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Become a member of the cult! Would you like a pamphlet? You're all amazing for wanting to support me, and I love you all for that, and I just wanted to say thank you upfront. The minimum is one dollar to join, but I can’t stop you if you want to give more! Here’s all the stuff you get if you sign up:

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About In Praise of Shadows


If you're here, then you've probably seen some of my videos and for that, I just wanted to say that I am really thankful. That alone is a ton of support - but if you felt inspired to help based on one of my videos, then this is the place!

Who am I?

My name is Zane Whitener, and I run the channel In Praise of Shadows on Youtube. I graduated with a degree in Mass Communications, and I wanted to use that to help create analytical videos about media, while also recommending different titles and creators that I appreciate with a strong focus towards horror.

What will the money be used for?

The money will be used to buy me time to focus on the videos. Right now, I am able to produce two shorter videos a month for the channel. But with the help of people like you, I will be able to make longer videos of higher quality because I will be able to spend more time on research and writing. The money in its entirety will be used to make my videos of a higher quality and at a faster rate than I am currently able to produce. By pledging, not only will you be facilitating higher quality videos, but you will get more to watch per month than you do now!

Do I have any other forms of income?

Yes, I have a do job as well as this, and am doing both at the same time. Any funds acquired from Patreon will be used exclusively for the betterment of the channel.

How many videos will I release a month?

I currently am able to make two or three videos per month except on extra-special occasions, but with the help of Patreon, I aim at now making four high quality videos per month instead.

What will the videos be about? Will they all be about horror?

With this channel, my goal is to talk about all forms of media and art in different ways. I aim to talk about shows, movies, comics, games, anime, and a whole other wealth of subjects. I love horror, I write horror comics, and while a large section of the videos will be about horror, but they certainly won’t all be. I want each video to be different than the last, and to do that I will have to branch away from horror media from time to time, but a significant section of the channel will be focused on all things creepy.

Thank you so much for your support, I could not run this channel without you!
50 - reached! patrons
At fifty patrons, I will feel like we are starting to build a unique community and with that support it will offest the money that is needed to run the channel, and to celebrate I will make any video based on any horror media as voted on by supporters like you.
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