Adam the Alien

Adam the Alien

is creating videos, writing, artwork, and more

2

patrons

$18

per month
Hi! My name is Adam. I make pretty things for your eyes. To see, not to wear. I don't make glasses, or contacts, or ruby-quartz visors meant to hold in the powerful optic blasts your mutant gene left you dealing with. My work can be found on my websiteon YouTubeon Facebookon Instagram, and on Twitter.

There's no video here yet; that'll come soon. I've been following Patreon for years, but I've never had the guts to actually set up a Patreon page of my own until now. The idea of trying to come up with worthy perks that wouldn't overwhelm my workload has always been intimidating.

So why start a Patreon now? Well, relying on ad revenue to at least pay for the stuff I make is no longer a feasible economic model. YouTube has been my only consistent source of income for years, and lately it's become too unreliable to continue depending on it so much. My income has been subject to the erratic whims of a single company, and so my ability to continue creating has been endangered by a great deal of challenges, including: the near-infinite abundance of content for people to choose between, endless struggles with flawed and automated content ID copyright enforcement, the demonetization of videos deemed inappropriate for advertisers (including "sensitive topics" like current events and suicide prevention videos), adpocalypses, and YouTube's altered conditions for being part of the monetized partner program.

My first and primary goal with this Patreon is to be able to continue making art and sharing it with you. That's the number one priority. I'm also hoping that, with your help, I can challenge and grow my work and become a better creator, making a lot more things for your consumption and enjoyment. Beyond that, I'll admit I'm hoping to put the "starving" part of "starving artist" behind me for good. But I'm a passionate individual when it comes to creating, so making things and sharing them will always be the driving force behind me. Survival? Eh, that's secondary. And luxury? Well, I can dream, but I'll happily settle for spending all my time creating without having to worry about whether or not I can even afford the tools I need to create.

So now we begin this journey together, figuring out what works and what doesn't, what rewards for your patronage are worth it and what aren't. Does a perk seem a little meh? Tell me. Got an idea for a perk you'd be willing to pay for? Let's try it! This is uncharted territory for me, and I'm glad you're exploring it with me. Let's go on an adventure!

If you're willing to help in any way, I hope you also know that I am truly thankful. I'm not always very good at asking for help, or accepting it, and I struggle with a great deal of shame when I need it. But I am always deeply grateful for help others give, and humbled by the idea anyone would want to help at all. This is true even if you can't afford to donate a penny. If you share my content? You're amazing. If you just enjoy it quietly? Well, that's the whole point, and I can't thank you enough for appreciating something I made. That's a real good feeling. I make art for people to see. Thank you for seeing it!

THIS PATREON IS A WORK IN PROGRESS! I'm fully open to suggestions from patrons on how to continue to tweak it. I've been dragging my feet for so long in part because I wanted to have my content AND my Patreon set up perfectly, but I've been reminded that nothing is ever perfect and dragging my feet helps nobody. So please, speak up and help me make this a better experience for everyone involved!
Tiers
Pocket Change
$1 or more per month

I know that most of my viewers are probably as regularly strapped for cash as I am, but may want to toss some bus fare in the hat anyway. I'm a digital busker and you are a considerate passerby! Why don't you stick around and enjoy some rewards for your generosity?


  • PATRON-ONLY FEED!  Updates, community communication, perhaps silly doodles. I fully admit I don't yet know what all will be posted to the patron-only feed, but it will be something.
  • EARLY ACCESS TO CONTENT! You will get access to videos and other content at least 24 hours in advance of public release. There will be exceptions made for time-sensitive content (example: if I get a neat idea for holiday video less than 24 hours before said holiday, vlog-a-day challenges, live and/or real-time posts, or anything relating to time-sensitive events with deadlines).
  •  IMAGINARY GOLD STAR! Your rockitude knows no bounds, so you will receive an imaginary gold star to pin to your imaginary gold star vest. Wear it with imaginary gold pride! There is no way to fully express how much I appreciate your willingness to contribute in any way toward what I do. Thank you so much! 
The Cheap Seats
$5 or more per month
Bringing Abe Lincoln along? You rock the freaking Casbah! Pull up a chair, you just earned yourself a seat!


  • ROCK THE VOTE! You get a voice in democratically deciding what content I'm creating. Each month, I'll take a vote on a video to create.  I'll put up some options, but YOU decide on which I focus my attention with all the fervor of a 2008 Obama supporter! 
  • Patron-only feed
  • Early access to content
  • Imaginary gold star & my immense gratitude
You Just Bought Me Lunch
$10 or more per month
You just payed for the equivalent of a decently-priced lunch. You are a kind soul, indeed!


  • SUGGESTION HAT! Remember that list of options for people to vote on? Well, you get to toss ideas into the hat! I will take your suggestions for what videos to make and literally put them into a hat. I will draw five suggestions from the hat. Suggestions drawn will be then be voted on by all eligible patrons.  
  • Rock the vote
  • Patron-only feed
  • Early access to content
  • Imaginary gold star & my immense gratitude
You Just Picked Up the Tip
$15 or more per month

Not only did you just pay for lunch, you picked up the tip! Holy carp, you're awesome!


  • CREDITED SPECIAL THANKS! Your name will be included in a special thanks credit scroll at the end of at least one video per month. You may select how your name is displayed. It can be your full name, a nickname, your username, the pseudonym under which you write lusty romance novels, or even a single-name moniker like Madonna or Prince. If you don't tell me what your preference is and I'm unable to get a response from you, I will default to your Patreon display name. Limitations apply; namely, I will not be including any slurs in the special thanks credits. So no picking up the tip just to get your hate speech in the video as a prank.
  • Suggestion hat
  • Rock the vote
  • Patron-only feed
  • Early access to content
  • Imaginary gold star & my immense gratitude
You Bought Dessert, Too?
$20 or more per month
Holy carp, you're a super nice person! This is a real treat, and an unexpected one at that. You're awesome!

 

  •  SKIP THE SUGGESTION HAT! Don't want to risk your suggestion not being drawn? An extra five dollars is all that takes! Instead of drawing your video suggestions from a hat, your suggestions will be added straight to the voting list in addition to the five drawn from the hat. This enhances and overwrites the suggestion hat perk from previous tiers.
  • Special thanks
  • Rock the vote
  • Patron-only feed
  • Early access to content
  • Imaginary gold star & my immense gratitude
Hi! My name is Adam. I make pretty things for your eyes. To see, not to wear. I don't make glasses, or contacts, or ruby-quartz visors meant to hold in the powerful optic blasts your mutant gene left you dealing with. My work can be found on my websiteon YouTubeon Facebookon Instagram, and on Twitter.

There's no video here yet; that'll come soon. I've been following Patreon for years, but I've never had the guts to actually set up a Patreon page of my own until now. The idea of trying to come up with worthy perks that wouldn't overwhelm my workload has always been intimidating.

So why start a Patreon now? Well, relying on ad revenue to at least pay for the stuff I make is no longer a feasible economic model. YouTube has been my only consistent source of income for years, and lately it's become too unreliable to continue depending on it so much. My income has been subject to the erratic whims of a single company, and so my ability to continue creating has been endangered by a great deal of challenges, including: the near-infinite abundance of content for people to choose between, endless struggles with flawed and automated content ID copyright enforcement, the demonetization of videos deemed inappropriate for advertisers (including "sensitive topics" like current events and suicide prevention videos), adpocalypses, and YouTube's altered conditions for being part of the monetized partner program.

My first and primary goal with this Patreon is to be able to continue making art and sharing it with you. That's the number one priority. I'm also hoping that, with your help, I can challenge and grow my work and become a better creator, making a lot more things for your consumption and enjoyment. Beyond that, I'll admit I'm hoping to put the "starving" part of "starving artist" behind me for good. But I'm a passionate individual when it comes to creating, so making things and sharing them will always be the driving force behind me. Survival? Eh, that's secondary. And luxury? Well, I can dream, but I'll happily settle for spending all my time creating without having to worry about whether or not I can even afford the tools I need to create.

So now we begin this journey together, figuring out what works and what doesn't, what rewards for your patronage are worth it and what aren't. Does a perk seem a little meh? Tell me. Got an idea for a perk you'd be willing to pay for? Let's try it! This is uncharted territory for me, and I'm glad you're exploring it with me. Let's go on an adventure!

If you're willing to help in any way, I hope you also know that I am truly thankful. I'm not always very good at asking for help, or accepting it, and I struggle with a great deal of shame when I need it. But I am always deeply grateful for help others give, and humbled by the idea anyone would want to help at all. This is true even if you can't afford to donate a penny. If you share my content? You're amazing. If you just enjoy it quietly? Well, that's the whole point, and I can't thank you enough for appreciating something I made. That's a real good feeling. I make art for people to see. Thank you for seeing it!

THIS PATREON IS A WORK IN PROGRESS! I'm fully open to suggestions from patrons on how to continue to tweak it. I've been dragging my feet for so long in part because I wanted to have my content AND my Patreon set up perfectly, but I've been reminded that nothing is ever perfect and dragging my feet helps nobody. So please, speak up and help me make this a better experience for everyone involved!

Recent posts by Adam the Alien

Tiers
Pocket Change
$1 or more per month

I know that most of my viewers are probably as regularly strapped for cash as I am, but may want to toss some bus fare in the hat anyway. I'm a digital busker and you are a considerate passerby! Why don't you stick around and enjoy some rewards for your generosity?


  • PATRON-ONLY FEED!  Updates, community communication, perhaps silly doodles. I fully admit I don't yet know what all will be posted to the patron-only feed, but it will be something.
  • EARLY ACCESS TO CONTENT! You will get access to videos and other content at least 24 hours in advance of public release. There will be exceptions made for time-sensitive content (example: if I get a neat idea for holiday video less than 24 hours before said holiday, vlog-a-day challenges, live and/or real-time posts, or anything relating to time-sensitive events with deadlines).
  •  IMAGINARY GOLD STAR! Your rockitude knows no bounds, so you will receive an imaginary gold star to pin to your imaginary gold star vest. Wear it with imaginary gold pride! There is no way to fully express how much I appreciate your willingness to contribute in any way toward what I do. Thank you so much! 
The Cheap Seats
$5 or more per month
Bringing Abe Lincoln along? You rock the freaking Casbah! Pull up a chair, you just earned yourself a seat!


  • ROCK THE VOTE! You get a voice in democratically deciding what content I'm creating. Each month, I'll take a vote on a video to create.  I'll put up some options, but YOU decide on which I focus my attention with all the fervor of a 2008 Obama supporter! 
  • Patron-only feed
  • Early access to content
  • Imaginary gold star & my immense gratitude
You Just Bought Me Lunch
$10 or more per month
You just payed for the equivalent of a decently-priced lunch. You are a kind soul, indeed!


  • SUGGESTION HAT! Remember that list of options for people to vote on? Well, you get to toss ideas into the hat! I will take your suggestions for what videos to make and literally put them into a hat. I will draw five suggestions from the hat. Suggestions drawn will be then be voted on by all eligible patrons.  
  • Rock the vote
  • Patron-only feed
  • Early access to content
  • Imaginary gold star & my immense gratitude
You Just Picked Up the Tip
$15 or more per month

Not only did you just pay for lunch, you picked up the tip! Holy carp, you're awesome!


  • CREDITED SPECIAL THANKS! Your name will be included in a special thanks credit scroll at the end of at least one video per month. You may select how your name is displayed. It can be your full name, a nickname, your username, the pseudonym under which you write lusty romance novels, or even a single-name moniker like Madonna or Prince. If you don't tell me what your preference is and I'm unable to get a response from you, I will default to your Patreon display name. Limitations apply; namely, I will not be including any slurs in the special thanks credits. So no picking up the tip just to get your hate speech in the video as a prank.
  • Suggestion hat
  • Rock the vote
  • Patron-only feed
  • Early access to content
  • Imaginary gold star & my immense gratitude
You Bought Dessert, Too?
$20 or more per month
Holy carp, you're a super nice person! This is a real treat, and an unexpected one at that. You're awesome!

 

  •  SKIP THE SUGGESTION HAT! Don't want to risk your suggestion not being drawn? An extra five dollars is all that takes! Instead of drawing your video suggestions from a hat, your suggestions will be added straight to the voting list in addition to the five drawn from the hat. This enhances and overwrites the suggestion hat perk from previous tiers.
  • Special thanks
  • Rock the vote
  • Patron-only feed
  • Early access to content
  • Imaginary gold star & my immense gratitude