William French is creating a comedy liveblog
56
patrons
$282
per episode
Uh, hi.  Who're you?

Hey, everyone!  My name is William French, better known online as Loreweaver, and among other things I like to liveblog cartoons. Doing MST3K-style heckling has been incredibly fun and rewarding, and I love making my audience laugh (and, occasionally, curse my very existence).  I am also occasionally streaming games on Twitch.tv.

So, here's the deal.

I've been liveblogging--watching a show and recording my thoughts and commentary on my blog as I go along--for a few years, now.  I've been supported by this Patreon and my wonderful fan community for all but the first nine months or so of that!  It's been wonderful, especially since there are almost zero job opportunities where I live, and you've all enabled me to turn this fun little hobby into a job that's brought me--and, hopefully, all of you--quite a lot of joy.

What does this mean for the blog?

First things first, I want to make this clear: None of the content on the blog will ever be gated behind a paywall.  I'll always make the episodes I do as well as whatever Youtube content I create available free of charge, even if I lose all my pledges tomorrow.  What it does mean is that for every episode I do there will be a concrete reward, something to ease my mind (and my rent and annoyingly constant medical bills!).  I've already got a donation link up, for those who want to simply send me chunks of change, but making this into a more reliable source of income would help me stave off a lot of my earthly woes.

Okay, cool.  So what are we throwing money at you for?

Well, when this whole Patreon venture started, it was judged by liveblogging session--at most one per day, covering however many episodes I did that day, with a few other esoteric rules, but real-life concerns and my flagging health made me do one too many end-of-the-month crunch time sequences, so now it's been altered to a more individual-episode setup.  Now that I've started shows with twenty-minute episodes instead of just ten-minute shows like Steven Universe and OTGW, there are two kinds of liveblogging sessions--a whole ten-minute episode, or half a twenty-minute episode, stopping at a point recommended by a confidant who's watched the show.  Oh, and you can also set a limit to how much you pledge each month!  That way, if I spontaneously develop a caffeine gland and start doing a session every day, you still won't be charged anything more than what you've set as a limit.  Every contribution helps, no matter the size.

Is that it?

Nope!  There's a couple additional benefits.  First off, anyone who pledges at least $5 per episode, no matter what your monthly cap is, gains access to a community Minecraft server that I stream from on a semiregular basis.  Additionally, I'm experimenting with a MUCH higher reward tier!

Oooh, an EXPERIMENT!

Yeah!  Tentatively, I've put up three slots for $50 pledges where you straight-up get to pick a show for me to do a liveblog session for each month.  The rules on that are still being tweaked, but are basically as follows: you get to pick the show, but I get final say in case it's too horny/gory/etc or I know it'd be a terrible liveblog.  You can pick shows I'm not blind on if you just want me to analyze episodes, but if my audience really doesn't like me doing non-blind episodes, that will stop being available.  You get one liveblogging SESSION, so that means a whole 10-minute episode or half of a 20-minute episode--if you still want to go for a twenty-minute episode, go for it!  I just wanted to make that clear.  If you want me to do a large portion of a show, you should probably pick a shortish one, unless my readers enjoy the liveblogs enough to make it part of my normal repertoire.  These will not be private liveblogs; while you get to pick what I liveblog, all my blog content will be available for free as normal.

Due to the very high cost of entry and to prevent people from pledging with no intent to ever actually get charged, your pledge will have to go through at the start of the month for you to get this reward (effectively, you get your personal liveblog the following month.)  I DEFINITELY can't handle more than three of these a month, right now, so while it's perfectly fine if you pledge, get charged, and then unpledge because you just wanted to do it for one month, if that happens I will probably not accept any more of those pledges that month unless I get just a ridiculously high pledge.

As of writing this, I'm setting up the pledge tier.  We'll see how that goes!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per episode
If you pledge at least a dollar per liveblogging session, you get to be part of the group that votes on what shows I do!  There will be a lot more here later, but for now, rest easy, friend, for you have done a lot to help me live my life.
Patron Minecraft server!
$5 or more per episode
At the beginning of October 2016, I'll be starting Twitch streams again, beginning with a Minecraft stream involving a server I'm going to grant access to!  Only people who select this tier and get pledges processed at the beginning of the month will be whitelisted--not my friends, not my family, only you guys.
Hand-picked liveblog!
$50 or more per episode (sold out!)

If you select this tier, you get to choose a show for me to do a liveblogging session of each month.  Once your pledge is processed at the beginning of the month, you get to figure out with me what show I'm going to do for you--I reserve the right to refuse anything too horny/disgusting/that would make a terrible liveblog, but I'm open to most things!  You also gain access to the Minecraft server,

Uh, hi.  Who're you?

Hey, everyone!  My name is William French, better known online as Loreweaver, and among other things I like to liveblog cartoons. Doing MST3K-style heckling has been incredibly fun and rewarding, and I love making my audience laugh (and, occasionally, curse my very existence).  I am also occasionally streaming games on Twitch.tv.

So, here's the deal.

I've been liveblogging--watching a show and recording my thoughts and commentary on my blog as I go along--for a few years, now.  I've been supported by this Patreon and my wonderful fan community for all but the first nine months or so of that!  It's been wonderful, especially since there are almost zero job opportunities where I live, and you've all enabled me to turn this fun little hobby into a job that's brought me--and, hopefully, all of you--quite a lot of joy.

What does this mean for the blog?

First things first, I want to make this clear: None of the content on the blog will ever be gated behind a paywall.  I'll always make the episodes I do as well as whatever Youtube content I create available free of charge, even if I lose all my pledges tomorrow.  What it does mean is that for every episode I do there will be a concrete reward, something to ease my mind (and my rent and annoyingly constant medical bills!).  I've already got a donation link up, for those who want to simply send me chunks of change, but making this into a more reliable source of income would help me stave off a lot of my earthly woes.

Okay, cool.  So what are we throwing money at you for?

Well, when this whole Patreon venture started, it was judged by liveblogging session--at most one per day, covering however many episodes I did that day, with a few other esoteric rules, but real-life concerns and my flagging health made me do one too many end-of-the-month crunch time sequences, so now it's been altered to a more individual-episode setup.  Now that I've started shows with twenty-minute episodes instead of just ten-minute shows like Steven Universe and OTGW, there are two kinds of liveblogging sessions--a whole ten-minute episode, or half a twenty-minute episode, stopping at a point recommended by a confidant who's watched the show.  Oh, and you can also set a limit to how much you pledge each month!  That way, if I spontaneously develop a caffeine gland and start doing a session every day, you still won't be charged anything more than what you've set as a limit.  Every contribution helps, no matter the size.

Is that it?

Nope!  There's a couple additional benefits.  First off, anyone who pledges at least $5 per episode, no matter what your monthly cap is, gains access to a community Minecraft server that I stream from on a semiregular basis.  Additionally, I'm experimenting with a MUCH higher reward tier!

Oooh, an EXPERIMENT!

Yeah!  Tentatively, I've put up three slots for $50 pledges where you straight-up get to pick a show for me to do a liveblog session for each month.  The rules on that are still being tweaked, but are basically as follows: you get to pick the show, but I get final say in case it's too horny/gory/etc or I know it'd be a terrible liveblog.  You can pick shows I'm not blind on if you just want me to analyze episodes, but if my audience really doesn't like me doing non-blind episodes, that will stop being available.  You get one liveblogging SESSION, so that means a whole 10-minute episode or half of a 20-minute episode--if you still want to go for a twenty-minute episode, go for it!  I just wanted to make that clear.  If you want me to do a large portion of a show, you should probably pick a shortish one, unless my readers enjoy the liveblogs enough to make it part of my normal repertoire.  These will not be private liveblogs; while you get to pick what I liveblog, all my blog content will be available for free as normal.

Due to the very high cost of entry and to prevent people from pledging with no intent to ever actually get charged, your pledge will have to go through at the start of the month for you to get this reward (effectively, you get your personal liveblog the following month.)  I DEFINITELY can't handle more than three of these a month, right now, so while it's perfectly fine if you pledge, get charged, and then unpledge because you just wanted to do it for one month, if that happens I will probably not accept any more of those pledges that month unless I get just a ridiculously high pledge.

As of writing this, I'm setting up the pledge tier.  We'll see how that goes!

Recent posts by William French

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per episode
If you pledge at least a dollar per liveblogging session, you get to be part of the group that votes on what shows I do!  There will be a lot more here later, but for now, rest easy, friend, for you have done a lot to help me live my life.
Patron Minecraft server!
$5 or more per episode
At the beginning of October 2016, I'll be starting Twitch streams again, beginning with a Minecraft stream involving a server I'm going to grant access to!  Only people who select this tier and get pledges processed at the beginning of the month will be whitelisted--not my friends, not my family, only you guys.
Hand-picked liveblog!
$50 or more per episode (sold out!)

If you select this tier, you get to choose a show for me to do a liveblogging session of each month.  Once your pledge is processed at the beginning of the month, you get to figure out with me what show I'm going to do for you--I reserve the right to refuse anything too horny/disgusting/that would make a terrible liveblog, but I'm open to most things!  You also gain access to the Minecraft server,