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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/298122902/something-terrible-by-dean-trippe

 

Not the most pleasant of stories to tell, but worth having a look at all the same.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/298122902/something-terrible-by-dean-trippe

 

Not the most pleasant of stories to tell, but worth having a look at all the same.

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and funded, so if you're thinking of getting in on this, you should get the goods

Uhm, how is he using all those characters? Did the author jump through a lot of licencing hoops to get the companies to sign off? Is he going to claim fair use?

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