Next up: a history of Chinese
The latest poll had a clear winner. I think we managed to pick the most epic of the epics up for a vote. Two simple key terms: "history", "Chinese"... yet I'm familiar enough with Chinese varieties, their history and scripts to know that I have quite a project on my hands!

This will be our first journey highlighting China since episode 5 of Thoth's Pill. I'll start in on the preliminary reading and report back to you in a week and a half.

If you're a voting patron (Free Variant and above), I'll give you a break until then, but prepare to help me make multiple decisions in December.

If by chance you've already waded into historical Chinese linguistics beyond Wikipedia, what's your favorite book or resource?

Tier Benefits
Pledge $0 or more per month
Pledge $0.01 or more per month
Patrons Only
$1 or more per month 152 patrons
Access my latest creative antics in the feed. (All higher levels get access, too.)

Bonus: vote in select final video polls that have been vetted by Free Variants and above.

$2 or more per month 53 patrons
You're just as rewarding as a phoneme, but you're much more sensitive to your phonological environment.
Free Variant
$5 or more per month 89 patrons
Free variation gives you options. Vote in idea polls and in video polls. Shape my ideas list by voting for future topics, plus cast your vote for the finalists to decide the next video! (All higher levels vote, too.)

Bonus: Free Variants and above appear in outro credits until late 2018, when I will revamp credits and announce a brand new reward level!

$10 or more per month 23 patrons
You inspire me. I add your name to my digital sketchbook. I see these names whenever I work on a new video – an inspiring reminder of what I'm here for.
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
I create a keepsake movie poster for each video. With your names in the lower third. How cinematic!
$40 or more per month 4 of 15 patrons
I send a sketch from the project and a personal handwritten thanks for each video you sponsor. You're so rare it's unnatural, just like an oligosynthetic language.
Language Isolate
$60 or more per month 3 of 5 patrons
Your name, or the name of a loved one, gets a special spot during the video's ending right next to the animated outro character.
$100.11 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
As a decipherer, a personal reference to you is cleverly hidden in at least half of the videos you sponsor. Secret decisions about you become part of the art and storyboarding process!
Recent Posts