Alex Maslow

is creating The Lord of the Rings: An Ethical Guide

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Tiers
Orc
$1 or more per month
Every Dark Lord needs orcs to support them.  But orcs don't get much in return (though you do get access Patron-exclusive posts).
Dwarves
$5 or more per month
Great halls of stone!  Excellent malt beer!  Accidentally awakening ancient evils in the pursuit of material wealth!  These are the things that make Dwarves great!


In addition to patron-exclusive posts, this tier gives you entrance into the "thank you" lottery.  At the end of each weekly blog post, I'll be thanking my Patreon supporters in general.  In addition, one person in the lottery will be randomly chosen to be called out by name (or an alias of their choice).  The amount they have given will not be revealed. 

Men
$9 or more per month
"Nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power".  So give me $9 a month, just try not to become a  Nazgûl! 


In addition to patron-exclusive posts and the thank you lottery, this tier will give you the opportunity to - when chosen by the lottery - to submit a one paragraph response to the post.

Elves
$15 or more per month
The Elves are the wisest of all the beings in Middle Earth.  They're also leaving it in droves.  Wait, why is this a tier?  Please don't leave!!


In addition  to patron-exclusive posts, the thank you lottery and the associated response opportunity, this tier gives you access to the specific quotes from the text I am considering analyzing.  Gives you something to think about in the days before the post goes live!  

Hobbits
$20 or more per month
Hobbits are not the best or brightest of Middle Earth.  They love food (and eating that food).  But they have stout hearts and rise to whatever challenge comes before them.  In the end, they bow to no one.


In addition to patron-exclusive posts,  the thank you lottery, the associated response opportunity, and the specific quotes from the text I am considering analyzing, this tier gives you viewing access to early drafts of the weekly posts.  See the notes I make for myself and witness my writing and editing process!

Ring-Bearer
$35 or more per month only 9 left
To bear The One Ring is a great burden.  Even when your task is finished, you will never be fully rid of it.  So it's kind of like glitter, I guess...



In addition to  patron-exclusive posts,  the thank you lottery and the associated response opportunity, and access to the specific quotes from the text I am considering analyzing, this tier gives you deeper access to the early drafts of the weekly posts - you'll be able to comment on the work.  Your comments may even affect the final post.  If that happens, you (or an alias of your choice) will be given a shout out at the TOP of the post.  This tier has a limit to the number of people who can be in it.

Tiers
Orc
$1 or more per month
Every Dark Lord needs orcs to support them.  But orcs don't get much in return (though you do get access Patron-exclusive posts).
Dwarves
$5 or more per month
Great halls of stone!  Excellent malt beer!  Accidentally awakening ancient evils in the pursuit of material wealth!  These are the things that make Dwarves great!


In addition to patron-exclusive posts, this tier gives you entrance into the "thank you" lottery.  At the end of each weekly blog post, I'll be thanking my Patreon supporters in general.  In addition, one person in the lottery will be randomly chosen to be called out by name (or an alias of their choice).  The amount they have given will not be revealed. 

Men
$9 or more per month
"Nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power".  So give me $9 a month, just try not to become a  Nazgûl! 


In addition to patron-exclusive posts and the thank you lottery, this tier will give you the opportunity to - when chosen by the lottery - to submit a one paragraph response to the post.

Elves
$15 or more per month
The Elves are the wisest of all the beings in Middle Earth.  They're also leaving it in droves.  Wait, why is this a tier?  Please don't leave!!


In addition  to patron-exclusive posts, the thank you lottery and the associated response opportunity, this tier gives you access to the specific quotes from the text I am considering analyzing.  Gives you something to think about in the days before the post goes live!  

Hobbits
$20 or more per month
Hobbits are not the best or brightest of Middle Earth.  They love food (and eating that food).  But they have stout hearts and rise to whatever challenge comes before them.  In the end, they bow to no one.


In addition to patron-exclusive posts,  the thank you lottery, the associated response opportunity, and the specific quotes from the text I am considering analyzing, this tier gives you viewing access to early drafts of the weekly posts.  See the notes I make for myself and witness my writing and editing process!

Ring-Bearer
$35 or more per month only 9 left
To bear The One Ring is a great burden.  Even when your task is finished, you will never be fully rid of it.  So it's kind of like glitter, I guess...



In addition to  patron-exclusive posts,  the thank you lottery and the associated response opportunity, and access to the specific quotes from the text I am considering analyzing, this tier gives you deeper access to the early drafts of the weekly posts - you'll be able to comment on the work.  Your comments may even affect the final post.  If that happens, you (or an alias of your choice) will be given a shout out at the TOP of the post.  This tier has a limit to the number of people who can be in it.