Is this a Newgrounds Anthology post?
Am I posting it here because I don't have front page privileges?
Mainly, I wanted directed more at the writing community than Newgrounds at large. I think that the Writing Anthology represents a greater opportunity than giving a group of writers a chance to get their stuff published (which, granted, is a pretty great opportunity in and of itself).
This is a chance to lend credibility to the Newgrounds writing community.
This is the first major project on this site I can remember that is by writers, for writers, and writers alone. This isn't screenplay credit on a flash, or story credit on a game. It's words, on paper, that don't need any purty pictures to help them. Supporting this project is the best way to show that writing can grow to be a core part of the Newgrounds identity.
Tom Fulp will undoubtedly be canonized as a patron saint of amateur internet artists. I'm sure that, over the years, he has taken risks on new or unproven talent time and time again. However, while Newgrounds can be, at its best, a nurturing place, it isn't a charity. At the end of the day, Tom has to make decisions that will keep this place running.
What keeps this place running?
Flash, games, audio, and art bring viewers; that much is granted. Viewers watch ads and buy stuff. That's why it's good business to support those four media. We can now show that it's good business to support writing. How?
By blowing the goddam lid off that Kickstarter.
We are literally voting for the future of the Newgrounds writing community with our wallets. Every dollar in that fund over $1000 is a vote for official support of the writing community. Every dollar shows Tom that a writing portal isn't a risk, but an investment. Instead of buying more angry birds or whatever, you spent your money on words put in order by people who care.
So get out there and invest some money in this place.