Lauren the Flute is creating VGM covers, art, writing, and cooking streams
15

patrons

$90
per month
Hi! I'm Lauren.

I've been involved in the VGM scene since 2010, and I've been posting my own solo YouTube covers as "Lauren the Flute" since 2012. I play flute and sing. I really like doing these things — especially performing music from video games. Sometimes I dress up! In 2015, I started streaming my first Earthbound playthrough, and now I stream all sorts of things — gaming, but also music and cooking and soon art! I'm working on my MFA in creative writing, so (unsurprisingly) I'm writing a novel. And I lead a video game cover band, The Returners. You could say I keep pretty busy.

There are lots of things I would love to be able to do: devote more time to my creative projects, make fun merch like buttons, commission costumes to wear on stage and in videos, travel to more conventions (and maybe perform and meet up with fans!), upgrade my gear and make better-quality videos (and not have my stream sometimes crash!) ... and having patrons can help all of those things come true.

I've used my Patreon before specifically to support my music, but now that I've branched out more, I would like to let you get involved in the other things I create! Do you want to hear my music WIPs and maybe read bits of stories I'm working on? Maybe vote on what music I should cover next or what I should cook in my next cooking stream? Or just see lots of photos of my cats and read my long rambling thoughts in a newsletter? (I have a lot of words about many things.) This is supposed to be fun for all of us, so let me know!

I have always been the sort of person who dreams impossibly big dreams, but now that the internet has given us the power to work together, maybe some of my dreams will come to life.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
SUPPORT THE ARTS
See videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron
DOWNLOAD MUSIC
Access to free download of every song I publish, plus videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
GET INVOLVED
Access to a WIP Soundcloud as well as updates on what projects I'm working on, plus a monthly newsletter (with my rambling thoughts and maybe fiction excerpts), plus music download, plus videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
LET'S HANG OUT
Join me for a monthly Patron-only Hangout (video chat at least on my end; you can type or video), plus the WIP Soundcloud, plus the newsletter, plus music download, plus videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $15 or more per month
3 of 20 patrons
POSTCARDS!
I will send you a doodled postcard every month TO YOUR HOUSE (or I guess wherever else you want it sent). Also monthly Patron-only Hangout, WIP Soundcloud, newsletter, music download, and videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
BE MY FRIEND
Chat with me one-on-one, in a video or voice chat! We can talk about music and video games, or I can give you story advice, or whatever you like. Plus a postcard, Patron-only hangout, WIP Soundcloud, newsletter, music download, and videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
COOKIES
I will personally bake you something delicious and ship it to you every month! Also, we can chat one-on-one, and you'll get a postcard (maybe with your goodies), access to Patron-only hangout, WIP Soundcloud, newsletter, music download, and videos the day before they go live.
Goals
$90 of $100 per month
Some specific upgrades I need: a second high-quality webcam and corresponding tripod, an actual camera for recording videos (I know the one I want), better video editing software, VSTs (virtual instruments) for original compositions and backing tracks...
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Hi! I'm Lauren.

I've been involved in the VGM scene since 2010, and I've been posting my own solo YouTube covers as "Lauren the Flute" since 2012. I play flute and sing. I really like doing these things — especially performing music from video games. Sometimes I dress up! In 2015, I started streaming my first Earthbound playthrough, and now I stream all sorts of things — gaming, but also music and cooking and soon art! I'm working on my MFA in creative writing, so (unsurprisingly) I'm writing a novel. And I lead a video game cover band, The Returners. You could say I keep pretty busy.

There are lots of things I would love to be able to do: devote more time to my creative projects, make fun merch like buttons, commission costumes to wear on stage and in videos, travel to more conventions (and maybe perform and meet up with fans!), upgrade my gear and make better-quality videos (and not have my stream sometimes crash!) ... and having patrons can help all of those things come true.

I've used my Patreon before specifically to support my music, but now that I've branched out more, I would like to let you get involved in the other things I create! Do you want to hear my music WIPs and maybe read bits of stories I'm working on? Maybe vote on what music I should cover next or what I should cook in my next cooking stream? Or just see lots of photos of my cats and read my long rambling thoughts in a newsletter? (I have a lot of words about many things.) This is supposed to be fun for all of us, so let me know!

I have always been the sort of person who dreams impossibly big dreams, but now that the internet has given us the power to work together, maybe some of my dreams will come to life.

Recent posts by Lauren the Flute

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
SUPPORT THE ARTS
See videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron
DOWNLOAD MUSIC
Access to free download of every song I publish, plus videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
GET INVOLVED
Access to a WIP Soundcloud as well as updates on what projects I'm working on, plus a monthly newsletter (with my rambling thoughts and maybe fiction excerpts), plus music download, plus videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
LET'S HANG OUT
Join me for a monthly Patron-only Hangout (video chat at least on my end; you can type or video), plus the WIP Soundcloud, plus the newsletter, plus music download, plus videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $15 or more per month
3 of 20 patrons
POSTCARDS!
I will send you a doodled postcard every month TO YOUR HOUSE (or I guess wherever else you want it sent). Also monthly Patron-only Hangout, WIP Soundcloud, newsletter, music download, and videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
BE MY FRIEND
Chat with me one-on-one, in a video or voice chat! We can talk about music and video games, or I can give you story advice, or whatever you like. Plus a postcard, Patron-only hangout, WIP Soundcloud, newsletter, music download, and videos the day before they go live.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
COOKIES
I will personally bake you something delicious and ship it to you every month! Also, we can chat one-on-one, and you'll get a postcard (maybe with your goodies), access to Patron-only hangout, WIP Soundcloud, newsletter, music download, and videos the day before they go live.