Unorthodox is creating written works across text, audio, and video mediums
1

patron

$14
per posted works
"Who are you?"

          I am Jasper. I am a writer, gamer, and one day I hope to be able to call myself an author. I prize what I call “long-form” media. Be it written, audio, or video, this is any work that I would time as taking ten minutes to completely take in. I learn the most from the world when I take the time to listen thoughtfully. In being mindful of who is telling the story and why the person feels that story to be the one worth sharing I learn more about the world outside myself.

          zerohourseraphim is my pen name online. There have been a few variations over the years. Under this moniker, I've written about my daily life in cryptic and poetic ways. As ZSeraphim I've ventured into a few MMO realms. Most recently, I curate my blog via WordPress. There you can find not only my original works in fiction and poetry but also social commentary and derived works. These are productions like video game reviews and fan fiction. I would like to expand my scope to not only standard digital mainstays such as video and streaming, but I am also working to coalesce my first novel.

          Unorthodox is my dream. In about 30 years, when I'm around traditional retirement age, I would like to spend my time helping other artists find methods to finance their work. Recently I heard the saying “Be the adult that you needed as a child.” I always had to leave my neighborhood to find what interested me. The arts and technology were big for me, but my enthusiasm was lost on my neighbors because they never interacted with it.

          On this platform, I seek your support to merge these facets into a singular life.


If I don't work, I don't eat.

          I am using Patreon to gain the backing of people who can share in my hopes. By pledging to me you will help me accrue a monthly income from people like you that want to see me succeed in my endeavors.

          It is common for creators utilizing Patreon to use automatic monthly pledges. I do not admonish that. These are more established individuals with a large following and plenty of trust and social capital to trade upon. In order for you to be confident that I will stay on task, I use the "Per Creation" option. Each month I will validate at least one of my works as a "Paid Post".

          For you, this allows for some flexibility. You can donate your full pledge for one work, or incentivize a greater quantity of work by breaking it up over several validations. Either way, it is easy to place a cap on what you give so that you will easily stay within your budget. And if the beginning of a month rolls around without my validation of any work inside the previous one you will not be charged. I have to put my nose to the grindstone to ensure that I have something for you all month to month. 

          Whether I have one or one thousand Patrons, I will produce works that I can be proud of. In my wake, I hope they serve minds well and inspire others to do and share whatever they can. I feel as though what I am asking is profound. I will go to great lengths to prove your trust worthwhile.
 

Where would my money go?

          A wholly valid question, all things considered. On this page, you will find my Goals. Hitting each of those price points will let me save up for, if not the outright purchase of, the item in question. The upper tiers are years down the line at best but would be life-changing. Truly, if I could make my living by writing I would be ecstatic. I am rarely brought to emotion so that is a feat in and of itself.

          After meeting each Goal, pledges the following months will support my daily life in all the un-sexy facets. Part of this will always be food. While I am bound to needing conventional work some will go toward insurance, fuel, and vehicular maintenance, and anything appearance oriented to my job. At sufficient thresholds, I'll cover rent and other bills. Admittedly I will probably indulge my gaming hobby too. But as even now I convert my experiences into reviews that indulgence becomes equal parts work.

          While I am not religious, I do aim to tithe, in a fashion. This is due to something my mother shared with me:

Money makes the world go round. If there is something that feeds into you, you should put some money in their hands. Not because they ask, but because it helps give back to what gives to you. It doesn't have to be a church or whatnot. Know what gives to you, and give back what you can.

          Patreon not only allows people to support me but makes it easy and viable to support many artists in one place. Going forward, I aim to donate 10% of my pledges to other creators or entrepreneurs in some way. As I prosper, I want to continue to give others the same feeling of hope and support that my patrons give to me. In reality, this is exactly what I want Unorthodox to be, and I see no reason to wait.

          This spirit is embodied in my very first goal. I am a Wordsmith. I sacrificed my ability to draw for my talent. As such, I want to commission at least one visual artist for the digital identifiers I think I will need.

What your help means to me

          Being wherever you are and reading my words is meaningful in and of itself. If you are a longtime watcher of mine, you have been doing immeasurable good for me. Knowing my messages are seen is encouraging. Reading and watching, liking, sharing, commenting... all of these things are boons upon me. If you are here, I am going to assume you want to help me ascend to my next plateaus more rapidly.

          Patreon has the potential to be of limitless value as your support lets me lean on my talents rather than external contributors. My blog is open to the public and will continue to be. I write because I enjoy it. I learn from my research and share the fruits of my education with you. As you find yourself coming to my sites, again and again, I ask you to help me make my efforts self-sustaining.

          “Even one dollar helps” is not some inflated plea. I know that a dollar freely given from you outweighs what many sites offer. For instance, relying on ad revenue can be a daunting task. ALWAYS producing content in line with current trends, ensuring your efforts are not “too poisonous” for advertisers to sponsor you, all this for $1 per 1,000 views. That's right. Donating even a dollar to your favorite creators is equivalent to 1,000 content viewings from some sites. I do not want to be tethered to a treadmill and I also want to be as trustworthy as possible. Being able to write without restraint is of import to me.

          Most people that use Patreon build up a following and then turn to their fan base for support. I am moving in the opposite direction. I want to avoid the above mentioned “production treadmill”. I want to have the freedom to experiment with new content and, perhaps, even say something offensive or unpopular if it is truthful. I cannot do that if I am beholden to most companies. But with you, and individuals like you, as my supporters I will always be free to grow, express myself, and talk about what needs to be said.


What do I get out of it?

          You will get access to everything I put on Patreon. I do not want there to be a gulf between Haves and Have Nots. I have looked at other campaigns, some with teams of people, and there are offers of merchandise and other assorted goods. I cannot give in that way nor on that scale. Presently, this is all the work of a single individual. Any elaborate reward I could provide would take away from my focus on writing. I know how difficult the job sphere is these days. If all that can be given is a dollar, I want to welcome you behind the velvet rope as much as someone who's giving is sustained at higher levels. The Rewards at those higher tiers will be extended to those that I have seen around for a while. I am here asking for your support. And if you give it, I want to give back all I can.


If you've made it this far...

          ...I hope that what I have provided and promise to offer has earned your pledge of support. You can either Become a Patron right above here or continue to enjoy my works as you have. Either way, I am grateful to you. I am writing for myself, yes. Much artistic creation starts that way. But as I grow, I want to be Your Writer too. Your Author, in fact. I want to hear about your life, take it in, and let it influence my work. I write so that my story, one I did not see in the world as I grew up, does not remain untold. I want to provide an inspiration for everyone to stand proudly in this world. That grand ideal continues in humility now. With you, in fact, if you choose to join me.

I look forward to seeing the world with you.

Your Writer,
Jasper H.B. a.k.a. zerohourseraphim
Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per posted works
I am happy to have you in my corner. If you choose to support me, I want you to have every insight that I share via Patreon. You will be able to look in on my Patron-Only Feed, in which I detail my plans month to month, provide updates, and ask questions of the community I build around my works. Upon any credit pages I create you can find an identifier of your choosing there. Additionally, I will provide a vocal welcome as a small token of my thanks. You will also receive invitations to any digitally-held event, either to rest from an article once written, or to perhaps join in on a gaming or creative session.
Beat the Average!!!
$13.33 or more per posted works
Revel in the fact that you came, you saw, and chose to give above and beyond when compared to most patrons. 
Highest Pledge!!!
$15.01 or more per posted works
If you exceed this pledge amount, you can have a one-on-one introduction with me.
Partner in Patronage
$20 or more per posted works
10% of my earnings will be directed to an artist. At this level you can have a say in where your money (in essence) will go. Do we pick from my files of local misfits? Is there a creator we share a passion for? Do we double up on someone I am supporting already? The options are enormous in number.

This is cumulative for all pledges that meet or exceed a multiple of twenty.
Commissioner
$50 or more per posted works
Throwing some good coin around, eh? Select a topic, any topic, and I will write at length on it. I will be willing to fulfill this obligation once a season. I may wish to share as is, or develop it into a validated article for the enjoyment of everyone.
Patrons' Parlor
$100 or more per posted works
On WordPress I have a segment of articles that are password protected. Some of these are rough drafts that I never finished formally. Some are genuine game proposals. Giving at this level, or sustained giving that exceeds it, will earn you access to these otherwise hidden works.
Goals
$14 of $50 per posted works
Signage - In stepping into an online persona I would like a custom icon, banner, and other insignias. As I have a lot of creative friends, I can get viable results if I can put a little money into their hands.
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"Who are you?"

          I am Jasper. I am a writer, gamer, and one day I hope to be able to call myself an author. I prize what I call “long-form” media. Be it written, audio, or video, this is any work that I would time as taking ten minutes to completely take in. I learn the most from the world when I take the time to listen thoughtfully. In being mindful of who is telling the story and why the person feels that story to be the one worth sharing I learn more about the world outside myself.

          zerohourseraphim is my pen name online. There have been a few variations over the years. Under this moniker, I've written about my daily life in cryptic and poetic ways. As ZSeraphim I've ventured into a few MMO realms. Most recently, I curate my blog via WordPress. There you can find not only my original works in fiction and poetry but also social commentary and derived works. These are productions like video game reviews and fan fiction. I would like to expand my scope to not only standard digital mainstays such as video and streaming, but I am also working to coalesce my first novel.

          Unorthodox is my dream. In about 30 years, when I'm around traditional retirement age, I would like to spend my time helping other artists find methods to finance their work. Recently I heard the saying “Be the adult that you needed as a child.” I always had to leave my neighborhood to find what interested me. The arts and technology were big for me, but my enthusiasm was lost on my neighbors because they never interacted with it.

          On this platform, I seek your support to merge these facets into a singular life.


If I don't work, I don't eat.

          I am using Patreon to gain the backing of people who can share in my hopes. By pledging to me you will help me accrue a monthly income from people like you that want to see me succeed in my endeavors.

          It is common for creators utilizing Patreon to use automatic monthly pledges. I do not admonish that. These are more established individuals with a large following and plenty of trust and social capital to trade upon. In order for you to be confident that I will stay on task, I use the "Per Creation" option. Each month I will validate at least one of my works as a "Paid Post".

          For you, this allows for some flexibility. You can donate your full pledge for one work, or incentivize a greater quantity of work by breaking it up over several validations. Either way, it is easy to place a cap on what you give so that you will easily stay within your budget. And if the beginning of a month rolls around without my validation of any work inside the previous one you will not be charged. I have to put my nose to the grindstone to ensure that I have something for you all month to month. 

          Whether I have one or one thousand Patrons, I will produce works that I can be proud of. In my wake, I hope they serve minds well and inspire others to do and share whatever they can. I feel as though what I am asking is profound. I will go to great lengths to prove your trust worthwhile.
 

Where would my money go?

          A wholly valid question, all things considered. On this page, you will find my Goals. Hitting each of those price points will let me save up for, if not the outright purchase of, the item in question. The upper tiers are years down the line at best but would be life-changing. Truly, if I could make my living by writing I would be ecstatic. I am rarely brought to emotion so that is a feat in and of itself.

          After meeting each Goal, pledges the following months will support my daily life in all the un-sexy facets. Part of this will always be food. While I am bound to needing conventional work some will go toward insurance, fuel, and vehicular maintenance, and anything appearance oriented to my job. At sufficient thresholds, I'll cover rent and other bills. Admittedly I will probably indulge my gaming hobby too. But as even now I convert my experiences into reviews that indulgence becomes equal parts work.

          While I am not religious, I do aim to tithe, in a fashion. This is due to something my mother shared with me:

Money makes the world go round. If there is something that feeds into you, you should put some money in their hands. Not because they ask, but because it helps give back to what gives to you. It doesn't have to be a church or whatnot. Know what gives to you, and give back what you can.

          Patreon not only allows people to support me but makes it easy and viable to support many artists in one place. Going forward, I aim to donate 10% of my pledges to other creators or entrepreneurs in some way. As I prosper, I want to continue to give others the same feeling of hope and support that my patrons give to me. In reality, this is exactly what I want Unorthodox to be, and I see no reason to wait.

          This spirit is embodied in my very first goal. I am a Wordsmith. I sacrificed my ability to draw for my talent. As such, I want to commission at least one visual artist for the digital identifiers I think I will need.

What your help means to me

          Being wherever you are and reading my words is meaningful in and of itself. If you are a longtime watcher of mine, you have been doing immeasurable good for me. Knowing my messages are seen is encouraging. Reading and watching, liking, sharing, commenting... all of these things are boons upon me. If you are here, I am going to assume you want to help me ascend to my next plateaus more rapidly.

          Patreon has the potential to be of limitless value as your support lets me lean on my talents rather than external contributors. My blog is open to the public and will continue to be. I write because I enjoy it. I learn from my research and share the fruits of my education with you. As you find yourself coming to my sites, again and again, I ask you to help me make my efforts self-sustaining.

          “Even one dollar helps” is not some inflated plea. I know that a dollar freely given from you outweighs what many sites offer. For instance, relying on ad revenue can be a daunting task. ALWAYS producing content in line with current trends, ensuring your efforts are not “too poisonous” for advertisers to sponsor you, all this for $1 per 1,000 views. That's right. Donating even a dollar to your favorite creators is equivalent to 1,000 content viewings from some sites. I do not want to be tethered to a treadmill and I also want to be as trustworthy as possible. Being able to write without restraint is of import to me.

          Most people that use Patreon build up a following and then turn to their fan base for support. I am moving in the opposite direction. I want to avoid the above mentioned “production treadmill”. I want to have the freedom to experiment with new content and, perhaps, even say something offensive or unpopular if it is truthful. I cannot do that if I am beholden to most companies. But with you, and individuals like you, as my supporters I will always be free to grow, express myself, and talk about what needs to be said.


What do I get out of it?

          You will get access to everything I put on Patreon. I do not want there to be a gulf between Haves and Have Nots. I have looked at other campaigns, some with teams of people, and there are offers of merchandise and other assorted goods. I cannot give in that way nor on that scale. Presently, this is all the work of a single individual. Any elaborate reward I could provide would take away from my focus on writing. I know how difficult the job sphere is these days. If all that can be given is a dollar, I want to welcome you behind the velvet rope as much as someone who's giving is sustained at higher levels. The Rewards at those higher tiers will be extended to those that I have seen around for a while. I am here asking for your support. And if you give it, I want to give back all I can.


If you've made it this far...

          ...I hope that what I have provided and promise to offer has earned your pledge of support. You can either Become a Patron right above here or continue to enjoy my works as you have. Either way, I am grateful to you. I am writing for myself, yes. Much artistic creation starts that way. But as I grow, I want to be Your Writer too. Your Author, in fact. I want to hear about your life, take it in, and let it influence my work. I write so that my story, one I did not see in the world as I grew up, does not remain untold. I want to provide an inspiration for everyone to stand proudly in this world. That grand ideal continues in humility now. With you, in fact, if you choose to join me.

I look forward to seeing the world with you.

Your Writer,
Jasper H.B. a.k.a. zerohourseraphim

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per posted works
I am happy to have you in my corner. If you choose to support me, I want you to have every insight that I share via Patreon. You will be able to look in on my Patron-Only Feed, in which I detail my plans month to month, provide updates, and ask questions of the community I build around my works. Upon any credit pages I create you can find an identifier of your choosing there. Additionally, I will provide a vocal welcome as a small token of my thanks. You will also receive invitations to any digitally-held event, either to rest from an article once written, or to perhaps join in on a gaming or creative session.
Beat the Average!!!
$13.33 or more per posted works
Revel in the fact that you came, you saw, and chose to give above and beyond when compared to most patrons. 
Highest Pledge!!!
$15.01 or more per posted works
If you exceed this pledge amount, you can have a one-on-one introduction with me.
Partner in Patronage
$20 or more per posted works
10% of my earnings will be directed to an artist. At this level you can have a say in where your money (in essence) will go. Do we pick from my files of local misfits? Is there a creator we share a passion for? Do we double up on someone I am supporting already? The options are enormous in number.

This is cumulative for all pledges that meet or exceed a multiple of twenty.
Commissioner
$50 or more per posted works
Throwing some good coin around, eh? Select a topic, any topic, and I will write at length on it. I will be willing to fulfill this obligation once a season. I may wish to share as is, or develop it into a validated article for the enjoyment of everyone.
Patrons' Parlor
$100 or more per posted works
On WordPress I have a segment of articles that are password protected. Some of these are rough drafts that I never finished formally. Some are genuine game proposals. Giving at this level, or sustained giving that exceeds it, will earn you access to these otherwise hidden works.