My name is Humberto Saabedra. You may know me as the guy behind AnimeNews.biz and one of the writers on Crunchyroll's News page since 2011. I've been writing professionally since 2006. I've since retired the formerly mentioned site, consigned it to history and have launched a new site called VisualDeviance.
Why am I doing this?
All I want to do is write for those of you that are willing to read what I have to say and would be willing to support my work directly. I decided to start fresh with a new domain and site since my focus will not be on news, but on long-form writing which will still include anime and manga, but will not be the sole focus.
What am I offering Patrons in return for pledging?
- Patron-first podcasts (I want to do these with some production value, hence the high pledge level)
- Patron first reviews (People keep asking me to review stuff)
Additional patron-first content including, but not limited to:
- Essays and fiction
Why two goals?
I have two funding goals for the campaign. The first goal would let me focus on full-time writing while covering my expenses and continuing to contribute on Crunchyroll News, the second higher goal would let me move out of my current location to my own place and also let me cover the expenses related to living on my own as well as expenses related to the patron-first content.
I live with a disability, so my main problem is being able to find a job that will pay me enough to live on and let me pursue writing. Writing full-time was the only job that I had that ever covered my expenses, and most jobs don't pay enough to let me focus on full-time writing and other projects, so that's why I'm doing this.