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As well as the people who support me on Patreon I want to use this part of the website to thank the people who have helped me get to where I am today. Something that is never talked about enough by people who have enjoyed success in life is the help they've received from others. There is a common misconception that hard work alone guarantees success - but without the help of others hard work can count for nothing. Without others providing the opportunity to showcase your work, it gets seen by no one. Without others telling you to keep going you quit before you reach your potential. Without others' generosity you don't have the equipment to produce what you know you're capable of.

As such there are so many people to thank for making me who I am today. My parents, for being a never-ending source of counsel and support. My teachers at school - Mr Harris, Mr Backhouse, Mrs Cartwright, Ms Skyrme, Mr Bird, Mr Knowles - for making me believe in myself and reach my potential. Hank and John Green for giving me a scholarship and letting me extend the quality of what I make. My supervisor Mark Baldwin for giving me the freedom to pursue my video career. My friends from school and uni for encouraging me. My choir director Michael Graham for keeping me grounded. The amazing Pixel Girl, for somehow putting up with me. And last but not least the tens of thousands of people who follow me on YouTube - and who suffered through my awkward teenage years of terrible video making. Without your encouragement, patience, and humour I would have quit long ago. So thank you. Each and every one of you. You helped me realise my dream.

But also thank you to the people who doubted me. Who laughed at me. Who dismissed the idea of me making videos as a career. Without your derision I wouldn't have been so motivated to push on. I don't take delight in proving you wrong (well, not a huge amount...) but instead I want to thank you for making me who I am. Without adversity nothing great is created, and you provided the stick to the carrot provided above.

I hope this section doesn't come off as terribly pretentious, but it's important to me. Every person you see enjoying any kind of success always has a whole army of people behind them, but those people never receive the spotlight. So this is my attempt to right that wrong, and give credit where it is due. I'd be nothing without the support of others.


A grateful mind
By owing owes not, but still pays, at once
Indebted and discharg’d.
— John Milton, Paradise Lost