TurtleMe is creating a Webcomic and Web Serial
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WHO AM I?


I'm TurtleMe, dog owner and author/creator of the original web serial and now webcomicThe Beginning After The End (TBATE). 

TBATE has started out as a hobby of mine. I used to post on a platform called RoyalRoadl as a novice enthusiast at best. Without taking into account grammar, tenses, and POVs, I just started to write. Through my readers, the rough ball of dirt that TBATE was had become more polished and something to be proud of. 

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WHAT IS PATREON?


Patreon is a service where you can pledge to send a regular payment to creators, so they can support themselves and keep making new stuff or improving on the old.

Patreon is much better for creators than advertising or sponsorship. The content is 100% uncompromised, payment is more predictable, and creators don't need to stoop to clickbait content or other shady practices.

Patreon allows creators to serve their people, not advertisers or corporate sponsors.

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WHY DO I NEED YOUR HELP?


While writing, in theory, doesn't seem like it'll cost much, there are a lot of things going behind the scene to keep TBATE at the quality it is. There is a cost to hosting and maintaining my website. Hiring several excellent editors as well as artists is expensive but necessary. If you also take into account the hours I spend on in front of the computer, managing different platforms for my novel on top of actually writing TBATE, you can see how it's not merely the cost of pen and paper (figuratively speaking). 

Writing and producing content for TBATE is my full-time job, so all pledges and support will be directly responsible for my survival--no pressure! 

_____________________________


WHAT DO YOU GET IN RETURN?


I will guarantee that your support will make this little turtle spin on his shell! Your support affirms all of the work and effort I put into writing TBATE and making it grow. 

My novel will remain free for the considerable future, pledging your support on here gives you access to additional unreleased chapters, news, and never-before-seen exclusives like character art, early stage drafts, and full-colored snippets of The Beginning After The End webcomic.

If you're a new reader and looking for ways to show your support, this will be a great way for that and get something out of it. If you've been following TBATE for a while now, on top of getting additional chapters to stay ahead, you'll be able to see the characters of TBATE come to life in drawings and snippets! 

_____________________________


FAQ:


Do I need to pledge to continue reading The Beginning After The End?
Of course not! It is completely optional and only meant as a way to show your support to me and the novel. The chapters of The Beginning After The End is free and open for anyone to read on my site. The pledges are just a way to offer continued support if you are able to do so.

Can I change my pledge amount?
Yes, you can. Just go to the top right of the page and once you hover near your profile picture, you will see a list of options. Just click on “Your Pledges” and you should be able to see all your active pledges and make changes/edits to it.

How does Patron charge me?
Patreon accepts two forms of payment: PayPal and credit card. You can add your PayPal account to Patreon, or if you don’t have one, then simply add your credit card. Please make sure that your given payment account has the funds, not expired, etc, otherwise, the pledge will be automatically declined by Patreon.

Is TBATE comic going to be available free on your website?
While I'd love for it to be available for everyone to see, I'm working alongside Tapas and a team of artists for this. It's an enormous project and investment on Tapas' side, so while the first few chapters will be free, the following chapters will be priced. Don't worry though, since each chapter (the chapters are unsually long) will be priced at around 20 cents, so it will definitely be affordable!

When will I be charged?
Please keep in mind that you will be charged on the point of subscribing to receive all of your rewards and then again in the 1st of the upcoming month.

I appreciate you for your support and we want you to be happy. Talk to us about any questions you have. I am here for you.



Tiers
TurtleEgg
$3 or more per month
Show your support for TBATE and its author!


  • Access to ONE unreleased chapter ahead of my website.
  • Patron-only news and updates



Welcome aboard Team Turtle!  While you may only be an egg, you have great potential! 


(If my website is on chapter 100, you will have access to chapter 101, here on Patreon.)

TurtleBaby
$5 or more per month
Small step but twice the reward!


  • Access to TWO unreleased chapters ahead of website.
  • Patron-only news and updates
  • Thank you shoutout on my email news blast


(If my website is on chapter 100, you will have access to chapter 101 and 102, here on Patreon.)


TurtleStudent
$10 or more per month
Diving into the world of learning!


  • Access to THREE unreleased chapters ahead of website.
  • TBATE character art of many of your favorite characters that'll be updated frequently on progress. 
  • Thank you shoutout on my email news blast


(If my website is on chapter 100, you will have access up to chapter 103, here on Patreon.)


TurtleKnight
$20 or more per month
 Beyond the surface of common knowledge!


  • Access to FOUR unreleased chapters ahead of website.
  • Weekly updates of comic (snippets of draft and line art of unreleased chapters) 
  • Access to all novel artwork HD before volumes come out
  • Thank you shoutout on my email news blast.


You have tasted knowledge and wish to learn more. Pretty pictures no longer satisfy you in your thirst  for the full TBATE experience. 


Pledging to this tier will always keep you FOUR chapters ahead of schedule (if website is on ch. 200, you will be able to read up to ch. 204 here) . 


I will send out all artwork to email upon request! (private message) 

TurtleLance
$30 or more per month
You have reached the pinnacle of knowledge.


  • Access to at least EIGHT early access chapters not yet released.
  • Full-colored snippets of TBATE comic along with commentary on script-to-draft-to-color process
  • Monthly additional chapter of TBATE novel! (at the end of each month) 
  • Access to all novel artwork HD before volumes come out
  • Special shout out on my email newsfeed!


This is it! Everything that I can offer you and more. Many of you know my slow release pace so I'm sure the additional chapter of TBATE a month will be a welcome surprise. 

Goals
83 of 200 patrons
Thank you, my fans, for your support! After reaching this milestone, I will add one chapter for each of the Patreon tiers. 
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WHO AM I?


I'm TurtleMe, dog owner and author/creator of the original web serial and now webcomicThe Beginning After The End (TBATE). 

TBATE has started out as a hobby of mine. I used to post on a platform called RoyalRoadl as a novice enthusiast at best. Without taking into account grammar, tenses, and POVs, I just started to write. Through my readers, the rough ball of dirt that TBATE was had become more polished and something to be proud of. 

_____________________________


WHAT IS PATREON?


Patreon is a service where you can pledge to send a regular payment to creators, so they can support themselves and keep making new stuff or improving on the old.

Patreon is much better for creators than advertising or sponsorship. The content is 100% uncompromised, payment is more predictable, and creators don't need to stoop to clickbait content or other shady practices.

Patreon allows creators to serve their people, not advertisers or corporate sponsors.

_____________________________


WHY DO I NEED YOUR HELP?


While writing, in theory, doesn't seem like it'll cost much, there are a lot of things going behind the scene to keep TBATE at the quality it is. There is a cost to hosting and maintaining my website. Hiring several excellent editors as well as artists is expensive but necessary. If you also take into account the hours I spend on in front of the computer, managing different platforms for my novel on top of actually writing TBATE, you can see how it's not merely the cost of pen and paper (figuratively speaking). 

Writing and producing content for TBATE is my full-time job, so all pledges and support will be directly responsible for my survival--no pressure! 

_____________________________


WHAT DO YOU GET IN RETURN?


I will guarantee that your support will make this little turtle spin on his shell! Your support affirms all of the work and effort I put into writing TBATE and making it grow. 

My novel will remain free for the considerable future, pledging your support on here gives you access to additional unreleased chapters, news, and never-before-seen exclusives like character art, early stage drafts, and full-colored snippets of The Beginning After The End webcomic.

If you're a new reader and looking for ways to show your support, this will be a great way for that and get something out of it. If you've been following TBATE for a while now, on top of getting additional chapters to stay ahead, you'll be able to see the characters of TBATE come to life in drawings and snippets! 

_____________________________


FAQ:


Do I need to pledge to continue reading The Beginning After The End?
Of course not! It is completely optional and only meant as a way to show your support to me and the novel. The chapters of The Beginning After The End is free and open for anyone to read on my site. The pledges are just a way to offer continued support if you are able to do so.

Can I change my pledge amount?
Yes, you can. Just go to the top right of the page and once you hover near your profile picture, you will see a list of options. Just click on “Your Pledges” and you should be able to see all your active pledges and make changes/edits to it.

How does Patron charge me?
Patreon accepts two forms of payment: PayPal and credit card. You can add your PayPal account to Patreon, or if you don’t have one, then simply add your credit card. Please make sure that your given payment account has the funds, not expired, etc, otherwise, the pledge will be automatically declined by Patreon.

Is TBATE comic going to be available free on your website?
While I'd love for it to be available for everyone to see, I'm working alongside Tapas and a team of artists for this. It's an enormous project and investment on Tapas' side, so while the first few chapters will be free, the following chapters will be priced. Don't worry though, since each chapter (the chapters are unsually long) will be priced at around 20 cents, so it will definitely be affordable!

When will I be charged?
Please keep in mind that you will be charged on the point of subscribing to receive all of your rewards and then again in the 1st of the upcoming month.

I appreciate you for your support and we want you to be happy. Talk to us about any questions you have. I am here for you.



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Tiers
TurtleEgg
$3 or more per month
Show your support for TBATE and its author!


  • Access to ONE unreleased chapter ahead of my website.
  • Patron-only news and updates



Welcome aboard Team Turtle!  While you may only be an egg, you have great potential! 


(If my website is on chapter 100, you will have access to chapter 101, here on Patreon.)

TurtleBaby
$5 or more per month
Small step but twice the reward!


  • Access to TWO unreleased chapters ahead of website.
  • Patron-only news and updates
  • Thank you shoutout on my email news blast


(If my website is on chapter 100, you will have access to chapter 101 and 102, here on Patreon.)


TurtleStudent
$10 or more per month
Diving into the world of learning!


  • Access to THREE unreleased chapters ahead of website.
  • TBATE character art of many of your favorite characters that'll be updated frequently on progress. 
  • Thank you shoutout on my email news blast


(If my website is on chapter 100, you will have access up to chapter 103, here on Patreon.)


TurtleKnight
$20 or more per month
 Beyond the surface of common knowledge!


  • Access to FOUR unreleased chapters ahead of website.
  • Weekly updates of comic (snippets of draft and line art of unreleased chapters) 
  • Access to all novel artwork HD before volumes come out
  • Thank you shoutout on my email news blast.


You have tasted knowledge and wish to learn more. Pretty pictures no longer satisfy you in your thirst  for the full TBATE experience. 


Pledging to this tier will always keep you FOUR chapters ahead of schedule (if website is on ch. 200, you will be able to read up to ch. 204 here) . 


I will send out all artwork to email upon request! (private message) 

TurtleLance
$30 or more per month
You have reached the pinnacle of knowledge.


  • Access to at least EIGHT early access chapters not yet released.
  • Full-colored snippets of TBATE comic along with commentary on script-to-draft-to-color process
  • Monthly additional chapter of TBATE novel! (at the end of each month) 
  • Access to all novel artwork HD before volumes come out
  • Special shout out on my email newsfeed!


This is it! Everything that I can offer you and more. Many of you know my slow release pace so I'm sure the additional chapter of TBATE a month will be a welcome surprise.