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The Big Idea is an experimental web series that uses mixed media to explore scientific variations on a theme.
The Big Idea is an experimental web series that uses mixed media to explore scientific variations on a theme.
82 backers pledged $3,350 to help bring this project to life.

Whaaaa---?! WE DID IT!!!

So, wow guys!

We never thought with our push yesterday that we would make our goal with a week to spare. In a matter of hours we went from 72% funding to 100% -- $800 in less than five hours, fifteen new backers and multiple pledge increases. You guys. Are. Amazing. For reals. The support you've given us has been overwhelming and totally invigorating. We can't say it enough when we say: thank you, thank you, thank you SO much. It means a lot that you've all invested in this project. It's been years in the making, and to see it come to fruition and have the support of so many of you is just indescribable. It honestly means so much. We will be personally thanking every one of you once the campaign is over.

Well, there's still a week to go. We were expecting this to be a stressful nail-biting type of week full of begging and groveling and crying but now it's as if Christmas came early and we're in a post-present-unwrapping aftermath where everyone passes out watching A Christmas Story for the 32nd time because present-unwrapping is exhausting, man. And also, eggnog. With brandy. Wait, what were we talking about?

Okay, so, yes, we made our goal with a week to spare. Now what? 

Well, the hard part is over, but in its place we have a harder task ahead of us. Well, besides finishing the series: that is, getting MORE donors. We still have plenty of time to, as our camera operator (and donor! holla!) Mario Contreras put it, "put some icing on that cake". Now that our project is funded, it's going to be a challenge convincing new potential donors to donate. So, for the next week, we ask that you all keep doing what you're doing: that is, spreading the word. The focus has gone from "help us make our goal" to "hey, look at these sweet-ass rewards you can get, don't you want them so super bad?"

So, in that vein, we are currently working on devising a reach goal and a special reward for that goal. It's going to be something super duper awesome guys. Like, the coolest thing ever, GUYS. EVER. That is when we figure out what it is. It's in the works. So keep telling your friends. Share us, tweet us, blog us, whatever. And say there's a super secret awesome reward for anyone who donates in the next week. We'll be sure to let you know when the mystery reward is figured out. 

Until next time,

Everyone here at the Big Idea (mostly Adora)

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