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 & YouTubeAlongside 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 QuoraPerhaps 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 WebBy supporting me here, you are supporting me everywhere!
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.
- Previews of articles as they are being written.
- Access to unedited interviews and cut content.
- A title and extra access in our Discord server
- 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