Response to Beat up Anita Sarkeesian 2012-07-15 17:46:51
At 7/15/12 04:06 PM, Sheizenhammer wrote: Probably was, but again: Since when did NG give a shit about legal threats? Has this place since pussied out on us?
What, you don't remember "telebubby" fun land? As for Penny Bain, she was trying to take down a significant portion of Newgrounds, not just a single piece of inconsequential content.
I mean, 60,000 for some YouTube videos? What the hell for? The Forsaken City was gonna use state-of-the-art cinematic techniques and effects for the entire series, and the budget for even that only amounted to half of what she's asking for.
She asked for six thousand (which is fairly reasonable for what she was proposing) and ended up with something like 180k. Most people are attributing this to the "Streisand Effect," i.e. the added attention from the controversy lead to her receiving donations which wildly exceeded what she was asking for. What remains to be seen is whether or not she will actually put all of the money she received to good use (probably not). It's hard to say she was ripping people off when she just said "I want money to do this" then people who were interested gave her some money.