vkgy is creating a visual kei library
11

patrons

$60
per month
👋 Hello
Hi! I'm John, the creator of the visual kei library, vk.gy! (You might know me as veteran vk forum troll, inartistic.)

I'm passionate about connecting visual kei fans and information with them. With my website, vk.gy, I can do that better than ever--and I'm humbly asking for your help to keep it running.

🌹 What's vk.gy?
vk.gy (pronounced “v-k-g” or “v-cage”) is a library of vk information, featuring band profiles, member histories, discographies, and more.

It focuses on providing accurate, transparent information; to an overseas audience; especially for more obscure bands; and any fan who demonstrates the ability to find accurate information is welcome to contribute.

🤔 Why start a Patreon?
vk.gy features 2,000+ artists, 5,000+ releases, and 4,000+ images. This is possible because the site runs on a custom, hand-coded backend, which was developed over ten years with the specific needs of vk in mind.

This custom system makes vk.gy modern, collaborative, intuitive, and sustainable. Related information is automatically connected, minutia are preserved (yay for obscure symbols!), and new features can be deployed at any time.

On the other hand, this requires larger investments of money and time than previous projects. I currently pay for everything out of pocket and carve time away from my schedule to work on the site--and I'm happy to do so.

That said, it would be amazing to have a little bit of help with the costs, to ensure that the site has room to grow.

For anyone who is able and willing to support vk.gy--even if it's just $1 as a token of appreciation and encouragement--I believe in rewarding that support as much as possible; hence the Patreon.

💸 What's expected from this?
My goal is to get enough monthly support to offset some of the recurring server costs, but even just a few dollars per month would be a nice token of encouragement.

I will continue to invest my time/money into the site regardless.

🔎 How will the money be used?
All money will go toward server/domain costs.

🎁 About rewards
If you just want to show a bit of appreciation for the site, you can throw a $1 donation my way, and your vk.gy username will be featured in a thanks section.

For $5 or more per month, your user account at vk.gy will be upgraded to a VIP account. Those accounts can unlock certain features at the website―see the support vk.gy page for more details.

Please note that more features will roll out to VIP accounts over time―and feel free to make any suggestions!
Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Username featured in thanks section
  • My gratitude!
VIP membership
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
  • VIP badge on username
  • High-res, un-watermarked images
  • Improved Mp3tag integration
  • New flyer scan every day
  • Exclusive mini-forum
  • VIP-exclusive channel on Discord
  • Development diary
  • Premium support
  • Choose featured artist (TBD)
  • Featured in thanks section
  • My gratitude!
  • First 7 supporters: large logo sticker ← Sold Out! Thank you!
Includes Discord rewards
Advertiser
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Banner and link on main page
  • All rewards from $5+ / month tier


After choosing this tier, I'll contact you on Patreon with details.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
1 – reached! patrons
If I manage to get 1 patron, I'll post a classy rose emoji to my Twitter account. Whoo!
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👋 Hello
Hi! I'm John, the creator of the visual kei library, vk.gy! (You might know me as veteran vk forum troll, inartistic.)

I'm passionate about connecting visual kei fans and information with them. With my website, vk.gy, I can do that better than ever--and I'm humbly asking for your help to keep it running.

🌹 What's vk.gy?
vk.gy (pronounced “v-k-g” or “v-cage”) is a library of vk information, featuring band profiles, member histories, discographies, and more.

It focuses on providing accurate, transparent information; to an overseas audience; especially for more obscure bands; and any fan who demonstrates the ability to find accurate information is welcome to contribute.

🤔 Why start a Patreon?
vk.gy features 2,000+ artists, 5,000+ releases, and 4,000+ images. This is possible because the site runs on a custom, hand-coded backend, which was developed over ten years with the specific needs of vk in mind.

This custom system makes vk.gy modern, collaborative, intuitive, and sustainable. Related information is automatically connected, minutia are preserved (yay for obscure symbols!), and new features can be deployed at any time.

On the other hand, this requires larger investments of money and time than previous projects. I currently pay for everything out of pocket and carve time away from my schedule to work on the site--and I'm happy to do so.

That said, it would be amazing to have a little bit of help with the costs, to ensure that the site has room to grow.

For anyone who is able and willing to support vk.gy--even if it's just $1 as a token of appreciation and encouragement--I believe in rewarding that support as much as possible; hence the Patreon.

💸 What's expected from this?
My goal is to get enough monthly support to offset some of the recurring server costs, but even just a few dollars per month would be a nice token of encouragement.

I will continue to invest my time/money into the site regardless.

🔎 How will the money be used?
All money will go toward server/domain costs.

🎁 About rewards
If you just want to show a bit of appreciation for the site, you can throw a $1 donation my way, and your vk.gy username will be featured in a thanks section.

For $5 or more per month, your user account at vk.gy will be upgraded to a VIP account. Those accounts can unlock certain features at the website―see the support vk.gy page for more details.

Please note that more features will roll out to VIP accounts over time―and feel free to make any suggestions!

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Tiers
Fan
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Username featured in thanks section
  • My gratitude!
VIP membership
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
  • VIP badge on username
  • High-res, un-watermarked images
  • Improved Mp3tag integration
  • New flyer scan every day
  • Exclusive mini-forum
  • VIP-exclusive channel on Discord
  • Development diary
  • Premium support
  • Choose featured artist (TBD)
  • Featured in thanks section
  • My gratitude!
  • First 7 supporters: large logo sticker ← Sold Out! Thank you!
Includes Discord rewards
Advertiser
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Banner and link on main page
  • All rewards from $5+ / month tier


After choosing this tier, I'll contact you on Patreon with details.

Includes Discord rewards