Steve Shives is creating videos about pop culture, politics, and social issues
413
patrons
$1,542
per month
Since 2010 I've been fortunate enough to run a YouTube channel that reflects my own thoughts and feelings on everything from politics, to movies, to social issues, to science, to atheism and religion, to oddball things I find funny or interesting for some reason. My YouTube work continues to be the most creatively fulfilling thing I've ever done. I'm here because I want to keep doing this, and keep getting better at it. This is the only thing I've ever felt like I was really good at. If I'm not doing this, I don't know what else I'm doing.

If you're reading this and you're one of my viewers already, thank you. I feel like I say that a lot. The thing is, I don't know what else to say. You folks have no idea what it means to me that you're there.

If you're reading this and you have no idea who the hell I am, I invite you to check out my YouTube channel and see if any of it looks like your type of thing. You might not like everything (in fact, given how eclectic and idiosyncratic my stuff is, you probably won't like everything), but you might find something that resonates with you.

Whether you're a regular or a newcomer to my stuff, I'm asking you to consider supporting me with a pledge. Since my output is so frequent, I'm taking donations on a per-month basis rather than a per-video basis. If this is something you're interested in and able to do, I'm flattered beyond words by that. Whether it's $1, $5, $10, $20 or some other exotic number I surely could never imagine on my own, you have my deepest gratitude. And be sure to check out the rewards I'm offering for being a patron, particularly if you're thinking of pledging at the $10 level or higher!

Thanks for your attention, and thanks for your support.
Tiers
Bronze Level
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
  • Monthly patron-only Google+ Hangout
  • Vote for upcoming Trek, Actually topics
  • Exclusive videos!
Silver Level
$5 or more per month
  • Shoutout at the end of an episode of The Facepalm Five and an episode of Trek, Actually!
  • Scripts to selected upcoming scripted videos
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Gold Level
$10 or more per month
  • See selected new videos before they're released!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Platinum Level
$20 or more per month
  • Upon request, I'll produce a personalized video about 1-2 minutes in length starring the Steve and Stuffy characters of your choice. Choose from: Steve, Stuffy, Toby Benson, Jack MacPherson, Millicent, Hans Krieger, Prospector Jones, Willameana, Squirrel, Geoff, or Boscoe. (One video per patron.)
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Goals
$1,542 of $2,500 per month
My current production setup is awesome for what it is, but a larger reliable monthly income would give me enough breathing room above bills and necessities to invest in newer, better cameras (and multiple cameras, to boot, which would be awesome for shooting interviews and multiple-person videos and other fun stuff I can't really do at the moment), better lenses, better lighting, better sound recording equipment, enabling me to improve the quality of the videos I'm already producing, and expand into areas that are currently out of my reach.
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Since 2010 I've been fortunate enough to run a YouTube channel that reflects my own thoughts and feelings on everything from politics, to movies, to social issues, to science, to atheism and religion, to oddball things I find funny or interesting for some reason. My YouTube work continues to be the most creatively fulfilling thing I've ever done. I'm here because I want to keep doing this, and keep getting better at it. This is the only thing I've ever felt like I was really good at. If I'm not doing this, I don't know what else I'm doing.

If you're reading this and you're one of my viewers already, thank you. I feel like I say that a lot. The thing is, I don't know what else to say. You folks have no idea what it means to me that you're there.

If you're reading this and you have no idea who the hell I am, I invite you to check out my YouTube channel and see if any of it looks like your type of thing. You might not like everything (in fact, given how eclectic and idiosyncratic my stuff is, you probably won't like everything), but you might find something that resonates with you.

Whether you're a regular or a newcomer to my stuff, I'm asking you to consider supporting me with a pledge. Since my output is so frequent, I'm taking donations on a per-month basis rather than a per-video basis. If this is something you're interested in and able to do, I'm flattered beyond words by that. Whether it's $1, $5, $10, $20 or some other exotic number I surely could never imagine on my own, you have my deepest gratitude. And be sure to check out the rewards I'm offering for being a patron, particularly if you're thinking of pledging at the $10 level or higher!

Thanks for your attention, and thanks for your support.

Recent posts by Steve Shives

Tiers
Bronze Level
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
  • Monthly patron-only Google+ Hangout
  • Vote for upcoming Trek, Actually topics
  • Exclusive videos!
Silver Level
$5 or more per month
  • Shoutout at the end of an episode of The Facepalm Five and an episode of Trek, Actually!
  • Scripts to selected upcoming scripted videos
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Gold Level
$10 or more per month
  • See selected new videos before they're released!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Platinum Level
$20 or more per month
  • Upon request, I'll produce a personalized video about 1-2 minutes in length starring the Steve and Stuffy characters of your choice. Choose from: Steve, Stuffy, Toby Benson, Jack MacPherson, Millicent, Hans Krieger, Prospector Jones, Willameana, Squirrel, Geoff, or Boscoe. (One video per patron.)
  • Plus all previous rewards!