September Status Post
 

Not a ton to report, except that I really, really don't want to repeat what happened last month, where I let things pile up and had to do everything at the end. So I'm going to try to get back on one video and one essay per weekend, with the exception of this weekend, where I'm planning to get re:play up as well, and the last weekend of the month, where I'll do the regular and bonus vlogs.

I'm waiting to hear on whether I present any panels at Anime USA next month, but if I do it'll only be repeats of old panels, so no real work involved beforehand. That makes this an ideal month to crack down on the next book, which I want to have ready to Kickstart in October, since that's the last month of the year it's advisable to try to Kickstart something. I'll have more details here as it gets closer--but right now, just the previously written content I'm planning to include is 45K words, and the new stuff will be at least that much. It's gonna be big, is what I'm saying.

Otherwise... we had a bit of a drop-off in Patreon pledges. It was expected, but still. I'm concerned about how close we are to the previous milestone--it'd suck to drop back below it. I'm brainstorming ideas to attract new people--let me know if you have any suggestions!

As always, August backers at the $10 level and above can comment on this post or PM me to request their ebooks/commissions.

Tier Benefits
Pledge $0 or more per month
patrons
Everyone
Pledge $0.01 or more per month
patrons
Patrons Only
Polls and Gaming Vids!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Early access to re:play and Let's Play videos (anywhere from 12 hours to 3 weeks before they go public, but usually at least a few days), plus you get to vote in polls I post here, including polls to pick new vlog series.
Near-Apocalypse Early Access!
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Everything in the $1 level, plus see The Near-Apocalypse of '09 articles as they're written, one per week, up to four months before they're published on my blog! Articles will generally be roughly 1200-2000 words each. Please note that the order in which I publish articles on the blog and the order in which I publish them here may not be the same, hence the "up to" four months.
Vlog Early Access!
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
Everything in the $1 and $2 tiers, plus early access to videos such as vlogs about animated works and live recordings of panels I give at various anime, science fiction, and "general geek" conventions. Videos will generally be roughly 15-45 minutes long.
Books!
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Everything in the $1, $2, and $5 levels, plus choose one of the following books or campaigns.


Available books (more info here):

  • My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season One.
  • My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Two
  •  My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Three and Derivative Works
  • The Very Soil: An Unauthorized Critical Study of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
  • Animated Discussions: Critical Essays on Anime


Available campaigns: (more info here):

  • The Interdimensional Action Squad and the Mysterious Festival
  • The Interdimensional Action Squad and the Onsen of Doom
  • Crisis in Videoland: The Quest for the Lost City of Tetris
  • When Universes Collide
  • Cosplay Crisis! Chaos at the Convention


(Books are in your choice of common e-reader formats. BESM campaigns are available in PDF only. You may request up to one item per month as long as you continue this pledge level; I will add new items as they become available.)

Vlog Commission!
$15 or more per month 3 of 4 patrons
You get to choose a single animated work (movie or single episode of a show) for me to review in an upcoming vlog. I reserve the right to refuse to watch something (for example, if I find the subject matter particularly abhorrent, I have already reviewed it, or it is episode 57 when I'm only on episode 20 and trying to avoid spoilers), in which case I will ask you to pick something else.

In addition, you receive the benefits of the $1, $2, and $5 levels.

Special: Pledge an extra $5 ($20 total) to get the benefits of the $10 tier as well!

Near-Apocalypse Commission!
$30 or more per month 2 of 3 patrons
You get to choose a single topic related to the DC Animated Universe but not actually part of it, such as a historical event that occurred during the period I'm currently looking at, a work which influenced or is influenced by the DCAU, a related work such as the spinoff comics or another superhero cartoon from the same time period, etc. I will then write a Near-Apocalypse of '09 entry about your topic. I reserve the right to reject a topic (for example, if I don't believe I can get 1200-2000 words out of it, it's out of the scope of the project, or too obscure for me to be able to get the information I need), in which case I will ask you to pick something else.

In addition, you receive the benefits of the $1, $2, and $5 levels.


Special: Pledge an extra $5 ($35 total) to get the benefits of the $10 tier as well!

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