I’m beginning to contemplate what it would mean to keep this newsletter more regularly, and to have paid-subscriber-only features. Right now I’m thinking of it as a mix of the way Twitter used to feel when I enjoyed it, and Livejournal. (Back to my roots, baby.) But I’m assuming you don’t want “Which cast member of Firefly are you?” test results or acronyms like “OMGWTFBBQ.”So if you’d consider paying for this newsletter, what sort of content (shudder) would you want to see? I won’t do all of it, of course, but I’m open to all suggestions and ideas.
To generate this joke I spent a weird amount of time scrolling through the PDF I have of my archived LJ. A rich and humiliating text!
I don’t have any money to spare for substacks, and so my kneejerk is to selfishly say “please don’t do it!” Also what I like about Cup of Stars right now is exactly it’s formlessness, it’s lack of expectations, etc. Of course it’s edited, curated, but it does feel intimate in a special way that only free and improvised stuff can.
The other day a guy gave me a little staple-bound poem with a picture of his backyard inside. The poem was about the hard line his house’s shadow made, how it split the yard in half, and it was really beautiful. I’m just one guy, but Cup of Stars kinda feels like that to me right now, and I’d be sad to lose that.
As a young gay hopelessly in love with you in the para social relationship way, I’d pay for/am most interested in just hearing your thoughts! Moments from your life that you deem worth writing about, good food you’ve enjoyed, books you’ve loved&hated, hot takes, freckles on your friend’s faces that made you go ‘awe’. Feels like being in touch with someone I trust to be thoughtful. Whatever you do, I’ll be there! Thanks 4 being you.