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  • Jan
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    I've pinned this topci as JMS has decided (with the approval of the Patrons) that the videos he'll be sharing on Patreon will be exclusive for a period of time and then made pulic. The first is a writing video on Imposter Syndrome:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpgLTiQyrGw

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  • Jan
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    This might interest a lot of people. JMS has put a video up on his Patreon that would ordinarily be for the Writer's Tier but he's made it available as a sample.

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/for-writers-38041878

    I think the topic could be relevant to a lot of people and circumstances.


    I also asked in a little more detail what goal he might be hoping for and he replied:

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  • Looney
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    Hey when I rant that is my GIFT to you.

    But I would gladly makeup fake rants to raise $100 a month to pay JMS.

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  • phazedout
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    what are the rewards looney, i want custom rants and my own perosnal answerphone message, can you deliver/ at a low low price?

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  • Looney
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    I REALLY want to be at the $100 Tier.

    SO if I start my own Patreon will you guys fund me getting to that $100 a month Tier? I think we can do it.

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  • Jan
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    I thought it went well. Very reminiscent of 'old time' chats from, for instance, the AOL days. JMS did clarify the dream he's got for the Patreon and it's not small. Two screenshots.

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  • Ubik
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    Would curious to hear how this was for anyone involved.

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  • Jan
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    For anybody who may have missed it, JMS is hosting the first Patreon chat this afternoon at 4:00 PM Pacific time (7:00 PM Eastern).

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Triple F View Post

    Now don't shout at me, but I don't have a twitter account so can't ask directly. Is there any reason given why he's doing this via Synthetic Worlds rather than Studio JMS. I noticed a tweet earlier where he includes this.
    I'm assuming for bookkeeping (or tax?) purposes. None of my business (though I've always loved that logo).


    But that kind of cross platform multi-media approach to creating stuff was what was being described as the purpose of Studio JMS. I know Synthetic Worlds is 100% his own company set up back in the 80's, and Studio JMS was a lot more recent and probably had others involved. Is Studio JMS basically dead, or is this a seperate thing with different goals.
    Maybe because it had/has others involved? He did mention that with plans to do audio dramas and perhaps animation, that it feels like returning to his roots.


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  • Triple F
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Yes, folks, JMS has indeed joined the ranks of Patreon and it looks interesting. Already available for everybody is his first audio script from 'City of Dreams', "The Damned are Playing at Godzilla's Tonight". To check it out, https://www.patreon.com/syntheticworlds/posts

    And can I just say that I *love* the Synthetic Worlds logo?!?

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    Now don't shout at me, but I don't have a twitter account so can't ask directly. Is there any reason given why he's doing this via Synthetic Worlds rather than Studio JMS. I noticed a tweet earlier where he includes this.


    if you want to help Synthetic Worlds grow into an entity producing all kinds of cool stuff in every medium, check out the Patreon page.

    But that kind of cross platform multi-media approach to creating stuff was what was being described as the purpose of Studio JMS. I know Synthetic Worlds is 100% his own company set up back in the 80's, and Studio JMS was a lot more recent and probably had others involved. Is Studio JMS basically dead, or is this a seperate thing with different goals.

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by nottenst View Post
    One thing that was inserted a little after the first time I saw it - "Includes Discord benefits" for $10/month and higher. What benefits are those? A separate chat server where he regularly posts or what?
    Yes, Discord is a chat server that's just gotten set up. It looks like it can have both text channels and voice channels so he may use it for a number of things. Except for the initial set-up, it's quiet. JMS said he'd set chats up and give people notice so they can schedule.

    And speaking of last night, there was quite a long discussion about Copyright last night. Not threaded so no link. But worth checking out if you're interested.

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  • nottenst
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    Haven't made up my mind yet. On the surface, the levels here seem more expensive than other Patreons I'm supporting. One thing that was inserted a little after the first time I saw it - "Includes Discord benefits" for $10/month and higher. What benefits are those? A separate chat server where he regularly posts or what?

    Currently 204 patrons at $5,694 per month total.
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  • Jan
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    Thanks for clarifying. My feeling is that the first step will be figuing out what his base income will be before he can look at potential projects. Already he's had to change the billing due to people gaming the way he had it set up with first of the month billing. I'm betting that audio drama will be the first thing(s) we'll see simply for the ease of doing so.

    In case anybody wonders, I'm still giving some thought to starting a whole thread for the Patreon due to the nature of the different tiers being locked and unavailable unless you've subscribed to that tier (though he can set things to being available to all tiers if he likes). We'll see...

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  • Ubik
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post

    He's shared one of the scripts from City of Dreams but has also mentiond new items there and in animation. As for seeing any "solid creative output confirmed as a direct result of subscription as yet...", I'm reasonably sure that nobody would have ever thought that they would in (checks) less than 5 days, now, would they?
    I was more thinking along the lines of what a cartoonist would do, i.e. you get access to one new inked page a week, for this tier, etc. These usually form part of the Patreon tiers for creatives in that field. Just an example. This is clearly more for the hardcore fans wanting that extra insight into his work and process. But, i'll be intrigued what comes out of it in terms of exclusive (new) content. Currently, it's too nebulous for me to throw cash at it.
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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Ubik View Post

    I may have mis-interpreted, but from what I read on the subscription tiers, I got the impression he was sharing scripts from past audio dramas and animation, not producing new ones. However, I am not signed up, so happy to be corrected. New audio drama is pretty affordable, animation arguably less so, but could be done on a budget.

    I see no solid creative output confirmed as a direct result of subscription as yet. Let me know if it changes, as that might be of more interest.
    He's shared one of the scripts from City of Dreams but has also mentiond new items there and in animation. As for seeing any "solid creative output confirmed as a direct result of subscription as yet...", I'm reasonably sure that nobody would have ever thought that they would in (checks) less than 5 days, now, would they?

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