J. Fergus  is creating articles, newsletters, Spotify playlists, and tarot readings
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patron
Whoa! You clicked on a thing! That's a lot of commitment these days, so a hearty thanks to you right off the bat.

TL;DR

Writing is my everything and a wildly unpredictable income source. Becoming a patron gives you access to a monthly newsletter that recaps my hot takes and new articles, a secret Spotify playlist to groove to, and a tarot reading. Early access to more content, like a critical review series, ASMR videos, and a podcast, might join these ranks if certain goals are met.

About Me

Writing has always been there for me. Even as tiny tyke who proudly announced their future candidacy for the American presidency, imaginative stories served as my retreat from my outward ambitions. Poems and songs guided me through struggles of navigating my sexuality, the onset of mental illness, and whatever the hell middle school was. As I got older, I realized I was shelving the wrong part of me and restructured what I wanted out of my future. 



Armed with an arts degree, I set out on a career in lifestyle journalism, covering food, technology, and culture for sites like Foodbeast, Tastemade, The Manual, Culture Trip, and The Establishment. Throughout this time, I've ebbed and flowed between the grind of full-time work and the terrifying thrilling world of freelance. I've learned that each side of the grass can be unstable and flush with hidden issues.

So think of your patronage as landscaping maintenance. You can just help me keep the weeds at bay or redesign the whole yard.*

*Milkshakes currently not included.

What You Can Expect

Though the socialist within me would like to have an egalitarian tier model, the Rihanna in me would like to be compensated for their time. As such, you can currently receive these perks:

  • A monthly newsletter that includes a brief rundown of my hot takes for the previous month's hottest lifestyle and entertainment headlines. The newsletter would also provide links and short descriptions about up to five new articles I wrote, three longform article recommendations, a niche spirit (alcohol, not ghosts) you should try, and background on a coffee order you should know about. 
  • Access to a secret Spotify playlist with two hours of tunes from today and yesteryear. Check out my public playlists for a sense of what genres frequent my mixes.
  • A virtual, five-card spread tarot reading which is informed by aural projections, numerology, and five years of tarot experience. Responses will be up to 200 words, depending on the complexity of the results.

Future Dreams

If certain goals are met, I can shift my workload to include other endeavors. Additional perks might be added to give you early access to new (better) ASMR videos, new Hatewatching articles, and a really dope journalistic podcast that centers Blackness.

Tiers
Yer a Patron, Harry!
$3 or more per month

A newsletter delivered via owl (okay, email) will arrive once a month with hot takes, article links and recommendations, and drinks you should sip.

Professor Trelawney's Office Hours
$5 or more per month

A single five-card tarot reading informed by aural projections and numerology. This is *not* a recurring benefit.

Yule Ball DJ
$7 or more per month

You get the monthly newsletter and a secret Spotify playlist to enjoy every month.

Divination
$8 or more per month

You get the monthly newsletter and a five-card tarot reading informed by aural projections and numerology.

Defense of the Arts
$12 or more per month

You get the newsletter, a secret Spotify playlist to enjoy, and a five-card tarot reading every month.

Goals
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At this point, I'll start releasing monthly Hatewatching articles with early availability across all tiers.
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Whoa! You clicked on a thing! That's a lot of commitment these days, so a hearty thanks to you right off the bat.

TL;DR

Writing is my everything and a wildly unpredictable income source. Becoming a patron gives you access to a monthly newsletter that recaps my hot takes and new articles, a secret Spotify playlist to groove to, and a tarot reading. Early access to more content, like a critical review series, ASMR videos, and a podcast, might join these ranks if certain goals are met.

About Me

Writing has always been there for me. Even as tiny tyke who proudly announced their future candidacy for the American presidency, imaginative stories served as my retreat from my outward ambitions. Poems and songs guided me through struggles of navigating my sexuality, the onset of mental illness, and whatever the hell middle school was. As I got older, I realized I was shelving the wrong part of me and restructured what I wanted out of my future. 



Armed with an arts degree, I set out on a career in lifestyle journalism, covering food, technology, and culture for sites like Foodbeast, Tastemade, The Manual, Culture Trip, and The Establishment. Throughout this time, I've ebbed and flowed between the grind of full-time work and the terrifying thrilling world of freelance. I've learned that each side of the grass can be unstable and flush with hidden issues.

So think of your patronage as landscaping maintenance. You can just help me keep the weeds at bay or redesign the whole yard.*

*Milkshakes currently not included.

What You Can Expect

Though the socialist within me would like to have an egalitarian tier model, the Rihanna in me would like to be compensated for their time. As such, you can currently receive these perks:

  • A monthly newsletter that includes a brief rundown of my hot takes for the previous month's hottest lifestyle and entertainment headlines. The newsletter would also provide links and short descriptions about up to five new articles I wrote, three longform article recommendations, a niche spirit (alcohol, not ghosts) you should try, and background on a coffee order you should know about. 
  • Access to a secret Spotify playlist with two hours of tunes from today and yesteryear. Check out my public playlists for a sense of what genres frequent my mixes.
  • A virtual, five-card spread tarot reading which is informed by aural projections, numerology, and five years of tarot experience. Responses will be up to 200 words, depending on the complexity of the results.

Future Dreams

If certain goals are met, I can shift my workload to include other endeavors. Additional perks might be added to give you early access to new (better) ASMR videos, new Hatewatching articles, and a really dope journalistic podcast that centers Blackness.

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Tiers
Yer a Patron, Harry!
$3 or more per month

A newsletter delivered via owl (okay, email) will arrive once a month with hot takes, article links and recommendations, and drinks you should sip.

Professor Trelawney's Office Hours
$5 or more per month

A single five-card tarot reading informed by aural projections and numerology. This is *not* a recurring benefit.

Yule Ball DJ
$7 or more per month

You get the monthly newsletter and a secret Spotify playlist to enjoy every month.

Divination
$8 or more per month

You get the monthly newsletter and a five-card tarot reading informed by aural projections and numerology.

Defense of the Arts
$12 or more per month

You get the newsletter, a secret Spotify playlist to enjoy, and a five-card tarot reading every month.