Jacob Fields

is creating YouTube Videos

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You want to read the Secret Reports, huh? In this tier, you get access to exclusive written material, like scripts for upcoming videos, previews of work-in-progress projects, and more!

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I found you! In this tier, you get previews of upcoming projects and access to unfinished and/or unreleased videos, with new (old) videos added over time.

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Look at this nerd, I bet he likes movies. In this tier, you get access to movie commentary tracks where Jacob talks about dumb films he likes. Sometimes he'll have guests on!




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Hello, I'm Jacob, and for the last several years I've been making videos on the Frustrated Jacob YouTube channel and its counterpart channel Research Runs. I've had the opportunity to talk about all kinds of ridiculous things that I care way too much about. I've made some videos about game design, talked way too much about writing, and put together needlessly specific essays about mishandled marketing campaigns. I'm grateful to everyone who has stuck around to hear what I have to say.

But, ever since I started making content online, I've consistently been falling short of my goals, shelving projects and ideas to focus on more important parts of my life. Now, I have an opportunity to give YouTube significantly more of my attention.

It's real simple, you know this song and dance. With the extra financial backing viewers like you can provide me on Patreon, I can not only create more content, but a wider variety of content.

That said, I do want to address one thing up front:

This is not a full-time job for me, and it will not become a full-time job for me.

There is no magic threshold of income or subscribers where I become a full-time YouTuber. I don't intend to make this my career, and I don't intend to be doing this for years and years to come. Before I go asking anyone for any money, I want make sure that's out there. At present, my plan is to put a ton of my time and energy into YouTube and other online content endeavors for the next year. After that? I don't know for certain, but it is likely that I'll be stepping away from this world and only making content every so often. I'll probably close down this Patreon if I feel that I am no longer creating enough content to justify the continued financial support of viewers.

I want to make sure that, if people are going to be directly giving me money, they know what they're paying for. So, now that I've explained the long term situation, let's talk a little bit about what this Patreon is going to look like.


- FREE: Selected Written Material -

Sometimes it's easier to just write about something than make a video about it, you know? This Patreon will be home to a number of articles, blog posts, scripts, stories, what have you. Basically, anything that I don't want to make a video about, or perhaps can't make a video about, can show up here in the form of that old standby: text you have to read with your eyeballs.

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I occasionally share screenshots of, or links to, documents where I ramble on about writing, game design, or whatever else happens to keep me up at night. Now, all that stuff will have a comfortable, screenshot-free home here on Patreon.

Oh, also. Remember that stupid rewrite of Kingdom Hearts 2's prologue that I said I was going to write ages ago? That'll be on here. Eventually.

- $1: Exclusive Written Material -

For $1, you'll get detailed updates about what I'm currently working on, previews of scripts for upcoming videos, and all sorts of other unfinished stuff that I'm too embarrassed to post publicly. Wanna read an unfinished version of that stupid rewrite of Kingdom Hearts 2's prologue before everyone else? You'll have access to that here.

That's right! If you pay me money, you get unfinished, crappy things that I don't want to put out there for everyone to see! What a steal!

- $5: Video Previews and Unreleased Content -

For $5, you'll get access to previews of upcoming videos before they're released to the public. I'll also crack open the Frustrated Jacob Vault and share videos that never saw the light of day. Some of these didn't get released because they were time sensitive and I didn't complete them fast enough. Some of them were too complicated and I gave up midway. Others are just not that great. But hey, you'll get to see them and make fun of me!

- $10: The Frustrated Film Club -

I haven't talked about movies nearly enough throughout my internet career. Let's change that.

For $10, you'll get access to commentary tracks I record for various movies. What kind of movies? Who knows! Whatever I want to talk about!

To be clear, while some of these will be goofy 'reaction' tracks, most will focus on discussing the film in a bit more depth. I'll announce the next film a month or so in advance, and you'll have plenty of time to track down a copy of the film and watch it if you haven't seen it before. Then, we'll get in-depth on the film and hopefully have a little bit of fun while we're at it. Commentary tracks will occasionally feature guest stars!


To wrap things up for now, I want to offer a quick thank you, not just to the people who decide to support this page, but to everyone who cares enough about my content to have stuck around through the dry spells and is still keeping up with my antics. This wouldn't be any fun if I didn't have awesome fans, so thank you all!
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