The Rosamund Project

is creating videos about the Great Books

0

patrons

$0

per video

Welcome to the Rosamund Project

The Rosamund Project is dedicated to promoting the study of the Great Books. Why? Well, officially, because they represent some of the greatest intellectual and artistic achievements in human history, and by carefully reading these books we can forge ourselves into better and more fully alive human persons.

Unofficially, it's for the same reason some people do meth. Once you try it, everything else seems kind of bland. (Please note: the Rosamund Project does not endorse the use of methamphetamine or other illicit substances. The Rosamund Project does however endorse the use of caffeine, blankets, and rain pounding against the window.)

The Bard's Bonus

As important as he is to the World Canon, I've decided to refrain from making videos on Shakespeare for two reasons. First, staying away from Shakespeare allows me to dedicate time to other deserving authors who would otherwise be ignored, and second, because I intend to extort this decision for personal gain.

Once a month, qualifying patrons will be asked to vote on a list of Shakespeare plays. You may vote for more than one option. The results of this poll will be saved. When the poll comes around next month, the results of that poll will be added to the results of the previous poll. This will continue until the monetary goal for the Bard's Bonus is reached, triggering a final round of voting.

Once the final poll is complete, the results will be announced, and I will produce a video on the selected play. The video will be shorter than a normal video so that I can produce it faster, but patrons will not be charged for the video. All voting results will then be reset to zero and the cycle will start again, with the difference that the selected play will henceforth be excluded from the polls.

This system allows me to reward patrons who have supported the project for longer periods of time. It also allows me predict which play will win in advance, meaning I can get a head start on research and production.
Tiers
Maxim
$1 or more per video
You may be small, but you're powerful. This reward tier earns you the greatest reward of all: my undying love and gratitude. Seriously, thank you so much.
Short Story
$5 or more per video
Every month, I'll ask everyone at this tier and above to vote on a list of Shakespeare Plays for the next Bard's Bonus video. See the main page for a full description of how this works.
Novella
$10 or more per video
Can't get new videos fast enough? This tier gets you access to new videos one day before everyone else!
Treatise
$25 or more per video
Patrons at this tier will be listed in the description of every video they sponsor.
Epic
$50 or more per video
If you're this dedicated to the project, it's clear that you deserve a place in the credits reel itself, along with your own personal hexagonal icon with an image of your choice (with restrictions based on copyright law and common decency of course).
Tome
$100 or more per video only 7 left
Wow. If something drives you to show this much support to the project, everyone needs to know about it, which is why I will thank you vocally for your support in every video you sponsor. I'll also send you a personal thank-you video, because you've really blown me out of the water.
The Great Library
$1,000 or more per video
Maybe giving this much money will finally rid you of your nagging sense of emptiness in life. I can't say for certain that it will, but I also can't say for certain that it won't.
Goals
$0 of $500 per video
First Bard's Bonus - I'll create a special bonus video on one of Shakespeare's plays, as voted on by my Patrons! This video will be somewhat shorter than usual, but patrons will not be charged for it.
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Welcome to the Rosamund Project

The Rosamund Project is dedicated to promoting the study of the Great Books. Why? Well, officially, because they represent some of the greatest intellectual and artistic achievements in human history, and by carefully reading these books we can forge ourselves into better and more fully alive human persons.

Unofficially, it's for the same reason some people do meth. Once you try it, everything else seems kind of bland. (Please note: the Rosamund Project does not endorse the use of methamphetamine or other illicit substances. The Rosamund Project does however endorse the use of caffeine, blankets, and rain pounding against the window.)

The Bard's Bonus

As important as he is to the World Canon, I've decided to refrain from making videos on Shakespeare for two reasons. First, staying away from Shakespeare allows me to dedicate time to other deserving authors who would otherwise be ignored, and second, because I intend to extort this decision for personal gain.

Once a month, qualifying patrons will be asked to vote on a list of Shakespeare plays. You may vote for more than one option. The results of this poll will be saved. When the poll comes around next month, the results of that poll will be added to the results of the previous poll. This will continue until the monetary goal for the Bard's Bonus is reached, triggering a final round of voting.

Once the final poll is complete, the results will be announced, and I will produce a video on the selected play. The video will be shorter than a normal video so that I can produce it faster, but patrons will not be charged for the video. All voting results will then be reset to zero and the cycle will start again, with the difference that the selected play will henceforth be excluded from the polls.

This system allows me to reward patrons who have supported the project for longer periods of time. It also allows me predict which play will win in advance, meaning I can get a head start on research and production.

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Tiers
Maxim
$1 or more per video
You may be small, but you're powerful. This reward tier earns you the greatest reward of all: my undying love and gratitude. Seriously, thank you so much.
Short Story
$5 or more per video
Every month, I'll ask everyone at this tier and above to vote on a list of Shakespeare Plays for the next Bard's Bonus video. See the main page for a full description of how this works.
Novella
$10 or more per video
Can't get new videos fast enough? This tier gets you access to new videos one day before everyone else!
Treatise
$25 or more per video
Patrons at this tier will be listed in the description of every video they sponsor.
Epic
$50 or more per video
If you're this dedicated to the project, it's clear that you deserve a place in the credits reel itself, along with your own personal hexagonal icon with an image of your choice (with restrictions based on copyright law and common decency of course).
Tome
$100 or more per video only 7 left
Wow. If something drives you to show this much support to the project, everyone needs to know about it, which is why I will thank you vocally for your support in every video you sponsor. I'll also send you a personal thank-you video, because you've really blown me out of the water.
The Great Library
$1,000 or more per video
Maybe giving this much money will finally rid you of your nagging sense of emptiness in life. I can't say for certain that it will, but I also can't say for certain that it won't.