not so super-secret, and get to feel really cool about yourself. Which is the greatest gift of all, I should think.


Also: a sampler of all the kinds of junk I do, partially as a thank-you and partially to manipulate you into a higher subscription option.

Babble Buddies
$5 or more per month
All of that nonsense I now tend to barf all over threaded social media posts instead of structuring into completed thoughts like a proper author? Barf no longer! Protect your feed! Here we have self-contained, semi-regular writing on topical or videogame-related issues. Some of this may be political, and if you're not a super lefty some of it may annoy you! If you are, then maybe I'm preaching to the choir. Who knows! But consider: all art is political. Would that not make this a political donation? 


You also get thanks. Because you're helping! That's the way it goes!

Words and Pictures! Worlds Combining!
$8 or more per month
At this level you get all the benefits of reading my tortured prose and observing the fruits of my own ocular impressions! That's right: it's like combining my left brain and my right brain into one econo-pack subscription. You get to imagine you're peering over my shoulder and breathing down my neck, all month! Does that excite you? It certainly elicits feelings in me. Let's see what happens!
All My Junk
$15 or more per month
Hey, this is where we're getting real. Whatever lovely nonsense I'm producing for the other levels, it goes right into your bucket. You get the writing (some of it about games!), the music (some of it for games!), the art (some of it game-related!), and whatever else you might expect from one of the more specific tiers. But not specific! It's all for you, because you're just that kind of a cultured individual. 


And abundant thankings, obviously.

Over-Joys
$30 or more per month
Wait, what? You want to follow all of the other junk I'm doing, help me to survive, receive irregular bonus stuff just for people like you, and also keep up-to-date on my ongoing horror novel, The Under-Kings? My goodness. Well, I can't stop a curiosity like yours. Here's a tier for you! At the time of launching this Patreon, this is the highest level of subscription. You are an elite cool person, and deserve all of the weirdness you set yourself up for.