Mother's Basement

is creating Anime and Game Analysis

479

patrons

$1,282

per month
Who am I?
Anime, Games, Movies… the best of them affect us deeply, thanks to thousands of little details that we’re not supposed to think about. I'm Geoff Thew, professional dirtbag, and I do nothing but think about those details. Because when you start to really appreciate them, it helps you love your favourite media on a whole new level.

My YouTube channel, Mother's Basement, focuses on analyzing specific aspects of media - like levels in video games, or opening theme songs to anime - in order to figure out what makes them tick. If you enjoy critical breakdowns of cinematography and symbolism, discussion of the production process, and educational tangents about science and other topics, you'll find all that and more in my Mother's Basement.


What Will You be Funding?
My channel has two main series - "What's in an OP?," where I analyze the opening theme songs of anime, and "What' s in a Game?," where I analyze things like mechanics, cutscenes, and level design. What's in an OP? comes out every other week, while What's in a Game comes out once per month. In addition to these, I produce at least one review, toplist, rant, or additional analysis video every month.

So that's at least four videos every month, two about anime, one about games, and one wild card. And you'll be funding all of it. Of course, some of you will only want to watch the anime stuff, and some of you will only want to watch the gaming videos, which is why I've decided to make the payment schedule monthly instead of per-video. That way you can kick in however much you feel is fair for how much I cover whatever interests you.


Why Back Me?
Hopefully because you've seen my stuff and like what I do! And because you know I'll deliver. I hold every video I make to a professional standard of quality, and I've been consistently following a regular schedule since the channel started. I plan to put every penny I earn toward paying for equipment, editing services, and other stuff to help me create more, better content. If we can raise enough, I'll be able to do two anime or gaming analysis videos every week.

I'm NEVER going to hide my content behind a paywall - the point of patreon is to improve the channel, not take away from it. And again, I'm very adamant about sticking to my schedule, so you will get increasing value every month for your contribution - whatever you feel four videos (or more) per month are worth.

But if you want the pot sweetened a little, I've also got some pretty slick reward tiers below that give you more ways to interact with - and even be part of - the channel. Check them out in the sidebar.
Tiers
Anime Congregation
$1 or more per month

Patron-Only Feed and Discord Chat

  • Your name will appear in the credit list at the end of my videos (updated every three months because the way I make it isn't very efficient)
  • VIP channel access on discord
  • Access to patron-only posts
Includes Discord rewards
Anime Priest
$3 or more per month

 Pokemon go to the polls

  • You get to vote on the topic of my next "greatest mistake" video (and possibly other videos as well)
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Anime Bishop
$5 or more per month

Eternal Gratitude
 

  • I will personally thank you for your patronage at the end of one podcast every month. if you have a small message you want me to read, I may also do that, depending on the message.
  • Access to an archive of old mother's basement scripts
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
[Defunct]
$8 or more per month only 3 left

Monthly Q&A

  • this tier formerly offered participation in a monthly Q&A. it is now defunct, and will remain locked until all current patrons have moved to different tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Anime Cardinal
$10 or more per month

Monthly Anime Night

 

  • Join me once a month on an exclusive anime night discord channel where we’ll watch anime together, chat, and generally have a good time. This is where we'll be watching the first episodes of each "Greatest mistake" video
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
[defunct]
$15 or more per month only 2 left

Make a Request

 

  • this used to be a tier where patrons could request topics for my podcast. It has been locked and will be removed once all patrons move down to lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
[Defunct]
$20 or more per month only 4 left

Monthly Game Night

  • Formerly a tier for playing video games with me. Locked until all current patrons leave this tier.
Includes Discord rewards
[Defunct]
$40 or more per month only 3 left

Your Name in Lights

  • Credits now available at a lower tier. Locked until all remaining patrons leave this tier.
Includes Discord rewards
[Defunct]
$80 or more per month only 2 left

Consulting Fee
 

  • Formerly, this tier offered business consulting. It has been discontinued. Once all patrons have removed themselves it will be deleted.
Goals
479 of 500 patrons
(When I first set these goals, patreon was my only source of income, but now that my business is self-sufficient, it makes more sense to focus on community-centric goals. I'll be figuring out ways to bring the MB community together)
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Who am I?
Anime, Games, Movies… the best of them affect us deeply, thanks to thousands of little details that we’re not supposed to think about. I'm Geoff Thew, professional dirtbag, and I do nothing but think about those details. Because when you start to really appreciate them, it helps you love your favourite media on a whole new level.

My YouTube channel, Mother's Basement, focuses on analyzing specific aspects of media - like levels in video games, or opening theme songs to anime - in order to figure out what makes them tick. If you enjoy critical breakdowns of cinematography and symbolism, discussion of the production process, and educational tangents about science and other topics, you'll find all that and more in my Mother's Basement.


What Will You be Funding?
My channel has two main series - "What's in an OP?," where I analyze the opening theme songs of anime, and "What' s in a Game?," where I analyze things like mechanics, cutscenes, and level design. What's in an OP? comes out every other week, while What's in a Game comes out once per month. In addition to these, I produce at least one review, toplist, rant, or additional analysis video every month.

So that's at least four videos every month, two about anime, one about games, and one wild card. And you'll be funding all of it. Of course, some of you will only want to watch the anime stuff, and some of you will only want to watch the gaming videos, which is why I've decided to make the payment schedule monthly instead of per-video. That way you can kick in however much you feel is fair for how much I cover whatever interests you.


Why Back Me?
Hopefully because you've seen my stuff and like what I do! And because you know I'll deliver. I hold every video I make to a professional standard of quality, and I've been consistently following a regular schedule since the channel started. I plan to put every penny I earn toward paying for equipment, editing services, and other stuff to help me create more, better content. If we can raise enough, I'll be able to do two anime or gaming analysis videos every week.

I'm NEVER going to hide my content behind a paywall - the point of patreon is to improve the channel, not take away from it. And again, I'm very adamant about sticking to my schedule, so you will get increasing value every month for your contribution - whatever you feel four videos (or more) per month are worth.

But if you want the pot sweetened a little, I've also got some pretty slick reward tiers below that give you more ways to interact with - and even be part of - the channel. Check them out in the sidebar.

Recent posts by Mother's Basement

Tiers
Anime Congregation
$1 or more per month

Patron-Only Feed and Discord Chat

  • Your name will appear in the credit list at the end of my videos (updated every three months because the way I make it isn't very efficient)
  • VIP channel access on discord
  • Access to patron-only posts
Includes Discord rewards
Anime Priest
$3 or more per month

 Pokemon go to the polls

  • You get to vote on the topic of my next "greatest mistake" video (and possibly other videos as well)
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
Anime Bishop
$5 or more per month

Eternal Gratitude
 

  • I will personally thank you for your patronage at the end of one podcast every month. if you have a small message you want me to read, I may also do that, depending on the message.
  • Access to an archive of old mother's basement scripts
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
[Defunct]
$8 or more per month only 3 left

Monthly Q&A

  • this tier formerly offered participation in a monthly Q&A. it is now defunct, and will remain locked until all current patrons have moved to different tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
Anime Cardinal
$10 or more per month

Monthly Anime Night

 

  • Join me once a month on an exclusive anime night discord channel where we’ll watch anime together, chat, and generally have a good time. This is where we'll be watching the first episodes of each "Greatest mistake" video
  • All previous tiers included
Includes Discord rewards
[defunct]
$15 or more per month only 2 left

Make a Request

 

  • this used to be a tier where patrons could request topics for my podcast. It has been locked and will be removed once all patrons move down to lower tiers.
Includes Discord rewards
[Defunct]
$20 or more per month only 4 left

Monthly Game Night

  • Formerly a tier for playing video games with me. Locked until all current patrons leave this tier.
Includes Discord rewards
[Defunct]
$40 or more per month only 3 left

Your Name in Lights

  • Credits now available at a lower tier. Locked until all remaining patrons leave this tier.
Includes Discord rewards
[Defunct]
$80 or more per month only 2 left

Consulting Fee
 

  • Formerly, this tier offered business consulting. It has been discontinued. Once all patrons have removed themselves it will be deleted.