I got my first taste of residuals this week with a check in the mail from DVD/Pay TV sales for Angels & Demons. Yay! It won't make me rich, but will allow me to pay my rent and bills this month! Coincidentally, friend/teacher/actor/blogger extraordinaire, David Dean Bottrell just wrote about residuals this week on his blog. He has much more experience with them and explains the whole reason they exist (as well as the desire by some to get rid of them! grrr...) much more eloquently than I can, so check out his post Magic Envelopes.