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Why just read old Marvel comics when you can blog about all the science completely unrelated to the superpowers in them? That is a question I didn't actually ask myself, but I decided to do it, anyway.

Bad Background Science started in mid-2015 as a nerdy writing exercise in order to practice my science communication skills while pursuing my Master's. Got the Master's, kept exercising, even to the point where the author of The Physics of Superheroes - Dr. James Kakalios himself - said he "loved [my] articles".

While I can now die happy, I'd rather keep updating my blog. I've only just hit issues from 1964...

As the name implies, BBS often involves looking at the errors "Stan & Co." (as I lovingly refer to them) make. But I'm not about calling out bad science just for the sake of nitpicking. It's about me getting the opportunity to babble coherently about how cool the universe is by using comic books (and the very occasional movie and episode of TOS...) as an entry point.

If it turns out you appreciate those coherent babbles, and you'd like to help keep them weekly as I navigate the world of freelance science writing, well...
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You matter.

I mean, you're literally made of matter, too, but you know what I mean.
Verbal Appreciation
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"4 for you Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!"

I will say this phrase out loud with your name/username in place of Glen Coco's. You won't get any evidence of the event, let alone any candy canes, but you can take pride in doing more than Glen Coco ever actually did.
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While a subscriber at this level, you get your name put onto a list of subscribers with its own dedicated page on the blog.
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While a subscriber at this level, you get your name at the end of each new blog post.
Published Appreciation 2.0.1
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I really just wanted to include a "42" option.
Like PA 2.0, but you get your name at the top of the list
I Tombaugh Regio Pluto
$248 or more per month
I will drop everything I'm doing (well, maybe not everything) and do a post on a film or tv episode of your choice, assuming I can get my hands on a copy and there's something worth covering in it. If I feel it's a bad fit, I'll let you know so you can submit another choice.
It takes the place of one week's regular post.

(248 is roughly how many years it takes Pluto to go around the Sun; Tombaugh Regio is the name of the region on the dwarf planet that resembles a heart.)
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Why just read old Marvel comics when you can blog about all the science completely unrelated to the superpowers in them? That is a question I didn't actually ask myself, but I decided to do it, anyway.

Bad Background Science started in mid-2015 as a nerdy writing exercise in order to practice my science communication skills while pursuing my Master's. Got the Master's, kept exercising, even to the point where the author of The Physics of Superheroes - Dr. James Kakalios himself - said he "loved [my] articles".

While I can now die happy, I'd rather keep updating my blog. I've only just hit issues from 1964...

As the name implies, BBS often involves looking at the errors "Stan & Co." (as I lovingly refer to them) make. But I'm not about calling out bad science just for the sake of nitpicking. It's about me getting the opportunity to babble coherently about how cool the universe is by using comic books (and the very occasional movie and episode of TOS...) as an entry point.

If it turns out you appreciate those coherent babbles, and you'd like to help keep them weekly as I navigate the world of freelance science writing, well...

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Tiers
Appreciation
$1 or more per month
You matter.

I mean, you're literally made of matter, too, but you know what I mean.
Verbal Appreciation
$4 or more per month
"4 for you Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!"

I will say this phrase out loud with your name/username in place of Glen Coco's. You won't get any evidence of the event, let alone any candy canes, but you can take pride in doing more than Glen Coco ever actually did.
Published Appreciation
$10 or more per month
While a subscriber at this level, you get your name put onto a list of subscribers with its own dedicated page on the blog.
Published Appreciation 2.0
$20 or more per month
While a subscriber at this level, you get your name at the end of each new blog post.
Published Appreciation 2.0.1
$42 or more per month
I really just wanted to include a "42" option.
Like PA 2.0, but you get your name at the top of the list
I Tombaugh Regio Pluto
$248 or more per month
I will drop everything I'm doing (well, maybe not everything) and do a post on a film or tv episode of your choice, assuming I can get my hands on a copy and there's something worth covering in it. If I feel it's a bad fit, I'll let you know so you can submit another choice.
It takes the place of one week's regular post.

(248 is roughly how many years it takes Pluto to go around the Sun; Tombaugh Regio is the name of the region on the dwarf planet that resembles a heart.)