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LITTLE HOMIES
$1
per month
Thanks for being a Patron! Everyone who supports me with at least $1 per month receives: 
  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • An acknowledgment in the Discord user list as a Patron of the channel!
Includes Discord benefits
LITTLE HOMIES V2
$2
per month
The reward for this pledge is the same as the $1 pledge, but since you're donating twice as much, you will receive twice as much of my gratitude and twice as much good fortune in your life. Maybe.
Includes Discord benefits
NO REWARDS, JUST WANT TO SUPPORT!
$2
per month
This is for people that want to quietly support me and the channel without receiving any shoutouts, credits, or rewards. Patreon does not make it obvious how to do that, so I am making it obvious for you!
HOMIES
$5
per month
This is my "suggested" pledge level. You get:
  
  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • A verbal thank-you during an upcoming video!
  • 30% off most T1J Merch (Contact me to claim a discount). 
  • Access to a Homies-only Discord channel.
  • An acknowledgment in the Discord as a HOMIE of the channel!




(Verbal shoutouts will be done a few at a time per video.)


Includes Discord benefits
BIG HOMIES
Limited (13 of 50 remaining)
reward item
$10
per month
 
  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • A verbal thank-you during an upcoming video!
  • 30% off most T1J Merch (Contact me to claim a discount). 
  • Access to a Homies-only Discord channel.
  • An acknowledgment in the Discord as a HOMIE of the channel!
  •  A unique, exclusive sticker every 3-4 months! 


 (Verbal shoutouts will be done a few at a time per video.) 
Includes Discord benefits
BIGGER HOMIES
Limited (26 of 30 remaining)
reward item
$25
per month
 
  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • A verbal thank-you during an upcoming video!
  • 30% off most T1J Merch (Contact me to claim a discount). 
  • Access to a Homies-only Discord channel.
  • An acknowledgment in the Discord as a HOMIE of the channel!
  • A unique, exclusive sticker every 3-4 months!
  • An exclusive Sir Applesauce coffee mug! Only Patrons can get this!


 (Verbal shoutouts will be done a few at a time per video.) 
Includes Discord benefits
Exclusive Mug
Fulfilled by Patreon
Support for 3 months and get this Sir Applesauce mug!
ENORMOUS HOMIES
Limited (19 of 20 remaining)
reward item
$50
per month
You get 
 
  • Your name added to the Patreon credits at the end of each video.
  • Access to the Patron-only blog, which contains background and personal thoughts behind each video, as well as other fun tidbits and exclusive announcements.
  • A verbal thank-you during an upcoming video!
  • 30% off most T1J Merch (Contact me to claim a discount). 
  • Access to a Homies-only Discord channel.
  • An acknowledgment in the Discord as a HOMIE of the channel!
  •  A unique, exclusive sticker every 3-4 months! 
  •  An exclusive Sir Applesauce coffee mug! Only Patrons can get this! 
  •  A separate piece of a more substantial EXCLUSIVE T1J product twice per year! (Usually a T-shirt, coffee mug or a poster--but could be something else!) 


 (Verbal shoutouts will be done a few at a time per video) 
Includes Discord benefits
Exclusive Mug
Fulfilled by Patreon
Support for 3 months and get this Sir Applesauce mug!

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About

Hi, I'm T1J!

I am a YouTube video essayist. My channel evolves over time and probably will continue to do so; but for now, what I’ve found to be my strength is discussing social and political topics in an easy-to-understand way, while at the same time spreading a message of honesty and compassion for other human beings. This is designed to to counter all of the hatred and cynicism that you often find in these kinds of discussions.

And so here's the thing. this kind of content is difficult to make sustainable. I frequently talk about tough, controversial issues which are increasingly being avoided by wary advertisers. Some videos are instantly demonetized, and the ones that aren't, usually have fairly low ad-rates when compared to other topics.

I try to make inclusive, optimistic videos that stress the importance of nuance, but those types of videos usually don't get the traction and exposure as some other more sensationalist and polarizing content you might find. So if you'd like to support my dream of making this kind of content full time, it would be vastly appreciated if you'd consider making a small monthly contribution to support my content.
That's the main idea of my channel, but I sometimes also make lighter content about pop culture and other things that interest me. The goal is that ultimately, the videos will get you to be more thoughtful, and be encouraged to think about the world and fellow human beings in a complex way.
As my Patreon grows, I hope to increase the quality and frequency of my videos, and get involved in bigger and better projects. So keep an eye out for that!



What am I going to do with the money?

All contributions here will go towards meeting my financial obligations so I can focus on making more and better videos for my viewers, as well as towards equipment and other costs associated with improving the quality and frequency of my uploads. By being a Patron, you are essentially allowing me to make videos and other content full time, and over time I will be able to bring you guys even more awesome content that I could never do before!

To get an idea of what kinds of things I'm looking forward to buying/doing in the future, check out my Goals section which should be somewhere on this page, maybe? They keep changing it.
The main idea for the time being is getting equipment and other resources that make it possible for me to make more videos, better videos, and to engage with you guys even more.

Becoming a Patron is obviously completely optional and will not affect your ability to watch my videos or livestreams, which will always be free on YouTube (or somewhere else on the internet).

If you only want to make a one-time donation, or if you want to find other ways to support me, check out this link!

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of some other great creators you should support on Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/rileyjaydennis
https://www.patreon.com/Hbomb
https://www.patreon.com/shaun_jen
https://www.patreon.com/magdalenrose
https://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube
https://www.patreon.com/katblaque
https://www.patreon.com/ThreeArrows
https://www.patreon.com/thoughtslime
https://www.patreon.com/lindsayellis
https://www.patreon.com/contrapoints
Goals
$1,642.32 of $3,000 per month
Phase 2
My channel has evolved multiple times, so this really wouldn't be "Phase 2", but once we reach a certain level of income, I can begin to be a lot more ambitious with YouTube. I don't have everything ironed out, but I'm talking new channels, more content, narrative work, music, and lots of other things! I love to create, and the more you guys give me the opportunity to do it, the more I will!
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