This YouTube channel suffers from slow growth, modest views and constant censorship. Like many others, I’ve been unable to monetise on Patreon, enable Stripe or even rely on credit cards for the content I’ve produced. In light of this, there’s not much incentive for me to continue on. Until Silicon Valley goes through some serious internal or public policy reforms, I can’t confidently invest into the future of this channel. The main issue that prevents me from continuing on is money. I don’t mind spending in an enormous amount of time, work and money into creating these high quality presentations - but these resources are consumed in production, and I haven't been able to recover back what I’ve lost through this channel. In the long term, this will financially ruin me
Despite all this top down discouragement and money issues, I still have a deep passion for digital art, philosophy, history and pop-culture. If I could earn enough from donations alone, I would make this my full time job. But as it stands, this isn’t a realistic goal. I’ll be reverting into what I was doing before this channel, which was focusing on my professional career, until the situation changes.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be reuploading my main six presentations that has undergone some visual / audio changes onto my YouTube channel, as well as other video platforming sites. I’ve also finished the director commentary tracks that are available to purchase on my site - an added premium experience designed to raise funds for future projects. If you are the dozen or so that have already made a donation to this channel, you will receive an email detailing how to download them. I still would love to produce JQV2 and other videos, but until I have a comfortable amount of savings for production, feel confident that the videos will stay online, and believe that I won’t suffer any real world consequences for the works I’ve made - I won’t be able to commit to future projects.
I’ll always be thankful to you, my audience, for the support you have given me. Being a YouTube content creator has allow me to develop some incredible relationships - both online and offline. I’ve been able further to develop my skills as digital artist, adding some impressive works to my portfolio that fall outside of my usual career. And I have personally changed for the better through these presentations, being shaped by a deeper understanding of history, politics and the world around us. This could only be done through the hours toiled on my YouTube channel. Even with all these problems that I currently face, I still wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything. I hope that I’ve shared some of that magic with you.
I will press on with the hopes that I can one day return to YouTube. I might even make a quick video here or there for the sake of it. But if I don’t, and if this is the last time you hear for me - I hope you live with Love, Life and Anarchy.