About the pledge amount
 
As some of you have noticed the pledge amount shown on the Patreon page isn't as high as you would expect from the amounts that were pledged.

It is likely that Patreon is showing the amount after the Patreon cut (5%) and payment processing fees (2-4%), which is neat because it gives you a better indication about what actual amount would be earned.

Currently the total amount of pledges before fees is $2,231.55. If you assume all fees amount to 10% you get the $2,008 amount that is shown on the page. Once the first round of payments are done I'll make a post showing the actual breakdown of these costs.