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Incredible Girl Teaches Us About Bathroom Pervertables

The Incredible Girl crowdfunding campaign is going strong over at IndieGoGo, and as of this writing we’ve broken $2000! If you want to help us reach the next milestone ($3000), click on and share this link:

In the meantime, please enjoy Incredible Girl’s first in a series of videos she’s done on “pervertables” – those items around your home that might have more uses than you think! 🙂

I can’t wait to bring this, and all the other colorful characters that are a part of this series to life by producing our pilot! Join the effort to make a show like this a reality!

And thank you!

The Incredible Girl Crowdfunding Campaign is LIVE on IndieGoGo!

FINALLY. After over two years of working on this project – and ending up with a pilot script that I’m immensely proud of – Aurora and I are finally ready to start sharing Incredible Girl with the world! And it all starts with the above video!

For more content, as well as to find out how you can help us produce the half-hour pilot of Incredible Girl, click on THIS LINK: 

If you’re compelled to back the campaign once you’ve visited our IndieGoGo page, please BACK THE CAMPAIGN TODAY! Campaigns that raise 25% of their goal on the first day are statistically more likely to succeed in reaching their goal! Help us be one of those campaigns!

Also, it would just make us really happy and reassure us that we’re not just screaming into the void.  🙂

But seriously, even if you don’t think that the subject matter is your bag, check it out anyway. You may be pleasantly surprised. At its core, Incredible Girl is a story about love and finding your voice. I think those are things you all can get behind, right? 

Whether you can back us or not, remember that sharing is caring! Share the link to the campaign with anyone you know who wants to see more smart, female-led, inclusive, and sex-positive content in the world! 

And we’ll be releasing fun new content throughout our campaign! So if you’re not already, make sure you’re following Incredible Girl on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and on YouTube so you don’t miss a thing!

Stay tuned! The Incredible Girl adventure is just beginning!

(HUGE thanks to Jenny Doll for designing our awesome IG logo, Alec Bernal and Miguel Amodio of Inner Image Media for editing our pitch video, and Kevin Boot for shooting it!)

Help Me Help Amy


The indomitable Amy Cooper.

You may have seen this on my social media platforms before, but I’d like to formally draw your eye to this very important GoFundMe.

The GF’s best friend, a lovely young woman named Amy Cooper, needs your help. You can read the full story at the page itself, but basically she’s dealing with a lot of health issues that both don’t allow her to work, and don’t allow her to afford care long-term. Her own health situation is precarious, and she’s also dealing with a mother who’s sick, was recently hospitalized, and whose insurance coverage lapsed.

If you’ve got anything to spare – and I do mean anything at all: $5/$10 – and understand that sometimes health care is a lot more complicated than it needs to be, consider giving to this GoFundMe on this beautiful Sunday. Both The GF and I would greatly appreciate it, as Amy is someone extremely important to us.

Thank you so much! 🙂

Bionic Pirate Mom Needs You!

Mr, Mrs, and Patty Robinson. Seriously, they’re, like, the cutest family ever. Next to mine, of course. Also his mustache and her lustrous locks ASTOUND ME.

Hey there, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend (if you’re in the US. If not, then yesterday was just Monday, and I hope it was a good one)!

I’ve written here about The Art of Asking, and how important it is for artists to be able to ask the people who consume their art for any number of things. However, I feel it’s just as important for all of us, artist or not, to feel comfortable enough to ask their networks, neighbors, and communities for the things they need without guilt or shame. We’re all here for each other, after all.

I’m writing this on behalf of a good friend of mine named Patty, who’s always gone out of her way to be kind to me, and I’d like to return the favor. I’m also writing this because, as I’m sure many of you know, my own mother passed away in 2006 due to complications stemming from diabetes, and so I understand financial hardship involved with getting certain types of treatment. Patty’s mom has recently gone through some pretty major surgery, also due to complications caused by diabetes, and now needs some extensive equipment (like a wheelchair and a dialysis recliner) in order to keep herself as healthy and independent as possible. Patty’s Mom (the Bionic Pirate Mom of the title – this is explained in the link I’m about to share with you) is getting plenty of moral support from her amazing family, but they could use some help in the area of financial support. So, another friend of Patty’s started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Bionic Pirate Mom’s medical care.

If you’ve got anything to spare, and you want to help out an amazing family going through a trying time, please check out their story at the GoFundMe page for the Robinson Medical Fund and give what you can. Your Karma, as well as the Not-So-Swiss Family Robinson, will thank you. And so will I. 🙂

HOTPIXEL POST: The Hot List – Tyler Palmer & Cole Palmer of Patreon

(left to right) Cole Palmer, Sam Yam, Tyler Palmer, Anthony Privitelli, and Jack Conte. Photo courtesy of Patreon.

(left to right) Cole Palmer, Sam Yam, Tyler Palmer, Anthony Privitelli, and Jack Conte. Photo courtesy of Patreon.

July’s HotPixel Hot List is up at the HotPixel blog, and it’s about a crowdfunding site that I know a lot of you have expressed interest in. I had the chance to speak with Tyler Palmer (Director of Operations) and Cole Palmer (Director of Creator Relations) over at Patreon about what sets their company apart and how a model like Patreon’s can help filmmakers and creators of longer-form content. If you’re curious about that at all, you’ll wanna check this out!


Patreon fills a niche that allows creators who may have fallen through the cracks before – or who have been underpaid by AdSense through YouTube – to have a shot at making a living. Tyler told me the story of the birth of Patreon by telling me how Conte started the site.

“Jack launched his first music video called Pedals, and he spent close to $10,000 on the music video. He got his check from YouTube, from AdSense, in the mail for $120. So, he went into debt making this music video, and that’s why Patreon exists,” he explains with a laugh. He then told a similar story about musician, Molly Lewis, who had 30,000 views on a video that ended up paying her a whopping $60. Her paycheck from Patreon for the same video? $2,300. “I hear the story too many times, from people who have thousands of eyeballs, millions of eyeballs, and then they get their check for fifty-three dollars,” says Tyler. Fan love translates directly into support for the artist without having to go through advertisers, which is one of the many things that makes Patreon special.

Now, this is all very well and good for digital creators of short-form content, but what about creators of long-form content – like, independent films, for example. Can they make a home at Patreon, too?

For the complete article, as well as to leave a comment about it, CLICK HERE.

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