As you can see, the project is quite ambitious, likely involving three or four times as much content, research, and time as the similar projects I've already completed (or will have completed by the time this project starts going live): The Very Soil (on Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and My Little Po-Mo (on My Little Pony).
The immediate purpose of this Patreon is to raise money for incidental expenses that come with any project of this sort: buying copies of the works I'm studying, mostly, not just the episodes (some of which, such as Justice League, are readily available; others, such as most of Static Shock, are not), but also of any supplementary materials I need to cover. For instance, I already know I'm going to need to watch some of Gargoyles, read some Static Shock comics, and research apocalyptic themes in pop culture of the Long 1990s. Some of that I may be able to find ways to do for free, for example at libraries, but some will cost money, and this Patreon will help pay for that. I also want to move from the free, get-what-you-pay-for blogging platform I've been using to my own domain; that too costs money for hosting.
In the longer term and more blue-sky... well, I have a full-time job, but many people in my field freelance. If I can start making enough money on a monthly basis through the Patreon and/or book sales to switch to part-time freelancing, that frees up more time to work on Near-Apocalypse, which means new entries come out faster. This second goal is what my milestones are about.