Short stories and articles of thought

To Rawkus

Alright I said I would write up a piece for you. Here it is.

There are three patterns I have observed in what I would consider commercially viable independent music. Ear-worms, The Rising Pause, and of coarse semantic satiation.

I’ll cover how exactly to spot and replicate a Rising Pause.

It’s rather hard to explain since I don’t have the proper musical notation to simply say

And while that is the example of a Rising Pause. The only problem is I don’t think it does justice to become the next big streaming sensation

Essentially a Rising Pause is a chord progression where the logical end of the progression is delayed just enough to have created an anticipation of the note, when supplied that note after a rest or pause

Take a good listen to these three compositions.

Sutherland

Kevin Mchale

Kongos

Sutherland uses static inside his rests, then a Wah-wuh

Kevin Mchale pauses are really only noticeable when the track fades to let his vocals which preform the rising pause, but there is silence and rest in the instrumentals, the pace is rather high and it’s not that noticeable.

The Kongos change which instrument is preforming the Rising Pause. First drums, then accordion, synth board, clapping.

In contrast to a few selections from the 90s

outkast

The Killers

Which keep a consistent rhythm, Also note that the music video’s were for MTV and as such there is excess to the song so it can be cut for short, or full-length play, whereas the dead air in Sutherland and Kevin Mchale provide a rest for the listener before the loop begins anew.

I think that commercially on of the most important aspects is the rising pause. I think that it creates an immediate anticipation in the listener since it establishes a pattern and then delays the reward or conclusion of that pattern by a beat or an interjection.

And while I call it a pause it’s not silence, there are other instruments and chords being played but the most forward is setting up the pause and delivering.

Alright this has taken up 2 hours, another 2 to you tab

now enjoy something a little more popular

or perhaps you’d enjoy a song so popular it’s already on the grocery store playlist

Not all music requires the Rising Puase

but 1:25 of this song is the clearest puase I’ve heard in a while

The point as stated before is to create anticipation in the listener and then draw out that anticipation before rewarding it. Rewards are dopamine, and dopamine is the drug of choice now a days.

Let me know if this is clear

With Love,

hngyhngyhppo

Hppo Blog 2021

Well 2020 was a year that’s for sure.

My pragmatic analysis is rather positive for just how bad a year it was. This blog though preformed better than last year with even less content.

Rather than poor into the weeds like I did last year. This year I just want to cover the chaos and triumphs of my life and my plans for the rest of the year.

Failures: Last year I decided that working on the blog was not going to get me attention and instead drafted a project to create a card game and run a twitch and youtube channel. It was drastically a failure and cost me tons of energy and time and then the pandemic hit. I was furloughed and gym’s were closed. I was using the gym as core component to my writing process and rather than work around not having gym access, I but a pause on the ContractMan. I dove into tik-tok and webtoons, while finalizing the cost and progress of running the card/game twitch, youtube project I called Freelander Adventures. The cost was very very high and while I feel certain that given about a year of that same workflow (about 20 hours a week) I could create some quality entertain and grow a platform for Freelander Adventures. I would be unable to keep that pace and work on the ContractMan once/if furlough ended. I found out that while Tik-tok has great discovery it has terrible C.T.A. and cross platform conversion, basically it’s a waste. Webtoons was a fun project that forced me to work on my art and complete a project a 3 times a week. I stopped shortly after returning to work in June though. It was costing me 8 hours a week, and Webtoons is a platform for multiple issue narratives (drama’s in particular), not the style of comic I was creating.

Failures cont: In November I launched an indiegogo campaign (corona girl), I spent 45 days working on the marketing before launch, main costs were Fiver artists and a FOAF who 3d printed a couple of models for me. I learned that Facebook advertising is the best $per ad spent on the internet. But unfortunately since I chose to launch a project based on corona, I was shunted from facebook advertising, It makes sense I’m not bitter but had I of made a different choice the campaign may have been successful. When I started the project I thought that I would be able to find a supplier for vinyl figures in America for a limited run of 2020 figures for relatively cheap, but the base cost of the Project ended up being $90,000 and that’s not a dime of profit, so I knew the project had slim to zill chances before launch, the Facebook curving was just the final nail. I am very glad though that I launched and received the support I did get and the lesson that when dealing with an influencer advertising deal a lead time of 4 to 5 months is required.

Successes: We (my wife and I) purchased our first home in July. Furlough and unemployment gave us enough money to pay for closing costs. We got 10k of high interest debt wrapped into the loan. Including my car loan, while our monthly rent has shifted a few hundred up into a mortgage, we lowered our overall expenses and managed to increase our take home. I’ve moved to full-time rather than part time so I have even less time for these Freedom projects but I have a roof and we are building more wealth than previous years. I don’t have to worry about rent going up for the next 30 years either, so that’s nice.

Improvements: Personally/professionally/physically I have improved, beyond any ambitions I ever had (except that six-pack is still eluding me). I’ve reached a decent position and workflow professionally. I’m improving my art skills weekly and have art ambitions to couple somehow with my writing ambitions now. I’ve refined good methods for Freedom projects workflow, while working full-time.

Aspirations: 2021 won’t get back to normal till June (hopefully), but this new-normal isn’t so rough. My aspirations might change so 2022 Hppo don’t worry you’re a pragmatist not a zealot. But my plans as of today are to launch a weekly essay about characters in fiction and how they relate to the Vox heirarchy. I think that this will be interesting and take maybe 5 hours a week which is sustainable, that doesn’t include the time I’ll spend watching media for “research and relaxation” which is one of the reasons I want to do this. I’ve wanted to explain why Starship Troopers is the perfect narrative about a Delta’s transformation to Alpha, but I did the math and it would take 30 to 40 hours for me to make a *cough* decent Youtube about it. My second aspiration is to somehow use art and narrative to create a profitable project that I can work on with my limited 10 hours of production time a week. When I part-time I had 30 hours of production time to write ContractMan and Blog and other. But now I have only one super session of concentration a week, ContractMan took 2 super sessions a week to produce a manuscript every 4 months.

Lessons learned TL:DR

Tik-tok, twitter, and reddit are largely wastes

Facebook is great

Webtoons is for drama and narrative weeklies

Twitch/Youtube are high energy projects,

Indiegogo/fiver is still a good combo but unless you have a lot of resources time and money a team of 3-4 is needed, If I get a team I’ll try again, otherwise an established platform and audience is required.

If purchasing adspace from an influencer, be prepare to be 5 months ahead of launch.

With Love,

Hngyhngyhppo

Hey 2022 Hppo! Sempir Optima, the fruits of your labor are still seeds of the orchard. Have faith.

CW’s Stargirl VS. The Green New Deal

[Spoilers for season 1 of Stargirl and Eight Days a Week (1997) and some Bond Films]

There is something not right with the world. Neverwas, Eden I know.

Peter: This may sound crazy…

…but sometimes when I’m depressed that the world is a really terrible place… I find myself sympathizing with the Bond villians.

Erica: What do you mean?

Peter:… remember how Curt Jurgens, in The Spy Who Loved Me….wanted to create a perfect society under the sea? And in Moonraker, Hugo Drax wanted to do the same thing… in space

Erica: Right.

Peter: Well, these guys really weren’t so bad. They were just tired of the war, the politics, pollution and… And wanted to change things. Then this handsome womanizer, who’s afraid of commitment….pulls up in his fancy sports car and messes things up. Just to Protect the Status Quo.

-Scene from Eight Days a Week

A relatively unremarkable American Pie humor wrapped around a Cusack romance plot. But that scene always and those words always stuck with me.

And despite my best efforts at practicing pragmatism, I see the world first as a cynic. I don’t know shit and neither do you.

That’s why when I find a piece of wisdom that runs counter to the common sentiment. I savor it.

The CW’s star-girl was such a subversive masterpiece.

Protecting the Status Quo has been the job of superheroes, secret agents, and governments.

During the first season of Star-girl as the main character is hunting down the Injustice Society of America(ISA)

We as the audience have the privilege of knowing a little bit more than our protagonist before she does. This show is a masterclass of the Dramatic Reveal. The Audience always has enough time to process the Reveal before the Reveal is revealed to the character.

When we find out that the ISA is hiding in Blue Valley hiding behind the American Dream

A charitable organization whose mission statement is to re-vitalize small towns across America.

A noble sentiment

Of course this is just a front while they prepare their world altering machine.

The Injustice Society of America

Wishes to Create a New America

one with Universal Healthcare and Solar Energy written into the constitution

This gives our heroes pause as they wonder if they should really be trying to stop this society attempting to correct systematic Injustice…

Well it’s black and white if they don’t stop the ISA then 25 million people will die.

So in order to protect the lives of 25 million people, they must protect the Status Quo of these dysfunctional states of America,

And if the cost was not so cut and dry…

For the majority of the show it isn’t exactly clear why the Bad guys are “Bad guys”, at least up until the sports-master and Tigress start killing people.

At the very least it is clear that the Bad Guys are jerks.

The beauty in watching this show through a cynic lens is that

I know that charities are generally terrible. The best thing about them is that they have to publicly report expenses, so we can see how the ASPCA pays it’s former CEO $400,000 a year for consulting. But hey maybe the American Dream is not a money laundering operation for the ISA’s ill-gotten gains.

Also that in order for a town to function it must produce more than it’s residents consume. If it only consumes what it produces its a commune… even the Amish sell produce in order to buy products that they can not craft themselves. Whether the town is producing Tourism, Mining, Produce, or Manufactured goods… it must produce more value than it consumes.

So when a one factory town loses it’s factory the town slowly dies. This is the Status Quo and since our heroes succeeded in stopping the ISA and their forceful implementation of The Green New Deal, they also destroyed the American Dream.

The Status Quo is Centrist and the only winners in Centrism are the Corporatists.

With Love,

Hngyhngyhppo

stranger dangers and space rangers, Imposter syndrome X-cept legit

I pissed myself. Straight up my shirt, morning wood.. ya know.

Okay so it was like this. You ever get that feeling that something just ain’t quiet right. You’re morning alarm is just a few minutes off. Like you’re totally awake, check your phone and your alarm isn’t due for another three minutes. It’s just that off feeling. Like some elves or goblins snuck into your house and moved all your furniture a quarter of an inch to the left. Like totally not enough that you’d stub your toe but just enough that you know it’s wrong.

I told myself “I’m just waking up don’t bother with it. Get to the bathroom. Crank down your dick and piss away the pain.”

Well, I leave the bedroom and there’s an ass hanging out my fridge. Dash those hopes, it was a man. I’m like totes in the middle of a morning burgle. I think I groaned or the floorboards groaned, I didn’t know if I’d be kicking out a crack head or what.

“Ah, I see you’re finally awake.” The dude said as he poped up out of the fridge, with the sub I bought for lunch.

I gave him the secret code. “Hello There?”

“Admiral Kenobi!”

No that’s not the weirdest part. Man my brain was melting, I tell ya, so. So he had my face and my body. Yeah like he got the code wrong memer, but he actually didn’t. Yes though as I was saying, He was me. Like a mirror or a clone, but fracker he was rude. So he wasn’t me.

Oh yeah, right!

So after he saw the look of horror on my face for getting the code wrong he drew a gun on me. My gun, He pointed. I would of grabbed my machete or dashed charged him and gouged out his eyes, maybe take a shot to my spare kidney but memer ya’know your boy no one fucks with ya boy. But, well, but, no memer I pissed myself straight up my nips. UGH!#! Black kraken pisses like a tar vinegar. I almost threw up. My throat clenched and my nuts tingled. I think I might have a thing for danger, IDK.

Well He explains this whole Admiral business, and um well He told me like he was me but not from this timeline and like I’m not from this timeline either. Shit, he was pretty clear that it was important and he went over it twice. I wouldn’t have, explained half the shit he did, so he totally wasn’t actually ya boy.

Oh fuck, I just realized your not my memer. I mean since I’m in a different timeline, I’m not even ya boy. I’m like ya boy. But I’m not like my rude space time cop. So I’m totes probably not like Your boy.

Fuck I’m like all alone, stranger dangers and space rangers,

I’m like pretending to be this places me, Imposter syndrome X-cept legit

Maybe we can be new friends ?!?

could I call you memer-2 or something though I couldn’t even keep my two high school friends Josh straight. Yeah likes one was gay but the other was a chick. Didn’t help know one they had the same taste in boyfriends either.

So memer+ friends?

you can call me MC(prime)

A room of yellow walls

Quantum computing will not work. (yet)

Quantum computing is attempting to alter the hardware running the simulation by altering the software

within reality as we know it, there exist quantum bits, which unlike binary switches are neither 0 or 1 / on or off, but exist on a probability spectrum of positive and negative or 0 and 1 / on or off

current attempts at creating a quantum computer which would be able to harass superior mathematical processing power of dual position switches need massive coolers to reduce the and lock the movement of the quantum bits into specific entanglements.

The reason why these computers require massive energy for successful construction is that the energy being generated by the particulars used for calculation, is also why these bits are more powerful than silicon switches. They exist and function on more planes than the silicon switch. Silicon switches have limited interaction with heat and magnetism, but these too would cease to function as intended under extreme conditions. Extreme conditions for the quantum switches is normal conditions of reality

It is my current understanding that quantum computing would require more energy than it would produce in effectiveness of it’s superior calculating ability.

However if these bits were being operating from outside of reality then the properties from inside reality would have a lower degree of affect on the results and position of the quantum switch,

we won’t master quantum computing until we can master not only the bi-directional spin, but the four (possibly more) dimensions of influence that heat, light, and observation have on the position.

If someone invented a three position switch 0, 1, 2, or on, off, other, all computing language would have to re-written but the results of processing would be squared or greater.

I think that current attempts at quantum computing are flawed in that they are essentially binding a multi-positional bit to a two position switch, rather than adapting the mathematical code for the 3 to 4 position switch which we can currently produce through control of temperature.

with love,

hngyhngyhppo

To Z keep your chin up

Here’s what I think happened…

First here are my assumptions, if they are incorrect
Then this analysis is incorrect
No 1 you have less than 3 hours a week of a dedicated work period
In which I mean you have the requisite 20 min wind, and a period of no less than 30min
No 2 you have huge pockets of 5 minutes sprinkled throughout your week,
Which while effective for communication, ineffective for deep work
No 3 you do not seek direct help
Idk if its pride or not wanting to bother people but it is my impression that you brute force your works
And then if they do not work out you burn out, step back and grow very little experience wise
No 4 you accept the lowest and simplist explanation

So here’s what I saw with your land grab campaign,

You started it on a whim, awhile secretly tending your expectations that it would just be
A success, you asked people to give and some did but no where near enough traction or virality
Took off, people did what they could but you know a lot of people held back
And we both know that hurts

I think the primary reason for the land grab failure was actually a marketing and organization
Failure.

Oil companies pay billions less in taxes Because they spend millions lobbying congress

I don’t think you spent any money on advertising the campaign
I don’t think you had a team of people willing to contact or use their dedicated time
To give you solutions
Otherwise, you may have incorporated as a 501(3)c to make donations tax deductible, then reached out to relevant influencers with the pagan space

Your whim was a HUGE project and you overestimated virality amd the reach of your social network

We only see the show, not the rehearsal
Watch the 100 meter dash takes 5 minutes or less of the Olympic broadcast
But those sprinters have been training for years just to qualify

You and I are practically JV team compared to who and what we are competing with for the attention and resources of others (even our friends and families)

Another solution that might have been worth pursuing would be federal grants … just a thought

I see this in your videos as well, you need to spend the cash to fix the audio, its 2020 not 2002
People expect better

As the bare minimum

Much love
Hngyhngyhppo

There are THREE types of labour

Physical, Mental, Emotional

The trinity

I’m on quite a kick, trying to philosphize whether or not we choose to be born.

Stuck in the middle between the joker and a clown,

I’ve heard the arguments

“I didn’t choose to be born.”

“How could you bring a child into this?”

but what if you did choose to be born?

What if you had a choice to be right here, right now?

What would that mean?

I’m exploring this line of thought and it’s changing everything

If I accept that from before I formed my first “flesh” memory, I existed

AND I chose this “flesh mech”

(Like a character creator in any mmo)

then I …. I am responsible for everything

but if I did not chose this then well I’m not responsible

What does this mean?

A.) I can change the world, I chose this

B.) I am a victim of the circumstance of my birth

I know it’s not black and white

but it leans towards TRUE.

Yes I choose this body, this flesh, this star sign, this DNA, this synaptic structure

I chose to be in pain right now

I chose a flesh mech without participation to emotional processing

THERE ARE THREE types of labour

Physical

Moving mountains by strength and force of will

Mental

Engineering the best way to move that montain

EMOTIOINAL

every blade of grass

whose hope was to grow high enough to seed another generation,

every tree

who planted roots in the hillside

every pebble

that enjoys the sun, shade, and it’s place on the mountain

EMOTION

is the force against the hopes of others

Pyshopaths are detached from their emotions and others

for my mech,

well it’s an exposed nerve

I feel for the trees, the plants, the bugs

inaminate, animate

all are one in the end

and

Emotional labour

(TO CARE FOR)

to sympathize with

to empathize with

is the heaviest stone for me to lift

I feel it all

no alchol can numb the pain

no drug can fix the design

nothing

I chose this mech

Mental

+30

Physical

+20(+10-30)

Emotional

-?????

This is not my soul’s first pass through this game

called LIFE

It is my current ambition that it is my last

and that my wife comes with me into the after (beyond) ife

where we both rejoin the source.

Please support

please question

PLS

DUES VULT

The virtues of profit

My family called me crazy. I’ve been banned from my home-world but as the Rule of Accusation #75 clearly states home is where the heart is but the stars are made of Latinum.

To be honest I converted to the Religion of Ferenginar out of greed, envious of the wealth that the Ferengi merchants where able to acquire and display among my poor frontier homeland. The beautiful escorts and servants that accompanied them.

After reading the Rules of Acquisition, I knew I would have to convert in order to have an “honest” contract with Ferengi*. Rule of Acquastion #17 a contract is a contract is a contract… but only with a Ferengi.

I expected a baptism, maybe recite the complete rules, take some vows and wham! Bam! Thank you ma’am, I’d be a Ferengi (in name and contract only of course). Actually what surprised me was that the first action was to actually sell off all of my possessions. Govak explained that when a Ferengi grows from adolescence to adulthood they sell all there childhood possessions in order to raise capital for the pursuit of profit. It helps the young mentally transition, putting childlike things behind them and start their new life unburdened by their previous possessions.

For a religion centered around profit and acquisition this didn’t seem right. I wasn’t exactly a child, I had to sell everything, my home, my stocks, all but my last two pairs of clothes. Govak offered to purchase them all but of course I was able to sell them to my friends and former family for a higher price. In the end I was able to gather thirty bars worth of Latinum and purchase my license to trade on the Ferengi Exchange. After registering with the Trade Commission I was as Ferengi as a natural born Ferengi male, at least according to the FTC which means that any other FTC member who broke a contract with me would have their assets seized and be discharged from both the religion and the Grand Exchange.

The night after I acquired my license and citizenship within the Ferengi Alliance, I celebrated and got drunk. Lost a two bars worth of Latinum at the Dabo table, one more at the Tongo game. I knew in my heart I was going to make a fortune being able to trade with Ferengi merchants “honestly”.

That night his holiness Gint, The author of the Rules of Acquisition and the First Grand Nagus, visited me in my dreams. I was out of my mind drunk and just assumed this was my guilt playing at my mind. For having tricked the Ferengi into thinking I believed in there silly profit oriented rules, that governed their lives. I was certain it was my guilt since Gint, said he was their to size up the first of my species to convert to Ferengi. He keep comparing my to the Yridians, a cousin species of the Ferengi, notorious information traders. My ears were too small, my hands too big, my eyes too white, my teeth dull. “If I give you a slip of Latinum would you say something nice or be the least bit helpful?”, He nodded. I pulled the slip from my pocket and placed it in his palm.

“You have the lobes for negotiation, though no one would know that from looking at you.”

“For a bar I’ll answer any question you have.”

“How about a strip of Latinum for proof that this isn’t just a dream?”

“Can’t do this is a dream. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t profit from the encounter. When you’re end comes, I’d like to review your accounts before you meet the Blessed Exchequer.”

“The what… who?”

“Did you learn nothing of the afterlife before you got you were accepted to trade on the exchange?”

“For a slip I’ll answer that.”

“Hahaha…hehe no need.”

“What could you sell me for a bar?” It was a dream, I’d already lost ten percent of my wealth so far. “Could you sell me favor at the Dabo table? A blessing to detect when a Ferengi is lying? Protection from the phaser fire? Do you have any supernatural prowess you would trade me for a bar of Latinum?”

His eyes were wide the entire time I talked and he leaned in from his gilded throne, as I went on about the kind of powers I expected the First Nagus to posess, even in dreams.

“My not since Keldar, the wise and short of reign, has a someone tried to bargain directly with me. Haha, man I do miss the back and forth of two equals coming to a profitable compromise for both. Let me tell you what I can sell you for a measly bar’s worth of Latinum. I’ll whisper your name and visage into the ears of every grown Ferengi in good standing with the FTC. They will know or ask you for your license and treat you as if you had the good looks of yours truly. Tell me is it a deal?”

“I’d prefer a contract.”

“My word is my bond” he held his hand across his heart. Acting quite offended.

“Still Rule 17 clearly states…”

In unison, him in a mocking tone being the one who wrote it and me in restless obstinance

“…a contract is a contract is a contract… but only with a Ferengi. “

After I signed the ethereal contract and Gint stamped his face on it, I woke. Before my first cup of morning brew, I made sure to count my Latinum from the last night. Yes I had lost three bars, and was a couple of slips short. I’ll have to be more careful around Sall’s nimble fingers. When putting my bars back into my personal vault, that’s when I noticed it, one of my bars was light. Not just light but completely drained of Latinum, what should have been heavy was as light as an empty glass.

That’s when I started to dig deep into the theology of Profit. After all not only had I meet with Gint, but I had made a bargain. I didn’t need to act on faith that the Ferengi afterlife was real, I knew someday I would meet with Gint again and then the Blessed Exchequer, before bidding on a new life…

Here’s what I learned about the virtues of profit, to my surprise and yours, you’ll find that the Ferengi are lyings, cheats, and swindlers but you’ll learn why, just as I did, why that’s a good thing.

Marketing Strategy for the 501st

“The Rise of Galactic Republic and the Fall of u/thibson34”

This is a not tale the mods woulds tell you. Over on Reddit, there was a peaceful sub dedicated to the defense of their childhood nostalgia. When the Star Wars prequels came out, they were meet with out rage from any fan above the age of 15. But the children loved it. Those children are now approaching 30 and finishing college.

They forged a safe space from the OT fandom over on r/prequelmemes. Where they could discuss the biblical imagery of Ewan Mcgregor’s heavenly beard, or detail the evidence of behind the Darth Binks conspiracy. Through the years the subreddit has grown close to 2 million members.

Not only is it a fairly active reddit community but they follow orders well. At the start of June a user challenged their teacher if they could get 10,000 signatures to switch the final movie from Romeo and Juliet to Revenge of the Sith. Well just one post to r/Prequelmemes later and over 20,000 signatures were deployed.

[Man I wish the Star Trek subs had this level of fandom. But Trekkies are a different sort]

I don’t participate much in fandoms or communities. I barely enjoy my company, I also have friends irl whose ears I can bend. But I get it, they bring people together and more often than not the fans just want to spend a few more minutes soaking in the community and nostalgia.

One tip I hear often in my marketing research regarding art is to do fanarts. With the hope that you’ll get a lot of exposure. While the gains are remarkably low, they are gains none the less. I’ve heard this in regards to writing as well but more for finding a solid community as your not going to convert your Ghostbusters fan-fic to your original amazon release. The numbers are just too low.

Now I’m not a great artist, I’ve only been at it less than a year. And with my amount of focus at my disposal it’ll be at least five or six til I’m past 5 on the dunning-kruger scale.

But I could replicate u/thibson34 strategy with ease.

I can’t say if marketing was his intent but it’s what u/thibson34 did. Sometime in February they became a General Grievous project where each day they would add a unique light-saber and arm to General Grievous. I only browse reddit by best and so anything from prequelmemes that is under 1k up-votes doesn’t show up. So for the first month I knew nothing of u/thibson34’s efforts. But soon his efforts started paying off and he made it to the front page of the sub repeatedly getting top post for the day. The final form was 66, a significant number for the fandom.

Apparently u/thibson34 didn’t like the official discord for reasons unknown and began to promote his own discord. Which has 6K members almost 5 active at time of writing. But it was his ban from from the subreddit that lead to such growth. For over a week the sub has discussed nothing but the banning of u/thibson34. Banned of course for promoting a personal discord. Which has lead to the explosion of the discord’s pop.

In marketing the best thing someone can do is talk good about your product.

The second best thing they can do is talk bad about your product.

The worst thing they can do not talk about your product.

U/thibson34 has successfully converted 10% of the active users from the fandom to his discord. If he had a product he’d probably get sales with a floor of 500 and a cap of 2 thousand.

So to simplify this strategy for fandom acquisition

Step 1: pick a fandom

Step 2: prepare for a daily release for that fandom

Step 3: release daily, hang around for discussions and talks

Step 4: start putting CTA after the fandom has signed on and you are nearing your end.

(CTA like follow my twitter, IG, join discord, FB group etc.)

Step 5: create drama for drama’s sake. Drama Llama

If you remember the forgotten month of may 2020, you might remember a Sailor Moon redraw challenge to celebrate the 25 anniversary of our favorite sailor scout. Which drew thousands of artists from amateur to pro. Rather hard to stand out in a crowd like that. Much less convert any CTAs.

But what if you had 7 redraws, and labeled them 1 of 7, 2 of 7 etc. Now your twitter and Deviant-Art will convert followers to see the rest of the your series. People love collections.

Yes they came for the fandom but they sign up for the promise of 7 of 7. And now when you start advertising your original content, you’ll have an audience already. It’s not what they signed up for but it’s free real estate and it might convert better than screaming into the dark.

With Love,

HngyHngyHppo

Hope you all have been well…