We have a new 6 page comic in the ESC Archive this month entitled “Deaths Game”. Our sexy grim reaper returns as yet another wayward soul challenges her for their life. But this time it’s no chess game that they are playing.
This week in the ESC archive there are a couple of first I am proud of. First number one is the first illustrated story. A 20 page story about some mousy shenanigans. Another first is that this story has not been written by me but by Dan Standing. I have not had a lot of submission over at the Archive and so I am proud to have something that showcases a bit of diversity.
I am attending 2 cons this year. Intervention and Balticon. Both in the DC area so this is a shout out for all our DC Metro residents.
Intervention Sept 16-18
I am going to start off talking about intervention even though it’s a later con because of 2 reasons. First there is a discount for signing up that is going to be expiring soon. Second I have been promised to be able and help figure out the programing for the convention. So the more people that sign up the sooner I get to actually get my dirty little hands into the scheduling. You can register for Intervention here:
Balticon May 27 – 30
Balticon is coming up up May 27th to the 30th. I am going to be doing some panels and visiting a bunch of panels. I will also have some old merch that I am willing to give away for a steal. I was also thinking it might be fun to do some roleplaying. Perhaps even roleplay the Exiern universe with some people. I have a couple of game systems that are converted to Exiern. Specifically D20, Fate, and then a home build of my own creation called Karmic. If anyone is intersted and going to attend Balticon I could work an adventure. Just drop me a line. You can register for Balticon here:
So you guys know I have been fighting with the credit card processing companies to get Visa working on the ESC Archive.
Well today I got this email from CCBill about my Visa application:
Their main concern involves the “mythical” (aka non-human) characters within the site. VISA regulations are very stringent when it comes to the portrayal of non-human characters on any adult oriented site. Unfortunately, all such characters, such as the mermaid, cat woman, etc. would have to be removed from the site before VISA would be willing to accept the website.
I give up. I just give up.
The fact is that I will not be able to process Visa cards for the time being and that is a problem. Visa controls about 40% of the credit card market and 60% of the debit card market. That probably means a large portion of you out there who want to buy a membership can’t.
So what’s the solution? I don’t know. I am banned for life from paypal. I can use the standard “adult” payment gateway. Most of the other services that I have looked into won’t touch me because I am either not adult enough or too adult.
So here’s what I propose: Donate to charity. Donate, tell me how much, and then I will set you up with an account. If you have a Visa card since I can’t take your money the money might as well go to a good cause.
So here’s the process:
- Donate to a charity of your choice
- Email email@example.com with an email that says:
- How much you donated
- The username you want to use
- The password you want to use
Now what I need from you guys is a good list of charities to post as “suggested Charities”.
That’s my idea.