A project designed to bring geeks of various skill sets together to pool their talent and make better stuff than they could make alone.
Okay, I know you guys have seen me sharing this a lot, so let me tell you why it’s meaningful to me, because I haven’t really laid it all out.
Those of you who know of my work with Not Literally will know that I’m an enthusiastic writer, performer, and organizer who has already proven my drive and mettle producing web content for the geek community. While working with NL, I can’t count the number of people I spoke to — people of all ages, all interests, all walks of life — who told me passionately about how much they wanted to do what I do. Not necessarily parody music videos, but broader than that: comedy, web content, costuming, acting, singing, or really any creative pursuit that they saw paralleled in my work.
My advice to those people was (and still is) always: Just do it. Just pick up a camera or a pencil or whatever you have and give it your absolute best, and see what happens. But I recognize, too, that finding the resources and talent to complete a project to the standards that you dream of can be near impossible when you dream as big as we geeks do.
I know that geekiarchy isn’t going to help every creative geek to make what they want to make. But I do know that for the geeks involved, we can all lend our skills to make ideas that seem crazy into real productions. And if my big dreams come true, geekiarchy will slowly, over time, be able to help more and more geeks create the beautiful, amazing, funny, thoughtful, crazy things we want to create, and share them with the world.
So yeah, I know I’ve been annoying, sharing this campaign over and over, begging you for your money. But I this project means everything to me. And I think it can mean a lot to a lot of people, too, if we can get it off the ground.
So thank you for donating, for sharing, for being supportive, and for giving geekiarchy a chance to make a difference!