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So, I might be Hooked on Kickstarter, but I've been a casual fan of Dean Trippe since Project Rooftop and the Butterfly webcomic.

(Fun fact: I found Project Rooftop before I knew what Project Runway was. I really only keep up with TV when I feel like it.)

So as I was poking around Kickstarter (can Kickstarter be a fandom? Because I can't stop checking for interesting projects) I saw Dean Trippe's name and clicked immediately.

He's Kickstarting an expanded hard copy of his webcomic short "Something Terrible." It's…well, it's about his personal experience with child molestation, and how comic books, superheroes and SF/fantasy characters helped guide his life in a positive direction. (It touches a bit more eloquently and powerfully on my ideas from yesterday, the way that fandom can really shape and emotionally impact a persons life, although his relationship with fandom and mine are very, very different)

He's trying to hit $22,000 so he can bump up all of the books to hardcover and still keep the leftovers he orders at $10 retail, to keep them fairly accessible.

This might not be your cup of tea or anything, and I totally understand people not wanting to read this story. I'm just trying to help get the word out.

If you want more information, he links to some more information from his Kickstarter updates page and he wrote a really fabulous article for Huffington Post about his experience and the webcomic.


In less fraught news, the Anime News Nina Kickstarter is ending in less than a week. I can't honestly recommend this one to anyone who wasn't at some point a pretty involved anime fan. Because I read the original webcomic and it is VERY inside baseball.

It's hilarious and witty but many of the references demand a certain level of understanding of the anime fandom, especially the con circuit. If you want to check it out, you can see the webcomic on the Anime News Network website. It's a bit rough at time, fair warning.

But if you do have any experience in the anime fandom, check it out!
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So, I gave myself a brief break today to stop from going crazypants and as fandom is slowly grinding to a screeching halt on livejournal, I started poking around some of my old bookmarks.

Does anyone remember Ctrl+Alt+Del? It's a video game webcomic that I followed briefly for a few years on the mid-aughts. I wasn't a video game person, but it was funny and aesthetically colored and I had more free time than I needed. I drifted away sometime after the whole big to-do and I never really wandered back. I wasn't particularly upset or anything, I had just moved on.

So I went back to see how it was doing. The writer was one of those webcomic people who had quit his day job to work on his comic, so I figured it was good for years.

And...it ended? THIS WEEK?


Well timed, self.

(I forgot how surreal it is to watch webcomic art develop over time. The art is now totally different from when I left.)
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The Allosaurus won! Here's to quite a few more years of rerun comics and awesome Sunday blog posts. ♥ ♥ ♥ Irregular Webcomic. :D

More importantly, I think many important things were forgotten in the news-following of yesterday, and I feel the need to fix that.

*clears throat*


I'm hoping at least one of you has read Lois McMaster Bujold's fantastic space adventure series, but if not, you should. If you have, this is the first book starring Ivan and the ONLY reason I didn't pre-order it a million years ago is that LMB is doing a promotional tour that is going to be within traveling distance the first time in forever and I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to buy the book at the bookstore if I want to get it signed.

Roommate pre-ordered it though, so I'll get to read it when she finishes. This seems like a solid plan if we can make our apartment into a Spoiler-Free Zone.


Apr. 9th, 2012 21:28
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You all know that this is a Torchwood reference right?


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