Kakos Industries Season 2 - Do Evil Better
Kakos Industries Season 2 - Do Evil Better
Kakos Industries helps you to Do Evil Better. Get bizarre bimonthly announcements read by CEO Corin Deeth III.
Kakos Industries helps you to Do Evil Better. Get bizarre bimonthly announcements read by CEO Corin Deeth III. Read more
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--- UPDATE 1/28/15 - Pledge $20 or more to have your name read in a Bonus Episode!
As an extra incentive for the second half of our Kickstarter campaign, a special bonus episode will be made featuring the names of everyone who pledges at $20 or more. You do not have to accept a reward. Your pledge just needs to be $20 or greater. At the end of the Kickstarter, we will ask you for the name you would like to include in the extra episode, so it doesn't have to be your name if you are pledging on behalf of someone else. If you pledge at the $120 level or higher, then along with your doubled rewards, you will also get to put in a second name. If you don't have any friends, we can put your name in twice.
The working title for the new episode is "The Shareholder's Brawl." This episode will recap what amounts to an all-out fight between a group of Kakos Industries shareholders. Your name will be mentioned at least once, and probably in reference to some outlandish, perhaps cartoonish act of violence. If you're uncomfortable with that sort of thing, send us a message and we can talk.
And now back to your regularly scheduled Kickstarter content.
Welcome to the Kickstarter for Kakos Industries! Do Evil Better. If you believe the cover story, Kakos Industries is a dark and satirical look at the world of business, politics, science, and even interpersonal relationships in the form of a podcast. Join us twice a month for the corporate shareholder announcements keeping you up to date with all of the recent bizarre, wacky, and unsettling developments from Kakos Industries, its client base, and its surprise guests. Divisions discussed include the Adult Entertainment Branch, the Division of Philosophical Sabotage, the Division of Propagating Propaganda, the Division of Secret Societies, the Division of Pharmaceutical Advancement, the Division of Retro Religiosity, and everyone’s favorite, the Division of Gleep Glorp. Listen in as Corin Deeth III, the young CEO of Kakos Industries, gives the announcements, and also as a revolving door of guests join the broadcast, interrupt, and occasionally declare war, broadening the ever expanding Universe of Kakos Industries. Kakos Industries is written, produced, directed, edited, and scored by Conrad Miszuk, who is also the voice of Corin Deeth.
You can find Season 1 at http://www.KakosIndustries.com (Warning: NSFW language)
You can find the video advertisements here. (Also NSFW language)
Now to the all important question: What is the money for? Well, to put it simply, the money is for Evil.
More specifically, the money is for lesser evils (fees) and Real Evil.
More specifically, Real Evil is broken down into Evil Material Costs, and Real Serious Evil. The posters and T-Shirts all cost money to produce, and we want you to have the highest quality items possible. Along with the packaging and included US shipping, the material costs will account for around half of our budget. They are printed in the US by mostly willing participants, but I am told the side-effects of working with us will be long lasting and mostly negative.
That’s probably still not specific enough. It is obvious to anyone with a smartphone that web design is not my forté. In addition to getting professional help with the main site, we will create a web store for items like these as well as many new items in the future. We will also be putting a sum of the money toward having a better hosting plan, which will help to spread Evil much faster.
The Evil of Immense Gravitas can be further broken down into Evil Software and Production Costs (the things that make the show and the youtube videos possible and sound/look good) and True Evil. Kakos Industries is in need of some expensive software upgrades, storage solutions, and other "legitimate business things."
True Evil should be obvious. And if it is not, then you are not meant to know. Rest easily knowing that it will not go to anything good, depending on your perspective, I guess.
Why $13,264 USD? In response, we only have to ask you this: Have you not been paying attention to the numbers during the broadcasts?
To summarize, the money will go to making the show sound better, it will streamline the processes of putting the show together, it will secure the data storage, it will go to making the show easier to access on the website and elsewhere, it will go to making more humorous advertisements, and it will go to making the excellent swag that you are about to order, and a store to order even more swag from in the future.
Speaking of the swag, it's about time that we saw some of it.
The Sticker (4” x 1.75”)
You can put The Sticker on your car, on your laptop, on your bicycle, or perhaps on a kinky friend's nipple. Kakos Industries is not about judgment.
There are three T-Shirt designs. Everyone who pledges at the "We’re-Finally-Getting-There Shareholder" level or higher gets a T-Shirt. T-Shirts are screen printed in white ink on Gildan black blanks and are unisex sizes. You may increase your pledge for additional T-Shirts. See the pledge levels for rules.
T-Shirt 1 tells us to Do Evil Better
T-Shirt 2 features the company name.
T-Shirt 3 features only a larger logo.
Some action shots:
The standard Kakos Industries Poster (18x24") for everyone who pledges at the "Poster Child of a Shareholder" level or higher:
The Shareholder Certificate (8.5x11" on parchment paper) for everyone who pledges at the "A Real Shareholder" level or higher:
The text body of the certificate is still being worked on. With all of the blanks to fill in, no two certificates will be the same. Each will feature the signature of Corin Deeth III, a fancy embossment, some number of shares, a certificate number, and some numbers to ignore.
The limited edition variant "First Blood" poster lets the world know you were there for us at the start. Everyone who pledges at the "Shareholder Deluxe" level or higher gets one!
Is there something else you want? Let us know and maybe we can work it out.
Please feel free to use the contact links if you have any questions or comments.
It may seem like hubris to announce stretch goals before we have made The Goal, but, as we've said before, at Kakos Industries, hubris is kind of our thing. Without further delay:
$16,000 - Additional T-Shirt design to choose. At this amount of money, Kakos Industries will be able to acquire more musical hardware and software to enhance the background tracks.
$18,000 - Everybody signs everything. That's right, the entire cast of Season 1 will sign both the standard posters and the limited edition posters for everyone who pledges at a level that gets these posters. The additional funds will help to buy the cast of Kakos Industries an extravagant meal as thanks for their hard work.
$22,000 - Kakos Classic Episode 1 - Isn't it about time we actually heard from the man. the myth, the epic poem himself, Corin Deeth I? Producing this episode will require a substantial amount of new music, and the additional funds will help me to secure it. This is an additional episode, not a replacement. It will be released concurrently with one of your regularly scheduled announcements from Corin Deeth III.
$26,000 - Kakos Classic Episode 2 - Let's hear from Corin Deeth I about some of the monsters kept inside of Kakos Industries. This episode, from another time frame, will also require some new music, and the additional budget helps to secure that. This is also an additional episode, not a replacement. It will be released concurrently with one of your regularly scheduled announcements from Corin Deeth III.
$30,000 - Kakos Classic Episode 3: The Threeth - Hear about young Corin Deeth III directly from his grandfather. This episode will also take place in a different time frame, and will require a new score. The additional funds will help to secure that new music. Again, this is an additional episode, not a replacement. It will be released concurrently with one of your regularly scheduled announcements from Corin Deeth III.
What's next? Push us higher and find out!
Risks and challenges
The challenges facing the Kakos Industries Season 2 Kickstarter are printing the rewards, shipping the rewards, and continuing to make great episodes of the podcast. I am new to printing posters and shirts, but I have spent the last few months refining designs, communicating with printers, and calculating costs. I even ordered a batch of T-Shirts with money out of my own pocket to make sure that they are as awesome as they need to be. For these reasons, I'm confident I can tackle any problems that arise.
International shipping may be a challenge as its cost varies from country to country. Problems may arise because of this variance, but we will always work with you to get you your rewards. If you know that shipping to your country is complicated, feel free to contact us and we can look into it.
In regards to challenges in making new episodes, I've been working on this project for over a year, and I am also confident I can keep that going. The additional funds and tools will hopefully make things easier.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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