This Week in Kickstarter
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In case you haven't heard, November is National Novel Writing Month. If you look closely you'll see that's not National Thinking About Writing a Novel One Day While You Watch Breaking Bad On Netflix Month, or National Stare at Your Laptop and Cry As You Refresh Twitter Month. We love NaNoWriMo and think it works for people because there is a deadline and a clear goal and community of supporters cheering each other on. Sound familiar? We thought so, too. So when all you crazy people are finished writing your novels, you know where to fund 'em.
Want to read that new novel you wrote in 30 days on the radio? There's a page for that. No need to adjust your antennas, folks. Radio alive and well on Kickstarter! We've got radio shows, radio plays, and a radio station that broadcasts from a shipping container in Brooklyn.
Ever annoyed by search results? Find yourself asking, "What is a content farm?" Look no further than the Media Show, a web-series hosted by puppets that seeks to explain why the hell you landed on a site that looks like a giant piece of spam. They ask the hard hitting questions, like "Why would someone pay for the Internet to polluted with mediocre crap?" The answer, "Advertising money. Dirty, filthy advertising money." For more insider info from...puppets, check out Episode 1, released this week, called "Content Farms and SEO."
A lot of people are passionate about their love of, or hate for, licorice. We're guessing Jason Mecier would place himself on the side of the lovers, otherwise he probably wouldn't have gone ahead and created an entire collection of works made solely with black and red licorice. Don't believe us? Head on down to the IAm8Bit Gallery in Los Angeles and find out for yourself. (ED Note: DO NOT EAT THE ART)
Cartoonum guy Ray Sumser posted an update this week telling backers that he's "well past 2,000" characters right now. Damn, dude! That's like if you drew Batman & Robin a thousand times each. (Picture a thousand Batman's standing next to a thousand Robins….WHOA.) Any-who, the project is coming along well, as evidenced by this photo, which seems quite full to me, though Sumser says he wants to add a good 560 more. Cray.
Len Peralta sent out his Geek-a-Week trading cards this week and collected photos of happy backers posing with their bounty. The results are collected in an amazing Flickr photoset we call, "Geeks Experiencing Joy." More like this, please.