A young man sits in his living room. It just so happens that today, July 16th, is a date of no special significance. though it was 17 and a half years ago that he was given life, it is only today that he vaguely hopes internet strangers will give him money.
Ok so in my life there are two passions: Homestuck and throwing pumpkins as far as physically possible. I figured I'd mix them! I'm chief engineer on a high school trebuchet (trebuchet = gravity powered catapult) team that has gotten first and second place at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin. Anyway, this is my senior year of high school so our team is going big to leave a mark with our last year in youth division. We've been throwing 1000 feet, this year we fully intend to throw 2000 feet!
Anyway that goal means we will be spending rather more money, about 2500 dollars. So, we decided to try fundraising with an indiegogo!
Fundraising page: http://igg.me/p/76014?a=860479
Whether or not this thread gets a lot of traffic, I'll be posting updates here on the machine. Also, the Mythbusters will be at the Punkin Chunkin filming for discovery channel. If this fundraiser works, I will do my best to make as many homestuck references on national television as physically possible.
So, donate, or spread the word on the tumblrs! Even clicking the link and not watching the video or reading anything helps! You guys are awesome, I'm sorry to shamelessly self-promote here!
>Internet: point and laugh at Quaddy for expecting the Internet to be generous towards mildly pointless causes.
Also, here's a slow motion video of our old machine throwing a frozen waterballoon about a thousand feet:
And here's a video of the scale model of the new machine: