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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 20 2018 7:19 AM UTC +00:00.

$2,280
pledged of $3,467pledged of $3,467 goal
82
backers
70hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 20 2018 7:19 AM UTC +00:00.

About

My name is Captain REDACTED. I am a scientist/poet. I am at your service.

In the year 2036, I left my Earth of Origin (EO) to explore alternate universes and document my findings in story and song. Since then, I have been on a long voyage; I have seen many strange things and discovered many strange Earths. I have been led to the edge of many dark places and learned truths that are relevant to not only this world, but to many worlds. We face apocalyptic dangers on all sides and from many sources, and I must sing my findings into awareness. Solutions are begot by their problems, but only in the awakened mind. The cliff can be avoided, if we but turn the wheel in the right direction. I hope that you understand my meaning. 

In an effort to distribute my findings, I am turning to the most apt technologies and economic systems available to me on this particular version of Earth. To that affect, I am creating a compact disc of mixed polymer materials onto which the songs shall be encoded as data, thereafter and decoded by beams of light; the stories, I will manufacture in a printed booklet, as is the traditional medium for narrative text across the multiverse.

For funding, I have unexpectedly found that my skills are not valued on this Earth in the same manner as my EO, and that "poetic experimentalist" is not a much sought-after trade here. Therefore, I turn to this peculiar "crowd-funding" platform of communal monetary exchange as a way to garner resources to attend my needs.

How I will spend the budget:

$700 - Recording the sounds (completed in August of 2018)

$500 - Mixing the sounds (to be completed in November of 2018)

$400 - Mastering the sounds (to be completed in November of 2018))

$700 - Printing the sounds and its packaging (200 copies, to be completed by January of 2019)

$300 - Printing the text in booklet format (150-200 copies, to be completed by February of 2019)

$200 - Designing the text and sound's physical form

$200 - Additional decorative memorabilia

$320 - "Crowd-funding" fees

$150 - Shipping costs for your due rewards

If further funds are contributed beyond expectation, they shall be allotted accordingly:

$420 (nice) - Manufacture of so-called "flash drives" with a larger collection of music from other research projects

$800+ Funds beyond this value shall be used to acquire transportation for IRL distribution of this project and its presentation abroad

Risks and challenges

Here is a list of potential risks: Manufacturing problem, shipment delay, bank error in your favor, interpersonal conflict, intrapersonal conflict, ecological collapse, economic disaster, rampaging hordes of marauding raiders, the hero's journey, a fool's errand, a simple twist of fate, the luck of the draw, a roll of the dice, the incomprehensible insignificance of existence, a delay at Customs.

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    A Digital Experience

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    A Holistic Experience

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    A Personal Experience

    This I promise you: You will not only receive the digital, physical, and textual experiences related to this research project, but you will also receive a personal, formal performance of Apocalypse Songs (my research) at a time and place to be determined. Some restrictions may apply.

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