Monday, December 16, 2013

Tis the Season...

... to bring a new fantasy world to life!


The Kickstarter for A Sawmill's Hope has been crazy! I had no idea so many people would come out, and so enthusiastically!

I won't lie, each time someone pledges money, my vision grows a bit blurry, my breath a bit trembly. And I don't know why. Of course I hoped it would happen... that people would care. But did I really expect them to? Of course I believe in the story, and the future stories, and the world of Silexare. I always have! But until now, I didn't know others would. Is that why, when a total stranger makes a pledge, my eyes fill with tears? I couldn't say. What I can say is thank you.
Thank you from the sticky depths of my cavernous entirety.

But it's not over yet.
We're inside the last days of the project. And every pledge counts. Exclusive to pledgers are Silexare "easter eggs," produced and offered on the site itself for every ten percent we reach. These serve to enlighten, to entertain, and to reward your efforts, even if the Kickstarter falls short. A single dollar pledge will gain you access to them all.

If you haven't done so, visit the project and contribute. The video is two and a half minutes long. It takes less time than that to pledge. Skip the drive-thru meal you had planned and use that money to become part of Silexare's history. Your body and mine will thank you.

This might be the very last post you see here until December 23rd, when I announce the outcome. I want to thank all of you, whether you pledged money, helped spread the word, offered me advice, or consoled me during my emotional throws. You didn't owe me your time or efforts.

So, Thank you.

DtL

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16 comments:

  1. I think my opinion of DoS, once I see it, is going to similar to yours. I was less than pleased with the first movie. I'm pretty sure I put up a review of it last year.

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    1. My biggest problem with the whole situation is that I can't remove myself enough from the source material (The Hobbit) to give the movie an unbiased review. And so I don't want to say I hated it and make friends and family feel like I think they're stupid for liking it. If I'd never read the book, it might have been my favorite movie.But I just took it too personally. I took it as an affront to J.R.R Tolkien from Peter Jackson. I was sitting there fuming in the theater while everyone else was enthralled. I wanted to like it so much... But Peter broke the story.

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  2. I probably wouldn't care so much if he hadn't spent YEARS talking about how faithful he was going to be to the source material. Seriously? This is his view of faithful? Where he just makes crap up and brings a dead orc back to life? It's no wonder Tolkien's family wouldn't allow hime rights to more of Tolkien's material.

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  3. I'm SO interested in this project, I had to pledge a little money to help you out. Merry Christmas!

    You can doooooooit!

    Good luck to you, man!

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    1. Thanks Jay! Merry Christmas to you!

      (Nice Schneider reference btw)

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  4. Here's a link to the 1st in the Magic series:
    http://strangepegs.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-win-at-magic-part-1-harry-potter.html

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  5. What a heartwarming response! Nothing touches a heart more than the kindness of strangers. I haven't been to a fast food place in years. But if you count pizza as fast food, then I'm a big fat liar! Good luck on your project!

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  6. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

    Best of luck with A Swamill's Hope, regardless of how the Kickstarter turns out. It's a story that needs telling, one way or another!!!!

    Hang in there!

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  7. Lexa, I know!
    I do hit some fast food up now and then...
    Thanks for coming by

    Thanks Chris, you're right! Almost to the end, now!

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  8. Just keep promoting it everyplace you can, David.

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  9. I am so glad that this is going well. The kindness of strangers... yes, it always warms the heart.

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised for sure. If I had any doubts whether Silexare belonged on the page, I don't anymore.

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