Foxen Anime is creating Youtube Anime Videos!
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patrons
WELCOME!! 😀
Hey guys Foxen here! Thank you for looking into my Patreon and supporting my videos!
Awesome people like YOU keep me making videos year after year 😀
Now you are also able to contribute and join our growing family 🙂

WHO AM I?
You can call me Jerry! You may be more familiar with me as Foxen on YouTube! 😀
I have a passion for all things anime and I make anime related videos including breakdowns, analysis, theories for anime like Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, and I also cover juicy anime news for anime you and I love!

I have been on Youtube for almost 8 years now and made over 1000 videos in the time.
By joining Patreon here you'll be directly supporting the creation of all future videos. A Huge thank you!! 🙂


EVERY BIT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
If you are someone who takes time out of your day to watch my content, I am super grateful! Just your engagement helps the channel ALOT, so thank you!
If you're someone who's struggling right now, please don't feel discouraged! Your participation as a viewer and commenter is more than enough! 😀
Please continue to support by watching and commenting! I try to read everyone's post & reply as much as is humanly possible haha 😀

If you're able to become a supporter then your contribution to the channel is super appreciated! You will be the very blood of the Foxen channel channel & our little growing family. Not only does it allow me to create all this monthly anime content consistently, but it also opens up the opportunity to hire other creative people to help with editing, graphics, and other details that allow me to increase the quality of my videos. You are not only a fan of my content, you are on the journey with me! Thank you so much! 😀



What Is The GOAL?
More Attack on Titan videos!
More My Hero Academia Content?

More SAO, KonoSuba, ReZero?
More Anime Theory videos!
It may sound like a dream 😉but it all depends on YOU! 😀

Something unique to my channel is that I try to read every comment posted on my videos (and even reply too!), I take special note of what loyal fans write. 
One of the most requested this is something simple: "MORE VIDEOS!" 😁
A close second might be: "LONGER VIDEOS!" 😁

Just thinking back to what it takes to put out the 5+ videos it takes, I worry about how to find 'more time' to do this 😅

So back to the earlier question - What's the Goal?
Suppose 1% of my channel subscribe become Patreon supporters too, in that case I could switch to doing this full time…TOMORROW 😉

Although you know how I like to be more realistic 😮Short term I think it'll be much easier to hired someone at least part to to help out or at least lessen the burden on me 🙂
Right now I'm in talks with bringing on board my long-time buddy and fellow anime enthusiast John to help out!




WHY PATREON?
2 BIG reasons for this:
1st Reason - I originally started doing this as a hobby for a passion I have carried on since I was young 🙂(20+ years for anime, making videos 8 years now)
That's slowly changed. I find myself working 40+ hours on Youtube on top of doing my full-time job, so that's 80+ hours I'm working weekly. This is the only way I'm able to keep up with my video schedule. 
Being totally honestly, it's not at all easy 😅


What goes into making 5+ videos a week?
A whole ton of work! 😅
Since the channel has grown the only way I've been able to double or triple the amount of videos I put out per week, is simply by spending more hours on this weekly . . . you might see the problem with this

Schedule 
Right now into order to pay rent, bills etc I am working a full-time job and putting in 40+ hours more on top for what goes into Youtube, so in total that's 80+ hours I'm working weekly. 

Here's a rough idea of how my crazy schedule is in order to do this:
MONDAY to FRIDAY
6 - 7 AM - Wake up early to work on videos until work time. I try to be up by 6 or 7 depends on how tired I am but need to be at office by 9AM!!
6PM - 12AM+ - Keep on working on videos after worktime is over
SATURDAY to SUNDAY
6 AM to 1PM - working on the video that goes up later that day
1PM+ Spend the rest of day working on upcoming videos

How is this possible? I'm really not sure myself at this point haha 😅
I think if I didn't truly love what I'm was doing for this channel, I would breakdown or perhaps pass out from exhaustion 🙂
I think eventually I will reach my limit . . . 

I'm hoping with enough Patreon supporters help out so this never has to happen 😮 
Support from you can help bring me bring this to the next level, either by enabling me to working on videos full time (so more like 60+hours instead of 80) or hire a 2nd hand that can help reduce some of the burden 👍



And 2nd reason - the terrible Youtube system [Sorry this is a bit long!]
As YouTube stands today it's impossible to earn a living from only Ad Revenue 😰
(perhaps you have heard of the now infamous “ADpocalypse”?)

Given the ideal case that ad revenue stays steady (and random Youtubers  don't do anything stupid in other countries that drops ad revenue by up to 90%), the channel would have to triple or double in size to make doing this full-time a reality. 

What does this mean? Right now Youtube for me cannot become a fulltime job, meaning I cannot devote my time fully on Youtube 😰

I want to keep delivering the content I am working on weekly and potentially more, however it's just not possible. 
There's alot of videos I would like to be able to get to but most of those ideas never get turned into videos due to time constraints.
Just to get an idea, out of every 5 to 10 of my video ideas maybe One of those gets turned into a video. 

FULL JUICY, SAD Details on Issue with YouTube Ad Revenue
Unreliable
I could talk about how unreliable this is for hours, let me try to keep it short 🙂
Ad Revenue on Youtube varies for so many reasons. One of those is simply a change from month to month. X amount you made in June can suddenly go down by 50% or more in July just due to the change in month.

BS or False Copyright Flagging 
 Something all too common, especially for anyone creating anime and anime related content. These Japan companies unfortunately are still backwards thinking when it comes to anyone even talking about their anime series.

Things like reviews or similar videos involving criticizing anime series are totally with Fair Use, except these Japanese Companies DO NOT care and WILL abuse YouTube's copyright system to flag your video. "Positive video content promoting your series? Who Cares! Let's flag the hell out of it" - Japan Studio TYZ

I've had this happen countless times. I'm sure these some companies are aware of what how they're abusing the flagging system (which should be illegal)

That video that I spent 8 - 20 hours creating was lucky enough to pass 100k views? I'm not getting a cent from that 😭
--
Thankfully Youtube creators can submit a counter-claim against the false copyright flag (which has it's own issues too . . . ).
The bad part? The process takes 3-4 weeks, if not more. During this time you're not making anything from the video that was falsely flagged. It might as well not even exist.

One of the worst offenders over the past few years has been TOEI. In one case involving my review on the Final Digimon Tri Movie, I went through the lengthy 1 month endurement of the counter-claim progress. My video got released after 1 month was done (yay, video might as well be dead at that point!).

TOEI then immediately flagged the video again the same day.
I've since removed all Digimon content from my channel.

Frozen Channel
Now the worst possible outcome (Only 2nd to getting your channel terminated).
Abusers from above can potentially freeze your channel if you get 3 strikes or more on your channel at a time. It does not matter whether or not these strike are valid.

I actually have had the very unfortunate luck of having experienced this earlier this year. Thank you TOEI! 😭
One's channel is literally frozen and can potentially be terminated during this time. I had to wait out the 3 week process (which TOEI kept trying to delay).

I saw my channel numbers drop daily, this included views, subscribers and any ad revenue. Honestly this extremely depressing 😰
The only positive takeaway for me, was that at least I was not relying on YouTube revenue to pay my rent and bills, otherwise it could have been much much worse 🤔


But wait! There’s more . . . 😐
Due to the recent Vegas shooting controversy that Youtube was connected with earlier this year another issue has come up.

Youtube has rolled out with this new auto-detection that uses ‘machine learning’ to determine whether your video is appropriate for Youtube to display ads on. Things like blood, swearing, guns, violence, etc are out but this system seems to flag whatever video is uploaded related to anime as well, no matter the content.


Manual reviews can be requested but this takes 2 days (48hours) or longer. By that time it doesn’t really matter, the creator just lost out on the majority of their revenue.
Imagine working on a video for 10-20 hours, only to make close to nothing on for that video. 
This is all to common for that video production on Youtube 😐 


What Does It All Mean?
YouTube is NOT a reliable source of revenue at all. 
However, if I wanted to hire a 2nd person or switch to working on this full time, Patreon can potentially help make this happen! 😮


I would also like to be able to have you more involved in the process for ideas of future videos.
Things like live video is something I'm being wanting to explore, but I just do not have the time to look in or play around with this, research equipment, etc
I want to bring on my buddy John so I can explore these other areas for the channel.



Extra Side Note:
Patreon also helps me avoid filling my videos with certain overpriced monthly services that only give you junk!  (Or other unrelated partnerships / sponsorships) 🙂

I've recently been fortunate and unfortunate to get a taste of the partnership/sponsorships <wbr>world, let me just say that I would really rather not be in a position where I'm forced to take on something I’m not passionate about just to pay bills. That said, there ARE a handful of companies I would like to work with, I'm just not going to sit around waiting 😁





Tiers
DEDICATE YOUR HEART!
$1 or more per month

Wanna show some love & Sasageyo keep making some awesome videos? Thanks you so much!  🙂

- Exclusive VIP Discord server access (1st 100 people only)

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts  🙂

- Shows appreciation for the ~40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!  👍

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Your name in video if your idea gets picked for a video topic!  

- Poll access for video topics, questions, & ideas

Explosive Coffee++
$2 or more per month
Want to provide me with coffee & more?

This option is the donate whatever you'd like!! 

The minimum is 2 dollar but if you do want to contribute more, it's very welcomed! Love you!  

😀

- Exclusive Discord server access (1st 100 people only)

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts  🙂

- Shows appreciation for the 30-40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!  👍

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Your name in video if your idea gets picked for a video topic!  

- Poll access for video topics & ideas

Levi Squad Tier Support
$50 or more per month
Your support would be enough to save humanity! 😸 

This tier showed support for the hardcore supporters & thank you so much for it!! 🙂


Exclusive goodies for you:

- Exclusive Discord server access 

- Your name credited in any Patron support video 👍

- Monthly exclusive 1 on 1 video chat with me (30min) 🌟

  You can can chat with me about anything anime, movies, tv shows, or anything you want 🙂

- Direct contact with me  🌟

- Anime recommendations from my picks! 😉


Includes rewards for below tiers too 

- Access 

- Appreciation 

- Free hug 

- Poll access 

IT'S NOT LIKE I WANT TO SUPPORT YOU OR ANYTHING!!
$100 or more per month
IT'S NOT LIKE I WANT TO SUPPORT YOU OR ANYTHING!! 🙄

Exclusive goodies for you:

- Your name credited in any Patron support video + Anime Facts video  👍

- Monthly exclusive 1 on 1 video chat with me (1 WHOLE HOUR) 🌟

  You can can chat with me about anything anime, movies, tv shows, or anything you want 🙂

- Direct contact with me  🌟

- Anime recommendations from my picks! 😉


Includes rewards for below tiers too 

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts

- Shows appreciation for the 30-40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Poll access for video topics & ideas

I LOVE SAO & FOXEN!!
$100 or more per month
You love me & SAO

Exclusive goodies for you:

- Your name credited in any Patron support video + Anime Facts video  👍

- Monthly exclusive 1 on 1 video chat with me (1 WHOLE HOUR)  🌟

  You can can chat with me about anything anime, movies, tv shows, or anything you want 🙂

- Direct contact with me  🌟

- Anime recommendations from my picks! 😉


Includes rewards for below tiers too 

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts

- Shows appreciation for the 30-40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Poll access for video topics & ideas

Supporter for Fun!!
$100 or more per month
(Hardcore) Supporter for Fun! 


Exclusive goodies for you:

- Your name credited in any Patron support video + Anime Facts video  👍

- Monthly exclusive 1 on 1 video chat with me (1 WHOLE HOUR)  🌟

  You can can chat with me about anything anime, movies, tv shows, or anything you want 🙂

- Direct contact with me  🌟

- Anime recommendations from my picks! 😉


---------------------------------------------

Includes rewards for below tiers too 

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts

- Shows appreciation for the 30-40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Poll access for video topics & ideas

EDIT

Goals
22 of 100 patrons
Supports the creation of more quality anime videos!
I would be able to bring on my buddy John at least part-part time! 
Perhaps even explore starting on camera work.

This represents less than 0.1% of the Youtube channel's subscribers. You & I can do it! 
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WELCOME!! 😀
Hey guys Foxen here! Thank you for looking into my Patreon and supporting my videos!
Awesome people like YOU keep me making videos year after year 😀
Now you are also able to contribute and join our growing family 🙂

WHO AM I?
You can call me Jerry! You may be more familiar with me as Foxen on YouTube! 😀
I have a passion for all things anime and I make anime related videos including breakdowns, analysis, theories for anime like Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, and I also cover juicy anime news for anime you and I love!

I have been on Youtube for almost 8 years now and made over 1000 videos in the time.
By joining Patreon here you'll be directly supporting the creation of all future videos. A Huge thank you!! 🙂


EVERY BIT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
If you are someone who takes time out of your day to watch my content, I am super grateful! Just your engagement helps the channel ALOT, so thank you!
If you're someone who's struggling right now, please don't feel discouraged! Your participation as a viewer and commenter is more than enough! 😀
Please continue to support by watching and commenting! I try to read everyone's post & reply as much as is humanly possible haha 😀

If you're able to become a supporter then your contribution to the channel is super appreciated! You will be the very blood of the Foxen channel channel & our little growing family. Not only does it allow me to create all this monthly anime content consistently, but it also opens up the opportunity to hire other creative people to help with editing, graphics, and other details that allow me to increase the quality of my videos. You are not only a fan of my content, you are on the journey with me! Thank you so much! 😀



What Is The GOAL?
More Attack on Titan videos!
More My Hero Academia Content?

More SAO, KonoSuba, ReZero?
More Anime Theory videos!
It may sound like a dream 😉but it all depends on YOU! 😀

Something unique to my channel is that I try to read every comment posted on my videos (and even reply too!), I take special note of what loyal fans write. 
One of the most requested this is something simple: "MORE VIDEOS!" 😁
A close second might be: "LONGER VIDEOS!" 😁

Just thinking back to what it takes to put out the 5+ videos it takes, I worry about how to find 'more time' to do this 😅

So back to the earlier question - What's the Goal?
Suppose 1% of my channel subscribe become Patreon supporters too, in that case I could switch to doing this full time…TOMORROW 😉

Although you know how I like to be more realistic 😮Short term I think it'll be much easier to hired someone at least part to to help out or at least lessen the burden on me 🙂
Right now I'm in talks with bringing on board my long-time buddy and fellow anime enthusiast John to help out!




WHY PATREON?
2 BIG reasons for this:
1st Reason - I originally started doing this as a hobby for a passion I have carried on since I was young 🙂(20+ years for anime, making videos 8 years now)
That's slowly changed. I find myself working 40+ hours on Youtube on top of doing my full-time job, so that's 80+ hours I'm working weekly. This is the only way I'm able to keep up with my video schedule. 
Being totally honestly, it's not at all easy 😅


What goes into making 5+ videos a week?
A whole ton of work! 😅
Since the channel has grown the only way I've been able to double or triple the amount of videos I put out per week, is simply by spending more hours on this weekly . . . you might see the problem with this

Schedule 
Right now into order to pay rent, bills etc I am working a full-time job and putting in 40+ hours more on top for what goes into Youtube, so in total that's 80+ hours I'm working weekly. 

Here's a rough idea of how my crazy schedule is in order to do this:
MONDAY to FRIDAY
6 - 7 AM - Wake up early to work on videos until work time. I try to be up by 6 or 7 depends on how tired I am but need to be at office by 9AM!!
6PM - 12AM+ - Keep on working on videos after worktime is over
SATURDAY to SUNDAY
6 AM to 1PM - working on the video that goes up later that day
1PM+ Spend the rest of day working on upcoming videos

How is this possible? I'm really not sure myself at this point haha 😅
I think if I didn't truly love what I'm was doing for this channel, I would breakdown or perhaps pass out from exhaustion 🙂
I think eventually I will reach my limit . . . 

I'm hoping with enough Patreon supporters help out so this never has to happen 😮 
Support from you can help bring me bring this to the next level, either by enabling me to working on videos full time (so more like 60+hours instead of 80) or hire a 2nd hand that can help reduce some of the burden 👍



And 2nd reason - the terrible Youtube system [Sorry this is a bit long!]
As YouTube stands today it's impossible to earn a living from only Ad Revenue 😰
(perhaps you have heard of the now infamous “ADpocalypse”?)

Given the ideal case that ad revenue stays steady (and random Youtubers  don't do anything stupid in other countries that drops ad revenue by up to 90%), the channel would have to triple or double in size to make doing this full-time a reality. 

What does this mean? Right now Youtube for me cannot become a fulltime job, meaning I cannot devote my time fully on Youtube 😰

I want to keep delivering the content I am working on weekly and potentially more, however it's just not possible. 
There's alot of videos I would like to be able to get to but most of those ideas never get turned into videos due to time constraints.
Just to get an idea, out of every 5 to 10 of my video ideas maybe One of those gets turned into a video. 

FULL JUICY, SAD Details on Issue with YouTube Ad Revenue
Unreliable
I could talk about how unreliable this is for hours, let me try to keep it short 🙂
Ad Revenue on Youtube varies for so many reasons. One of those is simply a change from month to month. X amount you made in June can suddenly go down by 50% or more in July just due to the change in month.

BS or False Copyright Flagging 
 Something all too common, especially for anyone creating anime and anime related content. These Japan companies unfortunately are still backwards thinking when it comes to anyone even talking about their anime series.

Things like reviews or similar videos involving criticizing anime series are totally with Fair Use, except these Japanese Companies DO NOT care and WILL abuse YouTube's copyright system to flag your video. "Positive video content promoting your series? Who Cares! Let's flag the hell out of it" - Japan Studio TYZ

I've had this happen countless times. I'm sure these some companies are aware of what how they're abusing the flagging system (which should be illegal)

That video that I spent 8 - 20 hours creating was lucky enough to pass 100k views? I'm not getting a cent from that 😭
--
Thankfully Youtube creators can submit a counter-claim against the false copyright flag (which has it's own issues too . . . ).
The bad part? The process takes 3-4 weeks, if not more. During this time you're not making anything from the video that was falsely flagged. It might as well not even exist.

One of the worst offenders over the past few years has been TOEI. In one case involving my review on the Final Digimon Tri Movie, I went through the lengthy 1 month endurement of the counter-claim progress. My video got released after 1 month was done (yay, video might as well be dead at that point!).

TOEI then immediately flagged the video again the same day.
I've since removed all Digimon content from my channel.

Frozen Channel
Now the worst possible outcome (Only 2nd to getting your channel terminated).
Abusers from above can potentially freeze your channel if you get 3 strikes or more on your channel at a time. It does not matter whether or not these strike are valid.

I actually have had the very unfortunate luck of having experienced this earlier this year. Thank you TOEI! 😭
One's channel is literally frozen and can potentially be terminated during this time. I had to wait out the 3 week process (which TOEI kept trying to delay).

I saw my channel numbers drop daily, this included views, subscribers and any ad revenue. Honestly this extremely depressing 😰
The only positive takeaway for me, was that at least I was not relying on YouTube revenue to pay my rent and bills, otherwise it could have been much much worse 🤔


But wait! There’s more . . . 😐
Due to the recent Vegas shooting controversy that Youtube was connected with earlier this year another issue has come up.

Youtube has rolled out with this new auto-detection that uses ‘machine learning’ to determine whether your video is appropriate for Youtube to display ads on. Things like blood, swearing, guns, violence, etc are out but this system seems to flag whatever video is uploaded related to anime as well, no matter the content.


Manual reviews can be requested but this takes 2 days (48hours) or longer. By that time it doesn’t really matter, the creator just lost out on the majority of their revenue.
Imagine working on a video for 10-20 hours, only to make close to nothing on for that video. 
This is all to common for that video production on Youtube 😐 


What Does It All Mean?
YouTube is NOT a reliable source of revenue at all. 
However, if I wanted to hire a 2nd person or switch to working on this full time, Patreon can potentially help make this happen! 😮


I would also like to be able to have you more involved in the process for ideas of future videos.
Things like live video is something I'm being wanting to explore, but I just do not have the time to look in or play around with this, research equipment, etc
I want to bring on my buddy John so I can explore these other areas for the channel.



Extra Side Note:
Patreon also helps me avoid filling my videos with certain overpriced monthly services that only give you junk!  (Or other unrelated partnerships / sponsorships) 🙂

I've recently been fortunate and unfortunate to get a taste of the partnership/sponsorships <wbr>world, let me just say that I would really rather not be in a position where I'm forced to take on something I’m not passionate about just to pay bills. That said, there ARE a handful of companies I would like to work with, I'm just not going to sit around waiting 😁





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Tiers
DEDICATE YOUR HEART!
$1 or more per month

Wanna show some love & Sasageyo keep making some awesome videos? Thanks you so much!  🙂

- Exclusive VIP Discord server access (1st 100 people only)

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts  🙂

- Shows appreciation for the ~40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!  👍

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Your name in video if your idea gets picked for a video topic!  

- Poll access for video topics, questions, & ideas

Explosive Coffee++
$2 or more per month
Want to provide me with coffee & more?

This option is the donate whatever you'd like!! 

The minimum is 2 dollar but if you do want to contribute more, it's very welcomed! Love you!  

😀

- Exclusive Discord server access (1st 100 people only)

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts  🙂

- Shows appreciation for the 30-40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!  👍

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Your name in video if your idea gets picked for a video topic!  

- Poll access for video topics & ideas

Levi Squad Tier Support
$50 or more per month
Your support would be enough to save humanity! 😸 

This tier showed support for the hardcore supporters & thank you so much for it!! 🙂


Exclusive goodies for you:

- Exclusive Discord server access 

- Your name credited in any Patron support video 👍

- Monthly exclusive 1 on 1 video chat with me (30min) 🌟

  You can can chat with me about anything anime, movies, tv shows, or anything you want 🙂

- Direct contact with me  🌟

- Anime recommendations from my picks! 😉


Includes rewards for below tiers too 

- Access 

- Appreciation 

- Free hug 

- Poll access 

IT'S NOT LIKE I WANT TO SUPPORT YOU OR ANYTHING!!
$100 or more per month
IT'S NOT LIKE I WANT TO SUPPORT YOU OR ANYTHING!! 🙄

Exclusive goodies for you:

- Your name credited in any Patron support video + Anime Facts video  👍

- Monthly exclusive 1 on 1 video chat with me (1 WHOLE HOUR) 🌟

  You can can chat with me about anything anime, movies, tv shows, or anything you want 🙂

- Direct contact with me  🌟

- Anime recommendations from my picks! 😉


Includes rewards for below tiers too 

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts

- Shows appreciation for the 30-40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Poll access for video topics & ideas

I LOVE SAO & FOXEN!!
$100 or more per month
You love me & SAO

Exclusive goodies for you:

- Your name credited in any Patron support video + Anime Facts video  👍

- Monthly exclusive 1 on 1 video chat with me (1 WHOLE HOUR)  🌟

  You can can chat with me about anything anime, movies, tv shows, or anything you want 🙂

- Direct contact with me  🌟

- Anime recommendations from my picks! 😉


Includes rewards for below tiers too 

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts

- Shows appreciation for the 30-40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Poll access for video topics & ideas

Supporter for Fun!!
$100 or more per month
(Hardcore) Supporter for Fun! 


Exclusive goodies for you:

- Your name credited in any Patron support video + Anime Facts video  👍

- Monthly exclusive 1 on 1 video chat with me (1 WHOLE HOUR)  🌟

  You can can chat with me about anything anime, movies, tv shows, or anything you want 🙂

- Direct contact with me  🌟

- Anime recommendations from my picks! 😉


---------------------------------------------

Includes rewards for below tiers too 

- Access to all Patreon updates and posts

- Shows appreciation for the 30-40 hours Foxen puts in a week to made some awesome videos!

- Free hug when you find me at conventions  😄

- Poll access for video topics & ideas

EDIT