Explode When Defeated is creating long-form analysis of niche television and film
4
patrons
$15
per month
  • Who Are You?
I'm Nicky and I'm a creator and fan of weird shit, I make music with my band Petalfold and I love the act of writing. I've written lyrics for over a decade in different projects and I've started writing critical pieces on different types of media in the past couple years on places like Medium. There's nothing I love more than celebrating weird shit and I'm really difficult to shut up so that's why I've gone into the vast expanse that is YouTube to create videos so I can spread the weird shit gospel far and wide with my series Explode When Defeated.

  • What is Explode When Defeated?
Explode When Defeated is a long-form examination, celebration, and exploration of the genre of Tokusatsu through the three main television shows (Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Ultraman) with a few planned diversions here and there. I envision it as one long-running series, and along the way I expect we'll be able to figure out why and how these shows are so important and so enduring through all these decades. Think of something like Mark Brown's series on dungeon design in Zelda, but for Japanese children's television shows. You'll probably see other kinds of videos on the channel as well! Kinda just depends on how I'm feelin!

  • Why Patreon?
For some time I had been nervous about the idea of launching a Patreon for fear that I'd get easily overwhelmed but I decided to forget about my insecurities and fears and just go for it, albeit at a modest, manageable level. With your help as a patron, I will be able to take this idea of mine as far as I can possibly take it, devoting more time and resources to the project. I can upgrade equipment, I can get better editing software, I can develop my skills as a writer and really flesh this out and make it as great as I possibly can. With enough luck and support I might even be able to make this a full time job or something! That'd be wild! None of this is even a little bit possible without your kindness and patronage, and if you can't put forth any donation? Don't worry about it! A simple share goes a long way and I'll thank you endlessly for that as well.

Tiers
Wonderful Citizen
$1 or more per month

You've done your part! 


You will receive: 


  •  A personal thank you message from yours truly. 
  •  Your name (or whatever you wanna go by) in the credits of every mainline Explode When Defeated video.


You Can Transform!
$5 or more per month

You've done your part! Five times over!


You will receive: 


  • A personal thank you message from yours truly.
  • Your name (or whatever you wanna go by) in the credits of every mainline Explode When Defeated video.
  • New mainline Explode When Defeated videos one day early.
  • Access to The Weekly Transformation, a weekly newsletter that could take any form! A progress report? A critical essay that didn't deserve a video? A creative writing exercise? Just some bullshit? Who knows!
Boss Hog
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left

Damn. 


  • A personal thank you message from yours truly.
  • New mainline Explode When Defeated videos one day early.
  • Access to The Weekly Transformation.
  • You know how in some movies at the end of the credits there's some card that's like "And Introducing... [ACTOR'S NAME]" ? Well I do something similar where at the end of the credits after all the patrons, I just put "BOSS HOG: [YOUR NAME] and that's all you get on top of everything else.
  • Also I'll send you a handwritten letter that states that you are in fact the Boss Hog.
  • There's no way anyone is going to actually pledge this amount but if you do, you get to be the Boss Hog at the end of the credits. 
Goals
$15 of $150 per month
At this level, this side-hustle will start to make a dent in my bank account and I'll start offering a Godzilla podcast as a timed exclusive for patrons.
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  • Who Are You?
I'm Nicky and I'm a creator and fan of weird shit, I make music with my band Petalfold and I love the act of writing. I've written lyrics for over a decade in different projects and I've started writing critical pieces on different types of media in the past couple years on places like Medium. There's nothing I love more than celebrating weird shit and I'm really difficult to shut up so that's why I've gone into the vast expanse that is YouTube to create videos so I can spread the weird shit gospel far and wide with my series Explode When Defeated.

  • What is Explode When Defeated?
Explode When Defeated is a long-form examination, celebration, and exploration of the genre of Tokusatsu through the three main television shows (Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Ultraman) with a few planned diversions here and there. I envision it as one long-running series, and along the way I expect we'll be able to figure out why and how these shows are so important and so enduring through all these decades. Think of something like Mark Brown's series on dungeon design in Zelda, but for Japanese children's television shows. You'll probably see other kinds of videos on the channel as well! Kinda just depends on how I'm feelin!

  • Why Patreon?
For some time I had been nervous about the idea of launching a Patreon for fear that I'd get easily overwhelmed but I decided to forget about my insecurities and fears and just go for it, albeit at a modest, manageable level. With your help as a patron, I will be able to take this idea of mine as far as I can possibly take it, devoting more time and resources to the project. I can upgrade equipment, I can get better editing software, I can develop my skills as a writer and really flesh this out and make it as great as I possibly can. With enough luck and support I might even be able to make this a full time job or something! That'd be wild! None of this is even a little bit possible without your kindness and patronage, and if you can't put forth any donation? Don't worry about it! A simple share goes a long way and I'll thank you endlessly for that as well.

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Tiers
Wonderful Citizen
$1 or more per month

You've done your part! 


You will receive: 


  •  A personal thank you message from yours truly. 
  •  Your name (or whatever you wanna go by) in the credits of every mainline Explode When Defeated video.


You Can Transform!
$5 or more per month

You've done your part! Five times over!


You will receive: 


  • A personal thank you message from yours truly.
  • Your name (or whatever you wanna go by) in the credits of every mainline Explode When Defeated video.
  • New mainline Explode When Defeated videos one day early.
  • Access to The Weekly Transformation, a weekly newsletter that could take any form! A progress report? A critical essay that didn't deserve a video? A creative writing exercise? Just some bullshit? Who knows!
Boss Hog
$1,000 or more per month only 1 left

Damn. 


  • A personal thank you message from yours truly.
  • New mainline Explode When Defeated videos one day early.
  • Access to The Weekly Transformation.
  • You know how in some movies at the end of the credits there's some card that's like "And Introducing... [ACTOR'S NAME]" ? Well I do something similar where at the end of the credits after all the patrons, I just put "BOSS HOG: [YOUR NAME] and that's all you get on top of everything else.
  • Also I'll send you a handwritten letter that states that you are in fact the Boss Hog.
  • There's no way anyone is going to actually pledge this amount but if you do, you get to be the Boss Hog at the end of the credits.