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18 May 2011 @ 12:13 am
A call for help...  
I don't know how many people following me read this journal, but right now I am hoping a lot of you at least skim it.

My friends and I want to build a 20 foot tall kinetic sculpture, with a 25 foot long, 8 foot tall spinning painting in the middle, which will also feature a zoetropic animation (like the old victorian style animation you may have seen on "The House on Haunted Hill".

It will have animated sculptures around it too - all powered by wind - and all electricity powered by wind.

We will also have a display of steam engines and generators as art, and will be showing people how to build these things from things around the home.

To make this even more ambitious, we would like to take this huge sculpture to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, and to Maker Faires all over the country (hopefully one in your back yard).

We are offering things at INSANELY low prices as rewards for pledges - you can get original works of art for half of the selling price, downloadable prints for $1, and all sorts of awesome things in between.

But, if you want to help - but cannot afford $1, or don't have a bank account or amazon account, you can still help us GREATLY just by spreading the word: Twitter, facebook, myspace, DeviantArt, Livejournal, or whatever places you might haunt.

We have 5 days left on [Our KickStarter], and this is very urgent. I've been working 16 hours a day at its promotion for 40 days now - and even still, I cannot do enough on my own. We need you, and we need you badly, to just take a few seconds out and spread the word.

Visit our page, see how awesome this project could be, and consider how much you would like to be a part of this and make it happen.

I hope you will.

Thank you,

Myke Amend
Callieanmorata on May 18th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
I think you're doing an incredible job. :) The only thing that people may find confusing - and this is just in my exposure to campaigns like this - is that the "token of thanks" categories aren't progressive (ETA: or, at least, they don't appear to be). Which is understandable, but in both campaigns I've helped with (Bella Morte's on Kickstarter and another on Rockethub for a tea shop), each level is progressive to the one below it. So, if you pledge $50, you get that category, *and* everything below it. Yours seem to be category-specific, with a handful of exceptions. It makes it a little hard to choose in some cases.

Truthfully, I'd have like to bid higher. If I had an expendable cash flow, that unique book would be -mine-. ;)

Edited at 2011-05-18 04:40 am (UTC)
Myke Amendmykeamend on May 18th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
That was a problem we ran into. It started off progressive, but as we needed to add items in between.

In order to avoid the "and all things above" applying to unique and one of a kind items, the flow had to be broken- especially since you can't edit items that already have pledges on them.

I am just hoping I don't have to use all I've learned here to start this all over again.