The Last Neoreaction a Basilisk Post You’ll Have To Read For a While
And so, after a long month, we come to the end of the Neoreaction a Basilisk Kickstarter. At the time of writing, we’re over $13,000, which means this little bit of trolling went up last night. The last stretch goal is at $14,000, which is very achievable, but definitely requires that we have a big last day. So if you want any of the cool and Kickstarter-exclusive print editions, well, you’ve got less than 24 hours to make that happen. If you need to be nudged off the fence, Andrew Hickey wrote a not-review yesterday. And Sam Keeper wrote a review as part of a new feature she’s doing on her blog.
Anyway, shameless self-promotion aside, I wanted to thank everybody for their support on this Kickstarter. I really wasn’t sure how sellable this book was. The answer turned out to be “it will net you more backers than any Kickstarter you’ve ever done.” Which is amazing. I’m floored. Every time I think I’ve just about gotten used to the incredible generosity of my readers and the sheer wonder of getting to do what I do for a living, something happens that just blows me away again. I am honored and humbled. Seriously. You’re all fucking amazing.
But that said, it’s not over yet. So please, one last time, spread the word. Run up to people you do not know in the streets and tell them about it. Graffiti major landmarks with advertisements for the book. Arrange the entrails of your next victim to spell out the url. Or at the very least, blast the link out on social media. I know it’s awkward and shit, but really, it helps. Even if you can’t afford to back, and lord knows I get that, just posting the link to your Facebook or Twitter or whatever with a “hey, this cool Kickstarter closes today” really does get the word out. Social media is a huge part of Kickstarter dollars – about a quarter of the money already pulled in came via people linking on social media. So if you can, really, it’s massively appreciated.
We’ll be back tomorrow with more Vaka Rangi and the weekly comics reviews, which will include not one but two Alan Moore comics. And stop in Friday for another big, cool site announcement. But for now, for the very last time, a link to the Kickstarter.
Thanks for everything.
June 1, 2016 @ 1:37 am
I finally got round to backing this with three hours to go. I’ve really enjoyed following the updates and the debate & look forward immensely to reading the book.
I’m particularly keen to read more on Nick Land, who as you rightly say is such an odd figure in all of this. I studied at the University of Warwick a little time after Nick Land’s departure – but he had already become something of a legend (and I rather suspect something of a myth) by that time. It’s interesting to me that his leftist former colleagues and students continue to cite him as an influence, without really facing up to his politics.
Anyway, best wishes for the project!
June 3, 2016 @ 2:49 am
Hi, I’m wondering if you got my message that I sent over Kickstarter’s homebrew private messaging system? Nothing important, just a suggestion for rephrasing a particular line
June 3, 2016 @ 3:58 am
Yes, thank you!
June 3, 2016 @ 3:54 am
After reading some of the excerpts from this book, I’ve come to the conclusion that your as stupid as big yud is. Your a faux intellectual with your head deep up your ass thinking your shit is gold.
June 3, 2016 @ 3:58 am
Well, $14,815 at least.
June 5, 2017 @ 10:15 pm
I would love to buy and read this (as an ebook)! Is that possible?
September 19, 2017 @ 3:05 pm
Hello – discovering the existence of this long after the Kickstarter has closed – how can one purchase a pdf of the book?