This guy has apparently decided to do something rather extravagantly contraindicated.
He hoped to raise $8,000, but quickly raised $51,615.
In a strange turn of events, Campbell took to Kickstarter and told his fans “It’s Over” and published a video of himself burning 127 copies of his book in a dumpster behind his apartment, “Sad Pictures for Children” because, he says, he ran out of money to ship the books (via DNAinfo).
It’s not every day that a guy films the evidence that will be used against him in small-claims court. I don’t mean to be mean about this, but let me be blunt: Kickstarter is turning out to be the way that some of my favorite roleplaying game companies can provide me with new material for my enjoyment. Histrionics that might hurt other people using KS are thus not appreciated.
PS: “For every message I receive about this book through e-mail, social media or any other means, I will burn another book.” That threat is why I put the guy’s name in the title. I don’t respond well to passive-aggressive hostage taking: eat your own sins.