Once again it’s time for the annual Project for Awesome, a brilliant charity event where online creators and their fans unite to raise money and try to decrease the amount of worldsuck (exactly what you think it is…basically everything 2016!)
I always try to give as much as I can but this year I did things a little differently. Some of you might have heard that I was working on a secret poetry project earlier this year and it was actually a pamphlet of poems especially for the Project for Awesome campaign.
If you’d like to find out more about the Project for Awesome check it out here: http://projectforawesome.com/about
You can find social media magic using #P4A2016
If you’d like to donate to this fantastic cause have a look here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-for-awesome-2016-youtube#/
Also, this is my favourite video this year supporting Worldbuilders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNb6as9Hd0I
A little more about my contribution…
All of the poems fall under the category of “found poetry”, poetry which uses words already published or written somewhere and repurposes them into poems. More specifically they are Comment Poems, using comments on Vlogbrothers YouTube videos as the raw material. The title of each poem is a quotation taken from the video.
So many people see the comments sections as the worst of who we are and yet Nerdfighteria has always worked hard to make sure our community is open and kind and honest. I am proud to be connected to it and I think the comments are full of insight and ideas. All of the poems are on the same theme as the video that inspired them. The title is taken from Hank’s 2011 video “You Are Wrong” and ties the whole collection together.
I hope this gives you an idea of how special the Project for Awesome is, please do check it out, share the links and donate if you can. The perks are really worth it, I promise!
Don’t Forget To Be Awesome!