Why so serious

WHY SO SERIOUS? Syndicate

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Have you been feeling a bit down in the dumps lately? Then check out some of the books below. They are guaranteed to bring a smile back to your face and have you wetting your pants with laughter!

Genres: humor
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Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
No worries buddy! Take care
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
This might seem a bit awkward with such a small syndicate, but I have to cut some extra expenses, and syndicates are the first to go. It’s been a pleasure. Perhaps I’ll join up again in the future. All the best. 
207679 10101260318733184 1712272173 n Jay Lockwood · Author · added over 1 year ago
Might be the first time I’ve been referred to as a gentleman. I mean, I can run with it. Quick! Ascots for everyone!
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
Finally...a gentleman amongst the three! 
207679 10101260318733184 1712272173 n Jay Lockwood · Author · added over 1 year ago
And with that stream of income secured, what was two becomes three.
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
Huzzah, this syndicates September selection has been made! Congratulations Maggie!
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
Yessir. Not funding the film, but the writing is quite fun and has a distinct voice. I think it would be in this syndicate’s best interests to back books with good chances for success, and I think Ms Hoyt’s book will at least hit quill, even if it doesn’t punch into the top 3 of the contest. 
Although I do like Rob the Zombie very much, I think the book has been largely abandoned, as the author also has a book in the fantasy contest and he has not budged in sales since I bought his book over a month ago. 
I am concerned about the lack of humorous books on the site, as it is kinda limiting our choices. 
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
Well hello there young Michael! I’ve just gone and checked out the page for "The Fairy Stepmother Inc" and, although I found the video more annoying (sorry Maggie) then motivating, I had a read through some of Maggies actual writing and found it much more captivating then her acting (again, sorry Maggie). I’d be more than happy to back either this book or Rob the Zombie in September, since there doesn’t seem to be too many other humor based books out there at the minute.
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
I don’t know if you have anything in mind yet, but how about The Fairy Stepmother, Inc. by Maggie Hoyt? I know it’s backing another pony in the G&S fantasy contest, but it’s a funny premise and she’s obviously put a lot of thought and work into it. Any other books you want me to notice?
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
I managed to find the Syndicate selection button. Wow Inkshares don’t make it easy sometimes. I expected it to be part of the Syndicate admin tool but alas I was very much mistaken, kinda like that time I found a pretty Thai girl.... Anyhow the syndicates August selection has been made. Congrats Jay!
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
Not yet. I think books get selected on the 15th of each month but good shout about "A Beast Requires". The cover certainly caught my eye while looking at the entries for the latest G&S contest.
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
Can you select a book yet? I’m also wanting to put up "A Beast Requires" for consideration. 
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
Yeah, I don’t seem to have been given the ability to select a book (unless I’m missing something). August it is then...
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
So...is it looking like next month, then?
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
OK so on the face of it, looks like this syndicate will likely be backing "The Decaying Destiny of Rob the Zombie" by @Joshua Griffith  in July, if the syndicate is permitted to select a book this month, seeings how it only came into existence a few days ago.

Huzzah!
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
Alright, Mr. Poat. Your minutes from the last meeting are exceptional. I honestly did not realize we had covered so much. 

Onward!

As complimentary as it is for you to demonstrate possible support of Dada as the first book to be backed by the syndicate (blushing quite a bit, thank you.), I think it might come across as a bit cheeky for any potential new members... I am 50% of the syndicate, and you already have a copy, so... maybe another one. 

I really like Rob the Zombie, and it seems to be one of the only other books that is funding declaring itself to be humorous. It is quite funny, and I’ve been meaning to grab a copy. Perhaps our support would give the author a little lift and inspire him to delve deeper into marketing it. My vote is with Rob! 

I enjoy the other books mentioned, but perhaps let’s see what happens when the smoke clears post-contest.


Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
Who’s there? Look Michael, will you stop messing around with the front door and please take a seat, we have an important decision to make and I would like to get all of this sorted before Wheel of Fortune is on!

OK so first port of call, the minutes of the last meeting. Michael would you like to go over these?

...........

OK and thus concludes the minutes of the last meeting. OK so onto new business. If this syndicate does get the option of backing a book in July, which one should we choose. A few options would be:

"An Adventure With Dada: Escape From Hell" which requires 144 pre-orders over the next 21 days to achieve quill.
"The Decaying Destiny of Rob the Zombie" which requires 222 pre-orders over the next 77 days to achieve quill.
"Mothering:The Game" which requires 133 pre-orders over the next 55 days to achieve quill.
"In Beta" which requires 574 pre-orders over the next 57 days in order to become fully published.
"SideScroller" which requires 160 pre-orders over the next 56 days to achieve quill.


I have decided not to list my own book however am more than happy to include your book Michael as it’s funny as hell and deserves to get published. I have also included a few Nerdist video-game contest entries on the proviso that they do not pull out of funding if they don’t finish in the top 3 of the competition. We may need to ask them about this before backing their books.

If you have any other books in mind that should be considered Michael, speak up!

Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
Alright, I’ll calm down. Sorry. Who’s there?
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
OOH!! A visitor! Come in!
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
Knock knock
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
So far, you and I have an entire month to discuss what book you’d like to support. We need to fill the time, Matt! Are you saying you don’t want a month’s worth of puns on your comment feed?!? WELL???
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
So long as the comments feed doesn’t start resembling a Christmas cracker factory ;)
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
To keep in the spirit of the syndicate, I think we should do our best to keep this comment thread filled with jokes, no matter how bad. 

Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
Hey Michael, glad you could join me. Yes spread the word, let’s get ourselves a merry band of jokers!
Viking mike Michael Haase · Author · added over 1 year ago
Hello @Matthew Poat !!!

I’ll try to gather up some troops!
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 1 year ago
I don’t think this syndicate will be able to select a book to support for the month of July as it was created on the 4th however I am happy to accept suggestions for which funny books we should support in August.