Eee! Tess Ate Chai Tea is creating whimsical comic book commentary!
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Simply put, this is what I do: Index of Comic Book Reviews. This is also what I do: Dwarf Lover. I also do a lot of other things, some of which you'll receive for your monthly contributions.

Not so simply put, this is also what I do:

Entertainment in this day and age is bullshit. It doesn’t ask anything of its audience. Hell, it doesn’t even want its audience asking questions. It just says, “This is the good guy. This is the bad guy. This is the way the world should be, no questions asked.” And what boggles my mind is that 21st century people seem to want it that way. They want their no-friction stories of tepid characters who all get along and stick together against the obvious bad people. The tellers of the tale do not want ambiguity. They do not want people making up their own minds. They want to put a finger in the face of the audience and waggle it around a bit. It’s all propaganda and we’re all blindingly consuming it so that something, anything, can give us a few moments of warm fuzzies in a shitty gray world of gray decisions and moral ambiguities. We ignore the hard conflicts because there are so many easy ones where we can take a side and feel safely righteous in our exuberant patting of our own backs. We express opinions we know have the support of others and secretly, fiercely, guard those opinions that might bring on a mob of holy crusaders. If we take a stand against the easy, popular opinion, we are sure to fall. And we’re all too filled with cowardice for that. So instead, we argue about Doctor Who and Sherlock and comic books and Harry Potter. We attack showrunners and writers and artists when their superficial story choices aren’t those we would have made. We take our battles to the popular culture because we have no stomach for a real fight. We’re all assholes. Every single one of us.

But at least I'm an entertaining asshole! Give me a dollar now!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
1 patron
One or two times per year (probably one!), I'll be creating some tangible piece of artwork to send out to patrons. Unless I don't! But I plan on it! Anyway, if you want to give me an address when you pledge $1 or more (hopefully more?) for supporting the comic book reviews (you aren't actually paying for a physical reward! You get my superb reviews for just $1 per month! The physical thing is a pipe dream! Did I use that right? Let's see...it means something that is not likely to happen. Oh yeah! I did use it right!), I'll send out an exclusive piece of art. It could be a poetry book, an origami record of a mythical and completely offensive band, or a fanzine for games from the eighties which you've never heard of! This reward probably won't happen unless enough people begin supporting me for me to think it's worth it to actually spend more of my time on you unappreciative jerks*!

*Current patrons not included in the term "unappreciative jerks"! You have shown your appreciation and I, in turn, appreciate you jerks quite a lot!
Goals
$5 of $200 per creation
This amount pays for the comic books I write about. I already spend this much every month. Maybe I can afford health insurance or something if my comic books are paid for.
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Simply put, this is what I do: Index of Comic Book Reviews. This is also what I do: Dwarf Lover. I also do a lot of other things, some of which you'll receive for your monthly contributions.

Not so simply put, this is also what I do:

Entertainment in this day and age is bullshit. It doesn’t ask anything of its audience. Hell, it doesn’t even want its audience asking questions. It just says, “This is the good guy. This is the bad guy. This is the way the world should be, no questions asked.” And what boggles my mind is that 21st century people seem to want it that way. They want their no-friction stories of tepid characters who all get along and stick together against the obvious bad people. The tellers of the tale do not want ambiguity. They do not want people making up their own minds. They want to put a finger in the face of the audience and waggle it around a bit. It’s all propaganda and we’re all blindingly consuming it so that something, anything, can give us a few moments of warm fuzzies in a shitty gray world of gray decisions and moral ambiguities. We ignore the hard conflicts because there are so many easy ones where we can take a side and feel safely righteous in our exuberant patting of our own backs. We express opinions we know have the support of others and secretly, fiercely, guard those opinions that might bring on a mob of holy crusaders. If we take a stand against the easy, popular opinion, we are sure to fall. And we’re all too filled with cowardice for that. So instead, we argue about Doctor Who and Sherlock and comic books and Harry Potter. We attack showrunners and writers and artists when their superficial story choices aren’t those we would have made. We take our battles to the popular culture because we have no stomach for a real fight. We’re all assholes. Every single one of us.

But at least I'm an entertaining asshole! Give me a dollar now!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
1 patron
One or two times per year (probably one!), I'll be creating some tangible piece of artwork to send out to patrons. Unless I don't! But I plan on it! Anyway, if you want to give me an address when you pledge $1 or more (hopefully more?) for supporting the comic book reviews (you aren't actually paying for a physical reward! You get my superb reviews for just $1 per month! The physical thing is a pipe dream! Did I use that right? Let's see...it means something that is not likely to happen. Oh yeah! I did use it right!), I'll send out an exclusive piece of art. It could be a poetry book, an origami record of a mythical and completely offensive band, or a fanzine for games from the eighties which you've never heard of! This reward probably won't happen unless enough people begin supporting me for me to think it's worth it to actually spend more of my time on you unappreciative jerks*!

*Current patrons not included in the term "unappreciative jerks"! You have shown your appreciation and I, in turn, appreciate you jerks quite a lot!