About this project
Fourth Dispatch from Scrapea (see Updates for previous dispatches):
Feminine/Masculine Books is a saucy little edu-humor book series that helps teach the grammatical genders of the Romance languages.
There will be three e-books in the series - French, Italian and Spanish. The first edition to be e-published will be Spanish with French and Italian to soon follow suit. This Kickstarter will fund all three books.
The books will have 50 pages and on each page there will be an image of a basic vocabulary word. Then to burn into reader's visual memory that the word is either feminine or masculine, a friendly peepee or vajayjay will be attached.
The series is the brainchild of Taylor Baldry, who is a brainstormer, artist-designer and large-nosed person. Baldry had the idea for the project while teaching English in Japan. Being immersed in Japanese gave him a different perspective of foreign languages and inspired him to create a language series that didn't take itself too seriously.
Funding for this project will go to e-publication costs, such as purchasing ISBN numbers, file conversion costs and E-publisher fees.
Thank you for helping the Feminine/Masculine Books Kickstarter Project. Your contribution of any amount will help bring this series to life. Please email me if you have any suggestions, ideas or questions. Neat!
Note: Everyone who contributes will be invited to a tentative series kickoff party somewhere in Minneapolis. I promise that as the host, I will be incredibly awkward.
Note: Since there are only 50 pages in the book, only 50 original paintings can be given away as rewards (see Rewards D-F). In the case of a high volume of generous backers, paintings from the second series will be created and sent as rewards.
Note: If you live outside of the United States, please be a peach and chip in a couple extra bucks for shipping. Also, consider visiting Minnesota. It's lovely.
Are these books meant to be used in schools?
You're raising money for three e-books - why not get them printed? I love books.
This series is somewhat non-traditional and does not have a big literary publisher to back it. I feel that e-publishing is an efficient DIY means of bringing it to life without a huge financial or production investment. With a grand, I'm able to produce three e-books for the cost of self-publishing one book. In the future, I plan to have analog-versions of the books.
Will the genitals have accessories?
Yes, all of the genitals will have accessories that more or less complement the vocabulary word.
What will you do if the fundraising goal is surpassed?
First, in celebration, I will eat a bowl of chips. The excess funds will be put towards a second edition (Spanish II, French II, Italian II) of the series.
Has anyone told you that you look like Bill Nye?
Only every day!
Director of Photography - Andrew Felicilda
Music - Shea Bartel
Cat Whisperer - Alli Glad
Cat - Scrapea
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