(Crossposted again.)

The latest Patreon admin post does confirm that there were other motivations for the change than “our users will definitely love this”:

We still have to fix the problems that those changes addressed, but we’re going to fix them in a different way, and we’re going to work with you to come up with the specifics, as we should have done the first time around.

(You know, the first email about this to creators said they had focus-grouped the idea, and that users liked it? Talk about a non-representative sample….)

So, yeah. Maybe we can have happy donors and a non-bankrupt company in the same package after all.

What a week.

…and hey, have I mentioned that I have a short story coming out December 20, that will be available for free to all my patrons? It’ll be a bit more exclusive later, but for the duration of December, everyone who donates as little as $1 is getting 13K words of snowbound cross-cultural hurt-comfort AU. My holiday gift to you.