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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

1200 percent and crushing

how is the castalia house classics coming along again? only spectacularly? ah, that’s too bad. maybe next week it’ll just be incredibly fantastic instead.

Crushingly, as it happens. It isn't only the chickens that are crushing.

On a not-quite-entirely unrelated subject, if you were ever a patron of Owen's - and I use the term intentionally and very specifically - please email him to assist with the continued crushing.

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33 Comments:

Blogger Brett baker November 06, 2019 2:29 PM  

Regrettably, I won't be able to contribute to this crushing, but I will support Core Civilization.

Blogger Kraemer November 06, 2019 2:39 PM  

This is where I regret never having patroned Owen

Blogger LR27 November 06, 2019 2:46 PM  

Is the leather set bonded leather or genuine leather?

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz November 06, 2019 2:48 PM  

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Blogger VD November 06, 2019 2:55 PM  

Is the leather set bonded leather or genuine leather?

Genuine.

Blogger Beardy Bear November 06, 2019 3:17 PM  

Should we email Owen again if we have in the past, or was that sufficient?

Blogger Silent Draco November 06, 2019 3:21 PM  

Everything turned plaid. It's Ludicrous Speed, and still accelerating.

NOT tired.

Blogger JimR November 06, 2019 3:22 PM  

What's the benefit of the heirloom perk? if I add up the lower perks, and buy them all, it's roughly $1600 for the lot, vs the heirloom at over $2.5K, am I missing something?

Blogger Dave November 06, 2019 3:23 PM  

Did you know the number of claims just for the Leather Hardcovers is almost $100k in pledges. This is legendary crowdfunding. Do not take this for granted. Crowdfunding to this degree of success is very rare.

I will even tell you The Legend Chuck Dixon himself was recently part of a crowdfunding failure (he was the scriptwriter on only 1 of the 3 stories in a graphic novel) that failed to raise even something like $5k last time I checked towards an approximately $10k goal. Even the inclusion of The Legend himself couldn't guarantee crowdfunding success.

Blogger Dave November 06, 2019 3:26 PM  

JimR wrote:What's the benefit of the heirloom perk? if I add up the lower perks, and buy them all, it's roughly $1600 for the lot, vs the heirloom at over $2.5K, am I missing something?

It's a perk for the whales to enable them to toss in a little bit extra support for the campaign.

Blogger VD November 06, 2019 3:34 PM  

What's the benefit of the heirloom perk?

It's mostly a way for the hard-core backers to provide us with some cushion. But we'll add a little something to it as a thank you. Don't know what yet, because we don't know everything that is possible.

Blogger JimR November 06, 2019 3:38 PM  

@11 Thanks for the clarification.

Blogger RandyB November 06, 2019 4:24 PM  

Still on track for 2000%? Let it be so!

Blogger LR27 November 06, 2019 4:29 PM  

Thanks, definitely in for the leather set then.

Blogger Newscaper312 November 06, 2019 4:55 PM  

By contrast, re the degradation rather than preservation of Western culture...
They are now stealing Peter Pan in another female "reimagining" film: Wendy

Blogger Vaughan Williams November 06, 2019 5:49 PM  

When the campaign is over, will we still be able to join in to purchase a set? I note this happened with the keyboardio campaign; after it was over you could still order your custom keyboard through the IndieGoGo campaign. Finances don't allow me to join within the deadline, but I should have funds soon.

Blogger VD November 06, 2019 5:51 PM  

When the campaign is over, will we still be able to join in to purchase a set?

Hardcover definitely. Leather probably.

Blogger Vaughan Williams November 06, 2019 6:33 PM  

Thank you.

Blogger Doktor Jeep November 06, 2019 6:58 PM  

This is an indication that people want leatherbound books and the market is rarely providing it.
-- Captain Obvious

Blogger Bobiojimbo November 06, 2019 6:58 PM  

Holding out till frFrid to back for the hardcovers.

Blogger Glen Sprigg November 06, 2019 7:07 PM  

I won't be able to jump on board for the campaign, unfortunately; the awesome in this set is fantastic. But I will be getting the hardcover set once the wife and I get settled financially. We homeschool. Our youngest is autistic, but improving, and once he's gotten to the reading level, this will be a perfect set.

I am curious, though. How on earth did you get the rights to the set? Has Collier completely abandoned print, and sold the rights for a song? If so, it's their loss; this is a fantastic project.

Blogger VD November 06, 2019 8:01 PM  

How on earth did you get the rights to the set?

They were published in 1918. Public domain. And most of the stories were already old then.

Blogger Hf November 06, 2019 8:02 PM  

Any chance for how the numbers are shaping up on Demy Octavo vs Royal?

Blogger VD November 06, 2019 8:06 PM  

14 percent Demy, 86 percent Royal. We probably should have just done Royal, but I like the idea of having a traditionally-sized set available too.

Blogger Keith November 06, 2019 9:00 PM  

I had a hard time choosing, but went with Demy since it was slightly closer to the golden ratio (supposedly the most aesthetically pleasing rectangle for the human brain). I hope I don't regret it.

Blogger Azimus November 06, 2019 9:15 PM  

"The chickens are crushing"

We all respect the privacy of the SDL and his lair. But the rare glimpses are glorious - I must say that I found the chicken story hilarious!

When presented with total freedom, even poultry prefer to be covered under the protecting pinions of the SDL.

SDL is merciful and magnanimous to all, even deserters are forgiven when they see the error of their ways and return!

Blogger Sargent.matrim November 06, 2019 9:40 PM  

This is so awesome. Looking forward to the next campaign as the victories roll on.

Blogger maniacprovost November 06, 2019 10:51 PM  

I just added a fourth bookshelf to my library. Hopefully there will be room left when these arrive.

Blogger Glen Sprigg November 07, 2019 8:05 AM  

"They were published in 1918. Public domain. And most of the stories were already old then."

Yes, I understand that part. I'm just surprised that you're able to use the JC format as well. Or is that considered PD as well? And since you're including one volume from 1958, is that PD also? Or is it just that the stories included are all old enough to qualify?

Actually, now that I think of it, the '95-year' rule is only in America, isn't it? It's a lot less in most countries, which makes 1958 PD in places like Canada and Australia, among a lot of others.

I'm new to the publishing world; I've just gotten back to writing after far too many years of thinking I couldn't take care of my family that way. So, it's an interesting situation to look at.

Blogger bbscott November 07, 2019 9:29 AM  

Did it and done. Looking forward to these being on my shelf

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian November 07, 2019 9:40 AM  

Done

Blogger Mast Abeam November 07, 2019 6:34 PM  

Speaking of crushingly…
The Hu Band performed last night in Ft Lauderdale in a midsized venue packed with a diverse crowd. Some of the kids where escorted by their parents who had no idea what to expect. Some of the parents brought their spouses reminiscing old dates. Other brought their own parents as a celebration of a culture that they shared with the band. My ears have stopped ringing, but my head is still bobbing.
The power and originality of this music in merging the traditional forms into a relevant new speaks to the soul of any proud people to do the same. Your efforts with this Young Readers Series should be recognized in this vein. Thanks, Vox. It’s very Hu of you.

Blogger Rex Leroy King November 08, 2019 1:39 PM  

Glen Sprigg wrote:Yes, I understand that part. I'm just surprised that you're able to use the JC format as well. Or is that considered PD as well? And since you're including one volume from 1958, is that PD also? Or is it just that the stories included are all old enough to qualify?

We'll be including some stories from the 1958 edition which are now in public domain.

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