There is a
chance that you love The 1585 so much that you want to
give me money.
I write everything on this site by myself, and I have to
juggle that hard work alongside a bunch of jobs. Not
to mention the fact that it isn't free to have a website, which means
that I am technically paying
money myself to write all this stuff for you. The
more help I get with my web-hosting fees, the fewer jobs I
have to have, which means more of the articles you love, more often.
at it this way: How much does a
magazine cost? And if you bought a magazine, how many of the
articles would be as good as the ones on here? And what are
the odds that the person who wrote the article you liked in the
magazine is $40,000 in debt and has absolutely no way ever to pay this
back because he got a degree in poetry for some insane reason?
And yet here I am, writing all this awesome stuff for
free, just because I rule. I deserve at least some
money. Am I saying that I should
be rich? No. But I totally deserve, seriously, like
if you have been going around repeating stuff
you read here and impressing people with it, or used any of my ideas
in a paper for school or something, then honestly, you should totally
give me money. Seriously, give me like a dollar or something.
You won't miss it. The next time you're drunk, you
are going to offer someone on the street a dollar for a cigarette, but
here I am writing all these essays that have been blowing your mind for
years, and you won't give me a dollar? What's up with that?
don't want to give me a dollar? Okay, I understand. A
dollar is kind of a lot of money. So give me like a quarter or
something. Here's the thing: there is no reason anymore for
magazines to even exist. Everything should be on the internet.
It's easier, and it doesn't waste paper. The only reason
magazines still exist is because writers have to write for magazines if
they want to get paid. I am good enough to write for magazines
(obviously), but I put all my stuff here instead, because I am trying
to do good and I want people to see it. If more good writers did
that, society would get better faster. But they don't, because
they (understandably) need to get paid.
Sooner or later, we are
going to have to adopt a system of writers putting up websites and
people paying them whatever they think is fair, like Radiohead did with
that one album where they just made it themselves and put it up as a
download and people paid them on the honor system, because fuck a
record company. So that's what I'm doing. So give me a dollar, or a quarter, or something.
here's the button.
Grammaticus, Lord High Editor for Life, The 1585