This is cool and exciting and, of course, cute as hell: Kickstarter's The Tinies of Raglan Shire, as the name suggests, is a crowdfunding project that aims to bring the beloved and hugely popular tinies avatars of Second Life to a much wider audience, through custom animations, music, media partners and more. Watch the presentation featuring Raglan Shire creators Wynx Whiplash and Zayn Till (whose real life name is Michael Kushner):
Go here for much more. "We really like Kickstarter because they publicly try to help creative ventures obtain funding... CREATIVE being the key word," Zayn tells me, and goes on:
"Artists, musicians, film makers, crafts people and anyone who is trying to obtain funds to help further their creative goals. Kickstarter is a great place for them. Plus they provide some nice tools to help promote and get the word out. You still have to be successful though, it's still not a given you will actually raise what you're asking for, but the approach, tools and presentation they provide is nice and the rest... well that's up to you."
As for whether Raglan Shire can raise the funding it needs, that's up to you, tinies and SL fans -- click here to consider donating. In the last few days since their Kickstarter launched, they've raised nearly $3000 of their $8000 goal. Will check back soon to see how far those tinies can go.