Nathanael Cole is creating Original Readings from Numerous Texts
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Hello everyone - I'm Nathanael, and I want to share my voice with you in fun ways. I have been in love and involved with theater my entire life. I started super young in school plays and was immediately addicted to the exhilaration of performing. I went on to do community theater throughout my entire childhood, and kept at it well into young adulthood, moving on from an official playhouse to the fun'n'dirty world of Rocky Horror fandom (and yes, I mained Frank). During that time I developed a deeper interest in the audio component of it all, and eventually this led me into part-time radio DJ work, nightclub DJ stints, and the exciting world of radio theater and podcasting. I've dabbled in audiobook readings as well, and in general I just love using my voice in creative ways.

I'm also an avid tabletop and live-action role-player (RPG/LARP), and more often than not I'm the one running the events. I really enjoy getting into the different character roles, adopting different voices and personas for even the simplest "throw-away" side characters. This even carries over into my general novel-reading hobby, where I frequently read books aloud to myself, even doing individual voices for the characters. It always gives me a laugh, at least!

My plan now is to use Patreon to release a handful of fun readings to the public every month, with even more as potential interest in this project grows from patrons like you. It could be just a small handful, but with patron inspiration I could release a dozen or more. My hope is that by gaining interest from more people, that will in turn give me more things to read, and in turn improve my speaking and recording skills even further!

What will I be reading?

My initial plan is to release sound bytes of me reading various texts in creative ways. These will probably include multiple takes, alternate versions, and maybe even some blooper clips. I'm planning to mostly start with:

  • Notes from my gaming sessions
  • Out-of-context quotes and weird public forum comments that I find particularly amusing
  • Third-party product reviews for things you don't care about
  • Recipes for weird foods
  • Dramatic readings of food ingredient lists
  • My completely awful high school poetry (oh god)
  • ...and more!

I'm hoping to get more ideas and suggestions as the project moves along and more people (hopefully) hop along for the ride.

What WON'T I be reading?

I'm pretty open to just about anything, but I do have hard limits:

  • I won't read anything racist, sexist, or otherwise extremely hateful or bigoted in content or context.
  • I won't read anything protected by confidentiality agreements.
  • I won't read anything potentially incriminating for myself or the creator.
  • I won't read anything that involves corruption of or harm to an animal or a child.
  • I avoid US Politics like the plague.

I feel like these are common sense avoidances, though. In all seriousness, if you pledge at a level high enough to get custom work, you should probably run your ideas by me first before committing. If it breaks those simple rules above, I'm not doing it until we work it out together into something less contentious.

Samples

Here are a few samples of some of the more recent voice work I've done, mostly just me playing around:


Future Plans

I seriously don't expect this to really take off, but if it does, then I'd love to direct the funds back into this project. Any of the following or more could happen with enough interest:

  • Modulated voices (I have a modulator, just need an excuse to use it!)
  • Sounds effects
  • Custom Music
  • Guest Speakers and Collaborations
  • Extended multi-part stories and content
  • Improved equipment and studio setup
  • Video components
  • ULTRA KARAOKE FUNTIME

Why Patreon?

I already do this a lot for fun, but only privately. I like to talk - a lot - and yes, I even like to hear myself speak (har har). I've done recordings for myself and for others' projects, and I've been told repeatedly that I should look into maybe doing it "for real" some time. But I'm still quite nervous about it all. Putting yourself out there is pretty hard! I am hoping to use this as a platform to see exactly how well-received this kind of activity would be from me, to gauge if there is actual interest in my readings, and a future for me to do this For Serious down the road. Patreon gives me the opportunity for just that, and some extra funds to perhaps improve my setup and likewise my skill!

On Licensing...


I am certainly open to discussion of deeper licensing and greater work! But for now that keeps things simple enough for this platform.
Rewards
Welcome, and Thanks!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
This is all you need to unlock exclusive Patreon-released content and join the community. You have my heartfelt thanks!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Join the Discussion!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to my eternal thanks for your support, this level connects you wish access to the Discord discussion server. I spend a LOT of time hanging out on Discord, using it for all my gaming and general chatting. I've added a Patrons-only channel to my server, and will be doing all my planning and idea-jamming there. At this tier and higher, you can join in and jam along with me!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Includes Discord rewards
A Blurb for You
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I will read aloud and share a short blurb for you that you get to decide, possibly in a funny voice, no more than 10 seconds or so. And I'll also read your chosen moniker in my possible monthly Thank You release!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • A short vocal Blurb of your choosing
  • LICENSE: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Non-Commercial)
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
Includes Discord rewards
A Minute or So for You
$20 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
I will read and share some of your longer content and suggestions, up to a minute or thereabouts. What will it be? Your awful poetry? A short yarn about life in the boonies? A recipe that you think would sound cool? A DRABBLE?!? And of course, my verbal thanks in the monthly release!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • LICENSE: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Non-Commercial)
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • A minute of vocal work of your choosing
Includes Discord rewards
A Story Aloud for You
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I'll read and share your longer original content, capping out at twenty minutes. Got a short story you want to share with others? Maybe some kind of silly "subgenius"-style comical manifesto? I'll read it aloud for you! And of course, my verbal thanks!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • LICENSE: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Non-Commercial)
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • A story of yours read aloud for up to 20 minutes
Includes Discord rewards
Commercial: A Short Custom Blurb
$75 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
I'll do a short recording (up to around 15 seconds) just for you alone, licensed for you to use as you wish in your own personal or commercial ventures. I can also read it for everyone else on here, if you like - it's up to you!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • Commercial: A custom 15-Second Recording
  • LICENSE: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Commercial)
Includes Discord rewards
Commercial: A 30 Second Spot, Custom
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I'll do a longer recording (up to around 30 seconds), same terms as above commercial tier.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • LICENSE: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Commercial)
  • Commercial: A custom 30-Second Recording
Includes Discord rewards
Commercial: A 60 Second Spot, Custom
$130 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Same as above, but up to around a full minute! Anything more than this and we need to talk business privately.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • LICENSE: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Commercial)
  • Commercial: A custom 60-Second Recording
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
0 of 20 patrons
Holy crap, I know Twenty people! This won't ever happen, but if it does, I'll be pleasantly surprised. At ten people I'll officially start taking surveys and votes for future content. Until then, it's a crazy wild frontier of my own choosing, bwa ha ha!

Also, at this point I'll release a monthly Thank You reading of all the names that contribute at a tier above the 1-dollar entry point. Thanks!
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Hello everyone - I'm Nathanael, and I want to share my voice with you in fun ways. I have been in love and involved with theater my entire life. I started super young in school plays and was immediately addicted to the exhilaration of performing. I went on to do community theater throughout my entire childhood, and kept at it well into young adulthood, moving on from an official playhouse to the fun'n'dirty world of Rocky Horror fandom (and yes, I mained Frank). During that time I developed a deeper interest in the audio component of it all, and eventually this led me into part-time radio DJ work, nightclub DJ stints, and the exciting world of radio theater and podcasting. I've dabbled in audiobook readings as well, and in general I just love using my voice in creative ways.

I'm also an avid tabletop and live-action role-player (RPG/LARP), and more often than not I'm the one running the events. I really enjoy getting into the different character roles, adopting different voices and personas for even the simplest "throw-away" side characters. This even carries over into my general novel-reading hobby, where I frequently read books aloud to myself, even doing individual voices for the characters. It always gives me a laugh, at least!

My plan now is to use Patreon to release a handful of fun readings to the public every month, with even more as potential interest in this project grows from patrons like you. It could be just a small handful, but with patron inspiration I could release a dozen or more. My hope is that by gaining interest from more people, that will in turn give me more things to read, and in turn improve my speaking and recording skills even further!

What will I be reading?

My initial plan is to release sound bytes of me reading various texts in creative ways. These will probably include multiple takes, alternate versions, and maybe even some blooper clips. I'm planning to mostly start with:

  • Notes from my gaming sessions
  • Out-of-context quotes and weird public forum comments that I find particularly amusing
  • Third-party product reviews for things you don't care about
  • Recipes for weird foods
  • Dramatic readings of food ingredient lists
  • My completely awful high school poetry (oh god)
  • ...and more!

I'm hoping to get more ideas and suggestions as the project moves along and more people (hopefully) hop along for the ride.

What WON'T I be reading?

I'm pretty open to just about anything, but I do have hard limits:

  • I won't read anything racist, sexist, or otherwise extremely hateful or bigoted in content or context.
  • I won't read anything protected by confidentiality agreements.
  • I won't read anything potentially incriminating for myself or the creator.
  • I won't read anything that involves corruption of or harm to an animal or a child.
  • I avoid US Politics like the plague.

I feel like these are common sense avoidances, though. In all seriousness, if you pledge at a level high enough to get custom work, you should probably run your ideas by me first before committing. If it breaks those simple rules above, I'm not doing it until we work it out together into something less contentious.

Samples

Here are a few samples of some of the more recent voice work I've done, mostly just me playing around:


Future Plans

I seriously don't expect this to really take off, but if it does, then I'd love to direct the funds back into this project. Any of the following or more could happen with enough interest:

  • Modulated voices (I have a modulator, just need an excuse to use it!)
  • Sounds effects
  • Custom Music
  • Guest Speakers and Collaborations
  • Extended multi-part stories and content
  • Improved equipment and studio setup
  • Video components
  • ULTRA KARAOKE FUNTIME

Why Patreon?

I already do this a lot for fun, but only privately. I like to talk - a lot - and yes, I even like to hear myself speak (har har). I've done recordings for myself and for others' projects, and I've been told repeatedly that I should look into maybe doing it "for real" some time. But I'm still quite nervous about it all. Putting yourself out there is pretty hard! I am hoping to use this as a platform to see exactly how well-received this kind of activity would be from me, to gauge if there is actual interest in my readings, and a future for me to do this For Serious down the road. Patreon gives me the opportunity for just that, and some extra funds to perhaps improve my setup and likewise my skill!

On Licensing...


I am certainly open to discussion of deeper licensing and greater work! But for now that keeps things simple enough for this platform.

Recent posts by Nathanael Cole

Rewards
Welcome, and Thanks!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
This is all you need to unlock exclusive Patreon-released content and join the community. You have my heartfelt thanks!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Join the Discussion!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to my eternal thanks for your support, this level connects you wish access to the Discord discussion server. I spend a LOT of time hanging out on Discord, using it for all my gaming and general chatting. I've added a Patrons-only channel to my server, and will be doing all my planning and idea-jamming there. At this tier and higher, you can join in and jam along with me!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Includes Discord rewards
A Blurb for You
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
I will read aloud and share a short blurb for you that you get to decide, possibly in a funny voice, no more than 10 seconds or so. And I'll also read your chosen moniker in my possible monthly Thank You release!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • A short vocal Blurb of your choosing
  • LICENSE: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Non-Commercial)
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
Includes Discord rewards
A Minute or So for You
$20 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
I will read and share some of your longer content and suggestions, up to a minute or thereabouts. What will it be? Your awful poetry? A short yarn about life in the boonies? A recipe that you think would sound cool? A DRABBLE?!? And of course, my verbal thanks in the monthly release!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • LICENSE: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Non-Commercial)
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • A minute of vocal work of your choosing
Includes Discord rewards
A Story Aloud for You
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I'll read and share your longer original content, capping out at twenty minutes. Got a short story you want to share with others? Maybe some kind of silly "subgenius"-style comical manifesto? I'll read it aloud for you! And of course, my verbal thanks!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • LICENSE: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Non-Commercial)
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • A story of yours read aloud for up to 20 minutes
Includes Discord rewards
Commercial: A Short Custom Blurb
$75 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
I'll do a short recording (up to around 15 seconds) just for you alone, licensed for you to use as you wish in your own personal or commercial ventures. I can also read it for everyone else on here, if you like - it's up to you!

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • Commercial: A custom 15-Second Recording
  • LICENSE: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Commercial)
Includes Discord rewards
Commercial: A 30 Second Spot, Custom
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I'll do a longer recording (up to around 30 seconds), same terms as above commercial tier.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • LICENSE: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Commercial)
  • Commercial: A custom 30-Second Recording
Includes Discord rewards
Commercial: A 60 Second Spot, Custom
$130 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Same as above, but up to around a full minute! Anything more than this and we need to talk business privately.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Monthly Verbal Thanks (requires unlock)
  • LICENSE: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Commercial)
  • Commercial: A custom 60-Second Recording
Includes Discord rewards