I never preempt with "full disclosure" because that should just be a given... though, full disclosure, I am still fearful of being fully transparent. I do not restrict my work to those who pay (no one is paying yet) because I want people to enjoy the work.
Witches demand sheep's blood and the shin bone of your firstborn child. I offer you the opportunity to support me monetarily through Patreon. This might be a mistake but I'm still rumbling out of the launch pad. And auditions are picking up again so this is also another way to have fun. I also think honest attention has its own cost. You don't have to have money to actually pay. I am probably doing this all wrong... but I'm just a kid in the Lego room right now.
For those who put in the time and attention to read this blog, listen to my podcast, and read my short stories, know that you have my immense gratitude... even if I may not react so humbly to your occasional criticism (at first).
I never understood the term "learning curve;" I just think the more you approach something genuinely, the better chance you have of being struck by an agent of that world of genius daemons that haunts and inspires us all. You people of science on this mailing list, please know I love you too but you are wrong about everything. Except the way disease works, and the planet, and our bodies, and physics, and a lot of things.
The Pay Me page is there on my site but just listen to and read the shit anyway, ok? You might be struggling in the midst of this pandemic... you might not be... who am I to say? Don't feel bad if you are not giving money... again, I do this for fun... your time and attention are what really add to the fun at this point. That other stuff will come later. You all are at the beginning of something here with me. And that is what really matters.
So, in case you missed it...
My newest podcast instalments, Instalment 13: A Brown Brute Shaves Their Balls (an hour long stand alone feature) and Instalment 14: Stupid Deaths (a twenty-five second miracle) are available now. Listen to them and then listen to Instalment 12: I Think Therefore I Am... A Man? And then go back and listen to the rest of the podcast in order.
All instalments are available here:
Mohammad Shehata - SPEAKING INTO THE FOG
I also have two new short stories up. Joseph's Dream and A Torn Hearted Boy. Read them, along with all my other stories, here:
Mohammad Shehata - Short Stories
And, as always, every blog post I've written so far is available too. There's inspirational shit, political shit, dumb shit, ponderous shit, all kinds of shit... it's an amazing fucking blog. When I'm famous this will be the thing that will always be free.
Mohammad Shehata - BLOG