Red Light Bytes: 5-5-2023
Catching Up on the Latest with 365 Infantry
Welcome to May, Soldiers! We’re kicking the month off with a bang. A killer new heavy metal tune, a brand-new story for free, and a whole lot of updates on where we are at.
Wolves of Steel - Our first single has arrived! This epic collaboration with Iron Age heavyweight J.V.P. is available now on Bandcamp for $3 USD. Buyers on Bandcamp Friday will get three free months of our paid subscription service. Combine this deal with our offer on Alan Firedale: Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 and that’s HALF-A-YEAR at the fraction of the cost. Remember, this can only be done TODAY!
WRITING! - The goal is to have all stories in full first-draft by the end of Sunday. I’ll confess that writing has been slower this go-round, but we have strong plots, we have some wonderful character development in store, and we have some of our most bizarre and creative tales yet to be told.
RECORDING! - Tonight, we record Episode 3 of Alan Firedale! This too has been a bit rough to start, but Firedale has always been a toughie to pen, though I’m getting better with each radioplay. The script will be completed and finalized before recording, and the audio shipped off to our audio editor.
Supporting the Force!
Here are all the awesome ways you can help us out and keep us rolling in the fight for quality independent entertainment:
Subscription on Substack - At just $5/Month or $50/Year, gain access to all exclusive stories, comics, audio adventures, behind-the-scenes content & more! Founding members under our “General of the Armies” plan ($100/Year) gain access to free digital products like eBooks and music.
The 2022 Annual Collection - Collect all 24 of last year’s electric tales and a bonus 25th exclusive to this special print collection.
Alan Firedale: Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 - Dig into the wild world of a young loner and his magnificent machine with this half-hour blend of vintage electronica and classic orchestral radio scoring. Buyers get THREE FREE MONTHS of 365 Infantry’s paid membership.
Available on Bandcamp ($5 USD)
Wolves of Steel - Rock hard and ride free with the official anthem of the 365th Infantry, an epic metallic instrumental in the killer tradition of classic acts like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.
Available on Bandcamp ($3 USD)
Merchandising, Merchandising! - Buy our quality range of designs on everything from shirts to mugs to posters and more!
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Donate via Ko-fi - Our goal is to raise $900 USD to cover all basic production costs for the rest of 2023. This includes three issues worth of art. We have raised $100 of our goal, with $800 left to go!
Minimum Amount on Ko-fi is $1 USD
Donate via PayPal.Me - All donations made here will count towards our goal on Ko-fi. Big or small, we welcome them all!
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We encourage contributions of 25 cents ($0.25 USD) to keep in the spirit of our pulp magazine roots. If everyone subscribed to 365, as of today, dropped us an American quarter, that would be over $50 USD alone! A full yearly subscription no less!
The Byte of the Week
This month’s FREE flash story is in response to a discussion with reader Xavier in our Chat room here on Substack. Xavier was curious to see more of the series’ lore in forthcoming stories, fleshing out the history of Haven, the Wastelands, and the state of the world.
So I figured…let’s give the people what they want.
This week’s story is a diary entry from one of the earliest figures in New World history. An intrepid gray frontiersman of the 2250s who forged the path ahead for civilization to return in what remained of the United States. It was a wild time, a time of uncertainty, of promise. It was Marshall’s Land.
May God Bless You and this Force. Until next time!
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