Welcome to our 5th day that our Kickstarter page has been in existence. Guess what? In only 5 days we have gotten over 40% to our goal... that's so close to half way there. And half way there is the glass half full if you know what I mean... or is it you know what I'm saying?... Anyway you catch my drift?
By the way... How sick is this Kickstarter site?! Right? I KNOW!
So a couple of people have written in and asked some questions about "Mike's(my) cooking". They wanted to know if this is something that is worth their hard earned money, what kind of food?, and ... really?. Well, here is what I can tell you... I really love to cook, and think I'm pretty good - but they say a picture is worth 1000 words... so here is a 9000 word essay on how some of my food looks.
If you have any more questions feel free to ask!
Thanks again for being part of our Kickstarter!
Mike & Julius C
oh yeah... the food tastes alright too :)
Printing. All done, and I received two advance copies of Cadence & Slang today. They look awesome. After so many months of fretting about the final product, it looks like things have finally paid off. I'll be mailing one of the copies to the Library of Congress tomorrow. Here's what they look like:
Shipping. On October 08, I paid the printer in full, and they shipped three hundred copies to my apartment. They should arrive by Wednesday the 13th at the latest. The other 700 are being sent to my super fancy climate-controlled dog-patrolled underground holding vault, also known as the basement of my parents' house an hour's train ride away. As I sell more copies, I'm going to head out there, pick up a crate of books, come back, and pack and ship them.
Once the book arrives, I'll spend the rest of the week stuffing envelopes and getting packages all set. The ship date will probably be sometime between October 16 and 25. Regardless, I'll notify you when your copy has been shipped. Orders from the United States should go out shortly before international orders - but not by more than a day or two. I'll be updating my Twitter with more details as needed.
Release party. If you live in Chicago, I'm going to be at New Wave Coffee (the southeast corner of Logan/Milwaukee) on Thursday, October 21 from 6p to 10p for a little release party. I'll have copies of Cadence & Slang on hand, and you can come with a credit card - I take them with Square, an app that fits Cadence's principles rather wonderfully. If you don't live in Chicago, tell your Chicagoan friends to come out and support.
One more thing. You've probably already ordered your copy if you're reading this, but it bears repeating that the rest are on sale at the book's official site, and they'll ship in the same way as those betrothed to Kickstarter backers. If you like the book, do tell your friends and colleagues about it; word of mouth is all we have as promotions go.
How's your fall been? Good?
Episode 4 of Bread for Dough is in support of the Live or Die web series Kickstarter fundraising campaign.
Today’s challenge is to make a white bread with some muscle, or at least a bit more protein. Just because you’re a fan of white bread doesn’t mean you need to be eat something with the consistency of marshmallows. The answer is a flavorful, protein and fiber supplemented bread.
Music by Greg Stitt from the Manhater Soundtrack (available on iTunes).
Today's recipe: 2 cups white flour, 1/4 cup instant potato flakes, 1/4 cup quinoa flakes, 1/2 teaspoon powdered butter flavoring, 6 tablespoons wheat gluten flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 cup water, 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons oil.
For donations $10 and above, we've added admission to the wrap party scheduled for January (if funding is successful) with performances by soundtrack artists, DJs from the movie, and more! Secret location TBA (nyc only). One ticket per person, and of course, everyone who's donated $10 and up is on the list!
Hearts and hugs,
woah! what's up terry!?on
a sketch of imaginary Dubliners? i love it!!on
Shite & Onions, friends!
So far, so fantastic... this has been an amazing 36 hours in the life of Throwaway Horse. And we're profoundly grateful to all of you who've gotten us off to such a great start on our goal. Not yet 2 days, and we're 1/3rd of the way there.
Specifically, we want to thank these folks for their generosity and for stepping up so early in the game:
Ari Velazquez, Matt Scanlon, Jon Hegglund, Andrew Levitas, Rhine Ruder, Anthony, Patricia Lee, alex, Ross Klavan, Kent Gibbons, Shawn, Elizabeth McCullough, Ray Paviitte, Francine Atwell, Marianeli Rodriguez, Ivan Nikittin, Constance Wiggins, Armagan Ekici, Vic Kryston, Estelle Comment, Brianna Chesworth, J.J.C. Toma, David Spurlock, and T Chiu
Just for the heck of it, I'm attaching one of Rob's recent sketches of imaginary Dubliners... we'll be putting these & other materials up on a regular basis to keep you up to date on the work.
▒ This Friday ~ Babycastles: A Retrospective Opening Party
Nicholas Kuszyk just painted a cabinet!
BABYCASTLES: A Retrospective (October 8th - 17th)
Opens Friday, October 8th, 7pm - 11pm
GAMES: NIDDHOG (by Messhof), CANABALT (by Adam Atomic), BIT.TRIP RUNNER by (Gaijin Games), DECEPTIVE PLATFORMER (by Fish-Kabob), KILLJET (by Tristan Perich), ULTRAQUEST (by Marc Arenas)
with a DAS RACIST DJ Set, Juan Wauters from THE BEETS, and INTERNATIONAL TAPES playing music for the night.
BABYCASTLES: A Retrospective is an exhibition of 6 sidescrollers made in the last three years by independent game developers in New York City, Austin, TX, & California. Nidhogg (2010) by Mark Essen was commissioned by NYU Game Center for No Quarter gallery. Canabalt (2009) by Adam Atomic was an entry in Experimental Gameplay Project's Bare Minimum call for works. Deceptive Platformer (2010) by Fish-Kabob was Best Overall Game at the NYU Global Game Jam. KILLJET (2007) by Tristan Perich was a guerilla inclusion in Kokoromi's Gamma 256 party. Bit.Trip Runner (2010) by Gaijin Games is a music game in collaboration with New York band Anamanaguchi. UltraQuest (2008) by Marc Arenas was created for the first Babycastles exhibition at Death By Audio.
The arcade and gallery space is designed by Thu Tran (of IFC's FOOD PARTY), with art by Paul Koneazny & Brian Dun, and arcade cabinets by R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Andrew Ross & Tommy Coleman, Chris Mackris, Sto (of Cinders Gallery), Practical Wisdom, & Thu Tran!
I'm writing this from the back of a box truck I shouldn't be riding in at 4:17am on 42nd Street!
Thank you to so many people supporting us in so many ways,
including our 225 backers in our Kickstarter campaign,
an incredible anonymous donor, a donation matching program by IGN,
the best game-related night I've ever been to with Copenhagen Game Collective, and all the press and attention encouraging us to continue what we're doing.
After our opening, we'll get started on handling all the things we all want to send you in return for your support. I can't wait for the tshirts… For now, here's a video of some french tourists crashing our install at about 2AM from Hotel Helmsey across the street.
Kunal / Babycastles
Episode 3: Bandito is now live
I can promise you this episode changes the rest of the season up. It's a little crazy. Please do us the honor of sharing with your friends on Facebook or Twitter, and helping us reach that audience. Thanks everyone! Hope you're enjoying the episodes.