This Patreon has reached $200, thank you all so much!!!
Time to start talking about livestreams!
The streams will be for everybody.
As I've mentioned before, I want to offer anything of educational value for free, so every Mutant Standard stream will be public. Maybe further down the road if this Patreon becomes bigger I can consider doing Patron-only Q+As, but I want this stuff that's about the emoji making process to be avaliable to everyone.
The time of day will differ each time.
I have non-24 and frequently suffer from insomnia, so I have no way of being consistent with the times that I stream. I'll aim for the weekend and I'll will give a week's notice before each one. On the plus side, this means you'll probably have an opportunity to watch live at some point, no matter what time zone you're in.
The first one will be in February, and it will probably be a bit glitchy.
As some of you know, I have been having graphics driver issues with my computer since irreversibly updating my OS. I'm expecting a replacement graphics card from a friend soon which will fix it sometime in February, but I'm not sure when that will exactly be.
So expect a few hitches alongside the occasional screen resolution reset in this one.
I'd like to use a microphone, but it's not guaranteed for every stream.
My living situation restricts what time is good to use a microphone, so while I'd like to be able to use my microphone all the time to talk about what I'm doing and respond to questions and stuff, that's not always guaranteed. If I can't, I'll just respond to messages in text chat.
VODs might come later.
Depends on the streaming service and the logistics and stuff like that. I've never dealt with online video before. I'm guessing I'll just do YouTube (with the comments turned off!!!) because it has a persistence none of the streaming services have. I don't know if it will let me upload long video though.
The streaming service of choice will be down to a poll from Patrons.
All Patrons (including $1/2 patrons) can choose what streaming service I use with an exclusive poll that I've just made.