Sexy Primes

Friday, 18 August 2017

Thanks to your unerring generosity we've reached 79% funding! 79, in case you're interested in that sort of thing, is a 'sexy prime' with 73 (two primes separated by six are called 'sexy primes'). It's also a 'happy', 'fortunate' and 'lucky' prime. Who would've thought mathematicians would be so ̶b̶a̶d̶ good at naming things?

https://www.xkcd.com/899/

A huge thank-you to our latest cohorts, with their ranks and ship assignments:

  • Ariel Pimentel, High Commissioner, MPS Unity Course
  • Stephanie Bretherton, Gene Fiddler, GDF Sincere Beagle
  • Anonymous Donor, Captain, USS This was Definitely Barack Obama
  • Jigsaw "Beerbods" The Cat, Veterinary Assistant, LSG I Don't Understand Why You've Done This
  • Lowri Potts, Exploratory Navigator, SLT Relentless Scot

To the new people: I'm sorry I didn't warn you things would be like this. Too late to unsubscribe now, though.

79% is so, so close to 80%, and the 80-90% block is apparently the hardest part of an Unbound campaign. I'm sorry to ask you, my lovely handsome supporters, for any more help, but we're SO CLOSE to bringing another weird, semi-literary, dangerously personally revealing space opera into the world, and if you help me with the last push then I can leave you alone FOREVER.

It's only one job and it's an easy one: pick your favourite (or least-annoying) post from the list of our previous updates (or this one) and share it somewhere: twitter, facebook, tumblr, instagram, reddit, er, church, book club, discord, slack? Anywhere, basically. Feel free to recommend it or slate it, or just share it saying 'Niall Slater begged me to post this'. Our final few supporters are out there somewhere - they could be your friends, or family, or the creepy guy with no mouth who appears in your back garden every Sunday night, or a colleague! They just don't know it yet.

Remind people that pledges can get a background character based on them, and they can even rename the space station at the start of the book after a pet or loved one or something horrible that will cause my book to be panned by every reviewer who reads it. THE POWER IS YOURS. Theirs. Anyone's if they're willing to pay.

THAT'S ALL FOR NOW THANK YOU BYEEEEE

NIALL X

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