Tom Tanuki

is creating commentary and laughs on fringe Oz activism/politics

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  • Access to behind-the-scene yarns, which I'll do regularly - written, audio and/or video.  I'll say the shit I can't say publicly.
  • You'll get to control me through findom manipulation.

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(Note:   Patreon charges in USD, so for Australians I've set this tier to $4 - roughly equivalent to $5AUD.)


  • You'll be able to ask me anything, and I will reply regularly via video, podcast, or blog.  Everyone can hear the answer, but only daddy can ask.
  • All previous tier benefits.
  • I have become subtly but utterly dependent on your generosity.  Sometimes you revoke it.  I feel trapped.  You make me call you 'double daddy'.

$10AUD - Ruthless, Scheming Triple-Daddy

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(Note:   Patreon charges in USD, so for Australians I've set this tier to $7 - roughly equivalent to $10AUD.)


  • I will privately message you once a month to tell you how much I love you and would never leave you.  I legitimately will.
  • All previous tier benefits.
  • You alternate between demanding that I should wear heaps of make up and no make up at all.  Either way, I must comply.  I have to call you 'triple daddy', otherwise you cut my phone off for a week.

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About Tom Tanuki

G'day!  I'm Tom Tanuki.  I’m a writer, satirist and anti-fascist activist. I cover fringe or participatory politics in Australia - the world of protests, activism and so on.  I do a bit of political comedy online, on the stage and at rallies. 

I'm the guy wot done the shit-stirring direct action anti-racist group Yelling At Racist Dogs (YARD), the shit-stirring fake nationalist group Million Flag Patriots, and many other projects besides.  My head has popped up around activism in Australia for over 5 years.

What else?  Heaps, I guess.  I reckon I staged the world's first far right patriot rally.  I reckon I co-created the world's first theatre-comedy show by an actual anti-fascist group.  My work has been discussed sympathetically by ABC's Media Watch... and less sympathetically by Andrew BoltThe Australian, and pretty much every Australian far-right grifter ever.

I have done lots of cool shit since I began my foray into political comedy and anti-fascism in 2016.  I've done all while broke, of course, and I gladly continue to do so while broke; but what this work requires is time.  I need the time to do a lot more.  That is more important to me than money, but money means I can spend less time away from my side gig and more time doing this, my passion.

Think of it like wellness.  That industry rakes in billions.  But I'm not asking for billions.  Just a couple of clams.  That will translate into financial wellness for you and for me.  This is a wellnes exercise.

Here's what I'll be doing to bolster your wellness.



VIDEOS 
I do videos.  That's my core skill.  I yarn, I react to shit, I break down the anti-lockdown movement and Nazis and whatever other fringe kooks come across my radar, I do commentary, I do laughs.  The more financal wellness I accrue, of course, the more time I can allocate to the lengthy process of videos. Look to my history with MFP, YARD, the Tom Tanuki page and more for the kind of video content you can expect from me.

WRITING
I am that lowest of the writing lows: a columnist.  I am a regular columnist in Independent Australia, commenting on far-right commentary and other fringe/participatory activist issues in Australia.  I am also published in New Matilda and True Crime News Weekly.  Your wellness support gives me time to do that much more frequently.

THE POOR CAN FEED THE BIRDS (PODCAST)
In this podcast, which is now intermittent (ie. I do it when it's required, not to a strict schedule), I cover upcoming or recent direct or participatory politics and activism around Australia. I interview organisers for upcoming rallies, or review recent ones. On The Poor Can Feed The Birds, past interviewees have included Senator Lidia Thorpe, Celeste Liddle, Jock Palfreeman, Nyadol Nyuon, Sarah Steel of Let's Talk About Sects, slackbastard, and many more legends.

ONLINE WORK (AND OFF)
I talk excellent shit online across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and everywhere else, which is probably the way you found me.  Importantly, I also work often behind the scenes on activist and anti-fash stuff; no activist worth their salt really begs for coin for the network they're a part of, but I tell you this to remind you that sometimes the most important shit I do never sees the light of day.

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I try to act as a translator and a mediator between certain kinds of activism and the wider world.  I move between several grassroots scenes to coordinate and connect with different activists.  As the requirements of what I need to do increase, it gets harder to do it properly without committing more time to it.  But I work several jobs, and it's hard to find more time to do what I need. However, as it seems we're about to enter into a decade of hellworld, I should not be downscaling what I do. It's growing more important than ever to translate and advocate.

So, I'm asking for your help.  Your wellness.  You supporting me means I can set more of my time aside to do the kinds of things I already do.

  • Get a little money?  I can use that to not be destitute and on the street.  Also, equipment and such is pricey, you know. 

  • Get more than a little?  I can start travelling to protest actions around the country.  Later, I could begin to take on editors to work with my material so I can spend more time making new stuff.
If you've ever benefited, learned or laughed from the shit I do, or ever seen me annoy the right people, I'd ask you to think about how much more I could do with your support.

It also means you will be participating in active wellness.  I'm like political commentary Doterra.  YouTube essential oils.  Think of this as like a Patreon MLM.  The multi levels are the tiers I'm offering.  See?  You'll never need to see a SHILL BIG PHARMA DOCTOR again once you sign up to.  True wellness will be yours once you sign up to this Patreon.
Goals
262 of 300 patrons
When I reach 300 findom daddies, I will begin Patreon-only ask-me-anything seshes.  They won't be live.  You'll just submit em to me.  I'll tell everyone the answers, but only my daddies can ask me the questions.  I'll go deep into whatever I'm asked.  Just 4 u x
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 115 exclusive posts
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Writings
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Videos

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