Free stuff, Laser Time posters, a new podcast, and let’s bring back an old friend…
Hey guys, wanted to give you a quick update on all things relating to the us and Patreon right now. Obviously, HUGE THANKS are in order. We’re getting to do more stuff than ever, it’s been really fun, but obviously, it’s not without some growing pains. But yeah, even those of you who aren’t participating might wanna listen up for a second, because we’ve got our biggest proposal ever coming in below. Let’s start with some free fun stuff!
FREE FUN STUFF: STAR WARS COMMENTARY
Long story short: The Monday Night Movie is like one of them thar game streams, but you provide the movie, we watch and comment together, and it’s been a fucking blast each and every Monday night (usually at 6PM Pacific) exclusively for Patrons. For those of you unaware of MNM, we’ve made it a bit of a tradition during months with FIVE Mondays to stream one movie free for all! And fortunately for you, this happens to be Star Wars (Episode IV if I have to say it) since we’re rewatching every Star Wars leading up to Force Awakens. Wanna watch Star Wars with us?! Did you see it? It’s right there above if you wanna watch it with us whenevs! Patrons rightfully fearful of revisiting the prequels alone can find our commentary archives on Patreon, and of course, there’s still time to experience Empire and Jedi LIVE with us and dozens of wonderful bastards.
LASER TIME MINI-POSTERS!
Click to enlarge! Art by Bryan “Graboids” Ward
Some of you Patrons may have noticed that you haven’t received your rewards, and we’re here to clear up any confusion. While capitalism usually dictates that those who pay more for things are better, people who donated $10 and over haven’t received their stickers yet. Like, AT ALL! For that I am truly sorry. We’ve let America down! And that’s because we wanted to save a little money and bundle them in with your Laser Time posters, which we’re officially unveiling here. It should go without saying getting physical merch made is pretty uncharted territory for us, but we’ve learned to a lot. Like, say, if you’re buying 500 envelopes to ship posters in will take A FUCKING MONTH to get shipped to you. Yep, the whole process was delayed by FUCKING ENVELOPES, but know we’ve got the posters, and hundreds of pounds of shipping materials I’d like to get out of my apartment ASAP.
A NEW PODCAST APPEARS!
Did you Patrons even notice you unlocked a new podcast? Well, ya did. Way back in the first week! And we’ve been dragging our heels putting it out, but as you’ll see below, our reasons are just and legitimate. For one, and sorry if I sound like a broken record here, we did not expect the level of support you guys showed. Within one day, almost every single goal we’d been planning for months was met, and the only downside to that equation was that literally overnight, I ended up doing three times the game streams and four times the podcasts I’d done the week before. We had to build out everything and we’re only just almost-sorta-not-really figuring out a groove for ourselves amidst all the new endeavors. But anyway, somewhere in all of that, and “All-New Podcast” was unlocked and here it is.
I’ll leave you to infer from that what you will for now, but I will say is it’s an entirely new show that’s very similar to a popular feature from Talking Simpsons, another show you guys and gals unlocked via Patreon! Again, I think I can speak for everyone here when I say we can’t thank you enough for that, but as for Thirty Twenty Ten, the new podcast you folks unlocked, there was one person in particular I wanted to speak for it: The guy who came up with the idea. His name is Brett Elston.
LET’S BRING BRETT ABOARD
If you’ve listened to Laser Time, if you’ve ever been to this URL before, fuck, if you’ve read this far, it’s almost impossible you don’t know Brett. I’ve been casting pod with him for almost a decade and I’d like to do it on a more frequent basis. Perhaps you feel the same way.
For those who don’t know, Big Baby Elston’s between gigs right now, so before he moves onto something better and far more important, we wanna lock him into the old dick and fart routine before he realizes whether or not it’s good for him. Patreon is an ideal way to do this. It’s already done wonders for what we do here. Yes, we know, this is us asking for more money again. But you know, look at that Patreon number, factor in Patreon’s 10% cut, then split it four ways, and you’ll see why we’re asking. Nobody’s trying to get rich here, just do fun stuff full time for as many people care about it. And just as before, we’re not coming at you solely with hat in hand and nothing you already enjoy is going behind a paywall. Your money will net you new podcasts, article, live streams and physical goods, in addition to unlocking cool new stuff for everyone. $5 is that magic number, but shit gets really good at $10 too.
We have some new Patreon goals, some new Patreon incentives, some new tier rewards, some of which those of you who already Patrons will be able to enjoy without even doing anything! It should go without saying that it sucks asking for money, so please understand that we wouldn’t do it were it not 100% necessary to keep doing what we do here. And I don’t think I need to try all that hard to convince any of you that things would be 1000% cooler here with Brett on board in a bigger capacity. (Check out the Star Trek stream he stopped by to do last week!) But don’t take my word for it, read what he has to say on the matter. You might like what he wants to bring to the table. Thanks for your time, folks. Thanks for everything. Here’s a link to Patreon.