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All hail Pastafarianism! All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster! His Genesis Story should be taught in schools alongside creationism.

The Genesis of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Pastafarianism is the world’s newest faith. Its followers believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster, who is known to have created the world using his “noodly appendages”.

It sounds a bit strange. In fact, some intellectuals think Pastafarianism is a brilliant satire; they say it makes light of the irrational, anti-scientific governmental polices passed in the name of religion. That may be true … but we think Pastafarianism is far more than that. It’s a real religion. And we believe!

first draft of our character designs for all the world's important animals, as created by his noodliness
first draft of our character designs for all the world's important animals, as created by his noodliness
     

The Beginnings

Pastafarianism started in 2005, when Bobby Henderson sent a letter to the Kansas School Board. In his letter, he asked that if creationism were taught in schools, Kansas students should hear multiple creation stories. It was only fair, he reasoned, that students could choose which creation story was most plausible. In his view, the universe was made by The Flying Spaghetti Monster, an invisible creature that looks like a plate of spaghetti-and-meatballs. The FSM (for short) is all-knowing and all-powerful. It rules!

Why Animate?

We’ll make the first animated video on the origins of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. (Note: Some early texts on this subject do exist!) We think it will help sway those who’ve yet to come around to the wisdom of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Heck, it may even help convince the government why multiple creation stories are practically a gift from god.

So, why not let our animation studio, Omega Darling, take a crack at convincing the world that Pastafarianism is glorious? Learn that:

  • He was boiled for your sins
  • You should say “R’Amen” at the end of prayers
  • Pastover can be celebrated right along with Passover.

And much, much more! 

Why Donate?

Because you believe in Pastafarianism. Or, at least, the importance of science in public schools. As Bobby Henderson says in the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster: “If you don’t like us, your old religion will most likely take you back.” Most likely.

Why Us?

Omega Darling is a boutique animation firm heavily focused on advancing animation techniques and technology, all in the service of telling compelling stories and making brilliant art. We also believe in using design for social good. 

In other words, we want to make this genesis story in a style similar to those animated bible stories you may have seen as a kid – but with the production value of a Coca Cola ad. (Hint, hint: This Kickstarter campaign may be OUR Genesis story.)

Omega Darling: Small Studio. Powerful Machines.
Omega Darling: Small Studio. Powerful Machines.

Rewards to Our Funders

Much like Pastafarians, we believe you should have a choice in your reward. So, we have 2 hoodie designs, 4 t-shirts designs, and 8 poster designs. 

dimensions and orientation may vary for different designs
dimensions and orientation may vary for different designs
T-shirts and Hoodie designs by Adrian Smith and Jassiel McBride
T-shirts and Hoodie designs by Adrian Smith and Jassiel McBride
"trust in his noodliness" by Janet Sung @kuru731
"trust in his noodliness" by Janet Sung @kuru731

"March of the Machines" by Adrian Smith
"March of the Machines" by Adrian Smith

"NOFSM?" by Jassiel McBride
"NOFSM?" by Jassiel McBride
"Powerful Machines" by Magnus Atom
"Powerful Machines" by Magnus Atom
"Explore the Pastaverse" by Janet Sung @kuru731
"Explore the Pastaverse" by Janet Sung @kuru731
"The destruction of the Royal Navy, Circa 1780" by Adrian Smith
"The destruction of the Royal Navy, Circa 1780" by Adrian Smith
"The Pastafarian Profit" by Janet Sung @kuru731
"The Pastafarian Profit" by Janet Sung @kuru731
"Bob, the pirate whose faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster saved his sinking ship" by Alexander Smith
"Bob, the pirate whose faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster saved his sinking ship" by Alexander Smith

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The biggest challenge is telling the story in most compelling way possible. We’ll do everything possible to make the animation within a reasonable schedule. Since this is a truly public project (all completed work will be given to Bobby Henderson and the Pastafarians without restriction), we will provide regular updates of our progress on Facebook and Twitter.

We plan on having a team of seven working on the animation full-time for three months. Seven full-time salaries are expensive, but we believe talented individuals should be appropriately compensated. And besides the salaries, we estimate that $20,000 of the proposed budget will go towards the t-shirts, hoodies and posters, and $6000 is what Kickstarter and Amazon would take.

For our t-shirts and hoodies we've been talking to http://www.mammothprintshop.com/. They use American Apparel clothing and do great wrap-around screen prints. We've been impressed with their product.

For the posters we're still getting test prints from a few print shops to see which ones would be the absolute best quality.

FAQ

  • We plan on having a team of seven working on the animation full-time for three months. Seven full-time salaries are expensive, but we believe talented individuals should be appropriately compensated. And besides the salaries, we estimate that $20,000 of the proposed budget will go towards the t-shirts, hoodies and posters, and $6000 is what Kickstarter and Amazon would take.

    For our t-shirts and hoodies we've been talking to http://www.mammothprintshop.com/. They use American Apparel clothing and do great wrap-around screen prints. We've been impressed with their product.

    For the posters we're still getting test prints from a few print shops to see which ones would be the absolute best quality.

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