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AfterwordsArcHive: publishers of abandoned-building-transformation; truly reinventing. Help publish the very 1st book!?! Oh Yes.

Olympia, WA Publishing
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WHY YES! It's true: 

Urban Ghosts Media wrote a very intriguing article about The Afterwords ArcHive and Fall Apart Park! As their whole website is interesting, I would check it out if I were you . . .

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The Afterwords Archive: Un-Ruining The World's Abandonments; Publishing Works of Dynamic Adaptive Re-Use. 

Afterwords' unique niche seeks to reinvent our abandoned buildings and spaces by way of dynamic, creative, sustainable designs. Through creative fiction, non-fiction, journalism, photo-essays, blueprinting, mapping, etc., Afterwords aims to be a major player as opportunities to reshape our environment continue to arise; help us celebrate, resuscitate, and exponentiate our forsaken spaces!

And, our books won't be your standard-issue, mill-runners:

many of our products will feature creative re-use of found/dumpster'd/harvested materials; their bindings will be bound with homemade tapioca-glue . . .

Help Afterwords publish its first book: 'Fall Apart Park'!

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A PUBLISHING COMPANY . . . FOR ABANDONED BUILDINGS?

Our abandoned buildings are unbelievably overlooked . . . reminders of a failed lifestyle, emissaries of unrivaled opportunities for community redesign, multi-useful spaces, radical architecture, spatial re-appropriation, permaculture systems, and perhaps even states of autonomy.
As failures of a dated system, they are our opportunity for a new one. 

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For more information on innovative responses to abandoned buildings: 

I have begun assembling an abandoned page at appropedia.

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Why is Fall_Apart_Park_ important/interesting? Why do you want to support this? 
  • 'Sustainability', 'recycling', and 'green' have become mainstream buzzwords. Thankfully, because understanding these concepts are fundamental for our survival on this planet; however, they remain basic, insufficient, and lame (e.g. changing lightbulbs, etc.). Fall_Apart_Park_ is positioned as an exploration of these critical concepts; this book is a showcase, designed to demonstrate the depth and the layers: to open these words, examine their organs and functions, and enrich their potential. You want this novel to exist, so that we can approach -and extend- the limits of what is possible.
  • This novel is foundational. Upon it, concepts like 'free-cities', 'repurposing abandoned buildings & cities', 'modern secession movements', and 'open-source governments' will take root.
  • And, not to mention: because these backer rewards are awesome.

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Advance Praise for Fall_Apart_Park_:

                                                        " Your language, as usual, thrills me. "

                     " It breaks away from convention and invites imagination. "

Hahhh shitgoggles! This reads somethang fangtastic. Digging it big time. "

                                         " I felt that I was reading Ulysses again, but this time the writer had a deep love and care for his reader. "

                                          " It gives me a weird and compelling Lewis Carrol meets William Boroughs vibe. Tripped out and yet still driving a clear message. "

Fall_Apart_Park_ takes language, organization, visual layout, language structure, and every conceivable device included in the convention of books and re-thinks the ways in which they can be used. "

                                              " Jubilant... f*ck roar! "

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Since it will be freely available as a dwnld online via creative commons, every single person/you can download it at a risk-free hat-drop.

In the meantime, Chapters 1, 15, & 27 are currently available!

Expect more releases over the coming weeks.

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Dear Backers: 

Prepare to be revived, rectified, renude, resurged, and Renaissance'd.

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Dear Everyone:

A bazillion thanks for your support and energy -

Gregory Crawford

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    What radical information! Films! E-books and audiobooks! Interviews with revolutionaries! Mushroom cultivation! In-home worm composting instructions! Permaculture, Earthen Building, Bamboo, Alternative Education, Autonomy Articles!
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    A Hi-FiVER: Every donor of this level and beyond will receive:
    My eternal thanks AND a digital edition and a full-text audio recording of the completed novel Fall_Apart_Park_ PLUS a five-second airhug, a Thai-wai, and a Big Old Bodhisattva.

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    A BEAUTIFUL BALL PLANTED IN YOUR NAME:
    I will personally rocket-plant a seed-ball with your name on it (literally: your name will be etched into the clay-ball; it'll germinate in your very vibes!)! PLUS you will get a personalized picture-postcard of me hanging out with the lovely seed-ball just before she's planted!
    (seed-ball to-be-planted wherever I happen to be at the moment; e-postcard available upon request)

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    Get that waft! A box of The Realitea House's very own tea! AND a 'found, re-appropriated, and/or hand-made' cup to drink it out of! (for an additional cup, add $15. (Int'l supporters please add $5)

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    A TEXTED PAINTING:
    Get a Fall_Apart_Park_ painting! A specially selected excerpt from the novel; painted on canvas! I'm a writer, not a painter . . . it will only add to the collectibility and radical rarity! Fall_Apart_Park_ celebrates diversity: long live multi-skilling.
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    TEA & A BOOK (fireplace not included):
    A box of The Realitea House's very own tea! AND a 'found, re-appropriated, and/or hand-made' cup to drink it out of! AND an autographed, kickstarter-numbered copy of Fall_Apart_Park!
    (for an additional cup, add $15; Int'l supporters please add $5 to purchase total)

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    THE GORILLA ADVERT BOMB BAG:
    You will receive 13 authentic and original Gorilla Advert Cards PLUS one Fall_Apart_Park_ 'ProperGander' T-Shirt (a recycled shirt/one of mine, reinvented!), a sticker, a button, and a ready-to-frame, autographed photograph from The Europe Autonomy Tour!
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    THE BOOK & THE PAINTING: Get a Fall_Apart_Park_ painting! A specially selected excerpt from the novel; painted on canvas! I'm a writer, not a painter . . . it will only add to the collectibility and radical rarity! Celebrate diversity: long live multi-skilling! AND an autographed, kickstarter-numbered copy of Fall_Apart_Park_! (Int'l supporters please add $5)

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    GET INSIDE OF IT: A link of your choice imbedded somewhere into the pages of Fall_Apart_Park_; with your name added to 'The Illustrious List of Marvelous Tacticians!' AND a package of my friends' art/media sent to your door: A Brainstorm CD, A Deep Leap Zine, and a Growing Awareness Documentary! AND an autographed, kickstarter-numbered copy of Fall_Apart_Park_!
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    GO-RILLA: A first-printing COMPLETE SET of Gorilla Advertising Cards! An infamous project that is built into the very framework of the novel. No other person on earth (currently) obtains them all. A genuine collector's item! Unspeakably Rare! AND one autographed, kickstarter-numbered copy of the finished book AND a ready-to-frame, autographed photograph from the Europe Autonomy Tour! (Int'l supporters please add $5)

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    HELP ME HELP YOU: Send me to a publisher's workshop! e.g., The Independent Publishing Resource Center (who happen to have a kickstarter project of their own)! AND get confidential information regarding my next big project AND an autographed, kickstarter-numbered copy of the finished book AND a ready-to-frame, autographed photograph from the Europe Autonomy Tour! (Int'l supporters please add $5)

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    YOU'RE IN THE BOOK: Poof! It's you! Or who/whatever you want to be! Feel the need to go next-level in your secret labrotory in The Lith? Obliged to run around The Patch slapping faces and eating cove-sushi? Want to blow fire out of a trumpet in The Bonescape? Now you can ! ! ! AND you get the book in all 3 formats! (Int'l supporters please add $5)

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    THIS IS HUGE: These kinds of books aren't made! They are crafted . . . they are born! A signed and numbered, hand-bound (OUT OF FOUND/HARVESTED MATERIALS), and hand-written (IN QUILL AND INK), on hand-made paper! A truly one-of-a-kind edition of Fall_Apart_Park_! AND why not? I'll even give you a ready-to-frame, autographed photograph from the Europe Autonomy Tour! (You can even forget about any Int'l shipping costs!)

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    THIS IS HUGE; AND A TREASURE CHEST: A signed and numbered, hand-bound (OUT OF FOUND/HARVESTED MATERIALS), and hand-written (IN QUILL AND INK) truly one-of-a-kind edition of Fall_Apart_Park_! AND why not? I'll even give you a ready-to-frame, autographed photograph from the Europe Autonomy Tour! PLUS a perfect copy of my external hard-drive! I will buy you a 250 gigabyte external hard-drive and pack it full of radical information! Films! E-books and audiobooks! Interviews with revolutionaries! Mushroom cultivation! In-home worm composting instructions! Permaculture, Earthen Building, Bamboo, Alternative Education, Autonomy Articles! (You can even forget about any Int'l shipping costs!)

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    BEING A LEGEND: Get every reward previously mentioned. You'll have enough merch to launch your own shop! Imagine the re-sale value on E-Bay! If you could ever manage to part with such artifacts . . .

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    WHAT! Noooo . . . YESSS WAY!: An autographed first-edition of EVERY SINGLE BOOK AFTERWORD ARCHIVE PUBLISHES, (FOR)EVER! (luxuriously sidestepping any additional Int'l shipping costs) [+ EVERYTHING PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED] ! ! !

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    ME: Gregory Crawford delivers a custom-crafted talk (on creative writing, autonomy, earthen building, permaculture, ecovillages/ecotowns/ecocities, and/or intuitive/spontaneous/responsive architecture) for your house/friends/community/school (mutually agreeable date; price semi-negotiable e.g., airfare).

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