New Name for the Site! + Update

Welcome to kyologist.com! Once phantonics.com, this new domain will now reflect my work as an author in general, as opposed to just Phantonics. The normal phantonics.com will STILL link to this site, however. And for the time being… it’s still just Phantonics content haha.

I’ve been working through the writing funk I’ve dealt with the last few weeks. Going back and editing Phantonics chapters with Grammarly Premium has helped me feel a lot better with my work. I think I can finish up the next chapter this weekend. If I’m lucky, I can dish out another chapter so that it can be ready for Patreon.

I want to stream more on Twitch as well, but of course, motivation is an issue for me. Hopefully I can get that ball rolling?

Think that’s it for now. Thank you as always.

-Kyle

New Wiki + Other Updates (Regarding This Week’s Chapter Release as Well)

It’s like 3 in the morning, but I decided I’d make this update anyway. I’ve been working on a wiki for the story, and I think I can finally make it public! Still lots of stuff to fill in, but I’ve been gathering a lot of information onto the thing.

This means that the wiki will now be the #1 source for Phantonics information. I’m removing the pages I’ve had on here since they’re starting to grow outdated and I don’t really feel like editing them. Not to worry, everything you want such as character information, terminology, etc will all be on the wiki for you to check out!

You can find the link to the wiki in the primary category bar at the top of the homepage (also here)! Hopefully cleaning up some of the other links will make it look a bit nicer.

I’ve been debating on trying to post Phantonics on Wattpad. This is something I may start doing, so I’ll let you all know when/if that happens. So it’ll be on the main site, Royal Road, and Wattpad at that point. I asked about it on Twitter and I got an interesting suggestion. What I may start doing is have Royal Road (and maybe Wattpad) be a week behind the main site in terms of chapters. This way, I can have readers on those sites have a reason to visit the main site if they want to read more. They’ll also be two weeks behind in terms of the Patreon chapters in this case.

Speaking of, I might have to delay this week’s Patreon release for a bit. I’ve had family visiting the past few days and have not had time to write. Well, I’ve had time, it’s just my creativity was drained by them… a lot. I put the energy I could muster up into working on the wiki, so I guess, for the time being, this will be the gift everyone gets this week. As soon as I get the chapter done, I’ll post it up on Patreon immediately.

Normal chapter release is still okay, so don’t worry about that. Royal Road readers, I’m probably going to start doing the thing I talked about above this week. So if you want to read the newest chapter, make sure you hop on the main site to do so.

All right, this has been quite a rambly update, so I’ll end it here. Hope you all have a good week!

-Kyle

Patreon Change + Small Update

Hey everyone. I just wanted to make a quick little update about a change on Patreon. Starting today, there will only be one Patreon tier available, the “Hero of Requiem” tier, which replaces the Red Apple tier of 2 USD. The Golden Apple tier, which was 4 USD, has been deleted. However, the main benefit from it, which is thanking you specifically underneath each chapter, is now within the Hero of Requiem tier. So now anyone who supports the tier will be thanked in that manner!

I’ve been starting to slowly get back into the swing of things after being in a funk for a week or two. So, that’s good. I’m also working on something pretty cool, which I’ll reveal pretty soon. It should make organizing information for the series much easier.

Thanks for reading, as always!

-Kyle

Reminder of the New Schedule

Just a reminder that Phantonics is now a once a week release. There was no chapter today since Tuesdays are going to now be the main day. These new chapters will have a longer length to them to compensate. Also, a reminder that you can read chapters a week early via my Patreon! So if that’s up your alley, by all means, I’d greatly appreciate it!

Also, Royal Road is almost caught up with the release schedule, so you’ll be able to read chapters either on there or no the site very soon!

Update: New Ko-fi, No More Chapter Titles, Royal Road, June Schedule Change

I haven’t made one of these update things on the site in a while, so I figured I should.

First of all, I have now made a Ko-fi! If you would like to support me that way, you’re now able to!

I decided that I don’t want to worry about chapter titles at this point. Sometimes they can be quite a pain to come up with, and I feel as though it’s not worth it. I like the way the chapters look without titles as well. It seems more “organized” if that makes sense.

Also, chapters have been continuing daily on Royal Road. Today will be the last chapter of Volume 1, and we will then move on to Volume 2. As I said before, this will continue until Royal Road is caught up to the site. I’ve been attempting to gain more viewership here, so check it out if you would like. I honestly think Royal Road makes it much easier to help you keep track of your reading progress.

And finally, a reminder of the schedule starting in June. Chapters will be once a week as opposed to two. They will be released every Tuesday, with slightly longer chapters to compensate. I feel like this will be easier for me to keep things in order. And when it comes to Patreon, you will be able to gain access to the chapter an entire week early as opposed to a few days with the current schedule.

I think that’s it for now? If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. Either here, Twitter, wherever.

-Kyle

 

 

Updates to Patreon Tiers

Recently, I got rid of a few of the tier I had on Patreon, leaving only two remaining: The Red Apple and Golden Apple tiers. I mixed certain benefits in that were in higher tiers into these, and also made a few new ones.

This post is to inform everyone that I am now changing the prices of the tiers, including the main one, the Red Apple tier. I had it set to $1, yet I learned today that it would be better to boost this up to $2. The reason? Processing fees. It’s cheaper to have a $2 tier as opposed to a $1 tier. The second tier, the Golden Apple tier, is now at $4 for all the benefits included in that one.

I’m also going to get rid of Patreon goals for the time being. I think once I begin to gain traction on Patreon, I’ll create goals that I think are appropriate.

Check out my Patreon to see the benefits you can get!

Phantonics’ Schedule on Royal Road

I decided on a schedule. Starting today with Chapter 1.2, Phantonics will release daily on Royal Road until it catches up with the main site. Chapters will release each day at 2 PM EST. If you haven’t read it yet or have yet to catch up, reading it on Royal Road will be a great way to help you out with that! Check it out here!


Volume 2 is ongoing! New chapters drop every Tuesday and Friday!

Check out the Table of Contents!

Support me on Patreon! Gain access to chapters early, along with other content!


Reminder on the Patreon goals:

$10- Helps make sure my WordPress will be covered without worry when I have to pay for it.

$25- I will begin to post analysis and explanation posts for Patreons detailing various things that occur during the story.

$50- I will begin to work on side stories for various characters, starting with Alexander Strauss.

Regardless of being a Patreon or not, I thank you very much for your support!

Phantonics Now on Royal Road!

Phantonics has been approved on the Royal Road, and now I can finally start posting it there! I’ll try to think of a schedule for the chapters, since I don’t want to post them all at once. I’ll make another update once I figure that out. Eventually, when it catches up to the site release, I’ll probably release them both simultaneously. For now, check out the story here!


Volume 2 is ongoing! New chapters drop every Tuesday and Friday!

Check out the Table of Contents!

Support me on Patreon! Gain access to chapters early, along with other content!


Reminder on the Patreon goals:

$10- Helps make sure my WordPress will be covered without worry when I have to pay for it.

$25- I will begin to post analysis and explanation posts for Patreons detailing various things that occur during the story.

$50- I will begin to work on side stories for various characters, starting with Alexander Strauss.

Regardless of being a Patreon or not, I thank you very much for your support!

New Phantonics Twitter!

Up to this point, I’ve used my main twitter account to promote the series. Eventually, I remembered that I did in fact make a Phantonics account on there, so I’ve finally decided to start using it! Go check it out here! Not only will I use it to promote the series and post updates, but I will also use it to help/check out fellow writers!


Volume 2 is ongoing! New chapters drop every Tuesday and Friday!

Check out the Table of Contents!

Support me on Patreon! Gain access to chapters early, along with other content!


Reminder on the Patreon goals:

$10- Helps make sure my WordPress will be covered without worry when I have to pay for it.

$25- I will begin to post analysis and explanation posts for Patreons detailing various things that occur during the story.

$50- I will begin to work on side stories for various characters, starting with Alexander Strauss.

Regardless of being a Patreon or not, I thank you very much for your support!

Sunday Salutations #5

Hey, I finally wrote another Sunday Salutations! I start to shift into mainly talking about story progression in this one, like I previously mentioned I would. It’s got some juicy info about how the future will go in the story as well. If you’re a Patreon, check it out here!


Reminder on the Patreon goals:

$10- Helps make sure my WordPress will be covered without worry when I have to pay for it.

$25- I will begin to post analysis and explanation posts for Patreons detailing various things that occur during the story.

$50- I will begin to work on side stories for various characters, starting with Alexander Strauss.

Regardless of being a Patreon or not, I thank you very much for your support!