James is creating videos of the microscopic life.
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You know what they say "do whatever your passion is, it will pay off eventually...". I didn't believe that until I found mine last year. My life has changed quite a lot since then, in a wonderful way that I would have never imagined.

As a kid, my goal was to live in Africa and write books about the wild animals but I grew up and my dreams were shattered by the life and I ended up on a completely different path in an utterly different place. Just over a year ago, I was introduced to single-celled microorganisms by a laboratory course and right at that moment, when I took the first glance through the microscope, I was completely amazed by the diversity of the life that exists in a single drop of water. It was like going on a safari in African savannas. I finally knew in my 27 years of life what I want to pursue... I purchased a microscope just two weeks after this moment so I wouldn't need to be in the lab to explore the micro-world and that changed my life forever. I decided to continue my academic career in the field of single-celled eukaryotes. My enthusiasm and eagerness to learn in this field have opened up many new possibilities for me. I was accepted into a laboratory which is specialized on euglenoids and I am included in some related researches as well, from sample collection to genomic analysis. I am working on my documentary project to introduce non-scientific communities to the wonders of the microcosmos and also, soon, will start writing an illustrated book with an amazing artist, Katelyn Solbakk, on the same topic with the same purpose.

However, I have a full time job as a linguistic quality assurance game/software tester in a company, with every support I receive here I will reduce my work hours in the office so I can spend more time doing my research and focusing on my projects. Thank you so much for your appreciation and support.

Tiers
Tardigrade-on-the-spot
$3 or more per month

Tardigrades are amazing creatures, so are you!
- Digital copies of 3-different photos each month.
- Early access to my posts.

Philanthropist Water Bear
$5 or more per month

You make me waddle like a water bear <3
- Digital copies of 10-different photos each month.
- Early access to my posts.
- Access to microscopy magazine collection.

Holy-Moly Tardigrade
$10 or more per month

Ohh wow!
- Digital copies of 20-different photos each month.
- Early access to my posts.
- Access to microscopy magazine collection.
- Access to ebooks I use for identification.
- Behind-the-Scenes

Sh*t-Got-Serious-Water-Bear
$20 or more per month

It's good that I can survive under such pressure like a water bear. 
- Digital copies of 30-different photos each month.
- Early access to my posts.
- Access to microscopy magazine collection.
- Access to ebooks I use for identification.
- Behind-the-Scenes
- A postcard with little drawings of microorganisms on it. 

Waterbear-zilla with W. bearex
$100 or more per month

Ohh we make such a good team!
- Custom video.
- Everything from Sh*t-Got-Serious-Water-Bear.

Goals
49 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 patrons, I will quit my 160 hours/month office job to focus on my microworld projects.
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You know what they say "do whatever your passion is, it will pay off eventually...". I didn't believe that until I found mine last year. My life has changed quite a lot since then, in a wonderful way that I would have never imagined.

As a kid, my goal was to live in Africa and write books about the wild animals but I grew up and my dreams were shattered by the life and I ended up on a completely different path in an utterly different place. Just over a year ago, I was introduced to single-celled microorganisms by a laboratory course and right at that moment, when I took the first glance through the microscope, I was completely amazed by the diversity of the life that exists in a single drop of water. It was like going on a safari in African savannas. I finally knew in my 27 years of life what I want to pursue... I purchased a microscope just two weeks after this moment so I wouldn't need to be in the lab to explore the micro-world and that changed my life forever. I decided to continue my academic career in the field of single-celled eukaryotes. My enthusiasm and eagerness to learn in this field have opened up many new possibilities for me. I was accepted into a laboratory which is specialized on euglenoids and I am included in some related researches as well, from sample collection to genomic analysis. I am working on my documentary project to introduce non-scientific communities to the wonders of the microcosmos and also, soon, will start writing an illustrated book with an amazing artist, Katelyn Solbakk, on the same topic with the same purpose.

However, I have a full time job as a linguistic quality assurance game/software tester in a company, with every support I receive here I will reduce my work hours in the office so I can spend more time doing my research and focusing on my projects. Thank you so much for your appreciation and support.

Recent posts by James

Tiers
Tardigrade-on-the-spot
$3 or more per month

Tardigrades are amazing creatures, so are you!
- Digital copies of 3-different photos each month.
- Early access to my posts.

Philanthropist Water Bear
$5 or more per month

You make me waddle like a water bear <3
- Digital copies of 10-different photos each month.
- Early access to my posts.
- Access to microscopy magazine collection.

Holy-Moly Tardigrade
$10 or more per month

Ohh wow!
- Digital copies of 20-different photos each month.
- Early access to my posts.
- Access to microscopy magazine collection.
- Access to ebooks I use for identification.
- Behind-the-Scenes

Sh*t-Got-Serious-Water-Bear
$20 or more per month

It's good that I can survive under such pressure like a water bear. 
- Digital copies of 30-different photos each month.
- Early access to my posts.
- Access to microscopy magazine collection.
- Access to ebooks I use for identification.
- Behind-the-Scenes
- A postcard with little drawings of microorganisms on it. 

Waterbear-zilla with W. bearex
$100 or more per month

Ohh we make such a good team!
- Custom video.
- Everything from Sh*t-Got-Serious-Water-Bear.