Midnight Resistance: Episode #100
£2,840 of £1,800 goal
You may have already heard of us, but probably not. We are Midnight Resistance, a stupid website about stupid videogames that has run for about five years or so with occasional bursts of success.
We're approaching the 100th episode of our podcast and with other life commitments mounting up, we've decided it will soon be time to call it a day.
Therefore, we'd like to do something useful before we go. On the 26th of June, starting at 12 noon BST, we're going to sit in front of a camera in Loading Bar, Dalston, and attempt to play excellent videogame Phantasy Star Online for 24 straight hours in order to raise money for Refuge, a charity that helps those who've suffered due to domestic violence. When the stream starts, you can watch it on twitch.tv/midnightresistance
If you've enjoyed our work at any point in the past, or if you're reading this as we're suffering live on air, please consider donating as a way of saying thank you. Or, if you're strapped for cash, just sharing this with anyone who you think might care would be amazing.
- Sean, Andi, Owen and Chris
That's a short form to fill in for those of you who donated and would like a free bottle of MIDNIGHT RESISTANCE SODA.
I'm going to make 12 bottles and they're available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hopefully that'll be enough for everyone who's actually interested; I'd like to do more, but the costs start to become wildly prohibitive. Also I can only send these out within the UK for similar reasons. Sorry!
No idea how long you'll be waiting to receive them, probably 2-3 weeks? I'll keep you all informed, at any rate.
Oh, and I'll try and shut the page down as soon as we've got 12 requests, so if it disappears, you know why!
So, we left this open for another week(ish) after the stream ended, just in case we might catch another couple of donations (and we did - thank you!) but we can now confirm the final donation total is a completely ludicrous £2,840.
We sort of knew we'd beat the initial £500 target, but we thought we'd plateau at about £1,000. Even when we started the stream at around the £800ish mark, it was a case of "right, we've got the donations, we just have to earn them now". It was genuinely unthinkable to us that we'd raise this much, never mind receiving so many genuinely heartwarming messages about how much people have enjoyed the podcast over the years. You're all utterly brilliant, and it has meant a huge amount to us to have received all your support.
Huge thanks also to Joe for joining us, Dave for shitting his pants, and Lucy for generally looking after us and being brilliant even though every time she entered the room must've been absolutely horrific for her.
We've still got some work to do, specifically editing the footage down into something vaguely entertaining and making some Midnight Resistance soda to send out to some of you. I'll try and think of an easy way of getting your details together soon!
Right, I think that's everything. THANK YOU. x