As a Metabods fan from back in the 90s, I was interested about financially supporting BRK through Patreon and how I might actually get a story out of my own head that I have been noodling over for a decade—so in late 2017 I put $60 a month down and reached out to Brian about my first commission.
Brian and I had not communicated before Patreon, and I was slightly shy about this process at the start… What do I ask for, how much do I share about me? Will I like the story? It can be difficult to share with a stranger that you love men hairy men with beards and that reading how they got extra hairy is what turns my crank.
Over the first few emails I gave Brian the basic plot points, the location of the story and some of the types of transformations I was interested in, and a few small details that made the story feel like it was mine. I did not have a middle or end to the plot, no names for the characters, and no title—and I was clear that I wanted Brian to take my idea and run with it.
With each chapter I’d email Brian and offer a few reads and provide a few take it or leave it suggestions, and even those suggestions became fewer over time—I found that I did not want to know what was about to happen. Brian stayed true to my initial ideas and simultaneously placed his own handprints on the men in the story. The process was not only easy, it was enjoyable.
Brian is patient, great at communication, and of course writing… and while we have not spoken in person, I can determine that he clearly placed a lot of himself into Metabods. So here I am, three stories into my support of Metabods, and I would absolutely recommend that anyone who is considering Patreon support to do so.
— Patreon commission