the deep web is notorious for cybercrime: child pornography, gambling, guns, drugs, fraud. It is also a male-dominated space notorious for racism, misogyny, and sexism. what happens when something innocent and cute takes place on the deep web?
♡♡ cybertwee ♡♡ is a gURLs collective that explores the intersections of femininity, sweetness, cuteness, and technology. we are hosting a 48-hour bake sale on the deep web, where we we sell rosewater cookies sprinkled in gold edible glitter and host exclusive cybertwee videos and art. we need your help for the supplies and costs of shipping!
If you want to support the kickstarter with $1, thanks so much! we'll def keep u in our hearts <3, and u can see our updates on kickstarter to follow the project.
If you contribute $3, we will email an original cybertwee-themed poem to you, written by yours truly. thank you for your support (and don't forget to give us your email)!
If you contribute $5, you will receive an invitation to the deep web bake sale via email. the invitation will include the time and date the bake sale will be hosted on our deep web server, the unique .onion link to take you there, and an informational document on how to access the deep web and how to purchase our rose-water cookies by exchanging bitcoins*. did we mention that the deep-web-site will host exclusive cybertwee art by yours truly?
*If you haven't heard about Bitcoin, it's "an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system." For more information about bitcoins, please see this link.
education is deeply important to cybertwee; the "deep" and "dark" web are not easy concepts to grasp. we don't even fully understand them! but we believe this experience is a great educational opportunity to learn about the basics of deep web browsing, and the fundamentals of exchanging bitcoins, without the nefarious intentions.
This is our first campaign of a series of kickstarter campaigns for the upcoming months! Follow us on facebook, twitter, and tumblr for more social media updates ♡
***did we mention the deep web is a deep, dark, scary place? don't go pokin' around in there without our instructions (unless you know what you're doing)!
Risks and challenges
:::::♥ May Waver & Gabriella Hileman are cybertwee's dedicated bakers! they believe baking is truly an art form ^-^ ♥:::::
:::::♥ Violet Forest is cybertwee's dedicated programmer! she will be taking care of the .onion server ♥:::::
:::::♥ Rose-water Cookies Recipe ♥:::::
3 cups plain flour
1tsp baking powder
225g butter, softened
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 tsp rosewater
Combine flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and rosewater.
Gradually add flour mixture to wet mixture, mixing well between each addition. Once all added, mix until well combined and dough comes together, away from the sides of the bowl.
Split into two balls, flatten into discs and wrap in glad-wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius and line baking tray.
Remove dough from fridge and roll on lightly floured bench until about 0.5cm thick. Cut out shapes and transfer to baking tray.
Bake for 10-13 minutes or until cookies begin to turn light brown around the edges. Allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely.
- (4 days)