The Laser Time Patreon is LIVE, but maybe you’re not totally sure about what you get by pledging a monthly donation? Well, I’ve found things always make more sense as a numbered list…
$5 a month. If less than 10% of our wonderful listeners gave us $5 a month, we’d never ask for money again. That’s like one game a year! Or five Taylor Swift songs a month! Or 8.5 XP boosts a week in that freemium mobile game you’re embarrassed to be playing! It’s a dream we’ve had for a long time, but we never really thought it possible until we opened up the Laser Time Patreon. Many of you listening to our shows heard our pleas for support and stepped up more than we could possibly have imagined, and we’ll be forever grateful for all the support we continue to see. But what if you’re on the fence about becoming a patron? Give us a chance to talk you into supporting our continued existence of Laser Time and expansion via an old, familiar friend: the numbered list feature!
Now we’re not talking to those who simply can’t afford to give anything right now. We totally understand and still love you all the same. But for those able to pledge $5 a month (or more), I dare say we’ve tried our damndest to stack the $5 a month Patreon tier with as much amazing content as we can possibly put out. And don’t fret – all the podcasts, video and editorial content we’ve been putting on LaserTimePodcast.com aren’t going anywhere nor disappearing behind a paywall. In fact, we’re making even more of those than ever.
Instead, that $5 or more pledge opens up a universe of extra things we’re offering up. Just what, exactly, do we intend to do for the kind folks putting offering up their cash? Let’s start from the top down…
7. Top 7s!
Hey, this article seems familiar, doesn’t it? Back in the day, we used to do a Top 7 feature every Monday at a place some of you readers may have heard of. But these days we just don’t see these types of articles where they used to be, and that will not stand! We want them back, and we’re hoping you do too. So every Tuesday, starting today, Top 7 lists are becoming a weekly feature on Laser Time. It’ll cover games, movies, TV, one hit wonder songs by white rappers – every aspect of pop culture! This is at the top of the many regular features, rankings, and news stories we’d like to pull off, and $5 a month helps make this a full-time job for at least 3 skilled members of the online press/goof troop.
6. MOAR VIDEOS!
We love doing videos, but they’re are a HUGE time sync and they don’t get as many views as we think they deserve – like, say, a billion views. Sadly, low numbers don’t always justify the effort put into them unless they’re no longer dependent on ad revenue to justify themselves! That’s the beauty of crowdfunding! So if you’d like to see more video reviews, more reactions, more game streams, this is your chance to become our executive producers and dictate the video content you want to see. The higher the Patreon total goes, the easier it’ll be for us to make more video content!<
5. Wrestling match commentaries!
Dave recently experimented with this on an episode of Cheap Popcast, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. So, for folks that pledge $10 and above, we’ll be doing exclusive, bi-weekly MP3 commentaries for some of our favorite wrestling matches of all time. They should all be easy to find on WWE Network, and matches will range from iconic or infamous – and we’re definitely open to taking suggestions from backers! For wrestling fans like us (and you, we hope), it’s a great excuse to watch (or rewatch) some mat classics.
4. A Weekly Bonus Podcast!
Titled Bonus Time, it’s going to be a special attraction for the $5 and above pledges! Once a week, the regular hosts of Laser Time, Cape Crisis, and Cheap Popcast will come together to offer poop jokes and insight directly from you via our favorite comments of the last week. Said show will range from 30 minutes to an hour and will be distributed exclusively via Patreon to $5 or more folks, so you don’t want to miss it.
3. Physical rewards!
So, every three months we’ll be making original stickers and posters that we’ll be sending out to all the people pledging to the Patreon from $5 on up. Donors can receive either/both exclusive quarterly Laser Time stickers and mini-posters for a relatively low donation. $5 a month gets you a unique sticker every 3 months, $10 or more nets you the sticker and a snazzy mini-poster! Just know that Patreon supporters will have the items mailed out to them with no provocation, so please make sure your address is up to date in your Patreon profile.
2. A weekly Simpsons podcast!
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that The Simpsons might be the most important show to the hosts and everyone else involved with the Laser Time family. We average about one Simpsons reference per podcast, I’d wager. So, duh!, we’d like to do a weekly Simpsons show focusing on viewing every single episode of in chronological order. It’s called Talking Simpsons, but with everything else we record already, it’s tough to fit it in without a funding incentive, especially if we want to bring in a special host from our favorite retro gaming podcast. People who pledge $5 or more will get exclusive access to the first season of Talking Simpsons! And not to brag, but we’ve already recorded a few and think the show is gonna be great!
1. Monday Night Movies!
Did you like our movie commentaries? Well, how would you like more of them? Or better yet, how would you like to watch it with us LIVE? Each Monday, we’ll pick a movie and each Patreon donors will be able to watch a movie with us LIVE, chiming in with your thoughts in the most dynamic way possible. Can’t make the live show? No problem, you’ll have access to a downloadable MP3 waiting for you later. A new one every week!
So those are all the basics, but there’s so much more on the Patreon, like extra goals, more streams, tons of stuff. And if you have anymore questions, just ask them in the comments! So, head over, tell a friend, tweet it, Facebook it, take out ads in newspapers! Please, spread the word on the Laser Time Patreon, because we love doing this for all of you guys. It’s better than bullet time (or an office job!).