Mother's Basement is creating Anime and Game Analysis
611

patrons

$2,430
per month
Who am I?
Anime, Games, Movies… the best of them affect us deeply, thanks to thousands of little details that we’re not supposed to think about. I'm Geoff Thew, professional dirtbag, and I do nothing but think about those details. Because when you start to really appreciate them, it helps you love your favourite media on a whole new level.

My YouTube channel, Mother's Basement, focuses on analyzing specific aspects of media - like levels in video games, or opening theme songs to anime - in order to figure out what makes them tick. If you enjoy critical breakdowns of cinematography and symbolism, discussion of the production process, and educational tangents about science and other topics, you'll find all that and more in my Mother's Basement.


What Will You be Funding?
My channel has two main series - "What's in an OP?," where I analyze the opening theme songs of anime, and "What' s in a Game?," where I analyze things like mechanics, cutscenes, and level design. What's in an OP? comes out every other week, while What's in a Game comes out once per month. In addition to these, I produce at least one review, toplist, rant, or additional analysis video every month.

So that's at least four videos every month, two about anime, one about games, and one wild card. And you'll be funding all of it. Of course, some of you will only want to watch the anime stuff, and some of you will only want to watch the gaming videos, which is why I've decided to make the payment schedule monthly instead of per-video. That way you can kick in however much you feel is fair for how much I cover whatever interests you.


Why Back Me?
Hopefully because you've seen my stuff and like what I do! And because you know I'll deliver. I hold every video I make to a professional standard of quality, and I've been consistently following a regular schedule since the channel started. I plan to put every penny I earn toward paying for equipment, editing services, and other stuff to help me create more, better content. If we can raise enough, I'll be able to do two anime or gaming analysis videos every week.

I'm NEVER going to hide my content behind a paywall - the point of patreon is to improve the channel, not take away from it. And again, I'm very adamant about sticking to my schedule, so you will get increasing value every month for your contribution - whatever you feel four videos (or more) per month are worth.

But if you want the pot sweetened a little, I've also got some pretty slick reward tiers below that give you more ways to interact with - and even be part of - the channel. Check them out in the sidebar.
Tiers
Shilldren
$1 or more per month 334 patrons
Voting Rights, Patron-Only Feed and Discord Chat
  • Access to patreon feed, including blog posts about what I’m working on, channel updates, etc.
  • Access to the monthly schedule, including voting on games to stream, and voting on Weebcast topics
  • You'll get access to a special patron-only discord channel as well. 
Includes Discord rewards
Civ-shill-ian
$3 or more per month 129 patrons
 Eternal Gratitude (tentative)
  • Your name entered into a monthly giveaway for… something cool. Could be a plush, a figure, or character goods, but it will come from my stupid huge collection of anime nonsense and be related to my content for the month. I’ll cover shipping. And I promise only most of the cool things will be from SAO. 
  • Credits in the monthly Mailbag podcast
  • A monthly 10% discount code for my store (when it launches)!
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Civ-shill Servant
$5 or more per month 79 patrons
Momentary Gratitude Immortalized
 
  • Access to my monthly bloopers video! This will include bloopers in recording video and audio, becaused things get a bit ridiculous and I heck up a lot. (who would have guessed?)
  • A guarantee that I’ll read a message from you OR answer any one question (within reason) on a special monthly Maibag podcast [p-please be gentle…)
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Government Offi-shill
$8 or more per month 8 patrons
Monthly Q&A
  • A monthly 20% discount code for my store (when it launches)!
  • Join me for a monthly Q&A session on google hangouts
Includes Discord rewards
Shillitary
$10 or more per month 51 patrons
Monthly Anime Night

 

  • Access to my scripts. This will include completed scripts, as well as scripts that I’ve written for videos that have been scrapped or put on hold. Scripts will be uploaded once the related video is live - sometimes with commentary from me.
  • Join me once a month on an exclusive anime night discord channel where we’ll watch anime together, shoot the shit, and generally have a good time.
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shillionaire
$15 or more per month 12 patrons
Make a Request

 

  • Suggest an anime/topic to cover on the Weekly WeebCast Podcast. If your suggestion is voted in (assuming you have a good microphone) you get to introduce the anime to us and talk for a bit at the start of the podcast. Potentially, you can also be part of a full podcast, but that would have to be at the discretion of me and the other hosts because having good chemistry is VERY important for a talk show.
  • Let’s game. Add me on steam, PSN, where ever you want to play and we can game together. Message me through patreon, twitter or discord, to figure out when and where!
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shillionaire (but this time it’s a pun on billionaire)
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
Monthly Game Night
  • Once a month, join me in a voice call as I stream a game. Depending on the game, you may even be able to play with me. Or subject me to horrible, drinking-related punishments that non-patrons would have to donate for.
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shillnobi
$40 or more per month 9 patrons
Your Name in Lights
  • Or liquid crystals. Or plasma. Or E-ink if you somehow get youtube running on your kindle. Your name will go on a list of top patrons at the end of every video for the month you donate.
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shill and Bones
$80 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Weebcast Cameo
  • Cameo or guest spot on the monthly State of the Basement Mailbag Weebcast. This will be dependant on us having good chemistry and you having a decent mic.
  • All previous non-limited tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shillfire Club
$80 or more per month 5 patrons (sold out!)
Consulting Fee
 
  • For up to an hour and a half per month I’ll offer you my expertise in online self-marketing, video creation, writing, game design… or anything else you might want to ask me about. Want my critical opinion of a project you’re working on? Or advice for starting your own youtube channel? You got it.
  • All previous non-limited tiers included
Shilluminati
$150 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Make a Demand
  • Decide the topic of one weebcast for the month, and (if you have a good mic) record the introduction. You may even join me in the discussion (again, assuming we have good chemistry)
  • All previous non-limited tiers included
Goals
$2,430 of $2,500 per month
The only barrier to me making more videos for you guys is how much sleep I need. I will work on eliminating this human weakness through science.
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Who am I?
Anime, Games, Movies… the best of them affect us deeply, thanks to thousands of little details that we’re not supposed to think about. I'm Geoff Thew, professional dirtbag, and I do nothing but think about those details. Because when you start to really appreciate them, it helps you love your favourite media on a whole new level.

My YouTube channel, Mother's Basement, focuses on analyzing specific aspects of media - like levels in video games, or opening theme songs to anime - in order to figure out what makes them tick. If you enjoy critical breakdowns of cinematography and symbolism, discussion of the production process, and educational tangents about science and other topics, you'll find all that and more in my Mother's Basement.


What Will You be Funding?
My channel has two main series - "What's in an OP?," where I analyze the opening theme songs of anime, and "What' s in a Game?," where I analyze things like mechanics, cutscenes, and level design. What's in an OP? comes out every other week, while What's in a Game comes out once per month. In addition to these, I produce at least one review, toplist, rant, or additional analysis video every month.

So that's at least four videos every month, two about anime, one about games, and one wild card. And you'll be funding all of it. Of course, some of you will only want to watch the anime stuff, and some of you will only want to watch the gaming videos, which is why I've decided to make the payment schedule monthly instead of per-video. That way you can kick in however much you feel is fair for how much I cover whatever interests you.


Why Back Me?
Hopefully because you've seen my stuff and like what I do! And because you know I'll deliver. I hold every video I make to a professional standard of quality, and I've been consistently following a regular schedule since the channel started. I plan to put every penny I earn toward paying for equipment, editing services, and other stuff to help me create more, better content. If we can raise enough, I'll be able to do two anime or gaming analysis videos every week.

I'm NEVER going to hide my content behind a paywall - the point of patreon is to improve the channel, not take away from it. And again, I'm very adamant about sticking to my schedule, so you will get increasing value every month for your contribution - whatever you feel four videos (or more) per month are worth.

But if you want the pot sweetened a little, I've also got some pretty slick reward tiers below that give you more ways to interact with - and even be part of - the channel. Check them out in the sidebar.

Recent posts by Mother's Basement

Tiers
Shilldren
$1 or more per month 334 patrons
Voting Rights, Patron-Only Feed and Discord Chat
  • Access to patreon feed, including blog posts about what I’m working on, channel updates, etc.
  • Access to the monthly schedule, including voting on games to stream, and voting on Weebcast topics
  • You'll get access to a special patron-only discord channel as well. 
Includes Discord rewards
Civ-shill-ian
$3 or more per month 129 patrons
 Eternal Gratitude (tentative)
  • Your name entered into a monthly giveaway for… something cool. Could be a plush, a figure, or character goods, but it will come from my stupid huge collection of anime nonsense and be related to my content for the month. I’ll cover shipping. And I promise only most of the cool things will be from SAO. 
  • Credits in the monthly Mailbag podcast
  • A monthly 10% discount code for my store (when it launches)!
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Civ-shill Servant
$5 or more per month 79 patrons
Momentary Gratitude Immortalized
 
  • Access to my monthly bloopers video! This will include bloopers in recording video and audio, becaused things get a bit ridiculous and I heck up a lot. (who would have guessed?)
  • A guarantee that I’ll read a message from you OR answer any one question (within reason) on a special monthly Maibag podcast [p-please be gentle…)
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Government Offi-shill
$8 or more per month 8 patrons
Monthly Q&A
  • A monthly 20% discount code for my store (when it launches)!
  • Join me for a monthly Q&A session on google hangouts
Includes Discord rewards
Shillitary
$10 or more per month 51 patrons
Monthly Anime Night

 

  • Access to my scripts. This will include completed scripts, as well as scripts that I’ve written for videos that have been scrapped or put on hold. Scripts will be uploaded once the related video is live - sometimes with commentary from me.
  • Join me once a month on an exclusive anime night discord channel where we’ll watch anime together, shoot the shit, and generally have a good time.
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shillionaire
$15 or more per month 12 patrons
Make a Request

 

  • Suggest an anime/topic to cover on the Weekly WeebCast Podcast. If your suggestion is voted in (assuming you have a good microphone) you get to introduce the anime to us and talk for a bit at the start of the podcast. Potentially, you can also be part of a full podcast, but that would have to be at the discretion of me and the other hosts because having good chemistry is VERY important for a talk show.
  • Let’s game. Add me on steam, PSN, where ever you want to play and we can game together. Message me through patreon, twitter or discord, to figure out when and where!
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shillionaire (but this time it’s a pun on billionaire)
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
Monthly Game Night
  • Once a month, join me in a voice call as I stream a game. Depending on the game, you may even be able to play with me. Or subject me to horrible, drinking-related punishments that non-patrons would have to donate for.
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shillnobi
$40 or more per month 9 patrons
Your Name in Lights
  • Or liquid crystals. Or plasma. Or E-ink if you somehow get youtube running on your kindle. Your name will go on a list of top patrons at the end of every video for the month you donate.
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shill and Bones
$80 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Weebcast Cameo
  • Cameo or guest spot on the monthly State of the Basement Mailbag Weebcast. This will be dependant on us having good chemistry and you having a decent mic.
  • All previous non-limited tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Shillfire Club
$80 or more per month 5 patrons (sold out!)
Consulting Fee
 
  • For up to an hour and a half per month I’ll offer you my expertise in online self-marketing, video creation, writing, game design… or anything else you might want to ask me about. Want my critical opinion of a project you’re working on? Or advice for starting your own youtube channel? You got it.
  • All previous non-limited tiers included
Shilluminati
$150 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
Make a Demand
  • Decide the topic of one weebcast for the month, and (if you have a good mic) record the introduction. You may even join me in the discussion (again, assuming we have good chemistry)
  • All previous non-limited tiers included