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Also, for anyone who pledges between now and the end at any level, we will also send you a link to another Star Wars "parody" for free: for example "All About that Base: No Rebels" a Meghan Trainor parody.
What was Star Wars Farts?
Our goal was to "improve" the Star Wars prequel trilogy by adding fart jokes over the entire 6 hour running time of the films, then release a 30-60 minute long supercut of the most poignant moments.
Why have you done this?
Star Wars Farts was a satire of corporate, cash-in Star Wars parodies and merchandising. We want to call attention to Star Wars parodies becoming a commercial industry used by large companies to make money off of fandom. We'd like to see Star Wars parodies made by fans for fans, not companies that see fans as a demographic for marketing.
After 40 years, Star Wars parodies have been mined out of every non-obvious joke. So a one-hour supercut of Anakin, Obi Wan, and Padme farting is now the only necessary Star Wars parody left to be made to make our point.
After we release Star Wars Farts, we hope to create a black hole of absurdism so strong that it sucks up future bad Star Wars parodies inside of it. That way, everyone can have fun with Star Wars again and our culture can move on toward new and exciting subjects to parody.
We also think farts are funny.
In creating the world's first Space Fart Opera™, we followed George Lucas’s creative/business model
as closely as we could. So we've got merchandise like crazy:
1. The Star Wars Farts MOVIE download
2. SHIRTS and POSTERS (like the one at the top of this page)
3. an e-book NOVELIZATION that expands the Star Wars Farts universe
4. other STUFF (that we'll announce if we are able to meet our goal)
A STAR WARS FARTS NOVELIZATION
Like all blockbuster Science Fiction Adventure™, we are creating a novelization to expand the Star Wars Farts universe. You can preorder the book, and just so you don’t feel like it’s a waste of time, it will be canon, we promise!*
We need to send a message to major publishers that they aren’t meeting the demands of a market that appreciates both unlicensed use of Star Wars characters and flatulence. To solve this, we present the first in a planned-trilogy of Star Wars Farts books: "Dark Farts Rising"
If we reach our current goal, we'll announce exciting new merchandising opportunities. Keep in mind, this is Star Wars FARTS, not Star Wars POOPS, so we're not going to give you crappy stretch goals. Here's just one preview...
Print your own merch for a pledge of only $12
We're releasing all of the high-resolution art created for the project to download for a $12 pledge. Why? So you can PRINT YOUR OWN POSTERS AND SHIRTS.
You get the exact shirt color and poster size you want AND support your favorite local print shop.
We save money on shipping, printing, and customer service while still giving you the stuff you want.
The world benefits
We all save the environment by saving all of the gas it takes to move physical products across the country. Let's all do our part.
Our project falls under legal fair use, and Lucasfilm has traditionally been very friendly to remix art projects like this. BUT YouTube’s ContentID system has blocked us from uploading any of Star Wars Farts to Youtube for free despite the critical/parody nature of the work.
So we’ve started a Kickstarter to -
1. raise awareness of remix art, and how difficult it is to distribute even legal remix video due to copyright concerns and ContentID. Youtube has a really difficult job trying to balance the needs of remix creators and copyright holders and often times they do strike a balance, but sometimes it doesn't work. This is a discussion that goes way beyond a Kickstarter page, so message us for more info.
2. distribute Star Wars Farts directly to the you in spite of The Empire/ContentID getting us down (like Bothan spies delivering the Death Star plans at any cost)
3. to sell a bunch of absurd (but beautifully illustrated) fart-related merch.
You've read this far down on this page? You should be rewarded. If you
1. Share that you donated on Facebook with a link to this page
2. And tag "International Megadigital" on Facebook or send us proof that you shared it to email@example.com
You can do this once a day, and each time you do, you'll be entered into a drawing to get your donation upgraded to get the exclusive
'FART SENSITIVE' STAR WARS FARTS MYSTERY PRIZE PACK.
So keep posting and tagging us!
Even if you hate everything about Star Wars and are ashamed at your bodily functions, keep in mind we're offering for a limited time custom art for a pledge of only $175. Her work speaks for itself.
Introducing Star Wars Barks (our stretch goal)
“Beware of the bark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the bark side of the Force are they... If once you start down the bark path, forever will it dominate your destiny."
Everyone loves dogs, but curiously, there are no dogs in the Star Wars prequels. Let's look at the statistics...
Star Wars prequel trilogy
- Number of dogs: 0
- Number of times the Death Star is destroyed: 0
- Times Anakin tells Padme he loves her like a robot: Lots.
Compare this with the Original trilogy
- Number of dogs: 0
- Number of times the Death Star is destroyed: 2
- Times Anakin tells Padme he loves her like a robot: None.
So although we can't arbitrarily add Death Stars to the prequels, with Star Wars Barks can add hundreds of dogs and remove Anakin/Padme love scenes by adding barking sounds over them. In that way, we can make the prequels mathematically more appealing than even the original trilogy.
With your pledge we can create both Star Wars Farts and Star Wars Barks as a stretch goal.
Using your funds, you've already helped create a one-hour supercut of Anakin, Obi Wan, and Padme farting billed as the Ultimate Star Wars Parody™ (scroll about half-way down the page for more information).
Now, with your help, we'll remix that existing ultimate parody to feature Anakin, Obi Wan, and Padme barking like dogs intercut with puppies playing. We've updated our Kickstarter video above with a preview.
We're now putting all of our resources into creating a parody of our own parody Star Wars Farts because we feel the broadest demographic for our work lives at the intersection between Star Wars and cute animals. A bark says something about the human condition that a fart just can't.
We want to parody Star Wars in a way that hasn't been done before, and frankly, farts are well-worn territory. We're also willing to abandon our entire original concept if it means we can get more video views.
Although our medium is now barks: our message is still firmly... Star Wars.
1. The Star Wars Barks MOVIE download (stretch goal!)
2. SHIRTS and POSTERS (like the one at the top of this page)
3. an e-book NOVELIZATION that expands the Star Wars Barks universe
4. other STUFF
We intend to expand the Star Wars Barks Universe in a trilogy of novellas. Star Wars has made $1.8 billion off of novelizations since 1977; hopefully we can make $180 in 25 days.
Don't be a bone head! Star Wars Farts never left!
Completing Star Wars Barks is now our stretch goal.
We'll be adding more to this section as the campaign goes along. For now...
For every cent that you pledge, you will be supporting these non-Disney / non-Lucasfilm remix video artists who are fans of both Star Wars and fart-comedy:
By day, Shaun Spalding is IP attorney specializing on digital entertainment, and an advocate for creator's/artist's rights. By night, he creates experimental video art projects for International Megadigital and comics featuring a dog who speaks in catchphrases. Find him doing not-lawyer-things on Tumblr: http://shaunspalding.tumblr.com
Andrew Tan works on International Megadigital with Shaun. When he’s not spending too much time thinking about things a cat would or would not say, he works with children. He started teaching creative writing in 2009, where he first learned the power of retelling popular movies with farts.
Judyta Sosna aka Rzuud graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She is a freelance illustrator and 2D artist located in Katowice, Poland. She paints digitally with Photoshop and/or with a Paint Tool sai, with a mixture of analogue mediums as part of the process. You can see more of her amazing work on her Tumblr: http://codziencos.tumblr.com
Chris Ferguson is the author of "Star Wars Farts: Dark Farts Rising." When he's not writing about sentient farts with evil intentions, he's doing press for his novel Jova (which you can buy for $2.99).
Mike D. is the voice of Star Wars Farts and a fantastic voice actor.
This project is being bankrolled by Seth Horus the Head of Online Video Content Production and Disposal of International Megadigital, our corporate sponsor. He has donated thousands of unpaid interns to make Star Wars Farts happen. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realsethhorus
Many elements of this project are openly licensed as Creative Commons. We'd like to thank some of the following creators for their inspiring dog photography
Hero Dog - Photo by Spc. Daniel Bearl
Jessie the Dog - Photo by JackPeasePhotography
Pug Dog- by Alex Brown
Toddy Dog by João Paulo Corrêa de Carvalho
dog - by David Locke
My Friend's Dog - Martin Duncan
Puppy dog - by Travis
White Dog Says Hi - by Ildar Sagdejev
What does it look like to exist in a post-Star Wars Farts / post-Star Wars Barks universe? We need your help to find out! May the farts/barks be with you.
Risks and challenges
Star Wars Farts / Barks might not be funny to you.
(Serious answer: We have already created all of the perks, so you can be confident that you'll receive them in a timely manner. Kickstarter fraud is no joking matter! People should get what they pay for.)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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