This is just a quick housekeeping email to say that I’m moving this newsletter away from Substack. At this point you either know all about why, or have no clue what I’m talking about at all. If you want to read up on what’s going on, other folks have covered it far better than I can. Substack can choose to pay and promote whoever they like, and I can choose to leave if their editorial choices don’t align with my values. And suffice to say that platforming and paying TERFs & racists isn’t something I want to participate in, to put it lightly.
You don’t have to do anything to stay subscribed, but the next time you get an email from the eel bucket, it will look slightly different. You’ll get one of those from me soon to confirm that the switch has been made successfully.
If you’re a paying subscriber — thank you for your support! Your payment won’t continue on the new newsletter platform, which is probably fine since I haven’t sent out a members-only newsletter in over a year. If you do want to support the work I do monetarily you can do that elsewhere. If you like Flash Forward (my podcast) you can become a Patron here. If you like the ~~Rose Eveleth Extended Universe~~ more generally you can become a member of the Time Traveler’s club. Both of those places actually include rewards! Including a regular newsletter about the future, that is separate from this one.
Happy eel wrangling you weirdos!