Recently I started a post of random silliness, dubbing myself your onii-chan (yep, if you're reading this or that, I'm now your onii-chan). As part of it, one particular poster (jokingly) asked to borrow $40 to buy a visual novel. I responded as to being open with the idea because I kind of am. And I actually did send $40 to a person on Twitter that I don't even know, as he needed it to pay the vet for his cat's operation. It seemed legitimate, and while I can't afford to waste money, in the big scheme of things it's not that much and if it did help save his cat, I feel pretty good. Teh feelz, ya know?
So anyway, it made me wonder how many people would be willing to chip in and buy a person a VN just because it's nice and it makes you feel good and it spreads the love of reading. Then it made me wonder about all of the logistics - who would the money funnel through and how? How do we verify the recipient is of age to receive an 18+ computer program, or only stick to below 18? Where did I put my cold Pepsi Max? Should we stick with just digital downloads to avoid tariffs and other messy things as not everyone here lives in 'Murica. Could I even get 7 other people to pitch in $5 and make it happen? Could it be a monthly thing - maybe as a contest?
So yeah, lots of logistics. Still, it would be kind of fun. I kinda want to do it. But how?