111% Funded


Target: €1200


€1,340 Raised


23 Funders

The (Renegade) Rant and Rave

By The (Renegade) Rant And Rave


Dear Ranters and Ravers,

We are Trinity College Dublin’s cracking new literary magazine, and we provide a stomping ground for students from all disciplines and backgrounds to get down to some outrageous and unlicensed lit crit.

Our names are Natasha and Kathleen, and we founded The (Renegade) Rant and Rave last year, because we realised students had nowhere to express their reactions to the books and films they care about outside of the restriction of formal essays. It’s the coolest thing; it’s great to be part of encouraging a hands-on approach to academics, and the hard work we put in is definitely worth it just even for the submissions, which are pure gold.

With a bit of support and some start-up funds from the School of English, we managed to print two issues of The (Renegade) Rant and Rave, and now we’re looking for funds to cover a year’s worth of print runs. We have a really good working relationship with our printers, and each print run costs around €300, and we aim to print four issues in a year, so we need all the help we can get to reach our target of €1200 and keep this magazine going! Any extra funding we get would go towards increasing our number of copies so that we can reach the largest group of readers possible.

We’re not talking about dry book reviews or long-winded essays that give academia a bad name, we’re talking about getting back down to basics, and giving students somewhere to sound out their most original ideas and just have some fun with all that stuff they learnt last week. I mean, what’s the point of learning about third-wave feminism if you can’t apply it to that last episode of Doctor Who?

There is no other forum like this in Trinity – there isn’t anything like this in any college. So far, we’re just running on a wish, a prayer, and a lot of hard-work! Your fund:it contribution could help us get bigger and better and keep that forum going, so that people can just get interested, get involved, get stuck in and have the absolute craic all the way through Middlemarch.

In thanks and recognition, we will print the names of all our contributors in the Christmas issue so get involved and help keep us going, and most importantly, keep on ranting and raving.

Yours truly,

Natasha and Kathleen
Co-founding Editors




Dear Contributors, Could all those who kindly chose the €50 or €80 rewards please get in touch with us at tcdrantandrave@gmail.com in order to receive more details about the Terry Pratchett event on 16th November 2011. The rest of the rewards will be deilvered shortly after the project closes. A big thanks again to everyone! Yours sincerely, Natasha and Kathleen

One Hundred Percent

Dear Ranters and Ravers, When we began our fundit campaign, we had hoped that with some hard work and a bit of unfaltering enthusiasm we might just be able to reach our target by the four-week deadline. We never imagined that just a week into the campaign we would already have exceeded our target. We are deeply grateful to all of our contributors for helping us get so far so quickly. Thank you. Yours sincerely, Natasha and Kathleen

77%!!!! (Not enough exclamation marks!!)

Dear Ranters and Ravers, With three weeks left on the clock, we're already at the frankly gob-smacking 77% marker, thanks to the most extraordinary displays of generosity from all our lovely contributors. Our deepest thanks to everyone who's got involved so far! Of course, as you all know, it's an all-or-nothing situation here, so do continue spreading the word in all the ways you see fit! And, as an absolute must, carry on checking our site (http://tcdrantandrave.wordpress.com) for all manner of entertaining rants and raves, from metaphysical analysis of sport to compelling comparisons of John Donne and Billie Holiday (no, seriously). We have now commenced work on Issue 3 (due to be printed in the first week of December), and as the weird and wonderful submissions start to flow in, we're preoccupied with editing this week, and so it is on this topic that we leave you with a few quotes. Enjoy! Truman Capote: "I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil." "Inside every fat book is a thin book trying to get out." (Unknown) Oscar Wilde: “I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence ... In the afternoon I put it back again.” H.G. Wells: “No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.” Peggy Noonan: "Remember the waterfront shack with the sign FRESH FISH SOLD HERE. Of course it's fresh, we're on the ocean. Of course it's for sale, we're not giving it away. Of course it's here, otherwise the sign would be someplace else. The final sign: FISH." Yours sincerely, Natasha and Kathleen Co-founding Editors

"oh oh we're half way there (almost), oh oh we're living on a prayer"

Dear Ranters and Ravers, Your generosity is astonishing! Thanks so much for all the support and please be sure to keep an eye out on our website (http://tcdrantandrave.wordpress.com/) for more articles as we are updating at least once a day! In turn if you’re looking for a quick laugh, we also we have some hilarious writer against writer quotes going on at twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/tcdrantandrave). It's like an author smackdown, who will come out on top? Feel free to comment and defend your favorite authors, really they can't do it themselves...we all need a little support to maintain our reputations, especially the dead! Keep the funding and thoughts coming, any feedback is much appreciated and really who doesn’t want to attend a Terry Prachett or John Connolly event? Just let us know if you have a topic that you would like to hear us rant on, we love people to test our ability with obscure tastes. Now for some authorial quotes on money, artists have to be realistic too you know: -Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being. - A. A. Milne -I'd like to have money. And I'd like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that's too adorable, I'd rather have money. - Dorothy Parker -Some writers thrive on the contact with the commerce of success; others are corrupted by it. Perhaps, like losing one's virginity,it is not as bad (or as good) as one feared it was going to be. - V. S. Pritchett -No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money. - Samuel Johnson And finally, Charles Caleb Cotton said “There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing -- to find honest men to publish it -- and to get sensible men to read it.” Thank you for heling us to complete the final difficulty. Yours truly, Kathleen and Natasha Co-founding Editors

funders (23)

There are 19 public funders of this project

There are 4 anonymous funders of this project