KICKSTARTER PROJECTS

See the latest KickStarter Projects I am backing:

 

A Steampunk’s Guide to Sex

by Combustion Books

Your guide to the sexy side of steampunk, covering everything from kinky Victorian sexuality to contemporary subcultural sex.

The Book

As we start this kickstarter campaign, we’re more than halfway done writing A Steampunk’s Guide to Sex. The book covers both Victorian and contemporary sexuality, such as:

  • erotica
  • sex work
  • burlesque
  • BDSM
  • alternative sexualities
  • consent
  • sexual health
  • sex devices through the ages
  • historical attitudes on sex

and includes a great number of how-to guides covering such things as:

  • DIY floggers made with bike tubes
  • steam-powered vibrators
  • Victorian aphrodisiacs

One of the most common reactions we get, when describing the book to someone new, is: “Oh, so you’re taking this seriously?” Absolutely. We intend for this book to be fun, lighthearted, fascinating, and useful. There will be a mix of neat history and of information applicable to contemporary subcultures.

The Art

The book will be illustrated with steamy modern photos shot with the historical tintype process. The camera we’re using is almost exactly 100 years old, the lens is from 1891 and the process itself is older still. Unlike the more modern negative film process, we’re shooting positive, one-of-a-kind images directly onto aluminum plates.

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The Wrylon Robotical Illustrated Catalog of Botanical ‘Bots

by barry mcwilliams

The last catalog from the world’s first, and only, robotic flower delivery company. Fully illustrated and stocked with ‘bot love.

It’s all that’s left of Wrylon Robotical – an old catalog, some letters and a few newspaper clippings. But it’s not just any copy of the catalog. It’s Rhoderick’s wife’s copy and tucked in between its pages are a few clues to the mysterious disappearance of the ‘bots. It’s not the full story. It’s just a tease. The catalog won’t tell you where they went – but it might get you interested. If this Kickstarter is successful I’d love to continue telling the story.

The 1912 catalog includes ten main ‘bots (with schematics), in addition to a few non-delivery models, sketches, adverts and company history.

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R-20

by Diego

In a CG animated story the robot R-20 seeks freedom to love an organic woman.

R-20 reveals and explores the internal power that drives us. Our main character R-20 awakens to find himself abandoned in an old rusty store.  as if still in a nightmare, he searches within for a resource state never used to reach out for what he loves.

To create this CG film, we built a scale model of 4.2 feet long by 2.6feet wide for the background and environment. We used stop motion animation to capture the room.
The 3D highly detailed model integrates into this room. We put 3D bones in 3D and then animate it using a software called Maya.
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Hotel Noir

by gato negro

HOTEL NOIR is a kick-ass new indie film starring CARLA GUGINO, DANNY DEVITO and many more cool people.

TRENCHCOATS. CIGARETTES.  REVOLVERS.  FEMME FATALES.

THE MOVIE

Los Angeles, 1958: A detective holes up in a downtown hotel waiting for killers to come and get him. As one long night turns to day he meets various characters with haunted pasts of their own, and the truth is revealed of how he ended up in this predicament.

“HOTEL NOIR” is a black and white film noir starring CARLA GUGINO, DANNY DEVITO, ROSARIO DAWSON, RUFUS SEWELL, MALIN AKERMAN, ROBERT FORSTER, MANDY MOORE and KEVIN CONNOLLY.

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America’s Fighting Dinosaur

by Steve Snoey

Blog

A short film about the military career of Pvt. “Little” Sammy Vogel, a 7 ton, 40 foot long Army infantryman and Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Pvt “Little” Sammy Vogel

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Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa

From Charlie Kaufman, writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, comes Anomalisa his first animated film.

Anomalisa was originally written by Kaufman under the pen name Francis Fregoli and produced as a play with two performances at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, in September of 2005.

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John K’s “Cans Without Labels”

From John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren and Stimpy, comes “Cans Without Labels”, a George Liquor Cartoon.

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1Q: Natural sound for your mobile life

1Q is a compact, powerful Bluetooth sound system with a hand crafted, solid wood cabinet – perfect for iPhone and iPad

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CreatureBox: THE MONSTER VOLUME

5 years in the making, a 140 page hardcover book packed with spacemen, eerie monsters and crazed robots from CreatureBox.

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The Nifty MiniDrive

An easy to use device that allows anyone to quickly and simply increase the available memory in their MacBook computer.

 

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CordLite – illuminated Charger Cable for your iPhone

Charging your phone in a dark environment is easier than ever with CordLite. The perfect amount of light, when you need it.

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Operation Slim Jim (UPDATE) – 01 Oct 2012

OPERATION SLIM JIM

Well, it’s the first day of October and I have had a week off with the kids on school holidays.

The diet was on hold during the week so I could enjoy the food the kids love, like McDonalds, Chips, Pizza etc, etc.

So at the end of my holiday week I did put on a bit more weight but I also exercised a lot more and took up skipping! Had some nice walks and did try hard not to over do the sweets and sugar.

Until next time.

Stay fit and stay happy.

Todays Stats

Weight:               67.7 Kilograms
Waist Measurement:    92.5 CM
Date:                 01 October 2012

GOAL

My goal is to get down to 60 kilograms over the next 6 months.