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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 11 2011 3:16 PM UTC +00:00
Man MantisBy Man Mantis
First created
Man MantisBy Man Mantis
First created
$465
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
12
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 11 2011 3:16 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello Kickstarters!

Have you ever woken up and looked in the mirror to find that your face had transformed into that of a vicious, predatory insect?  Well, that's what happened to me about a year ago.  Of all the things that changed for me that day, having my hearing apparati relocated to a slot in my thorax was the most difficult, because it affected the way I perceived music.  Unable to appreciate the songs I had loved since childhood, I began to create an album designed especially for my single, alien ear.  That album is called "Cities Without Houses."

I am very proud of this music, and believe that if I can have it pressed to vinyl I may be able to sell enough copies to pay for an operation to have my hideous insect face returned to its prior, human condition.

If I can raise $3,000, it will be spent on 300 long-playing vinyl copies of "Cities Without Houses," a run of cassette tapes, t-shirts, posters and ping pong balls for distribution exclusively to Kickstarter backers, and a fresh supply of the serum which is the only thing preventing my full and complete transformation into a giant, blood-sipping insectile monster.  You will not be charged anything unless the full $3,000 goal is met, and in the event that it is, only after May 11th when the campaign expires.  To help incentivize the backing of this project, I am offering a wide variety of Man Mantis products and services as rewards, including stickers, signed posters, one-star rated Man Mantis logo ping pong balls, hand-screened T-Shirts, and even the chance to have your portrait painted by the living proof of Mother Nature's fickle cruelty.  And if for some twisted reason you believe that being a revolting man/insect hybrid is fashionable, and think it might fit your lifestyle, at the highest backer level I am offering you the opportunity to try it out by building you your very own Man Mantis face, just like mine.

The album can be heard at http://manmantis.bandcamp.com, and more information about myself and my struggle for simple humanity can be found at http://www.manmantis.net.

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    All of the above, plus free download of the Cities Without Houses digital LP including all B-Sides and Remixes, and a signed, full-color poster.

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    All of the above, plus a signed, one-star rated Man Mantis logo ping pong ball and a numbered, limited edition screen print designed by Man Mantis.

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    All of the above, plus a Limited Edition Cities Without Houses cassette tape, including all of the Sea Ambulance EP B-Sides and hand-screened, cassette-only artwork.

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    All of the above, plus a numbered, hand-screened Man Mantis t-shirt. In addition, your name will be listed on the LP jacket.

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Funding period

- (30 days)