Thaddeus Strange

is creating Postmodern Edutainment and Other Weird Media
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COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION
$2
per Main Series Video
You give shape and comprehensibility to this little universe. Also:


  • You gain access to the Patron-Only content here, such as videos of me staring into the camera, silent and unblinking for long stretches of time (this is just one example; there will be other things).
  • All patrons, starting at this $1 level, get voting & topic-suggesting rights.
MEMENTO MORI
$5
per Main Series Video
Remember that you too are mortal and shall one day die. However...


  • As a $5 Patron, you'll be textually immortalized in the credits of my videos. (I know it's not the remains of a giant statue, but it's what I have to offer.)
  • Plus, of course, the rewards from previous tiers.
FULL-THROATED THANKS
$10
per Main Series Video
I like talking into microphones.


  • $10 Patronage gets your name (or whatever stream of text you input) read aloud in the video credits.
  •  Plus, as is customary, the rewards from previous tiers. 

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About Thaddeus Strange

Greetings! I am Thaddeus Strange, MASTER OF [THE MYSTIC?] ARTS*!
You can call me Thaddeus. Or Strange. Both are accurate.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

This here Patreon page is to fund educational & critical (& ideally somewhat entertaining?) content I'll be putting out for the foreseeable future. The primary focus is video content for my YouTube Channel--I'll also be churning out text & photos & interactive whatsits, but those'll be less the focus at present... just something to lookout for sprinkled here & there. My videos [are/will be] about all kinds of stuff: sometimes abstract topics like Research & Composition, sometimes [media/culture] criticism & analysis, sometimes stuff about postmodernism (it would be difficult to overstate how much I love talking about postmodernism).

I’ve been inspired of late by all those Weird Lefty folks out there putting together longform, informative, engaging media. And if I want to put my own (*cough* overpriced *cough*) education & experience to use, this is absolutely the place to do it.

WHAT AM I GONNA GET FOR MY MONEY!?

In exchange for your human currencies, I will give you access to terrible secrets. Though, full disclosure, these terrible secrets may on the surface level appear indistinguishable from behind-the-scenes videos, livestream discussions/Q&A’s, opportunities to suggest topics and Patreon tweaks, and other similar things. Don't be fooled though; these are terrible secrets (it says so up at the beginning of this paragraph, so it must be true).

Depending on the level you choose to pledge, you may also get: your name represented via glorious digital text in the credits of videos, your name invoked aloud in the credits of videos, Polaroids of strange objects, postcards with micro stories or descriptions of cakes or whatever. 

Some of those rewards may change over time (with notice to backers, of course), but at present they are all VERY REAL. Physical rewards are likely a terrible idea, but... I love terrible ideas.

WHAT WILL YOU SPEND THIS MONEY ON?

If I’m being honest? Books. Lots of books. Many of which I will impulse-buy and then not get around to reading for YEARS. Oh and also things like rent and bills and food and better equipment for videomaking. My moonshot goal would be to make enough from doing this to stop having to do part time work and just devote all my free time to writing & researching & videomaking... but for now, every dollar I make here is a dollar I don’t have to hustle for elsewhere.

HOW MANY VIDEOS ARE YOU DOING A MONTH?

At the moment, I'm just shooting for one (1) per month—at least so far as Patron-backed Main Series Videos (10+ min.) are concerned. I plan to do little Freebie Shorts a few times a month as well; mostly little vlogs or book recommendations or viewer-question answering.

Depending on how this Patreon funding stuff works out, it could get as high as two Main Series Videos per month. But most of the channels I respect and don’t go above that threshold. I don’t want to turn into some kind of drama channel content-mill; quality is the goal and quality always requires time.

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT SCAR?

The one on my torso? Or the one on the back of my head?
Wait—who have you been talking to? WHAT DO YOU KNOW!?



*In Literature, if you’re looking for particulars.
Goals
$0 of $500 per Main Series Video
At $500-per-video, I'll be able to settle into a regular release schedule of guaranteeing one (1) MSV release per month, building the foundation for bigger & better things.
Or if not better, at least more elaborate. 
Plus: better equipment and more nutritious foods.
And also more books.
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