Noa Lee is taking a break and will not charge patrons in the upcoming billing cycle on August 1, 2019. Billing will resume on September 1, 2019.

Learn more about why a creator skipped their upcoming billing cycle here.

Noa Lee

is creating Video Game Criticism and Stupid Jokes

14

patrons

$102

per month
PLEASE NOTE: I am currently taking an extended break from YouTube and Patreon and will not be uploading or delivering patron rewards during this time. This Patreon page has been PAUSED and patrons will not be charged during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

-Noa Lee


What's all this then?

Why hello you lovely little Peppercorns; my name's Noa Lee and welcome to my Patreon page! As you may know (or perhaps not) I have small YouTube channel where I post silly videos relating to video game criticism and stupid jokes.

What you may not know is who I am, why I do what I do, or what the purpose of this Patreon campaign is, so let's talk about that.


Who I is?

Even as a young lad growing up in rural Wisconsin I knew that this hobby of mine called gaming was something much more than just a pastime; that games can convey meaning and express ideas and emotion in a way that no other medium can. And because of this, I believe that video games have the potential to become the most important artistic medium of all time. More important than film! More important than the novel! And yes, even more important than interpretive dance!

For the past 10 years I've been dabbling in video game criticism, journalism, and freelance writing and in that time I've also worked construction, run an eBay shop, studied philosophy and math to obtained a degree, and even worked as a manager at Best Buy, yet the one thing that has fulfilled me the most has been my love for analyzing, collecting, and playing games.

And now I want to share that love with the world.


Why I do?

Years ago when I first started working in the industry semi-professionally, I noticed that most of what we call "game criticism" is little more than product review and headline regurgitation...and I think that sucks.

There's certainly a place for this type of content and there's obviously some overlap, but criticism is more about breaking a piece of art down, placing it within a contextual frame, and determining what works, what doesn't, how it could be improved, or how it compares to similar works.

Criticism is subjective, opinionated, and opens up a dialogue between author and reader (or in this case, Video Creator and Viewer) which advances the medium forward by changing and challenging how we think about games.

This is what I aim to do.


My Content and Release Schedule

Because most of my content is on YouTube, which is an ever changing platform, I pretty much just avoid trying to appease the mythical algorithm in favor of making the content that I'm most passionate about and what I feel my viewers will most enjoy.

My work is...niche, to say the least but keeping a narrow and deep focus is what I feel is most impactful for myself, my viewers, and the industry at large so while I'll on occasion rant about some topical headline or jump on a bandwagon if it looks like fun, I won't be making clickbait or hollow videos just to gain some extra views.

Right now my plan is to work on larger projects while making smaller videos when I can and streaming each Friday for Friday Night Beer N' Game. Then when I finish one of my large videos (whenever that may be) I'll release it to Patrons as well as on Amazon Prime and then some time later release it to everyone else.

This way I can reward my Patrons for their patience and financial support with some serious content without holding it hostage from people who can't afford to or simply don't want to support me.


Why Patreon?


I've been leery of crowdfunding over the years, but there's no denying that Patreon has become a revolutionary way for creators to see a return on invested time, energy, and finances (even if it's only a small one).

And with the continually changing rules of YouTube, the abundance of sponsorship deals, and Adpocalypse ver. x.0 constantly looming overhead, tools like Patreon have become more important than ever.

And, if you'll allow me to be blunt for a moment, I believe that ads and sponsorship deals--no matter how unobtrusive they may or may not be--only dilute the creator's message and devalue their content.

And I want no part of that.

So, as of this Patreon's launch I will no longer be running ads on any of my videos, nor will I EVER accept a sponsorship deal--so don't expect to see me rip into a game one minute and then suddenly start hocking Dashlane or Brilliant.org. No siree, not for me!

There are no chains around this neck.


What's in it for you?

I've always held myself to the same standards I hold all other artists to; especially those in the video game industry. As such, I think the best way to go about this Patreon thing is with a single, $1 monthly reward tier with the same bonuses available to everyone.

Pledge as much or as little as you'd like: everyone gets everything.

I want people to fund me because they want to fund me, not because they feel coerced or guilty for watching my content for free. So rather than having multiple reward tiers that gate off content, I'll leave it up to you as to how much or how little you feel like supporting me.

And if you can't afford a buck a month or simply don't want to support my unpopular opinions, I completely understand; no hard feelings. Same goes if you're already a patron and no longer able to pledge. Totally get it. There are plenty of creators I'd love to support as well, but simply can't afford to; that's just the way it goes.

That said, I do want to provide a little extra something for those who are generous enough to support my shenanigans, so here's what I can offer in a way that won't impact the production of other videos:


  • Access to large, scripted, videos weeks or sometimes even months before anyone else
  • A monthly short, unscripted, video of me discussing 3-5 games I recommend playing
  • A quarterly Patron-only Q&A video (in addition to the yearly Q&A)
  • Bloopers and behind the scenes stuff whenever I have something worth showing
  • Your name in the credits/thank you section of each scripted video, with the top five contributors receiving a verbal shout out from yours truly

What's this money funding exactly?


Disclosure is important to me so I won't hide the amount pledged each month, nor the fact that I will be using some of this money to pay personal bills and expenses as well as improving the production value and quality of my content.

I will also not hide the fact I plan on releasing my videos on platforms other than YouTube, such as Amazon Prime. So if you'd like to support my content without becoming a patron there are other ways to do so.
 
Anything else?

I think that about covers everything, except for me to say thank you.

Thank you for considering becoming a Patron, and a special thanks to those of you who already are. And for those who can't afford to or simply don't want to fund me, thank you as well. Thank you for watching my content and interacting with me online. Thank you for hearing and challenging my opinions on games and for making me a better and more informed critic.

But most of all, thank you for allowing me to keep doing what I love, and for making each day better and more fulfilling than the last. I am beyond grateful for the support, love, and kind words I receive on a daily basis, and without you none of this would be possible, nor as meaningful or impactful as it is.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here and for joining me on this quest to make the world of video games a better place...one unpopular opinion at a time!

Warmest regards,

-Noa Lee

Tiers
I'm a Lovely Little Peppercorn
$1 or more per month
Pledge as much or as little as you'd like; everyone gets everything.


  • Access to large, scripted, videos weeks or sometimes even months before anyone else
  • A monthly short, unscripted, video of me discussing 3-5 games I recommend playing
  • A quarterly Patron-only Q&A video (in addition to the yearly Q&A)
  • Bloopers and behind the scenes stuff whenever I have something worth showing
  • Your name in the credits/thank you section of each scripted video (the top five contributors get a verbal shout out from yours truly)
PLEASE NOTE: I am currently taking an extended break from YouTube and Patreon and will not be uploading or delivering patron rewards during this time. This Patreon page has been PAUSED and patrons will not be charged during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

-Noa Lee


What's all this then?

Why hello you lovely little Peppercorns; my name's Noa Lee and welcome to my Patreon page! As you may know (or perhaps not) I have small YouTube channel where I post silly videos relating to video game criticism and stupid jokes.

What you may not know is who I am, why I do what I do, or what the purpose of this Patreon campaign is, so let's talk about that.


Who I is?

Even as a young lad growing up in rural Wisconsin I knew that this hobby of mine called gaming was something much more than just a pastime; that games can convey meaning and express ideas and emotion in a way that no other medium can. And because of this, I believe that video games have the potential to become the most important artistic medium of all time. More important than film! More important than the novel! And yes, even more important than interpretive dance!

For the past 10 years I've been dabbling in video game criticism, journalism, and freelance writing and in that time I've also worked construction, run an eBay shop, studied philosophy and math to obtained a degree, and even worked as a manager at Best Buy, yet the one thing that has fulfilled me the most has been my love for analyzing, collecting, and playing games.

And now I want to share that love with the world.


Why I do?

Years ago when I first started working in the industry semi-professionally, I noticed that most of what we call "game criticism" is little more than product review and headline regurgitation...and I think that sucks.

There's certainly a place for this type of content and there's obviously some overlap, but criticism is more about breaking a piece of art down, placing it within a contextual frame, and determining what works, what doesn't, how it could be improved, or how it compares to similar works.

Criticism is subjective, opinionated, and opens up a dialogue between author and reader (or in this case, Video Creator and Viewer) which advances the medium forward by changing and challenging how we think about games.

This is what I aim to do.


My Content and Release Schedule

Because most of my content is on YouTube, which is an ever changing platform, I pretty much just avoid trying to appease the mythical algorithm in favor of making the content that I'm most passionate about and what I feel my viewers will most enjoy.

My work is...niche, to say the least but keeping a narrow and deep focus is what I feel is most impactful for myself, my viewers, and the industry at large so while I'll on occasion rant about some topical headline or jump on a bandwagon if it looks like fun, I won't be making clickbait or hollow videos just to gain some extra views.

Right now my plan is to work on larger projects while making smaller videos when I can and streaming each Friday for Friday Night Beer N' Game. Then when I finish one of my large videos (whenever that may be) I'll release it to Patrons as well as on Amazon Prime and then some time later release it to everyone else.

This way I can reward my Patrons for their patience and financial support with some serious content without holding it hostage from people who can't afford to or simply don't want to support me.


Why Patreon?


I've been leery of crowdfunding over the years, but there's no denying that Patreon has become a revolutionary way for creators to see a return on invested time, energy, and finances (even if it's only a small one).

And with the continually changing rules of YouTube, the abundance of sponsorship deals, and Adpocalypse ver. x.0 constantly looming overhead, tools like Patreon have become more important than ever.

And, if you'll allow me to be blunt for a moment, I believe that ads and sponsorship deals--no matter how unobtrusive they may or may not be--only dilute the creator's message and devalue their content.

And I want no part of that.

So, as of this Patreon's launch I will no longer be running ads on any of my videos, nor will I EVER accept a sponsorship deal--so don't expect to see me rip into a game one minute and then suddenly start hocking Dashlane or Brilliant.org. No siree, not for me!

There are no chains around this neck.


What's in it for you?

I've always held myself to the same standards I hold all other artists to; especially those in the video game industry. As such, I think the best way to go about this Patreon thing is with a single, $1 monthly reward tier with the same bonuses available to everyone.

Pledge as much or as little as you'd like: everyone gets everything.

I want people to fund me because they want to fund me, not because they feel coerced or guilty for watching my content for free. So rather than having multiple reward tiers that gate off content, I'll leave it up to you as to how much or how little you feel like supporting me.

And if you can't afford a buck a month or simply don't want to support my unpopular opinions, I completely understand; no hard feelings. Same goes if you're already a patron and no longer able to pledge. Totally get it. There are plenty of creators I'd love to support as well, but simply can't afford to; that's just the way it goes.

That said, I do want to provide a little extra something for those who are generous enough to support my shenanigans, so here's what I can offer in a way that won't impact the production of other videos:


  • Access to large, scripted, videos weeks or sometimes even months before anyone else
  • A monthly short, unscripted, video of me discussing 3-5 games I recommend playing
  • A quarterly Patron-only Q&A video (in addition to the yearly Q&A)
  • Bloopers and behind the scenes stuff whenever I have something worth showing
  • Your name in the credits/thank you section of each scripted video, with the top five contributors receiving a verbal shout out from yours truly

What's this money funding exactly?


Disclosure is important to me so I won't hide the amount pledged each month, nor the fact that I will be using some of this money to pay personal bills and expenses as well as improving the production value and quality of my content.

I will also not hide the fact I plan on releasing my videos on platforms other than YouTube, such as Amazon Prime. So if you'd like to support my content without becoming a patron there are other ways to do so.
 
Anything else?

I think that about covers everything, except for me to say thank you.

Thank you for considering becoming a Patron, and a special thanks to those of you who already are. And for those who can't afford to or simply don't want to fund me, thank you as well. Thank you for watching my content and interacting with me online. Thank you for hearing and challenging my opinions on games and for making me a better and more informed critic.

But most of all, thank you for allowing me to keep doing what I love, and for making each day better and more fulfilling than the last. I am beyond grateful for the support, love, and kind words I receive on a daily basis, and without you none of this would be possible, nor as meaningful or impactful as it is.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here and for joining me on this quest to make the world of video games a better place...one unpopular opinion at a time!

Warmest regards,

-Noa Lee

Recent posts by Noa Lee

Tiers
I'm a Lovely Little Peppercorn
$1 or more per month
Pledge as much or as little as you'd like; everyone gets everything.


  • Access to large, scripted, videos weeks or sometimes even months before anyone else
  • A monthly short, unscripted, video of me discussing 3-5 games I recommend playing
  • A quarterly Patron-only Q&A video (in addition to the yearly Q&A)
  • Bloopers and behind the scenes stuff whenever I have something worth showing
  • Your name in the credits/thank you section of each scripted video (the top five contributors get a verbal shout out from yours truly)