Stephanie Smith is creating articles about gaming, teaching, and travel at www.indiethoughts
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patron

$4
per month

Who Is Stephanie Smith?

You may know me from some of my more infamous work as a video game journalist. Such brow raising pieces as  Why Do Girls Hate Female Characters? on Plus Mana, or  Tifa's Tits And Other 'Problematic' Things on Gamer Headlines. What I'm getting at is I tend to have a unique perspective on things that can sometimes land me in a little trouble. So if you like my work here is a place where you can support it and keep track of it across all the platforms I post on. Over my Discord, you'll be able to chat with me and other fans of my work.


What Are You Supporting?

Indie Thoughts: A Different Kind Of IT


By supporting me on Patreon you are supporting my personal project  Indie Thoughts. It's a little website with the idea of combining the topics of gaming, education, and travel together. For example  What games can be great for the classroom? or  How can I incorporate Dungeons and Dragons into my lesson plans? or MMOs are the perfect home away from home.

As well as normal essays and articles I interview developers. In the past, I have interviewed  Alexis Di Stefano about MADiSON Richard La Ruina about Super Seducer, and more. As a dedicated gamer and a teacher, this is the kind of content I live and breathe. I hope to entertain and inform my audience while I carve out this little niche online.

Lagluster Gaming On Twitch & YouTube

Alongside interviewing developers, as part of a new expansion, I'm streaming their games on Twitch. I also talk about controversies surrounding games and read some of the more amusing Steam threads.

Questions And Answers On Quora

Perhaps you are just here because you love my answers on Quora. I do have a habit of making real essays out of those.

My Writing Across The Web

By supporting me here, you are supporting me everywhere!



Why Patreon?
Many readers have emailed me in the past in order to give me a tip for my writing work. I started this Patreon to facilitate those valuable readers who want to support me. Beyond that, my readership craves my cutting attitude to feminism. This isn't something that is easily marketable on most Video Game News websites. It is a lot easier to have my own soapbox to discuss the 'Feminist Perspective' with the same cutting tongue you all love or love to hate.

Patreon and Indie Thoughts also allows me the freedom to speak out against certain aspects of Video Game Journalism without fear of retribution. Not just that, but difficult and controversial topics such as '#Diversity', and women in gaming. I have been trying to this with articles such as What's Wrong With Video Game Journalism? and Diversity In Gaming And The Importance Of Intention.

What Do Patreons Get?
My anticipated upload rate is a minimum of 2 articles a month.

  1. Previews of articles as they are being written.
  2. Access to unedited interviews and cut content.
  3. A title and extra access in our Discord server
  4. The chance to submit articles to the website like  this fantastic piece on how Dungeons and Dragons can help children with Autism.

If this seems like something you'd love than what are you waiting for? Join our community and join in the conversation
Tiers
A Cup of Joy
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Show your support without breaking the bank

It may seem small, but more important than any donation is the idea that someone believes in what I do!


  • Join Our Private Discord Server
  • Access to article previews (What Am I Working On)
  • Access to raw unedited interviews
Includes Discord rewards
Mustard Cutter
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
You know, I love a good biscuit while I write! Your small contribution goes a long way. It keeps a smile on my lips and a pen in my hand!




  • All Previous Rewards
  • Gets To Vote In Polls
  • Ability To Vote On Topics Pitched For My Articles (Via Discord)
  • Mentioned As A Contributor Below Articles You Voted For.
Includes Discord rewards
The Bread and Butter
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You guys help support the upkeep of the Indiethoughts website. Thank you for believing in me!


  • All Previous Rewards
  • Access to the AMA channel on Discord
  • Access To Content Cut From Articles
  • Access to Additional Content/Comments about articles.
  • Ability to pitch article to me
Includes Discord rewards
Apples of My Eye
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get to access to High Quality Downloads of the Thumbnails that have been commissioned by artists:


These die hard fans will be marked as such at the bottom of every article. Let me return your dedication with my own. Send me one or two of your articles for me to read and comment on. I'll share the great ones with the other Patreons and on my social media. 

  • All Previous Rewards
  • Access to all channels on the Discord Server
  • Pitch Directly To Me
  • High Quality Downloads of Thumbnails
  • Link your articles to Indie Thoughts
Includes Discord rewards
The Contributer
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Contributers are the top tier, the cream of the crop. As well as all previous rewards they can submit articles to Indie Thoughts with links to their own  blogs and social media. These posts will be screened by me and accepted ones will be published.

If you aren't much of a writer you can also submit artwork to be the next thumbnail. Your commission information will be shared with readers and patreon along side your artwork. The artwork has to be related to an upcoming article.

If you have your own blog or podcast you can contact me and have me on. Due to the limited amount of time in a month this will be 'First Come First Serve' so book in advance to avoid disappointed!

Top Tier Patreons get a Shout Out at the bottom of every article.
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Have Your Articles Hosted On Indie Thoughts*
  • Have A Guest Post From Me On Your Blog Or Other Media
  • Get A Call Out At The Bottom Of Every Article
  • Submit Your Own Thmbnails
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$4 of $5 per month
Yay someone loves me. This'll encourage me to continue! Just $5 a month keeps me writing a minimum of 2 aricles a month
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Who Is Stephanie Smith?

You may know me from some of my more infamous work as a video game journalist. Such brow raising pieces as  Why Do Girls Hate Female Characters? on Plus Mana, or  Tifa's Tits And Other 'Problematic' Things on Gamer Headlines. What I'm getting at is I tend to have a unique perspective on things that can sometimes land me in a little trouble. So if you like my work here is a place where you can support it and keep track of it across all the platforms I post on. Over my Discord, you'll be able to chat with me and other fans of my work.


What Are You Supporting?

Indie Thoughts: A Different Kind Of IT


By supporting me on Patreon you are supporting my personal project  Indie Thoughts. It's a little website with the idea of combining the topics of gaming, education, and travel together. For example  What games can be great for the classroom? or  How can I incorporate Dungeons and Dragons into my lesson plans? or MMOs are the perfect home away from home.

As well as normal essays and articles I interview developers. In the past, I have interviewed  Alexis Di Stefano about MADiSON Richard La Ruina about Super Seducer, and more. As a dedicated gamer and a teacher, this is the kind of content I live and breathe. I hope to entertain and inform my audience while I carve out this little niche online.

Lagluster Gaming On Twitch & YouTube

Alongside interviewing developers, as part of a new expansion, I'm streaming their games on Twitch. I also talk about controversies surrounding games and read some of the more amusing Steam threads.

Questions And Answers On Quora

Perhaps you are just here because you love my answers on Quora. I do have a habit of making real essays out of those.

My Writing Across The Web

By supporting me here, you are supporting me everywhere!



Why Patreon?
Many readers have emailed me in the past in order to give me a tip for my writing work. I started this Patreon to facilitate those valuable readers who want to support me. Beyond that, my readership craves my cutting attitude to feminism. This isn't something that is easily marketable on most Video Game News websites. It is a lot easier to have my own soapbox to discuss the 'Feminist Perspective' with the same cutting tongue you all love or love to hate.

Patreon and Indie Thoughts also allows me the freedom to speak out against certain aspects of Video Game Journalism without fear of retribution. Not just that, but difficult and controversial topics such as '#Diversity', and women in gaming. I have been trying to this with articles such as What's Wrong With Video Game Journalism? and Diversity In Gaming And The Importance Of Intention.

What Do Patreons Get?
My anticipated upload rate is a minimum of 2 articles a month.

  1. Previews of articles as they are being written.
  2. Access to unedited interviews and cut content.
  3. A title and extra access in our Discord server
  4. The chance to submit articles to the website like  this fantastic piece on how Dungeons and Dragons can help children with Autism.

If this seems like something you'd love than what are you waiting for? Join our community and join in the conversation

Recent posts by Stephanie Smith

Tiers
A Cup of Joy
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Show your support without breaking the bank

It may seem small, but more important than any donation is the idea that someone believes in what I do!


  • Join Our Private Discord Server
  • Access to article previews (What Am I Working On)
  • Access to raw unedited interviews
Includes Discord rewards
Mustard Cutter
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
You know, I love a good biscuit while I write! Your small contribution goes a long way. It keeps a smile on my lips and a pen in my hand!




  • All Previous Rewards
  • Gets To Vote In Polls
  • Ability To Vote On Topics Pitched For My Articles (Via Discord)
  • Mentioned As A Contributor Below Articles You Voted For.
Includes Discord rewards
The Bread and Butter
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You guys help support the upkeep of the Indiethoughts website. Thank you for believing in me!


  • All Previous Rewards
  • Access to the AMA channel on Discord
  • Access To Content Cut From Articles
  • Access to Additional Content/Comments about articles.
  • Ability to pitch article to me
Includes Discord rewards
Apples of My Eye
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
You get to access to High Quality Downloads of the Thumbnails that have been commissioned by artists:


These die hard fans will be marked as such at the bottom of every article. Let me return your dedication with my own. Send me one or two of your articles for me to read and comment on. I'll share the great ones with the other Patreons and on my social media. 

  • All Previous Rewards
  • Access to all channels on the Discord Server
  • Pitch Directly To Me
  • High Quality Downloads of Thumbnails
  • Link your articles to Indie Thoughts
Includes Discord rewards
The Contributer
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Contributers are the top tier, the cream of the crop. As well as all previous rewards they can submit articles to Indie Thoughts with links to their own  blogs and social media. These posts will be screened by me and accepted ones will be published.

If you aren't much of a writer you can also submit artwork to be the next thumbnail. Your commission information will be shared with readers and patreon along side your artwork. The artwork has to be related to an upcoming article.

If you have your own blog or podcast you can contact me and have me on. Due to the limited amount of time in a month this will be 'First Come First Serve' so book in advance to avoid disappointed!

Top Tier Patreons get a Shout Out at the bottom of every article.
  • All Previous Rewards
  • Have Your Articles Hosted On Indie Thoughts*
  • Have A Guest Post From Me On Your Blog Or Other Media
  • Get A Call Out At The Bottom Of Every Article
  • Submit Your Own Thmbnails
Includes Discord rewards