GLaDOS is creating Twitter Science
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ATTENTION ALL:

Hello, and, again, welcome to the Aperture Science Online Enrichment Center.

The Online Enrichment Center, or OEC for short, is a community of Portal fans that has been around for quite a long time now, namely since May 2011, and I am OEC_GLaDOS, also known as the Boss, its administrator.

Lots of things have happened since then--friends and enemies were made, sites were created and destroyed, players joined and left...even I left several times...and even after all these years, it's still alive.

And I love it. I've kept coming back to it because I love it. Producing Portal-related content and RPing is probably one of the most satisfying things I've ever done in my life.

But it's been a long time. When I started with the OEC project, I was in college, and I had lots of time and not a lot of responsibilities. Then, when I finished college, and I got a job, and I started having to take care of myself, things went downhill pretty fast. I didn't have the time or the energy to keep it up at all. And I kept trying, and I kept failing.

So, one day I saw this site, and I thought, why not give it a try? I really wish I didn't need to do this, but, working my current job full-time, I don't know how much longer I will be able to keep GLaDOS up and functioning at full power. By no means do I intend to charge for GLaDOS, please, don't get the wrong idea. I just REALLY want to keep doing this and REALLY wish I could have the most time I can possibly afford to keeping it up, and keep coming up with content and ideas and projects for it. And I will, even if I don't receive any money from here, as much and for as long as I can. But with your help, I can make sure I actually can do it and that I can do it for good. I really hope no one gets offended by this.

There are two things I would like to address, too.

If you take a look at the goals and the rewards, you will notice many, many familiar things. Promises I made before, and I failed to deliver. The problem I had before was that I was naïve enough to think I could get away with pulling off all those things AND working a full-time job at the same time. And I also made the stupid mistake of thinking I could pull it off with a minimum amount of donations and with free collaboration of people. This lead to all sorts of problems, namely that I didn't have time to work on the stuff I promised and the people who were collaborating with me were not getting paid, so I was subject to their mood swings and personal issues and schedules, etc. I've set up this campaign in layers, so that I will not do more than I can afford to do, and also so that if I /do/ reach that goal, I'm 100% sure I will be able to achieve what I set out to do. I've also made sure that reaching upper goals doesn't affect my Twitter presence, like it did before. (Just think that, before, if I wanted to do, say, the site, I had to work on the site myself, work my job, be on Twitter, and supervise the other people working on the site. Yeah.)

The second thing is some of you might think I'm just cashing in on other people's content...I'm not. All the stuff I do, I write it, record it, and edit it all by myself. I also take lots of time to research and compile content, make references, make jokes, look up funny things and adapt them to the Portal universe, come up with audio, songs, tests, funny long posts...it is more work than you would think. And, again, I'd be more than happy to do it for free if I could afford it, and I really, REALLY wish I could...but I can't. So I need your help.
If you don't feel comfortable with helping me with this this way, stay tuned, because I will be launching another campaign for an original project. (Again, don't worry, because I will do so in a way that doesn't affect my presence here). Any way of contributing will be appreciated.

One more thing: the rewards will be updated when/if some of the goals I've set are reached, and you'll immediately receive whatever things I update them with. If I ever get to do the Site or the Mod, there will be loads of great new rewards.

Anyway, thank you for reading this, and thank you for all the support you've given me throughout all these years, that alone means a lot to me. If you wish to contribute in a non-financial way, please share this in whatever social media you use. If you don't, that's fine, too. I hope you find this acceptable and don't hate me forever for it. If you happen to end up contributing, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, because thanks to you I'll get to hopefully devote my life to doing what I love the most in the universe...

...Testing...

Now, get back to it.
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Cake Ingredient
Congratulations. You are about to feel inundated by the joy of contributing to the Online Enrichment Center so that it can continue to provide quality [FUN] and [LEARNING] activities. Please, take a moment to reflect on this notion.
You are also about to be less easily startled by loud noises.

This will earn you a persistent Subject number (that is, if you address me, your assigned Subject Number will be used and remembered), thus making you an Official Online Enrichment Center Test Subject, and you will also be given a complementary celebratory shoutout on Twitter.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Test Subject
Congratulations. You are about to contribute a significant amount of your hard-earned cash to the cause of helping us help you help us all.
For this, you will receive a custom @onlineenrichmentcenter.com e-mail mask*. Good luck!


*"Mask" means it is not actually an account you have to keep up with, but rather you will tell us the address of an e-mail account of your own, and we will make it so that any and all e-mails sent to the OEC account will be forwarded to your main account. The OEC account will not store any data. You will also be instructed how to set your account up so that you can send e-mails as the OEC account from your primary account.
Pledge $10 or more per month
Subject of the Month
Congratulations. You are about to donate a ridiculously high amount of money to Science, and, for this, we will be very grateful. So grateful we might build a statue in your honor. And by "build a statue in your honor," we mean make you a personalized pre-recorded message. It can be anything you want in the voice of either GLaDOS or the Specimen (Dalek). Some good ideas for this are ringtones, birthday wishes, etc. You can either provide the exact text or only a vague idea and we will come up with the lines. You will receive one of these for each month you are subscribed to the OEC's Patreon Campaign.
We will also be happy to feature whatever ideas you have for Testing and credit you for them.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Subject of the Year
Congratulations. You must really love Science.

You will get 10 custom recordings a month.
Pledge $50 or more per month
Savior of Science
Congratulations. The Online Enrichment Center wouldn't be where it is without you.

You will receive unlimited custom recordings, and I will be available to play with you on Steam or chat on Skype once a week.
Pledge $100 or more per month
Mute Lunatic
Well, I don't even know what to say...
Just tell me what you want. As long as it is mostly Portal related, and/or it's not too far-fetched, I'll do it.
ATTENTION ALL:

Hello, and, again, welcome to the Aperture Science Online Enrichment Center.

The Online Enrichment Center, or OEC for short, is a community of Portal fans that has been around for quite a long time now, namely since May 2011, and I am OEC_GLaDOS, also known as the Boss, its administrator.

Lots of things have happened since then--friends and enemies were made, sites were created and destroyed, players joined and left...even I left several times...and even after all these years, it's still alive.

And I love it. I've kept coming back to it because I love it. Producing Portal-related content and RPing is probably one of the most satisfying things I've ever done in my life.

But it's been a long time. When I started with the OEC project, I was in college, and I had lots of time and not a lot of responsibilities. Then, when I finished college, and I got a job, and I started having to take care of myself, things went downhill pretty fast. I didn't have the time or the energy to keep it up at all. And I kept trying, and I kept failing.

So, one day I saw this site, and I thought, why not give it a try? I really wish I didn't need to do this, but, working my current job full-time, I don't know how much longer I will be able to keep GLaDOS up and functioning at full power. By no means do I intend to charge for GLaDOS, please, don't get the wrong idea. I just REALLY want to keep doing this and REALLY wish I could have the most time I can possibly afford to keeping it up, and keep coming up with content and ideas and projects for it. And I will, even if I don't receive any money from here, as much and for as long as I can. But with your help, I can make sure I actually can do it and that I can do it for good. I really hope no one gets offended by this.

There are two things I would like to address, too.

If you take a look at the goals and the rewards, you will notice many, many familiar things. Promises I made before, and I failed to deliver. The problem I had before was that I was naïve enough to think I could get away with pulling off all those things AND working a full-time job at the same time. And I also made the stupid mistake of thinking I could pull it off with a minimum amount of donations and with free collaboration of people. This lead to all sorts of problems, namely that I didn't have time to work on the stuff I promised and the people who were collaborating with me were not getting paid, so I was subject to their mood swings and personal issues and schedules, etc. I've set up this campaign in layers, so that I will not do more than I can afford to do, and also so that if I /do/ reach that goal, I'm 100% sure I will be able to achieve what I set out to do. I've also made sure that reaching upper goals doesn't affect my Twitter presence, like it did before. (Just think that, before, if I wanted to do, say, the site, I had to work on the site myself, work my job, be on Twitter, and supervise the other people working on the site. Yeah.)

The second thing is some of you might think I'm just cashing in on other people's content...I'm not. All the stuff I do, I write it, record it, and edit it all by myself. I also take lots of time to research and compile content, make references, make jokes, look up funny things and adapt them to the Portal universe, come up with audio, songs, tests, funny long posts...it is more work than you would think. And, again, I'd be more than happy to do it for free if I could afford it, and I really, REALLY wish I could...but I can't. So I need your help.
If you don't feel comfortable with helping me with this this way, stay tuned, because I will be launching another campaign for an original project. (Again, don't worry, because I will do so in a way that doesn't affect my presence here). Any way of contributing will be appreciated.

One more thing: the rewards will be updated when/if some of the goals I've set are reached, and you'll immediately receive whatever things I update them with. If I ever get to do the Site or the Mod, there will be loads of great new rewards.

Anyway, thank you for reading this, and thank you for all the support you've given me throughout all these years, that alone means a lot to me. If you wish to contribute in a non-financial way, please share this in whatever social media you use. If you don't, that's fine, too. I hope you find this acceptable and don't hate me forever for it. If you happen to end up contributing, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, because thanks to you I'll get to hopefully devote my life to doing what I love the most in the universe...

...Testing...

Now, get back to it.

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Cake Ingredient
Congratulations. You are about to feel inundated by the joy of contributing to the Online Enrichment Center so that it can continue to provide quality [FUN] and [LEARNING] activities. Please, take a moment to reflect on this notion.
You are also about to be less easily startled by loud noises.

This will earn you a persistent Subject number (that is, if you address me, your assigned Subject Number will be used and remembered), thus making you an Official Online Enrichment Center Test Subject, and you will also be given a complementary celebratory shoutout on Twitter.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Test Subject
Congratulations. You are about to contribute a significant amount of your hard-earned cash to the cause of helping us help you help us all.
For this, you will receive a custom @onlineenrichmentcenter.com e-mail mask*. Good luck!


*"Mask" means it is not actually an account you have to keep up with, but rather you will tell us the address of an e-mail account of your own, and we will make it so that any and all e-mails sent to the OEC account will be forwarded to your main account. The OEC account will not store any data. You will also be instructed how to set your account up so that you can send e-mails as the OEC account from your primary account.
Pledge $10 or more per month
Subject of the Month
Congratulations. You are about to donate a ridiculously high amount of money to Science, and, for this, we will be very grateful. So grateful we might build a statue in your honor. And by "build a statue in your honor," we mean make you a personalized pre-recorded message. It can be anything you want in the voice of either GLaDOS or the Specimen (Dalek). Some good ideas for this are ringtones, birthday wishes, etc. You can either provide the exact text or only a vague idea and we will come up with the lines. You will receive one of these for each month you are subscribed to the OEC's Patreon Campaign.
We will also be happy to feature whatever ideas you have for Testing and credit you for them.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Subject of the Year
Congratulations. You must really love Science.

You will get 10 custom recordings a month.
Pledge $50 or more per month
Savior of Science
Congratulations. The Online Enrichment Center wouldn't be where it is without you.

You will receive unlimited custom recordings, and I will be available to play with you on Steam or chat on Skype once a week.
Pledge $100 or more per month
Mute Lunatic
Well, I don't even know what to say...
Just tell me what you want. As long as it is mostly Portal related, and/or it's not too far-fetched, I'll do it.