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Once upon a time, two people started a YouTube channel.

My name is BretonStripes, and I do the voice work for the channel, along with other odd jobs. I got my online name last year, when I was making an account for Pokemon GO. I needed a username, and I love wearing Breton striped clothes, so I figured that name would be perfect!

The other half of the team is Kotor, who draws all the pictures for the channel. He’s had his name for a lot longer, since back when he started posting Knights of the Old Republic fan comics online. You can reach us both on Twitter if you want to see what’s going on in our lives.

But there is a third member of the team that needs some introduction as well: our little Boogle, who’s about to turn two years old. It’s because of Boogle that we’re even making these videos. Here’s our story.

Back before Boogle was born, we both worked normal jobs. I come from a psychology background, and was working in public health, giving trainings on mental health first aid to local communities.

Meanwhile, Kotor was working in the complaints department for a bank, and was getting more and more stressed every day.

When we found out that I was pregnant with Boogle, we decided we needed a change. My job was coming to an end anyway due to funding shortages, so Kotor quit his job, and we moved to a new town to be closer to our family.

We weren’t sure what we were going to do next, so we started doing some freelance work. I found that I could give occasional trainings to bring in some money, while Kotor decided to try and make a living from his art.

Ultimately, Kotor ended up picking up whatever work he could find, so he found himself transitioning into writing gaming and entertainment articles for several websites. He was much happier with this than he was at the bank, and it meant that we could spend more time together as a family.

The problem with freelancing, though, is that you can never count on a good source of income. My trainings have pretty much dried up lately, and in March, one of the websites that Kotor was writing for shut down suddenly, leaving us with a big gap in our finances.

We have faith that things will work out in the long run, but to keep Video Game Story Time going, we need your help. If you’re willing to donate to us financially, we’re starting a Patreon.

We’re a bit hesitant to do so. We want our focus to be on making videos, and we don’t want anyone to feel obligated to give us money to get our content. That said, even a small donation every month will be enough to help us to keep making these videos. The more support you guys can provide, the more time we’ll have to work on Video Game Story Time, and the more videos we’ll be able to put out.

Thank you to everyone who has made suggestions about what we should do for backer rewards. We’ve tried to come up with a few benefits that will be fun for the people who can help out, without making non-backers feel like they’re losing out on the standard Video Game Story Time content.

If you donate any amount of money, you’ll gain our appreciation, plus periodic bonus behind-the-scenes videos when we hit certain milestones, such as a blooper reel of me messing up my lines that Kotor has put together.

If you donate $5 a month, we’ll give you early access to our videos – although, because we get very excited when we finish a video and want to share it as soon as possible, we might change our minds about this particular perk in a few months, depending on how well it goes.

For $10 a month, we have something special planned. All of our videos are published under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, meaning that you can edit and reuse any of our content for private or commercial use, as long as you give us credit, and publish your work under the same Creative Commons license.

But for those who donate to Patreon at this tier, we’re giving our full archive of illustrations, so that you can use these pictures for whatever purpose you like. These will be provided under a Creative Commons Attribution license, which means you can use our work for any purpose, even commercial works, and that you’re even able to copyright your creation, as long as you give us credit. We have well over a hundred images already from these videos, and we’ll be uploading more as time goes on.

For $25 a month, we’ll put your name in the credits on our endslate as part of a special thank you message. You’ll also get all the previous benefits.

Finally, for anyone who’s interested in giving us $50 a month, we’ll put you into our videos as a background character. There are already a few instances where we’re put real life people into the videos, as people playing games or celebrating over a creator’s success. Those who back us at this level will be receive their own likeness, created by Kotor, and will appear periodically in our videos.

With your support, we’re hoping to be able to speed up our creation of Video Game Story Time content. We’re hoping one day to be able to make these videos on a weekly basis, but we’re probably a long way away from that right now. As the channel grows, though, we’ll get closer to achieving our goal.

Thank you so much for watching, we really appreciate your support, no matter what form it comes in. With your help, we’re hoping to make Video Game Story Time even better.


Tiers
Exclusive Blog
$1 or more per month 23 patrons
  • Periodic blog updates about our progress
  • Access to our backer-only videos for hitting special milestones
Early Access
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Early access to all out videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Image Archive
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Access to our Royalty-free, CC-BY archive of images, for personal and commercial use
  • Plus all previous rewards
Your Name in the Credits
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Your name in the credits of each VGST video
  • Plus all previous rewards
Cameo Appearance
$50 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Appear as a background character in our videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$282 of $300 per month
We'll record a Q&A podcast with questions that you guys can submit to us. If you ever wanted to know more about us, this would be your chance! Again, this would be availalbe to all backers.
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Once upon a time, two people started a YouTube channel.

My name is BretonStripes, and I do the voice work for the channel, along with other odd jobs. I got my online name last year, when I was making an account for Pokemon GO. I needed a username, and I love wearing Breton striped clothes, so I figured that name would be perfect!

The other half of the team is Kotor, who draws all the pictures for the channel. He’s had his name for a lot longer, since back when he started posting Knights of the Old Republic fan comics online. You can reach us both on Twitter if you want to see what’s going on in our lives.

But there is a third member of the team that needs some introduction as well: our little Boogle, who’s about to turn two years old. It’s because of Boogle that we’re even making these videos. Here’s our story.

Back before Boogle was born, we both worked normal jobs. I come from a psychology background, and was working in public health, giving trainings on mental health first aid to local communities.

Meanwhile, Kotor was working in the complaints department for a bank, and was getting more and more stressed every day.

When we found out that I was pregnant with Boogle, we decided we needed a change. My job was coming to an end anyway due to funding shortages, so Kotor quit his job, and we moved to a new town to be closer to our family.

We weren’t sure what we were going to do next, so we started doing some freelance work. I found that I could give occasional trainings to bring in some money, while Kotor decided to try and make a living from his art.

Ultimately, Kotor ended up picking up whatever work he could find, so he found himself transitioning into writing gaming and entertainment articles for several websites. He was much happier with this than he was at the bank, and it meant that we could spend more time together as a family.

The problem with freelancing, though, is that you can never count on a good source of income. My trainings have pretty much dried up lately, and in March, one of the websites that Kotor was writing for shut down suddenly, leaving us with a big gap in our finances.

We have faith that things will work out in the long run, but to keep Video Game Story Time going, we need your help. If you’re willing to donate to us financially, we’re starting a Patreon.

We’re a bit hesitant to do so. We want our focus to be on making videos, and we don’t want anyone to feel obligated to give us money to get our content. That said, even a small donation every month will be enough to help us to keep making these videos. The more support you guys can provide, the more time we’ll have to work on Video Game Story Time, and the more videos we’ll be able to put out.

Thank you to everyone who has made suggestions about what we should do for backer rewards. We’ve tried to come up with a few benefits that will be fun for the people who can help out, without making non-backers feel like they’re losing out on the standard Video Game Story Time content.

If you donate any amount of money, you’ll gain our appreciation, plus periodic bonus behind-the-scenes videos when we hit certain milestones, such as a blooper reel of me messing up my lines that Kotor has put together.

If you donate $5 a month, we’ll give you early access to our videos – although, because we get very excited when we finish a video and want to share it as soon as possible, we might change our minds about this particular perk in a few months, depending on how well it goes.

For $10 a month, we have something special planned. All of our videos are published under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, meaning that you can edit and reuse any of our content for private or commercial use, as long as you give us credit, and publish your work under the same Creative Commons license.

But for those who donate to Patreon at this tier, we’re giving our full archive of illustrations, so that you can use these pictures for whatever purpose you like. These will be provided under a Creative Commons Attribution license, which means you can use our work for any purpose, even commercial works, and that you’re even able to copyright your creation, as long as you give us credit. We have well over a hundred images already from these videos, and we’ll be uploading more as time goes on.

For $25 a month, we’ll put your name in the credits on our endslate as part of a special thank you message. You’ll also get all the previous benefits.

Finally, for anyone who’s interested in giving us $50 a month, we’ll put you into our videos as a background character. There are already a few instances where we’re put real life people into the videos, as people playing games or celebrating over a creator’s success. Those who back us at this level will be receive their own likeness, created by Kotor, and will appear periodically in our videos.

With your support, we’re hoping to be able to speed up our creation of Video Game Story Time content. We’re hoping one day to be able to make these videos on a weekly basis, but we’re probably a long way away from that right now. As the channel grows, though, we’ll get closer to achieving our goal.

Thank you so much for watching, we really appreciate your support, no matter what form it comes in. With your help, we’re hoping to make Video Game Story Time even better.


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Tiers
Exclusive Blog
$1 or more per month 23 patrons
  • Periodic blog updates about our progress
  • Access to our backer-only videos for hitting special milestones
Early Access
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Early access to all out videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Image Archive
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Access to our Royalty-free, CC-BY archive of images, for personal and commercial use
  • Plus all previous rewards
Your Name in the Credits
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Your name in the credits of each VGST video
  • Plus all previous rewards
Cameo Appearance
$50 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Appear as a background character in our videos
  • Plus all previous rewards