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Hello everybody. You probably know me from my twitter (@stavvers) or my blog. Or indeed, both of those things. Anyway, you likely clicked here because you enjoy my work. 

Writing and opining is a form of affective labour, which up until now I've been doing for free. I'll probably continue doing it for free, because, bluntly put, I've burned a lot of bridges. The paid outlets aren't interested in me because I criticised them and their business model of throwing marginalised women under the bus, or criticising their petulant problematic faves. I've also pissed off a lot of other outlets by having the gall to ask for money (a bit of me is wondering if it would be worthwhile spilling the beans to people who give me money on here). So, it looks like I'm independent, and it's going to stay that way. 

While that's all very well and good for my own principles, it doesn't exactly pay the bills. I work part time at a day job, and that just about leaves me breaking even each month if I don't do things like go out and see other people (and then be inspired to write things complaining about them), go out and see films (and then be inspired to write things complaining about them), attend events and plays, read books (and then be inspired to write things complaining about them). It would also probably help my health no end: I am epileptic, and more than three days a week in an office has caused an uptick in my seizures. I'm hoping that by switching my working habits to something more at-home based will reverse this trend.

This is why I'm asking you to consider sponsoring me a little bit of money each month. I can't guarantee I'll give patrons anything special, but I'll try to give you first access to any non-time-sensitive stuff I write, and perhaps if I can get my head together and stop worrying about money, you'll be the first to see my forays into fiction writing (right now, real-world pressures are a little bit much for enabling me to even think about that). So, if you can bung me a fiver each month, I'd be eternally grateful, because you'd be giving me the means to live rather than just surviving <3

Even the lowest pledge is greatly appreciated. I won't think you're cheap for giving what you can afford--I'll be proud. I mean it; $1 a month makes a huge difference to me. It's some chocolate or a fizzy drink I wouldn't have had otherwise, but more importantly, it means I know you're following me and I know you're interested. Thank you xxxxx
Tiers
You superstar
$1 or more per month
A buck a month really helps. I don't think you're a cheapskate: quite the opposite. I'm truly grateful xxxx
Thank you <3
$10 or more per month
My eternal thanks.
The sealion package
$20 or more per month
For just $20 a month, I will answer three of your questions, with a response up to 100 words. Ask me for clarification about the things you could easily google. Nitpick something I've said and I'll explain why I said it. Or, just blart your opinion at me and I'll smile and nod and call you a snowflake. 
I will tell you if I've shaved my armpits yet.
$1,000 or more per month
Have I? Haven't I? You're dying to know.
I will unblock you on Twitter.
$1,000 or more per month
I mean it.
Goals
82% complete
If just 1% of my twitter followers gave $1 a month, it would cover my expenditure on food, which I usually compromise on so I can do things.
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Hello everybody. You probably know me from my twitter (@stavvers) or my blog. Or indeed, both of those things. Anyway, you likely clicked here because you enjoy my work. 

Writing and opining is a form of affective labour, which up until now I've been doing for free. I'll probably continue doing it for free, because, bluntly put, I've burned a lot of bridges. The paid outlets aren't interested in me because I criticised them and their business model of throwing marginalised women under the bus, or criticising their petulant problematic faves. I've also pissed off a lot of other outlets by having the gall to ask for money (a bit of me is wondering if it would be worthwhile spilling the beans to people who give me money on here). So, it looks like I'm independent, and it's going to stay that way. 

While that's all very well and good for my own principles, it doesn't exactly pay the bills. I work part time at a day job, and that just about leaves me breaking even each month if I don't do things like go out and see other people (and then be inspired to write things complaining about them), go out and see films (and then be inspired to write things complaining about them), attend events and plays, read books (and then be inspired to write things complaining about them). It would also probably help my health no end: I am epileptic, and more than three days a week in an office has caused an uptick in my seizures. I'm hoping that by switching my working habits to something more at-home based will reverse this trend.

This is why I'm asking you to consider sponsoring me a little bit of money each month. I can't guarantee I'll give patrons anything special, but I'll try to give you first access to any non-time-sensitive stuff I write, and perhaps if I can get my head together and stop worrying about money, you'll be the first to see my forays into fiction writing (right now, real-world pressures are a little bit much for enabling me to even think about that). So, if you can bung me a fiver each month, I'd be eternally grateful, because you'd be giving me the means to live rather than just surviving <3

Even the lowest pledge is greatly appreciated. I won't think you're cheap for giving what you can afford--I'll be proud. I mean it; $1 a month makes a huge difference to me. It's some chocolate or a fizzy drink I wouldn't have had otherwise, but more importantly, it means I know you're following me and I know you're interested. Thank you xxxxx

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Tiers
You superstar
$1 or more per month
A buck a month really helps. I don't think you're a cheapskate: quite the opposite. I'm truly grateful xxxx
Thank you <3
$10 or more per month
My eternal thanks.
The sealion package
$20 or more per month
For just $20 a month, I will answer three of your questions, with a response up to 100 words. Ask me for clarification about the things you could easily google. Nitpick something I've said and I'll explain why I said it. Or, just blart your opinion at me and I'll smile and nod and call you a snowflake. 
I will tell you if I've shaved my armpits yet.
$1,000 or more per month
Have I? Haven't I? You're dying to know.
I will unblock you on Twitter.
$1,000 or more per month
I mean it.