I was checking out this new Kickstarter project Living Dinosaurs & Unknown Creatures, and about ten seconds into their pitch video, my Spidey Sense started tingling: I was pretty sure I’d just seen some kind of error. This sixth sense comes from long hours spent writing and editing student papers, my own work, translations at the company I used to work for, and submissions for the literary magazine I help with. It also comes from knowing the difference between basic homonyms. I paused the video, dragged it back a few seconds:
And indeed, I came across this wonderful wordplay:
Seminal Indians. I love Kickstarter. Fantastic wordplay on so many levels. Clearly Ronnie Beem has yet to learn The the Impotence of Proofreading.
The director seems pretty damn confident she’ll finally track down these dinosaurs:
I also have been researching for over 15 years and now for the first time ever I have solid evidence of living dinosaurs and I know where to find them thanks to several experts I’ve become friends with over the years. They will travel with me to discover these animals and capture them on clear HD video for the first time ever. I’m 100% confident that we can find them along with many other creatures that have yet to be discovered.
She has solid evidence dinosaurs exist, she knows where they are, she is 100% confident she can capture them on HD video, and she’s only asking for NINETY-THREE LARGE? What are we waiting for? Let’s fund this piece!