Steve Shives is creating videos about pop culture, politics, and social issues
307

patrons

$1,271
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 115 patrons
  • 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 128 patrons
  • 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 23 patrons
  • See selected new videos before they're released!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Platinum Level
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Personalized one-minute video starring the Steve and Stuffy characters of your choice. Choose any two: Steve, Stuffy, Toby Benson, Jack MacPherson, Millicent, Hans Krieger, Prospector Jones, or Willameana. (One per patron.)
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Goals
$1,271 of $1,500 per month
When I reach this funding level, I'll do something I've wanted to do for a long time now, and start broadcasting a weekly live audio podcast. That means not only a live show featuring myself, but also guests, calls from listeners, the whole deal. It's been a goal of mine for awhile now, and with your help I can make it a reality, and do it right.
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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 115 patrons
  • 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 128 patrons
  • 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 23 patrons
  • See selected new videos before they're released!
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Platinum Level
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Personalized one-minute video starring the Steve and Stuffy characters of your choice. Choose any two: Steve, Stuffy, Toby Benson, Jack MacPherson, Millicent, Hans Krieger, Prospector Jones, or Willameana. (One per patron.)
  • Plus all previous rewards!