Review or Die is creating Reviews, Essays, Interviews and Fiction
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My name is Mathias DeRider, and I've been running Review or Die since 2012. I started writing to help promote the Kickstarter for Don Rosa's Pertwillaby Papers and Captain Kentucky reprints, and have gone on to interview not just Don Rosa, but Jason DeMarco (VP & Creative Director On-Air for Adult Swim and co-runner of Toonami), George Krstic (Co-creator of Megas XLR), and Jeremy Whitley (writer of Princeless, Raven the Pirate Princess, and Unstoppable Wasp).

My work has been published in both the American and Greek editions of Don Rosa's Pertwillaby Papers, and sometimes I still can't believe it. As a writer on autistic and parenting issues, I've contributed to pieces with my incredible co-writer Kay Tilden Frost at Slate and Groknation. And I write for GeekDad with reviews, essays and interviews related to the fields of comics and television, and write original fiction with the (still incredible) Kay Tilden Frost, such as the romantic comedy Whip, Stir and Serve.

But, like most things, this costs money. Writing my “How To Collect” series on GeekDad (about the best format with which to read a run or full title of a comic) requires that I have copies of the material, as does every other review. Big publishers rarely give free copies of new works, and even fewer of them do it for the books I need to show how to best read the David Michelinie and Bob Layton runs of Iron Man - no matter how amazing their comics are.

And, truthfully, any time I spend working on original material is time away from the freelancing jobs which actually pay my bills. Even reaching out to creators to set up interviews takes time, as does writing up questions that will actually interest and engage readers, rather than serve as passable clickbait - the whole reason I started interviewing people in the purpose. I would love nothing more than to focus my energy on writing fiction and releasing essays, interviews, and reviews on a more regular schedule. But being able to eat is more important. That's where Patreon comes in.

Support from Patreon allows me to spend time working on things that help me do more than tread water. As of the launch of my patreon, my editing folder has several essays, a romantic comedy novel, a sequel to Whip, Stir and Serve (did I mention Kay is incredible?), and an urban fantasy novel, all in various states of completion. I get the work in wherever I can, but I can do more, particularly if I'm able to set aside time for editing.

And what can I give you in return outside of that increased output? A number of things, actually. Patreon supporters will have priority voting in "How To Collect", be able to see some of my pieces as they're being written, and read some in-progress previews of my fiction pieces.

Pledges will currently only be set for essays, interviews and reviews, which will currently be published every 2-odd weeks. Any fiction that I release on Amazon, any previews I publish here, will not be considered a patreon update.

Thank you for your support, your readership, for sharing this, and for your time. Any piece of support is helpful, and I look forward to bringing you the best work I possibly can.
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Tip Jar
$1 or more per Essay, Interview or Review

Thank you! Every piece of support helps lighten the load so I can write more, write better, and write faster. This tier will also give you access to the Patreon-only "How To Collect" voter poll.

Backstage Access
$3 or more per Essay, Interview or Review

This tier gives you access to the Patreon-only "How To Collect" voter poll, and Patreon-only posts on the production of essays and reviews.

VIP Backstage Access
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This tier gives you access to the patreon-only "How To Collect" voter poll, posts on essay and review production, and sneak peaks at upcoming fiction works.

Goals
$3 of $25 per Essay, Interview or Review
I will post the unreleased pilot episode for "RWBY In Review", covering the Red trailer. You can either enjoy watching someone fight with Windows Movie Maker to get a review out, or you might actually enjoy the piece on its own! But it's going to take $25 to find out.
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My name is Mathias DeRider, and I've been running Review or Die since 2012. I started writing to help promote the Kickstarter for Don Rosa's Pertwillaby Papers and Captain Kentucky reprints, and have gone on to interview not just Don Rosa, but Jason DeMarco (VP & Creative Director On-Air for Adult Swim and co-runner of Toonami), George Krstic (Co-creator of Megas XLR), and Jeremy Whitley (writer of Princeless, Raven the Pirate Princess, and Unstoppable Wasp).

My work has been published in both the American and Greek editions of Don Rosa's Pertwillaby Papers, and sometimes I still can't believe it. As a writer on autistic and parenting issues, I've contributed to pieces with my incredible co-writer Kay Tilden Frost at Slate and Groknation. And I write for GeekDad with reviews, essays and interviews related to the fields of comics and television, and write original fiction with the (still incredible) Kay Tilden Frost, such as the romantic comedy Whip, Stir and Serve.

But, like most things, this costs money. Writing my “How To Collect” series on GeekDad (about the best format with which to read a run or full title of a comic) requires that I have copies of the material, as does every other review. Big publishers rarely give free copies of new works, and even fewer of them do it for the books I need to show how to best read the David Michelinie and Bob Layton runs of Iron Man - no matter how amazing their comics are.

And, truthfully, any time I spend working on original material is time away from the freelancing jobs which actually pay my bills. Even reaching out to creators to set up interviews takes time, as does writing up questions that will actually interest and engage readers, rather than serve as passable clickbait - the whole reason I started interviewing people in the purpose. I would love nothing more than to focus my energy on writing fiction and releasing essays, interviews, and reviews on a more regular schedule. But being able to eat is more important. That's where Patreon comes in.

Support from Patreon allows me to spend time working on things that help me do more than tread water. As of the launch of my patreon, my editing folder has several essays, a romantic comedy novel, a sequel to Whip, Stir and Serve (did I mention Kay is incredible?), and an urban fantasy novel, all in various states of completion. I get the work in wherever I can, but I can do more, particularly if I'm able to set aside time for editing.

And what can I give you in return outside of that increased output? A number of things, actually. Patreon supporters will have priority voting in "How To Collect", be able to see some of my pieces as they're being written, and read some in-progress previews of my fiction pieces.

Pledges will currently only be set for essays, interviews and reviews, which will currently be published every 2-odd weeks. Any fiction that I release on Amazon, any previews I publish here, will not be considered a patreon update.

Thank you for your support, your readership, for sharing this, and for your time. Any piece of support is helpful, and I look forward to bringing you the best work I possibly can.

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Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per Essay, Interview or Review

Thank you! Every piece of support helps lighten the load so I can write more, write better, and write faster. This tier will also give you access to the Patreon-only "How To Collect" voter poll.

Backstage Access
$3 or more per Essay, Interview or Review

This tier gives you access to the Patreon-only "How To Collect" voter poll, and Patreon-only posts on the production of essays and reviews.

VIP Backstage Access
$10 or more per Essay, Interview or Review

This tier gives you access to the patreon-only "How To Collect" voter poll, posts on essay and review production, and sneak peaks at upcoming fiction works.