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Dear anyone who still reads these entries, haha

I was wondering if I could poll you guys and ask for suggestions about stuff as I plan for 2015.

(sorry, semi-long backstory ahead, if you wanna skip ahead I'll mark the TL;DR below. haha)

Long story short, I am currently in a very transitional period due to moving, as well as my job situation changing (I've always had a day job to fund my shirt/etc. business, as I've not been able to make enough to be support it otherwise), so as a result, I'm planning to start restructuring how I do things with my brand. (which will be a DECADE OLD next year...! so I'm still holding out hope I can keep it alive and not have to euthanize it as so many other small business owners have had to do.)

One of the things I'm looking into is crowd funding/taking pre-orders for tees and other items before producing/ordering them, as I can no longer really afford to keep getting batches of stuff printed and/or storing them.

So! That said, the options I'm looking into would either be like Kickstarter/ Indiegogo/other project-specific crowd funding sites, shirt specific crowd funding options like Threadless' new funding option or Teespring, OR I might jump on the Patreon bandwagon and see if anyone's willing to contribute a few dollars a month to support me/my brand. (If you have any preference or thoughts about any of these sites, I'd be interested in hearing! I've only ever used Kickstarter/Indiegogo as a supporter but never tried using them for funding.)

Anyway, so, all those things would involve me offering incentives to anyone who helps support my brand (I'd even offer prizes for stuff like Threadless' funding even though their system is just to pledge/preorder and that's it) and so I wanted to ask you guys if there's anything in particular you'd be interested in that would motivate you to pledge/pre-order/support my brand.

Here's some stuff I've seen people offer, if any of these sound good, let me know! Or if you think of anything else, that's appreciated as well!  The more details you can provide the better, as I suck at this kind of thing and have no idea what people want. haha

- Discount on product when pre-ordering

- Coupon for FUTURE discount on other merchandise

- Exclusive free gifts that you can only get by preordering (buttons, stickers, keychains, let me know if you think of other stuff)

- Custom art

- Exclusive behind the scenes pics/video of the design process and/or random stuff like videos answering questions

- What else???

I'm planning to do pre-orders/crowd funding for most of my future tees/etc. as I currently can't afford to get stuff printed/store it. If you could comment with some suggestions of rewards/incentives/prizes you'd be interested in, I'd love to get some ideas from you guys!! Also if you have any preference/thoughts on which site(s) I go with for this idea.

Thanks in advance to anyone who comments!!!  (though I'm preparing for tumbleweeds and cricket noises. haha sigh. which is part of why this is Plan G of trying to save my business.)


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I think I will put favorite TV shows here since they do not have a slot for that in the userinfo box thingy.

Favorite TV Shows: Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Trailer Park Boys, Cheers, Bonanza, LOST, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, Nathan Barley, Eastbound & Down, Bored to Death, China, IL, I Dream of Jeannie, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Match Game, 3-South, The IT Crowd, Get Smart, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Stroker and Hoop, Get a Life, Two Stupid Dogs, The Mighty Boosh, King of the Hill, Ned and Stacey, Darkplace, Powerpuff Girls, American Dad, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The New Adventures of Alvin and the Chipmuks, The Adventures of Tintin, Strangers with Candy, VH1 garbage reality shows, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Muppet Babies, SNL from the early 90s to current, Dave, Conan (even though I'm terrible and the next entry has prevented me from watching Dave and Conan for years) most Adult Swim comedies not mentioned, many sitcoms from the 60s/70s/80s, many 80s action dramas (Miami Vice, Magnum P.I., etc.), Victorious, Lost in Space, Silicon Valley, Review (US and Australian version), Toast of London, Hawaii Five-O (the original), Over the Garden Wall, Blunt Talk, Last Man on Earth, We Bare Bears, Rick and Morty, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, Idiotsitter, Baskets, super old gameshow reruns (What's My Line, To Tell the Truth, I've Got a Secret), Ash vs. Evil Dead, Clarence, Alfred Hitchcock Presents

I will probably add to this ongoingly (wtf).


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Favourite genre of music: german hip hop, tv theme songs, and pixel music
Favourite style of art: any kind of cute character designs, pretty portraits, landscape photography
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: my gummiPod, touchiPod, or iPhoney
Shell of choice: ...what?
Wallpaper of choice: your mom
Skin of choice: human…
Favourite cartoon character: bubbles, kuki sanban, eric cartman, leopold butters stotch, master shake, tad ghostal, homsar, stewart gilligan griffin from season for to about season six, helga phugly, steve smith, mitch sorenstein
Personal Quote: Fred Willard, this is all your fault! I order you to give the ghost a touching eulogy.




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Thanks to the super awesomely wonderful people below, my llama is all decked out in the finest accessories that points can buy :happycry:

So now I guess I'm just collecting points for unknown reasons. haha Perhaps I will pool them and then have a contest to give it as a prize, or if they release more llama accessories... :plotting: :giggle:

old plea: My poor llama suffers from cataracts and could really use a pair of sunglasses :( what's that, you say? llamas are known for their indestructible eyeballs? oh. well in that case, he just wants wishes to be cool, like Fonzie. what's that you say? Fonzie never wore sunglasses?? oh. well in that case, he wishes to rob a bank, and needs proper attire to do so. he needs the money for laser eye surgery and the Happy Days DVD boxset. :meow:


as you can see, the TRUE REASON he needs sunglasses is to disassociate himself from me when we are out in public :slow:

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