This man needs a mere $250,000 to film a Gamer Comedy. It’s a comedy film by gamers, for gamers!
It contains fresh new gags like this parody of the Star Wars opening scroll :
But this isn’t just a comedy, it also has an important message!
Oh boy. A parody of “gamer life” that also teaches us an important message about bullying.
When the internet didn’t immediately start throwing money at them for this obviously brilliant concept, they changed the name of their project from “The Ultimate Geek Anthem Film” to “The Gamer Comedy that Gives“, and explained that they would give 100% of their profits to charity, including …
When even this didn’t work, they did the only thing they could think of : RAGE-QUIT!
Don’t worry, they’ve relocated to IndieGoGo!
(By the way, that’s not a comb-over, his hair just does that.)
These people are trying to raise $5,000 to manufacture plush toys in the shape of an adorable pony named Luna.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, but you’d be wrong! This isn’t a My Little Pony project at all!
See? This is a plush toy about a cat who turned into a pony! Completely innocent! It’s certainly a legally distinct, completely original character, right?
Why, I’ll bet the creators of this Kickstarter would be shocked to learn that Hasbro’s “Friendship is Magic“, by shear chance, has a very similar character, also named Luna!
Woa! What a coincidence!
(Incidentally, While Hasbro’s Princess Luna accessorizes with a black tiara, this Luna accessorizes with a … DJ headset? … Made of carbon-fiber? … For some reason?)
LATE BREAKING UPDATE : After I wrote this post, the creator of this Kickstarter responded to the obvious accusations that this was blatant intellectual property theft.
Click Here to Read it.
I didn’t highlight any parts of it, because the whole thing is just so hilarious and adorably child-like. It’s funny enough that they’re intentionally refusing to understand the concept of “derivative works”, which is generally understood to prohibit character rip-offs like this, but what I find really funny is the way they’re intentionally misspelling “Copyright” and “Trademark”. No doubt that is supposed to make some sort of point that can only be understood by the anti-copyright evangelists at ChillingEffects,com (The site they linked to “explain” copyright.).
LATER BREAKING UPDATE : Uh oh! One of the backers has cracked the code!
Click here for an update to this project.