Saturday, March 8, 2014

Alain Lamas NSFW; Kickstarter Fail; All Things Penis



Alain Lamas NSFW

I recently accepted a friend request on Facebook and didn't pay much attention to it at first. But when I saw an update and did a little checking, I found this interesting web site by Alain Lamas. As the title suggests, it's NSFW. But I think it's interesting to see something this independent. Most of the time it's the same old run of the mill entertainment sites that always tend to exploit models. This looks different, and like a lot of indie authors I know, I think this model is taking his career into his own hands, so to speak.

There's nothing to really excerpt here, so I'll just give a link. Unlike a few careless bloggers I know, I can't post photos because I would be infringing on his copyrights. The majority of the site is paid content, but you can browse for free just to check "things" out.

Kickstarter Fail

I'm back and forth with Kickstarter all the time, and one of the reasons is because of this article I'm linking to now.

A 30-year-old webcomics artist who raised more than $50,000 on Kickstarter has burned the books his donors paid for because, he says, he ran out of money to ship them.

In late February, John Campbell, who lives in Wicker Park, told his fans on the online crowdsourcing platform that "It's Over" and published a video of himself burning 127 copies of his book, "Sad Pictures for Children."

You can read more here.

And here's a link to the author's page where it gets even worse.

I shipped about 75% of kickstarter rewards to backers. I will not be shipping any more. I will not be issuing any refunds. For every message I receive about this book through e-mail, social media or any other means, I will burn another book.

There's also a video of him burning the books. I'm serious.

What I don't understand is that there a plenty of good charities that need support and need money. Why throw good money after bad by giving it away to someone like THIS?

All Things Penis

In yet another creative attempt to stand out in social media, there's a Pinterest account about all things penis.

There's a photo of a penis park in Korea. A photo of penis topiaries. And even a photo of a penis faucet in someone's kitchen.

You can check this out here.

You should see what they did with eggshells.

 

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