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If you've spent enough time on Kickstarter to find THAT many projects about which to be contemptuous, perhaps the problem is more that you've wasted too much time surfing Kickstarter. :devil:

 

This... is a disturbingly concise opinion with perhaps too much truth to it...

 

So my puppy cuddling ks is not acceptable. :( I mean, I would be giving shelter dogs lots of love and cuddles and stuff, using the video to help promote adoption....pay off student loans, and try to help increase awareness for fundings for our shelters here. @[email protected]

 

If you can find someone who will pay you to cuddle puppies, MM, I strongly recommend you latch onto him like a lamprey and see about making a career out of it...

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If you've spent enough time on Kickstarter to find THAT many projects about which to be contemptuous, perhaps the problem is more that you've wasted too much time surfing Kickstarter. :devil:

 

But the only alternative is to waste too much time checking on this subforum.  There is no way out.

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While there is a lot of goofiness on Kickstarter, I think it also gives odd and quirky projects a chance they might not otherwise have. I have supported some weird ones, and I have been burnt a bit by others. But I would not toss out the whole idea.

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Kickstarter is, frankly genius for a lot of things. It's brilliant for companies like, oh I don't know, how about that miniatures company from Texas, the one with the cute company mascot, and the disturbing forum mascot? Who have a solid background already, to launch ahead with something to help them grow. It's also great for people with good ideas, but limited capital to get something rolling. Unfortunatley, it's like eBay. Lots of really good, a lot of rather silly and stupid, and a fair number of outright crooks, and as P.T. Barnum said, "there's a sucker born every minute", and in this day and age most of them are on the internet.  

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It's a great way to fund art, too.

 

MM, you can't KS charities. But you could KS a puppy love photo compilation album of you hugging shelter puppies, I'm pretty sure.

I'm not kick starting a charity. Too much paperwork. I'm kick starting so I can get the funds to spend a couple days at a shelter to play with puppy's, recorded, to raise awareness of puppies in shelters demanding our love and homes. And tuition.

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A comprehensive response to this 32-month-old article today by a regular Backer.

 

http://lxg-blog.blogspot.com/2014/11/kickstarter-broke-internet.html?m=1

 

Good read.

 

 

I thought so too.

 

Kickstarter is, frankly genius for a lot of things. It's brilliant for companies like, oh I don't know, how about that miniatures company from Texas, the one with the cute company mascot, and the disturbing forum mascot? Who have a solid background already, to launch ahead with something to help them grow. It's also great for people with good ideas, but limited capital to get something rolling. Unfortunatley, it's like eBay. Lots of really good, a lot of rather silly and stupid, and a fair number of outright crooks, and as P.T. Barnum said, "there's a sucker born every minute", and in this day and age most of them are on the internet.  

 

Agreed. Hence why, as a first-time Backer, I did what I thought I should... back what I have enjoyed greatly for many years.  ^_^

 

And for puppies... and cuddling... can I be the puppy?

 

No, I'm kidding! Please don't throw that tomato, please.....

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If you've spent enough time on Kickstarter to find THAT many projects about which to be contemptuous, perhaps the problem is more that you've wasted too much time surfing Kickstarter. :devil:

 

Well, being contemptuous, suspicious, and reasonably paranoid about total strangers asking me for money has *still* made me spend $1.6K since Bones II! :lol:

 

(Oh, and Miniatures Market's Daily Deals, aren't helping, either!)

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I'm at like $3500 on Kickstarter since Bones 1. You get no sympathy from me. What am I doing with my life...?

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