Donation Drive 2013 Final(ish) Update

Well, you people really did it this time. 810 backers, $30,025 is the official total plus a few checks trickling in. I think we've said 'thank you' about a thousand times now so please accept as gratitude a promise that we're going to make it worth your while in the coming year.

Special thanks to Kate Craig, Scott Benson, Graham Rowat and Kevin Kulp for lending their time (past and future) and all the GWJ staff for helping make this drive a success. Elysium and I do what we can but the site really doesn't happen without your fine efforts.

This weekend donors will start receiving emails with links to download art and plans for getting on with their special donor perks.

After the jump a final list of our donors. I say final but what I really mean is I'll probably update this list a few times as people let us know they're missing. If you should be on here, make sure you email elysium your paypal and forum info so we can add you on!

*Legion*
4dSwissCheese
Aaron D.
Abstract Reason
Abu5217
acetate3
Aendiev
Aerto
agentWred
Agliam
agmike98
alexjg42
Alien Love Gardener
Alien13z
AmazingZoidberg
Amethyst
Amoebic
Ampsonic
Ancillas
Andon
Angry Ginger
anth
Antichulius
AP Erebus
Aphesian
Apollo0507
Archangel
Aretz
Aries
Aristophan
Arovin
ArwdAssain
Asterith
Atras
AUs_TBirD
awhite
B Dog
Badferret
BadKen
BadMojo
Balthezor
Banquo
Barrym22
BdaLimey
beeporama
bighoppa
billybob476
BKlamik
BKlamik
BlackSabre
blaize
Blondish83
BlueFishZA
BluesmanTLU
BNice
Bonnonon
Bonus_Eruptus
BoShock
Boudreaux
Bourbon
braehole
branmyson
Breadmanben
Brent D
BrokenOx
brouhaha
Budo
Bullion Cube
BunbyHeri
Burnt Toast
BushPilot
cabdodger
Caelum
camnipotent
Capricorn1
CaptainCrowbar
Carlbear95
carljetter
carrotpanic
Cartoonin99
casktapper
casual_alcoholic
Catgh
ccesarano
CEJ
Chairman_Mao
ChaosKhan
chaosmos
checkm-8
cheesycrouton
Cheeto1016
Chief
ChrisGwinn
ChrisLTD
Chroso
chumpy_mcchump
clever id
Cod
Coldstream
complexmath
Concave
concentric
conejote
Copingsaw
CptDomano
Crimeny
Crisy
Crunchy
cube
Cymbrogi
Cyranix
cyrax
Dakuna
Danopian
DanyBoy
Darkensky
Dashagon
Datyedyeguy
dejanzie
demonbox
Demonicmaster
Dethroned
DevilStick
Dimmerswitch
dippinsauce
DirtierParsley
Distantsound
D-Man777
docfroy
Docjoe
dogmomsk
donan
DonD
DoveBrown
Dr Incurable
Dr_Awkward
dRailer
Dramatic Marlin
Dreadly
Drekk
DrSugardaddy
Dryden
DudleySmith
Dukeman330
Duoae
Dyni
Dysplastic
E Hunnie
EatsLemons
Ed Ropple
edgar newt
edosan
Edwin
eezy_bordone
Eldon_of_Azure
Eleima
Elliottx
EllTee
El-Producto
Elycion
Embyr85
ems777
emyln
EnterNameHere
Ergstrom
EriktheRed
escher77
estorino
Evildead
evildoc
Exzyleph
EyeDoc
Falchion
Farscry
Fedaykin98
Feegle
Felix Threepaper
FeralMonkey
FermionAce
Finagle
Finandir
firesloth
fishdude
FlamingPeasant
Floomi
fogrob
folkin
Foose
Foxua
freebeema
Fripper
fritzthegrand
FSeven
furtivespy
fuzzyslug
Fxeni
fyedaddy
Gaald
gadgetgurl
gains
gamerparent
garandou
Garrcia
Garden Ninja
garion333
Garomcfbgdd
georob
germsathome
gewy
Gintonik
gmulert
Gobias
Goonch
Gorilla.800.lbs
GraVe
gravity
Greg
Gremlin
Grimmi Meloni
Grimthorn
Groan
growat
Grumpicus
Gumbie
Gunner
Haakon7
Hangdog
Hawcan
hbi2k
HedgeWizard
Hemidal
Heretk
hfm
Higgledy
Hixmegistos
Hobbes2099
Hoihoi8
Honeycut1
HotSlag
Hubbins
Hypatian
i38warhawk
IHateDRM
il dottore
Impulse
indy
infinitelyloopy
Infyrnos
Innominate
IntangibleFate
Interstate78
iosephus
Iridium884
Itsatrap
IUMogg
jakeleg
jakobedlam
jamull99
Jarpy
JaSeR
jaygittings
Jayhawker
JDZappa
JediK809
JeffreyLSmith
Jennska
Jerrak
JFarside
JimmDogg
jimmyike
jlaakso
jmdanny
JMotown
JohnnyMojo
johnvanjim
Jollybill
jollyeskimo
Jonman
jonnypolite
jpgfour
jucofett
JustinMcElroy
juv3nal
Kahuna_Grande
Kannon
kaostheory
karmajay
Kazriko
kcander
Keithustus
Keldar & Lady_Kilana
kergguz
kernelVenus
Kerplunk
KilanAsh
kincher
KingOctavious
Kiri
Kloreep
Kosars
Koz
Kr7stof
KramNesnah
krazytaco
KrebNi
krev82
Krogue
Kurrelgyre
KUThunderChief
kyoshiro
Laarrs
Lahndon
LairdXemu
Le0hart85
LeapingGnome
learn2speaklion
Lehren
Lex Cayman
LilCodger
Liquidmantis
LobsterMobster
Localgod54
LockAndLoad
LothainB
LouZiffer
Lucan
Lucky Wilbury
Ludditus
LukeMagnan
LupusUmbrus
m0nk3yboy
Macknzie
Mad Baron
MadGav
Malkroth
Malor
Manach
MannishBoy
Manta173
maples
Maq
marcelp
markcov
markly
Mateo
mateofalcone
maverickz
McChuck
McGuit
McIrishJihad
MEATER
MeatMan
mecharm
Medmey
Meerkat
Memn2
Memn2
Mermaidpirate
Merphle
merzy
Mesa
Michael
Michael Zenke
MightyMooquack
MikeSands
MilkmanDanimal
Mimble
Minase
Mindcloud
misplacedbravado
MisterStatic
mixolyde
Moggy
momgamer
Monocheli
Montalban
MoonDragon
Mortinec
Mousetrap
Mr Crinkle
Mr. Topherson
Mr.Green
mr_n00b
MrDeVil909
mrober20
mrwynd
mudbunny
Mukman
muraii
muttonchop
NakedHavoc
napking
NathanialG
Nathaniel
NavyFish
Nights
Nightstorm
Niseg
nivek
njudah
Nomad
Norfair
notomtolose
NSMike
nunami
Obirano
Octacon100
Oddrune
oilypenguin
Oldgoat
omnipherous
oMonarca
Orphu
Osiran
Oso
Outlandish
Pacman
Padmewan
padriec
Paff
PaladinTom
PapaLoo
Parallax Abstraction
parallaxview
Parallelteeth
PCMAN
Pdossett
peedmyself
PewPewRobo
Phishposer
Pirate Bob
Plavonica
PoderOmega
Polliwog
polq37
Poppinfresh
PRG013
Propagandalf
Prozac
psoplayer
psu_13
Pupi
PurEvil
quasiChaos
Quazicky
Quintin_Stone
radaxian
raevenote
ragin_redneck
Rahmen
Rallick
random elusive
Ravenlock
Rawkinmolie
RedBrain
RedJen
Redwing
RemoteLeg
Renji
Rezzy
RnRClown
Robear
robthomasson
RooneyFan
RoutineMachine
ruhk
Running Man
rybowl
Rykin
S0LIDARITY
SaintFaucet
SallyNasty
sans_seraph
sartoris
Schmutzli
scootere3
scott
ScribeJC
Scuigi
scurvydog
Secret Asian Man
SeldonAI
Senkrad
Serengeti
seswa
Shadout
sheared
Shifter
shoptroll
ShynDarkly
Sibrax
silentsod
Silevran
SillyRabbit
Sixpackrules
SixteenBlue
Skogul
skylarhawk
Slacker1913
Slayve
Slllade
Slumberland
Smashdude
SocialChameleon
sometimesdee
Sonicator
Sonrics
Sparhawk
speeddokken
spider_j
Splendidmcawesome
Squee9
Squeegee_Joe
St. Hillary
staggle
stan888
stauf7
Stele
Stengah
stevenmack
Stilgar Black
Strangeblades
Stryker
Stueysville
stupidhaiku
StylezXP
Sufi
Superbeard
SuperDave
Swat
Sway
taer
tagg
Taharka
Talliarthe
Tamren
Tamron
Tanglebones
tanstaafl
tboon
Tekman
Tempest Blayze
Tenebrous
Teneman
Tetranomad
T-Go Co Games
Trachalio
Trichy
The Great Skeeve
The_Judge
theboohi
TheCounselor
TheGameGuru
TheHarpoMarxist
TheHipGamer
theschap
TheWalt
TheWanderer
Thyarcher
tigerbill
timojhen
Toanstation
Toddland
Torq
TouchMonkey
T-Prime
Trachalio
TraderG
troubleshot
trueheart78
Tscott
tuffalobuffalo
turbocopland
ultrviolet
Underflow
Unknown Soldier
Vega
Veloxi
Vkop
Wakim
Walterqchocobo
wanderingtaoist
Wembley
Westdragon
whispa
WillyD
Wink_and_the_Gun
WipEout
WizKid
wld
Wolfen Victrocious
WolverineJon
wordsmythe
Wr3nch
Xeavn
Xeknos
Xerxes
Yellek
Yew
Yonder
Yoreel
Zaque
Zelos
Zenistar
Zinswin
zoobert
zpaine
Zudz

Comments

The donation drive is run by people above my pay grade (not that we have pay grades), but I wanted to throw in my gratitude, too. No matter how much I seem to point the Front Page's nose into the ground, you folks seem to keep coming back and supporting GWJ.

What I'm saying is: Thank you for supporting me in my destructive habit.

Woo! Good job everyone! Butt pats all round!

wordsmythe wrote:

The donation drive is run by people above my pay grade (not that we have pay grades), but I wanted to throw in my gratitude, too. No matter how much I seem to point the Front Page's nose into the ground, you folks seem to keep coming back and supporting GWJ.

What I'm saying is: Thank you for supporting me in my destructive habit.

At this point I'm supporting the site out of pure curiosity. It's the only publication that Julian has written for that has survived the experience. Sparkle Ponies didn't make it break stride. Now we're throwing a Julian-based Pigeon-sex article at it to see what happens. I want to see how long we can keep this going. It's science!

Congrats guys!

Also sent Elysium my receipt as a contributor as I accidentally got left off. Or is this your way of giving me the silent Office Space treatment?

I'm not on the list yet, and will resend my email.

I'm really happy with how much we were able to put together. I would be curious to know what percentage of the active community submitted a donation. I looked at it like a subscription service and compared the value of entertainment I get from here to say Netflix/XBL and tried to donate accordingly.

Spoiler:

If the powers that be are looking up my donation value to confirm my reasoning, I donated twice after comparing my initial donation to other subscription services.

BlackSabre wrote:

Woo! Good job everyone! Butt pats all round!

Wow? That's what my $10 gets me? Or was it $15? I forget. What I remember though is enjoying stranger's hands on me bum-bum.

Great!

Great Job Everybody!!!

Next year we need...achievements!!!

Coldstream wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

The donation drive is run by people above my pay grade (not that we have pay grades), but I wanted to throw in my gratitude, too. No matter how much I seem to point the Front Page's nose into the ground, you folks seem to keep coming back and supporting GWJ.

What I'm saying is: Thank you for supporting me in my destructive habit.

At this point I'm supporting the site out of pure curiosity. It's the only publication that Julian has written for that has survived the experience. Sparkle Ponies didn't make it break stride. Now we're throwing a Julian-based Pigeon-sex article at it to see what happens. I want to see how long we can keep this going. It's science!

My hypothesis is that Julian's publication-killing powers only extend to for-profit enterprises.

Toanstation wrote:

I resent my email as I'm not listed either.

Well, it's not your email's fault. You should clearly resent Elysium instead.

Congrats on a great drive, guys. Gonna be a high bar to clear, next year.

Next year is when Elysium playing and reviewing the most J of all JRPGs will be a goal.

mudbunny wrote:

Next year is when Elysium playing and reviewing the most J of all JRPGs will be a goal.

Hyperdimension Neptunia gets my vote.

Coldstream wrote:

At this point I'm supporting the site out of pure curiosity. It's the only publication that Julian has written for that has survived the experience. Sparkle Ponies didn't make it break stride. Now we're throwing a Julian-based Pigeon-sex article at it to see what happens. I want to see how long we can keep this going. It's science!

Real life laughs on this end of the internet.

Thanks gang. You make the internet worth the trouble.

Looked at my profile today... 7 years.

7 years ago I started into this place. Changed my life. You all are my favorites.

Tanglebones wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

Next year is when Elysium playing and reviewing the most J of all JRPGs will be a goal.

Hyperdimension Neptunia gets my vote.

Not Ar Tonelico?

Has the new icon been spotted yet?

shoptroll wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

Next year is when Elysium playing and reviewing the most J of all JRPGs will be a goal.

Hyperdimension Neptunia gets my vote.

Not Ar Tonelico?

You people are truly wicked.

My vote is for Eternal Sonata.

Any donation drive that results in more pigeons hooking up more often is a win in my book.

Jonman wrote:
Coldstream wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

The donation drive is run by people above my pay grade (not that we have pay grades), but I wanted to throw in my gratitude, too. No matter how much I seem to point the Front Page's nose into the ground, you folks seem to keep coming back and supporting GWJ.

What I'm saying is: Thank you for supporting me in my destructive habit.

At this point I'm supporting the site out of pure curiosity. It's the only publication that Julian has written for that has survived the experience. Sparkle Ponies didn't make it break stride. Now we're throwing a Julian-based Pigeon-sex article at it to see what happens. I want to see how long we can keep this going. It's science!

My hypothesis is that Julian's publication-killing powers only extend to for-profit enterprises.

Or the flip: Julian kills by sapping the profit potential from publications, so publications that don't seek to profit are inherently immune.

For those of us that got the two files of artwork ($25 and above I believe), is there a recommended size for having them printed on posters? I'm not familiar with scaling and dimensions for these type of things. I can upload a file to a printer and they just want to know the size I want. Any suggestions?

Been a member for seven years. Graduated last month. I'm now officially a Gamer with a Job!

So what's that icon look like.

edit:

And still an office line backer.

So who wants to suggest a game for the podcast crew to play and review?

TigerBill wrote:

So who wants to suggest a game for the podcast crew to play and review?

What's that game where everyone grabs an iPad/laptop and they pretend they're officers on a starship?

We can even add cheap After Effects explosions after!

Spaz wrote:

What's that game where everyone grabs an iPad/laptop and they pretend they're officers on a starship?

Artemis

Excited for the Gamers with Jobscast and the second issue of the GWJ Magazine!

edit: I will miss the WeinerBomb forum icon, but the Car is pretty excellent too!

I am looking forward to discussions about my custom icon.