SquidXIII is creating Art and Philosophy
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Who are you? 
Hiya. My name is Squid XIII is a U.S Navy Veteran and self-taught painter, photographer, philosopher, blogger, and general purpose creator who explores several mediums. I write, paint and create to offset the symptoms of my PTSD and Depression. After I was honorably discharged from the Navy in 2007 philosophy became my best friend. I'd show up early to classes and read. I churned through all the heavy hitters of philosophy in a couple years. Along the way, I was catching up on all the scary movies I missed while serving. What I didn't know at the time was that philosophy and movies were helping me cope with the chaos in my mind. Philosophy allowed me to think more critically and adapt to the civilian world and horror movies allowed me to process traumatic. In 2014 I combined both passions and started my blog, Interrogating Ideology with a Chainsaw. Since then my interests changed, I adopted a cat and started painting, moved from Chicago to Detroit, so my blog changed as well. 

What do you do exactly?
My blog, Interrogating Ideology With a Chainsaw, covers horror movies, philosophy, political theory, psychology, mental health, Cthulhu the cat and other stuff I care about. Most of my writing touches on issues like trauma, social theory and ideology, what the closet monster is really about, and the last thing my cat chewed apart. Although philosophical writing is intended to persuade people, I'm more interested in giving people tools to see deeper themes in movies and hopefully their lives. (Don't just watch Hunger Games, like you aren't already in the matrix.) I aspire to be bombastic, exploratory, radically nuanced, and honest in my writing. As Socrates once said, philosophy isn't one of that democratic conversation where each player's words are given equal weight. We take the risk of truth. (quoted to the best of my memory) My writing is often personal because writing and art are my best outlets

Besides my blog, which has been active for almost four years, I paint, take photos and work on numerous creative projects

How do you know about all these things?
I have a masters in social work. I have years of experience as a writer, philosopher, community organizer, counselor, and advocate for military veterans and mental illness. I read constantly and learn a lot from the people around me. I hope to never stop learning.

How often do you post?
It really varies. I do my best to make sure good ideas happen. When they're not happening, I can't force them. I would rather take more time to write a carefully considered post than churn out something hasty and lacking in nuance. Usually, I write between 2 and 10 posts per month, with an average 6. Regardless, I will post a weekly update here so that you know what I'm thinking about, learning about, and working on.

Notice: blogging may be unexpectedly delayed due to cat.

What if I can only pay [$amount] per month but you write five thousand posts?
Well, then I would be really awesome. But never fear, Patreon charges you once a month for all the posts I made that month, and you can set a cap on the amount you pay. So if you think my posts are worth $10 each but you can only afford to spend $40 per month, set that as your cap. Even if I write more than four posts that month, you will only pay $40.

What will you use the money for?
Living, mostly. I work as a social worker in a community mental health setting, which means we're publicly funded and I don't make a lot of money. But consider your patronage as payment for the product I create, not as a donation. My goal from the beginning was to raise enough funds to cover the cost of the movies and books I purchase. 

Why should I support your writing?
There's really only one reason--because you think it's important and you want to help make sure I'm able to keep doing it. If you don't feel that way, then you should spend your money where you think it counts.

But if you do want to help out, know that every little bit helps--even if you can only give $1 per post. But the more you give, the more rewards you get! Each tier includes all the rewards below it.
Rewards
Partial Zombie
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Even $1 per post helps! You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion.  
Kid Zombie
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion and a virtual hug. 
Crispy Zombie
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
1.You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion. 

2.I'll thank you publicly on my blog's welcome page. 

Leader Zombie
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
1. You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion. 

2. I'll thank you publicly on my blog's welcome page.

3. You'll get a handwritten thank you card from me! It may have a cute cat on it. 

Mutant Zombie
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, and but wait there is more...
You can submit a suggestion for a topic for me to write about (one per month). If I'm not very knowledgeable about the topic, I'll make a patrons-only post with my general thoughts about it. But if you ask me to write about, for instance, quantum mechanics or something way too personal, I may ask you to submit another topic. 
Goals
$0 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I will begin working on a coffee table book with my art or coffee table book of cat photos, or book collecting the greatest hits of my blog. Or some hybrid of all three. 

Patron's choice. 
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Who are you? 
Hiya. My name is Squid XIII is a U.S Navy Veteran and self-taught painter, photographer, philosopher, blogger, and general purpose creator who explores several mediums. I write, paint and create to offset the symptoms of my PTSD and Depression. After I was honorably discharged from the Navy in 2007 philosophy became my best friend. I'd show up early to classes and read. I churned through all the heavy hitters of philosophy in a couple years. Along the way, I was catching up on all the scary movies I missed while serving. What I didn't know at the time was that philosophy and movies were helping me cope with the chaos in my mind. Philosophy allowed me to think more critically and adapt to the civilian world and horror movies allowed me to process traumatic. In 2014 I combined both passions and started my blog, Interrogating Ideology with a Chainsaw. Since then my interests changed, I adopted a cat and started painting, moved from Chicago to Detroit, so my blog changed as well. 

What do you do exactly?
My blog, Interrogating Ideology With a Chainsaw, covers horror movies, philosophy, political theory, psychology, mental health, Cthulhu the cat and other stuff I care about. Most of my writing touches on issues like trauma, social theory and ideology, what the closet monster is really about, and the last thing my cat chewed apart. Although philosophical writing is intended to persuade people, I'm more interested in giving people tools to see deeper themes in movies and hopefully their lives. (Don't just watch Hunger Games, like you aren't already in the matrix.) I aspire to be bombastic, exploratory, radically nuanced, and honest in my writing. As Socrates once said, philosophy isn't one of that democratic conversation where each player's words are given equal weight. We take the risk of truth. (quoted to the best of my memory) My writing is often personal because writing and art are my best outlets

Besides my blog, which has been active for almost four years, I paint, take photos and work on numerous creative projects

How do you know about all these things?
I have a masters in social work. I have years of experience as a writer, philosopher, community organizer, counselor, and advocate for military veterans and mental illness. I read constantly and learn a lot from the people around me. I hope to never stop learning.

How often do you post?
It really varies. I do my best to make sure good ideas happen. When they're not happening, I can't force them. I would rather take more time to write a carefully considered post than churn out something hasty and lacking in nuance. Usually, I write between 2 and 10 posts per month, with an average 6. Regardless, I will post a weekly update here so that you know what I'm thinking about, learning about, and working on.

Notice: blogging may be unexpectedly delayed due to cat.

What if I can only pay [$amount] per month but you write five thousand posts?
Well, then I would be really awesome. But never fear, Patreon charges you once a month for all the posts I made that month, and you can set a cap on the amount you pay. So if you think my posts are worth $10 each but you can only afford to spend $40 per month, set that as your cap. Even if I write more than four posts that month, you will only pay $40.

What will you use the money for?
Living, mostly. I work as a social worker in a community mental health setting, which means we're publicly funded and I don't make a lot of money. But consider your patronage as payment for the product I create, not as a donation. My goal from the beginning was to raise enough funds to cover the cost of the movies and books I purchase. 

Why should I support your writing?
There's really only one reason--because you think it's important and you want to help make sure I'm able to keep doing it. If you don't feel that way, then you should spend your money where you think it counts.

But if you do want to help out, know that every little bit helps--even if you can only give $1 per post. But the more you give, the more rewards you get! Each tier includes all the rewards below it.

Recent posts by SquidXIII

Rewards
Partial Zombie
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Even $1 per post helps! You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion.  
Kid Zombie
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion and a virtual hug. 
Crispy Zombie
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
1.You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion. 

2.I'll thank you publicly on my blog's welcome page. 

Leader Zombie
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
1. You'll get access to the patrons-only feed, where I'll post updates and questions for discussion. 

2. I'll thank you publicly on my blog's welcome page.

3. You'll get a handwritten thank you card from me! It may have a cute cat on it. 

Mutant Zombie
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, and but wait there is more...
You can submit a suggestion for a topic for me to write about (one per month). If I'm not very knowledgeable about the topic, I'll make a patrons-only post with my general thoughts about it. But if you ask me to write about, for instance, quantum mechanics or something way too personal, I may ask you to submit another topic.