The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

You too can be a patron of the arts.

I would probably be remiss if I didn't mention the chance that Sean Hoade is giving you, yes you, to become a benevolent benefactor of a starving artist, namely, Sean Hoade himself.

His Elevated Personage put out a question on Facebook the other day, asking if anyone would be interested in helping a poor boy survive long enough to write his next book on the 10-book contract while he waits on word back from 107,642 applications he has sent in to various unsuspecting suckers potential employers. This “job” that he is trying to get would be to take him to the beginning of Q2 of 2015, when the royalties should start flowing like extremely inexpensive “wine drink” since the first and possibly the second books will have been released in Q1.

Help keep a writer alive while he writes a Lovecraftian epic! | Indiegogo

Remember, just a few pennies a day could help feed a starving artist in Las Vegas as he plumbs the eldritch horrors to craft his C'thululian writings.

And now a song from troubador and heartstring-puller Sarah … McLachlan play it while you decide on what amount to donate. … While she sings, imagine me begging for someone to adopt me … I’m almost housebroken … Won’t you … REMEMBER ME? sniff!

Help keep a writer alive while he writes a Lovecraftian epic! | Indiegogo

I mean, really! Can you turn him down?

[Who's a good boy?  Who's a good boy?  Yes,YOU'RE a good boy! Here's some money!]

So please, donate. Even just a few dollars could really make a difference in his life. And keep the C'thululian horrors at bay.

Update Monday, April 21st, 2014 in the mid-afternoon.

Hoade had second thoughts.

Update at 2:49 AM, Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Hoade had third thoughts.

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