Ivan's Shady Existence is creating videos
49
patrons
$216
per month
Since starting this channel I have enjoyed encouragement, support and feedback from subscribers. It is really cool to post a really long video with tangents and bleak humor and have people watch and relate to it. So awesome!

It’s great to see that the world still has a thirst for measured and constructive criticism so rare in our vulgar times. Some of you even call me “dad;” which is a totally normal and healthy thing to do. Especially since I am your dad.

That being said, YOU MEAN NOTHING TO ME AS A HUMAN BEING before I can gather your cash into a make believe phone and flaunt my “reception” before premium dames.

My friends, nobody owes me any money but it would help if you felt like you did. It takes resources and time to make videos (mostly time). And making income here would allow me to have more time to make better videos by reducing hours at my horrible driving jobs. It would allow me to pursue certain kinds of involved “documentary” type videos. And yes money will also allow me to just have a better life.

In the beginning, this patreon account (while providing exclusive content to patrons) will be tilted toward helping the YouTube channel leap out of the gutter like a ninja turtle. However in the long term, I don’t view my channel as an important cause sustained by constant self-righteous “YouTube is Censoring Me” type of e-begging.

I think of this Patreon account as a second channel that should be providing the same pointless and horrible videos you can find on the first. I want it to be a home for decent regular podcasts that are better than lazy streams and will explore interesting topics and be entertaining and informative. I want it to be a place where pleas for cash take forms of long rambing essays that induce suicidal thoughts.

YOU can make this happen! That salty tear rolling down your cheek right now, let's make sure it lands on the hard plastic of your credit card!

You might think of yourself as a stingy, ungrateful, vile swine incapable of generosity. This may be totally true. Or it maybe somewhat false if you give me 1 to 5 dollars and be an utter and disgusting lie if you give me 10+ dollars.

Anyway, I am grateful for all viewers, subscribers and patrons. Honestly, this YouTube channel has been one of the most rewarding things in my life (perhaps a sad reflection on my life). So I am happy to have anyone interested in my creativity at all. Thank you!
Tiers
Gang of Nihilists
$1.47 or more per month 19 patrons
  • Access to exclusive monthly live stream + archive of previous streams. The stream will have content more substantive than just free association rambling with a live chat (perhaps not much more). A stream may appear more than once a month.
  • Patreon Q&A. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers in video form on my barely watched channel and thus become a part of history. You will be cited if your question is picked and all patrons will be part of the honor roll in these videos. 
  •  Access to book/documentary reviews videos I will be posting exclusively on Patreon. 
  • Solemn promise not to court your mother. 


If I will be able to achieve a significant number of patrons that would make a patron exclusive forum meaningful, this forum will appear and you will have access to it. 

Solid Bro/Honored Lady
$5 or more per month 22 patrons
All prior benefits plus three exclusive videos! Three hours of content!


  • Interview of myself conducted by a subscriber "MrRobbins" done at his condo in Ohio. We talk about my life, YouTube culture, Jordan Peterson and other fancy pants topics. This interview is amazing and it will change your life. (47 min)
  • "How to Start a YouTube Channel" Everybody including your mom is more qualified to make this video. But did they bother to make it? In spite of the tiny size of my channel, I think that if you want to start your own channel or are interested in YouTube in general, this video will be worth your time. I cover everything I could think of, starting with equipment and all the way to the flow of the video and thumbnails. (1hr 6min)
  • "The Dalai Lama vs Evil Ghost" this video covers an interesting historical conflict within Tibetan Buddhism. 400 years ago the 5th Dalai Lama thought he slayed this demonic ghost but it reappeared and is now haunting the current Dalai Lama and is worshiped in the west (probably in your city if you live in a large area). This is an involved story that I find fascinating.  For those of you whole like those deep dives. VERY DEEP DIVES. (1hr 18min)  
Alpha "Logos Boss" Lobster
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
They call this lobster (or lady lobster) the archetype slayer. Some archetypes are unworthy of life.


Must I mention that you mastered the hierarchy? CRUSHED is more like it, boss. That unlike bottom dwelling lobsters, you swim to the surface and literally eat logos? Compelled speech meet compelled dominance. 


Looking the fierce lobster in his eyes, I solemnly pledge not only not to court your mother but also to always refuse her romantic advances if (rather when) they come.


All prior benefits included, obviously.


Thank you!

Edgelord Who Cares
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
It's one thing to have edge and a whole other thing to have heart.


Giving me $20 a month requires both (and brain trauma).


All prior benefits included.


Thank you!

Tear of Gratitude
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Each month I will work myself into total emo mood and shed a salty one in your honor.


All prior benefits included.  


Thank you! 

Sam Harris
$78.47 or more per month 0 patrons
For 78 dollars and 47 cents month I will turn you into Sam Harris. 


You are Sam Harris! Don't doubt yourself! 


Unless you don't like Sam Harris, in which case you will definitely NOT be turned into Sam Harris. 


You are NOT Sam Harris. No matter what anyone else says you are NOT Sam Harris! 


If you vaguely resemble Sam (in moral intuitions or appearance) but not sure which way you want to go with the whole "You are Sam Harris" thing, this tier will definitely help you sort it out. 


 All prior benefits included. 


Thank you! 

Goals
$216 of $578 per month
When I hit that final 4th cent of $577.54, I will be psychologically ready and metaphysically worthy of taking Jordan Peterson's Self Authoring Suite (Single License) for the price of a mere $29.90. I have no idea what single license means because I copied and pasted it from that horrible website but it sounds life changing already. Oh yeah, I will also make a video of me taking this most archetypal and overpriced of online quizzes.
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Since starting this channel I have enjoyed encouragement, support and feedback from subscribers. It is really cool to post a really long video with tangents and bleak humor and have people watch and relate to it. So awesome!

It’s great to see that the world still has a thirst for measured and constructive criticism so rare in our vulgar times. Some of you even call me “dad;” which is a totally normal and healthy thing to do. Especially since I am your dad.

That being said, YOU MEAN NOTHING TO ME AS A HUMAN BEING before I can gather your cash into a make believe phone and flaunt my “reception” before premium dames.

My friends, nobody owes me any money but it would help if you felt like you did. It takes resources and time to make videos (mostly time). And making income here would allow me to have more time to make better videos by reducing hours at my horrible driving jobs. It would allow me to pursue certain kinds of involved “documentary” type videos. And yes money will also allow me to just have a better life.

In the beginning, this patreon account (while providing exclusive content to patrons) will be tilted toward helping the YouTube channel leap out of the gutter like a ninja turtle. However in the long term, I don’t view my channel as an important cause sustained by constant self-righteous “YouTube is Censoring Me” type of e-begging.

I think of this Patreon account as a second channel that should be providing the same pointless and horrible videos you can find on the first. I want it to be a home for decent regular podcasts that are better than lazy streams and will explore interesting topics and be entertaining and informative. I want it to be a place where pleas for cash take forms of long rambing essays that induce suicidal thoughts.

YOU can make this happen! That salty tear rolling down your cheek right now, let's make sure it lands on the hard plastic of your credit card!

You might think of yourself as a stingy, ungrateful, vile swine incapable of generosity. This may be totally true. Or it maybe somewhat false if you give me 1 to 5 dollars and be an utter and disgusting lie if you give me 10+ dollars.

Anyway, I am grateful for all viewers, subscribers and patrons. Honestly, this YouTube channel has been one of the most rewarding things in my life (perhaps a sad reflection on my life). So I am happy to have anyone interested in my creativity at all. Thank you!

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Tiers
Gang of Nihilists
$1.47 or more per month 19 patrons
  • Access to exclusive monthly live stream + archive of previous streams. The stream will have content more substantive than just free association rambling with a live chat (perhaps not much more). A stream may appear more than once a month.
  • Patreon Q&A. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers in video form on my barely watched channel and thus become a part of history. You will be cited if your question is picked and all patrons will be part of the honor roll in these videos. 
  •  Access to book/documentary reviews videos I will be posting exclusively on Patreon. 
  • Solemn promise not to court your mother. 


If I will be able to achieve a significant number of patrons that would make a patron exclusive forum meaningful, this forum will appear and you will have access to it. 

Solid Bro/Honored Lady
$5 or more per month 22 patrons
All prior benefits plus three exclusive videos! Three hours of content!


  • Interview of myself conducted by a subscriber "MrRobbins" done at his condo in Ohio. We talk about my life, YouTube culture, Jordan Peterson and other fancy pants topics. This interview is amazing and it will change your life. (47 min)
  • "How to Start a YouTube Channel" Everybody including your mom is more qualified to make this video. But did they bother to make it? In spite of the tiny size of my channel, I think that if you want to start your own channel or are interested in YouTube in general, this video will be worth your time. I cover everything I could think of, starting with equipment and all the way to the flow of the video and thumbnails. (1hr 6min)
  • "The Dalai Lama vs Evil Ghost" this video covers an interesting historical conflict within Tibetan Buddhism. 400 years ago the 5th Dalai Lama thought he slayed this demonic ghost but it reappeared and is now haunting the current Dalai Lama and is worshiped in the west (probably in your city if you live in a large area). This is an involved story that I find fascinating.  For those of you whole like those deep dives. VERY DEEP DIVES. (1hr 18min)  
Alpha "Logos Boss" Lobster
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
They call this lobster (or lady lobster) the archetype slayer. Some archetypes are unworthy of life.


Must I mention that you mastered the hierarchy? CRUSHED is more like it, boss. That unlike bottom dwelling lobsters, you swim to the surface and literally eat logos? Compelled speech meet compelled dominance. 


Looking the fierce lobster in his eyes, I solemnly pledge not only not to court your mother but also to always refuse her romantic advances if (rather when) they come.


All prior benefits included, obviously.


Thank you!

Edgelord Who Cares
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
It's one thing to have edge and a whole other thing to have heart.


Giving me $20 a month requires both (and brain trauma).


All prior benefits included.


Thank you!

Tear of Gratitude
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Each month I will work myself into total emo mood and shed a salty one in your honor.


All prior benefits included.  


Thank you! 

Sam Harris
$78.47 or more per month 0 patrons
For 78 dollars and 47 cents month I will turn you into Sam Harris. 


You are Sam Harris! Don't doubt yourself! 


Unless you don't like Sam Harris, in which case you will definitely NOT be turned into Sam Harris. 


You are NOT Sam Harris. No matter what anyone else says you are NOT Sam Harris! 


If you vaguely resemble Sam (in moral intuitions or appearance) but not sure which way you want to go with the whole "You are Sam Harris" thing, this tier will definitely help you sort it out. 


 All prior benefits included. 


Thank you!