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A. Kat AKatIsAKat A Kat is A Kat and that’s that. Writer, scholar, thinker. The animal lives inside me.

AFTER PARTY

My dear honored guests,

Thank you for attending this evening's static. If you have any ideas for next week's prompt, or suggestions to improve the event moving forward, I'd love to hear them.

Likewise, if you think our little shindig is just the berries, let the creatives of Parler know with an echo, an upvote and a kind word!

I'll be taking a few minutes to respond to everyone myself, so feel free to use this time to continue mingling. Otherwise I wish you well and hope to see you next week.

I wish you well and hope to see you next week!

I'll keep a lantern lit for you,

The Parlor Witch

P.S. Don't forget about our Drawcember drawing challenge, #12DaysOfStarStuff! See the rules below!

#EveningStatic #drawingchallenge #artists #wholesomecontent #artistssupportingartists #artistshelpingartists #artparler #parlerart #artistsofparler #artistsonparler #art #contentcreator #digitalart

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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Happy Sunday #writingcommunity what's good today? Anyone planning to watch some football? Or, y'know, write stuff? Authors assemble!
#authorsofparler #indieauthors

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Probably going to do more home improvement. We’re replacing the old ugly bedroom doors.

I *might* write something today...I’m too focused on some drawing at the moment! XD

Hoping to get a bunch of editing done!

Writing stuff later on, as usual. 😉

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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In the tumultuous times ahead, we are going to have to fight harder than ever to keep free expression alive. If you're part of the #writingcommunity #authorsofparler or some other creative type, stand up and be counted as someone who is committed to protecting not only your own, but others' right to make works of art that reflect what's truly in their hearts, whether or not others understand or agree.

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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I was interviewed by a book blogger almost a year ago, and it was finally posted. Enjoy! #writingcommunity #authorsofparler #fantasy #amwritingfantasy

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Love it!

I wrote and drew this retro feeling robot comic. The campaign end in 40 hours and is almost completely funded!

Check it out if you like good stories and art!
#comics #writingcommunity #drawingcommunity #art

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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Lots of new users coming over today for "reasons", but did you know this community isn't about politics for a lot of us? There's a community of #authorsofparler #artistsonparler #gamedev and many more independent creators who value free expression and are not about to be told what we can and can't do with our own work. Connect with us! #writingcommunity #ttrpgcommunity #illustration

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Yesssss! Please connect with Parler's creatives! They've been such an inspiration to me in the short time I've been here. 😎

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That's great to hear. Why don't you tag in some of your favorites?

@184d575f1a1041318dedec0e8010a53d Short (but not complete) list of my faves:

@ArtParlor
@2d799199740e4c758d179acc0f7d6cf9
@c0b6d4291d05406ba5954245c8bbf535
@GonzoWorks
@BlancaArtist
@JTpencil
@19f690fa8c484ea997d4aec5d4b7d2c0
@KimberlyHumphreys
@f336d3768200434c9237ae695bd13ced
@AmGamPro
@TheEverydayWitch

@CLCarhart D’aw, I’m honored!

@CLCarhart Thank you, I would love to see more create for the love of creation.

@9feb250202ee46e1826b6e6edb2d8cca Thank you so much!

If you are looking for more artists/spiritualists to follow @AKatIsAKat, my Following list is locked and loaded!

@CLCarhart Thanks!!! 🥰

#writingcommunity as well! Keep it going! If you don’t see your favorite hashtag listed, put it in!

I should have tagged in @WriterGreg

Thanks for the shout out @AKatIsAKat! It is a great community!!

More follow more happy (writers and game devs):

@7ffbac83971742e699c74dc388e6f166

@Kirkpattiecake

@88e8599ed8874361b4088ff00456d1d2

@8c7dd6f62e6e4c3c84213671e7b31957

@senseirane

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Rick · @async

Thanks for the callout! 👾

Thank you for the call out!
I wish I could echo this! @Parler

Thanks for the shout man! I try to make at least mildly interesting stuff! XD

The growing arts community is something that is quite nice to see building up. Some great projects are being worked on.

Artistry, without the freedom to explore, is rote reproduction. Rote reproduction, in turn, is the death knell of imagination, and should only be considered by those who desire the absolute heat death of all things creative.

Good to see plenty of other storytellers and visual artists present.

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That's most pop music now. I hate it, abd have been actively seeking out 80s and 90s style bands of today to listen to good music. And I found that there's plenty out there. We just for some reason only have an industry propping up talentless men and women for a quick buck, using autotune instead of learning to sing, using sound sampling instead of learning to play. It's awful, it's grating, and it's why I'm very sick of having public places play music.

The gardening hashtags are like this too! Great way to unwind.

Yes, this! I try to post my photography on here daily to give people a break from the intensity of politics today 🙏🏼☺️

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I do too, mostly Italy as it’s where I live. There’s enough politics out there without my contributing.

Did you know there's a community, largely run by women on here, that turns food into politics and porn?

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Fact.

It’s great to see the site grow with diverse interest and personalities

It is good to find this place. Wado -- thank you.

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Dan Melson · @DanMelson ·
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Pregnancy is dangerous in the Empire

For thousands of years, Imperial women have used artificial gestation. But Grace was born on barbarian, pre-contact Earth. She can't call herself a mother without doing it the hard way at least once.

Grace has married into one of the most important families in the Empire - and Imperial politics are deadly at the top.

Despite the risks, she discovers that there are advantages, both to herself and to her unborn baby.

The Empire will never be quite the same again.

#scifi #sciencefiction #spaceopera #augmentedhumans

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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Mornin #authorsofparler do we do #ShamelessSelfPromoSaturday here? Maybe we should! Link to my series Inferno, a heroic grimdark fantasy, is below. How about everyone else share their work here too? Not just the #writingcommunity but how about #artists and #gamedev types as well? If you're creating, we want to see it!

Find the first three books of Inferno on the store of your choice here:

Freethinker Fantasy | The Inferno Series Freethinker Fantasy, an independent imprint, publishes the Inferno series by A. Kat https://freethinkerfantasy.com
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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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Happy Friday Parler peeps. Remember that as dire as things may seem, there is still good in the world, and you can contribute to it. I've seen some desire among the #writingcommunity on Parler to have it grow and become more active, so this is a #followfriday for the #authorsofparler to get to know each other and build their networks. What do you write? What do you read? Have you published anything yet? We want details!

I write the Inferno series, a heroic grimdark fantasy that follows four extraordinary heroes trying to remake their world and explores themes of individualism and integrity.

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Totally agreed, we need to lift up new aspiring voices and creators of we are to make a cultural shift towards a better future!

Happy Friday to the Writing Community & the #AuthorsofParler! And to the entire Parler Community!

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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Happy Friday Parler peeps. Remember that as dire as things may seem, there is still good in the world, and you can contribute to it. I've seen some desire among the #writingcommunity on Parler to have it grow and become more active, so this is a #followfriday for the #authorsofparler to get to know each other and build their networks. What do you write? What do you read? Have you published anything yet? We want details!

I write the Inferno series, a heroic grimdark fantasy that follows four extraordinary heroes trying to remake their world and explores themes of individualism and integrity.

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I currently write memoirs, as well as channeled messages. I’m reading so many books right now 😂 (many from other authors I’ve connected with) and YES I published my first book, which is the first memoir in my 3-book series about my spiritual journey and the beginning of my nomadic journey:

I classify everything I write as science fiction, but that includes superheroes (being edited now), cyber noir (in revision), and space opera (first draft finished). Will self-publish whenever the first one is ready.

Always glad to follow back members of the #writingcommunity.

My published work so far has been in fantasy (epic fantasy and sword and sorcery), YA dystopian, steampunk, horror, and cross-genre fiction.

I also am a co-host on the Star Chamber Show live podcast, and I help run the 7th year Imaginarium Convention, which is for all genres of creative writing. (Virtual edition coming Sept 21-27 www.entertheimaginarium.com )

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I write (amongst stuff:) #Biblical stories — exploring scenes and characters in ways that can reach a wider audience, drawing out what makes them exciting and strange and provocative and, y’know, #itsgoingtobebiblical = EPIC. 😃

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Have been writing fantasy novels for a little over a decade now, with 9 complete and 1 in process. Planning on self-publishing the first (of a time travel/paranormal romance variety) sometime in early 2021.

I am planning to write 'Project Hunter' (working title), a series that contaibs a mix of action/adventure, drama, comedy, horror, suspense, and some sci-fi elements. Though I am a writer, I do plan on looking for a manga artist for a manga version for the series.

I am well on my way to publishing my first book Urban Monarchs, a fantasy sci-fi set in a dystopia mega city, and I have started prep work for my next novel Blood Hunters.

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Why are lefties better at boosting each other’s posts? #writingcommunity #libertyprime

The question of our times?

Why does most of #Parler not know the #AuthorsofParler ?

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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Happy Saturday to the Parler parlor! Question for my #libertarian friends: does anyone know how to reach fantasy fans of the liberty-loving persuasion? Is there such a community? I #amwritingfantasy and while anyone could enjoy my series, I think it would be of particular interest to libertarians because of its themes of individualism vs. collectivism and the necessity of independent action. It's clear that many libertarians love sci-fi and fantasy, so thoughts on reaching interested parties? #writingcommunity #writersofparler

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It’s all about where they would be.

I think posting here would reach more than a few. After all, I am a moderate libertarian myself.

When you’re finished, or ready for critique partners I would be happy to read it.

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Cool! Actually, Inferno is a series, and I've put out 3 so far. Chuggin' away at the fourth hoping for a December release. Instead of putting out big doorstoppers like many fantasy novels, I've chosen to put out shorter, 50K-ish installments more frequently and at a lower price. This fourth one concludes the first major arc though so it will be "double size".

Link to the first one on Amazon below. You can read the sample to see if it's something that interests you. One thing to note is that so far it's digital-only. I know some people still only read print books but the economics of that don't work for an indie. After I publish this fourth one though I'd consider doing an Indiegogo for a print book collecting the first four and having bonus art, etc.

My wip has similar themes to it but is more sci-fi than fantasy. There’s definitely a surge in libertarian writers going on right now, but it definitely needs to happen.

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Yes, there is plenty of libertarian sci-fi out there. I know of much less fantasy. Inferno is not overtly libertarian...I don't want to beat people over the head with it...but it definitely explores themes of individual achievement and the moral repugnance of sacrifice in a way I don't often see in fantasy. Also popular grimdark fantasy tends to be fatalistic. My story is not.

Perhaps we should get a unique hashtag going. My work also involves similar themes.

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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So #writingcommunity it's Friday and you know what that means! Let's get some introductions and some follows and help each other meet the #writersofparler on this #FollowFriday

I'm Kat, and I write the Inferno series, a heroic grimdark fantasy that follows Moose, the bounty hunter; Alex, the thief-turned-scout; Gwynn, the warrior and herbalist; and Lady Cassandra, the future-seeing noble who leads them on their epic adventure. If you like ASoIaF/GoT but wish it wasn't totally nihilistic and there was someone worth rooting for, you might like Inferno. It's available on Amazon, Apple Books, and Kobo, and it's up to part 3!

Freethinker Fantasy | The Inferno Series Freethinker Fantasy, an independent imprint, publishes the Inferno series by A. Kat https://freethinkerfantasy.com
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This is an awesome idea. I’m commenting to support it, though I haven’t published anything yes. I also want to see other #authorsofparler out there.

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Hey, that's why this is the #writingcommunity and not the "published authors community"! Writers are welcome at any stage of their work.

I take offense to there being no one to root for the Song of Ice and Fire. Tyrion was obviously the good guy. xD

I am an unpublished writer who is working on multiple projects. I have many short stories and my tastes are a wide range.

I have used Amino to post most of my material. If you're interested in checking it out I can supply a link.

I am always open to positive criticism and always willing to give it.
Always looking to better my art and not looking for likes.

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I confess to not being a GoT expert, but he does seem...less terrible... And yeah, share your links!

@AKatIsAKat Oh, I think Tyrion was by far one of the most terrible. But he was the underdog, rarely taken seriously and so witty. I wanted him to succeed.

Hey #writersofparler! Great idea here. I just published my first book, Home Early, which became an Amazon bestseller in the first month. I’m shooting to get it to be a #1 best seller and top seller in the category of productivity. Glad to join a small community of writers here on Parler!

I’m Anne and I self-published my first book in March 2020 (Radical Rebirth). It’s the first of a 3-book series and is about my spiritual awakening and the beginning of my intuitive nomadic journey. I also work with other writers to help them along the journey from concept to self-publication alongside my amazing editor! I’m open to connecting with any and all of you!

Hey #writersofparler I’m a self published author with my first two books being Rumblings in Remardan and Deviations of Defiance about a dwarf who must grapple with his own psychology and survive against vengeful hobbits. My third book is a collection of short stories called The Kingdom Swell about gunpowder being being introduced on a feudal society, an addictive magic with terrible consequences, and kingdoms preparing for war with each other! I live in Russia with my wife currently and write there!

Omg Xena the warrior princess was my fav as a child! It’s been so long since I’ve thought of her!

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A. Kat · @AKatIsAKat ·
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Yo #writingcommunity why don't we bring back #followfriday up in heah? Let everyone know what you write and people can follow as their interest dictates.

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#ff

Short writing examples
Poetry
A novel

And more nonfiction than I care to think about

#AmWriting

I write #DnD/#TTRPG lore of both the #Scifi & #Fantasy varieties; I’ve drafted a novel set in my D&D world, and this fall will be taking the edit-hammer to it in hopes of creating an at least some-what polished manuscript doe publishing.

I write science fiction because it’s easier to make things up than do the historical research necessary to write fantasy.

Loves a Kats reasoning

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Not a political or work-related post. Just popping in to say that if you’re in a rough spot and things seem hopeless, the best thing you can do for yourself is get up and try anyway.

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Absolutely 👌

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Do you want to read an awesome heroic grimdark fantasy by an #indieauthor ? Then check out Inferno, an ongoing series currently available up through part 3. Want a fun adventure reminiscent of your favorite RPGs? Right here. Want to chew on human nature, individuality, and integrity in a story as gritty as GRR Martin’s minus the nihilism? Got that too. Not sure if it’s for you? A sample of each part is available through the respective stores. Give it a look! #amwritingfantasy

Freethinker Fantasy | The Inferno Series Freethinker Fantasy, an independent imprint, publishes the Inferno series by A. Kat https://freethinkerfantasy.com
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Another discussion in the #writingcommunity about sensitivity readers on That Other Site today and I am so over that topic. However, some people clearly benefit from vetting of their work to a degree. For instance, I saw something else about how an American writer had someone calling 911 in the UK. Anyone from the UK could have easily told them they have a different emergency number over there. Thoughts, #writers of Parler?

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Ouch! Those things make me cringe.

Accuracy readers I’d be on board with, although your own research can mitigate that.

You can totally call 911 in the UK though, it works.

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Shows what I know about the UK. Good thing I don’t set my stories there!

@AKatIsAKat It’s a thing not many people know to be fair. I only know because I tried it.

I think when you have a story set in the real world, there's a responsibility to learn what's being written about. That's as much for the trust our readers put in as anyone else.

Until sensitivity readers can time travel to the future, I don't see the point.

I do my own research and don't need any SJW sensitivity whiners to censor my work.

Thoughts on this? That there's already a term for readers who try to catch legitimate errors like those, they're called proofreaders and they are the only ones you should need.

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R Hampton · @RHampton ·
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Managers please do not surveil your workers because of your insecurities around working from home (#WFH). #management #surveillance

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R Hampton · @RHampton ·
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You can and should make setting changes to try to control what information is collected and retained, but a better solution is to avoid #Google as much as possible. Their search engine result quality has gone down, protonmail is a good email alternative, but google Drive is hard for me to ditch. Ditto #YouTube. Too many good videos still. #privacy

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A longer story on the recent story of a journalist being surveilled by a government thanks to the NSO Group. #surveillance #privacy via The Toronto Star.

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