Audiobooks, Artists, and An Ophelia
We're just about at $90k, which is incredible! Thank you so much.
Since the last update, we've unlocked:
- An audiobook version! This is going to be insane, and will be going to everyone who pledged $75 or above (with or without shipping). This'll likely come out in a few different formats because I'm interested in doing some extremely awesome things with this! If you're interested in getting this, just click on the project page, go to "Manage Pledge" and make sure you're at $75 or more - that's it, you're done, it's yours!
- More artists! Added to the roster are the unparalleled talents of Becky (Tiny Kitten Teeth), Jim Zubkavich (Skullkickers), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper, Daisy Kutter), Tony Cliff (Delilah Dirk), and Wes and Tony (Amazing Super Powers)! All I can say is OMG.
- Stickers! Everyone getting temporary tattoos to will now ALSO be getting some rad "To Be Or Not To Be" stickers. They are going to be SWEET.
And we're really close to crossing $90k, which will unlock something I know you'll love, and tantalizingly close to $100k, which gets a sequel book. Thank you all, this is amazing!
So! When we left the story, we had to choose to be either Hamlet, Ophelia, or King Hamlet. Votes were:
- Hamlet: 14 votes
- Ophelia: 71 votes
- King Hamlet: 59 votes
Ophelia takes it! And don't worry if you didn't get the character you wanted: there's a couple ways in the book to switch characters later on. I told you this book was pretty rad.
Play as Ophelia
Right, you’re Ophelia! You are a beautiful and independent young woman and although it makes you roll your eyes when you think about it, you've fallen in love with a prince. Prince Hamlet is funny and charming and he seems to like you a lot. You try not to get too excited about it, because you're worried you might jinx it, but things really are going great.
Only it's been hard doing the long-distance thing while you've both been off at University, and while you've loved studying capital-s Science and you know Hamlet's loved studying capital-u Undeclared, it hasn't been easy. Now that you're both back together in Denmark for his father's funeral and his mother's second wedding, it's been harder still. Hamlet's really sad, and you can't blame him for that since, you know, his DAD DIED, but you wish there was something you could do to help him.
When you last saw Hamlet, he mentioned how the castle seemed cold and drafty, and for some reason it stuck with you. You've been sitting at your desk, trying to think of something you could give him that would help with that - a way of cheering him up a little, remind him he's still got people who care about him. He wears these cloaks all the time, but then he's taking them off in warm rooms and putting them back on in cold ones. If only there was some way you could keep the rooms at a uniform temperature, he wouldn't need to be constantly adjusting his clothes throughout the day. But to do that you'd need some way of measuring heat, and a way of transporting it throughout the castle, perhaps through a series of pipes...
Your thoughts are interrupted by a knock at your door. "Who is it?" you call.
"It's me", says your brother. "Come on, let me in."
What will you do? Comment to place your vote. Options are
OPTION RED: Let him in
OPTION BLUE: Tell him you're busy
While Shakespeare chose to play as Hamlet, here we're catching up with him at a point where he chose for Ophelia to "let him in". I recommend it too, but it is YOUR CALL MY FRIENDS!
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