Author Topic: Chasing Eris  (Read 55142 times)

Deepthroat Chopra

  • Fomer Semi-finalist in the North Bundaberg Hotel Pool Comp
  • Outlandish
  • ***
  • Posts: 3408
    • View Profile
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2012, 07:10:52 am »


HOW ABOUT

          a tv miniseries version of interviews and such? discordlandia?

There's grant money for documentaries out there. My ex did one in Venezuela.

A virtually unheard-of "joke" cult that's lasted for 50+ years? In like Flynn. I can hear the grant money cha-ching from here. And even if the goal is written stories, video documentation is a fantastic idea.

Imma go grant hunting this weekend. There's the Australian Film Commission, wonder who else is accessible.

With Screen Australia, you've got to take an angle of Australian culture - maybe a compare and contrast thing between Discord here, and the other spots. They might take more kindly to a mocumentary style (such as "Kenny" and about half the other things they've funded this last decade), which shows Discordians in various parts of the world plotting to overthrow the Australian government, and how much we'd be better off if that happened.

I'm not saying that's what you should do, of course, but just trying to get insight into these fundiing bodies. Also, they have more money for features than doco's.

I'm in NNSW, not too far from Byron, if you're in the area. Happy to assist looking at funding and/or other practical matters if required.

There's also Australia Council, and the state film funding bodies (Film SA, etc.)

Another funding possibility would be our array of wacky conspiracy magazines, like New Dawn, Nexus, and others. Anyway, more thought required.
Chainsaw-Wielding Fistula Detector

Placid Dingo

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 27327
    • View Profile
    • Me!
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2012, 08:22:42 am »
I'm pretty sure me and Payne could put you up if you come to the South Coast of the UK.

That could be phenomonal Pix. I'm plannng to stay in France for a while in the second half of next year and use that as a base for European travel.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

Placid Dingo

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 27327
    • View Profile
    • Me!
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2012, 08:25:20 am »
That's great Nyx. I'm developing the kinds of questions I'd like to look into at the moment. It's fascinating seeing that process articulated, that's great. Yeah I think I really want to have a primrary focus on 'living, breathing Discordia', the people who are actively part of the community right now. I'm looming at finding more about using the 'cloud' technology so I can store the video footage remoter and share it more simply (especially if there's unfeasable amounts of it).

I'm not 100% sure where I should go in terms of research bit probably the work on Kerry Thornley is a good place to start, and get a bit of an understanding of the time and place for the founders, RAW etc. Also maybe worth looking into some general theology and whatever serious work has been done on parody religions.

Maybe life histories if your intent is to look for the ties between discordia and a persons life?

And for background youd probably need to see how other religions tie in with people's lives to perhaps draw a comparison?

But that also depends... is discordia a religion? (seriously now) or what is it really? Depending on how you conceptualize it, its gonna have a direct impact on the project

That's interesting, I'll try to develop a bit of a manifesto that discusses what I want to look at. If possible I'd like to leave Discordia as undefined as possible, but get some clear ideas of what other people define it as.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

Placid Dingo

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 27327
    • View Profile
    • Me!
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2012, 08:31:44 am »
Count me in if you make it to either Boston or Providence. I would probably not be able to put you up though, since we don't really have a living room, unless I arranged something with my landlady that you could borrow the use of my room while I stay over at Villager's. No guarantees on that though.

I'm happy enough to just score some interview time Twid, that's the priority. Don't put yourself out with the accom, I'll find a place.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

Placid Dingo

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 27327
    • View Profile
    • Me!
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2012, 11:27:13 am »


HOW ABOUT

          a tv miniseries version of interviews and such? discordlandia?

There's grant money for documentaries out there. My ex did one in Venezuela.

A virtually unheard-of "joke" cult that's lasted for 50+ years? In like Flynn. I can hear the grant money cha-ching from here. And even if the goal is written stories, video documentation is a fantastic idea.

Imma go grant hunting this weekend. There's the Australian Film Commission, wonder who else is accessible.

With Screen Australia, you've got to take an angle of Australian culture - maybe a compare and contrast thing between Discord here, and the other spots. They might take more kindly to a mocumentary style (such as "Kenny" and about half the other things they've funded this last decade), which shows Discordians in various parts of the world plotting to overthrow the Australian government, and how much we'd be better off if that happened.

I'm not saying that's what you should do, of course, but just trying to get insight into these fundiing bodies. Also, they have more money for features than doco's.

I'm in NNSW, not too far from Byron, if you're in the area. Happy to assist looking at funding and/or other practical matters if required.

There's also Australia Council, and the state film funding bodies (Film SA, etc.)

Another funding possibility would be our array of wacky conspiracy magazines, like New Dawn, Nexus, and others. Anyway, more thought required.

That's some great info DC, cheers. I'll check up some magazines. Even without a grant it could be good to send of some minor pieces as freelance articles.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

Placid Dingo

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 27327
    • View Profile
    • Me!
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2012, 02:40:59 pm »
Developing a Kickstarter. What would be a good reward? In no particular order some options I've seen other people pursue include;

A phone call to say thanks
Drawing someone a picture
A copy of the book (this could take a while because my first priority is to get it published by a mainstream publishing house)
A (link to/copy of) other (self-published / yet unpublished) fiction works of mine
A copy of audio work of mine (not the work in question though, audio book of something else)
I will interview you for a blog post (or something)
Connect to you by social networking
I enlist your help in developing another project
I come deliver you a copy of the finished product in person
I list your name on my webpage as a helper

Some of these I like, some I hate but I don't want to prejudice opinions.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

Nephew Twiddleton

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 259859
  • DEATH METAL ENGLISH
    • View Profile
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2012, 04:18:12 pm »
Developing a Kickstarter. What would be a good reward? In no particular order some options I've seen other people pursue include;

A phone call to say thanks
Drawing someone a picture
A copy of the book (this could take a while because my first priority is to get it published by a mainstream publishing house)
A (link to/copy of) other (self-published / yet unpublished) fiction works of mine
A copy of audio work of mine (not the work in question though, audio book of something else)
I will interview you for a blog post (or something)
Connect to you by social networking
I enlist your help in developing another project
I come deliver you a copy of the finished product in person
I list your name on my webpage as a helper

Some of these I like, some I hate but I don't want to prejudice opinions.

Hrmm.... People like getting stuff but that might also be time consuming. I'd say the best bet is a phone call to say thank you since that can take just a minute or so, but at the same time shows you put effort into thanking the donors. Maybe combine that with listing the name on the webpage. Keep them in mind for other projects.
Steely-Eyed Replicant Frottage Master of Yesterday's Lost Glory
Sentence or sentence fragment pending[/size]

Soy El Vaquero Peludo de Oro

TIM AM I, PRIMARY OF THE EXTRA-ATMOSPHERIC SIMIANS

BabylonHoruv

  • Infectious Projectile Faecalator
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 38685
    • View Profile
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2012, 06:24:58 pm »
Let me know if you are in Ohio.  My wife is funny about people being allowed in the house (it's messy) but if you are in Akron that's an easy drive from me so we could sit down and do an interview. 
You're a special case, Babylon.  You are offensive even when you don't post.

Merely by being alive, you make everyone just a little more miserable

-Dok Howl

The Half-Eaten Waffle

  • A Fairy-Tale Princess Trapped in a Viking Manbear's Body
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 52988
  • Nordic Freakshow Armada of Sexhurt™
    • View Profile
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2012, 10:18:10 pm »
Developing a Kickstarter. What would be a good reward? In no particular order some options I've seen other people pursue include;

A phone call to say thanks
Drawing someone a picture
A copy of the book (this could take a while because my first priority is to get it published by a mainstream publishing house)
A (link to/copy of) other (self-published / yet unpublished) fiction works of mine
A copy of audio work of mine (not the work in question though, audio book of something else)
I will interview you for a blog post (or something)
Connect to you by social networking
I enlist your help in developing another project
I come deliver you a copy of the finished product in person
I list your name on my webpage as a helper

Some of these I like, some I hate but I don't want to prejudice opinions.

Name them in the Thank you list at the end of the book.

Insert a "fuck" in the book. (I stole these from Martin Atkins' Kickstarter)

Signed artwork, signed books, signed shirts, oh and of course t-shirts related to the book.

If some of the interviewees are willing and able, maybe ask them to write a song about the backer.

Have pins/badges/buttons made with related stuff on them and offer to backers only.

Free ebook.


Also, croudfunding and major publishing houses don't usually mix that well. If you manage to get the funds to print it yourself, do it. I can aska few of my publisher friends how they manage to get their books to major book stores etc, if you like.
"At first I lifted weights.  But then I asked myself, 'why not people?'  Now everyone runs for the fjord when they see me."


Horribly Oscillating Assbasket of Deliciousness
[/b]

Placid Dingo

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 27327
    • View Profile
    • Me!
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #54 on: July 04, 2012, 11:55:28 pm »
Developing a Kickstarter. What would be a good reward? In no particular order some options I've seen other people pursue include;

A phone call to say thanks
Drawing someone a picture
A copy of the book (this could take a while because my first priority is to get it published by a mainstream publishing house)
A (link to/copy of) other (self-published / yet unpublished) fiction works of mine
A copy of audio work of mine (not the work in question though, audio book of something else)
I will interview you for a blog post (or something)
Connect to you by social networking
I enlist your help in developing another project
I come deliver you a copy of the finished product in person
I list your name on my webpage as a helper

Some of these I like, some I hate but I don't want to prejudice opinions.

Name them in the Thank you list at the end of the book.

Insert a "fuck" in the book. (I stole these from Martin Atkins' Kickstarter)

Signed artwork, signed books, signed shirts, oh and of course t-shirts related to the book.

If some of the interviewees are willing and able, maybe ask them to write a song about the backer.

Have pins/badges/buttons made with related stuff on them and offer to backers only.

Free ebook.


Also, croudfunding and major publishing houses don't usually mix that well. If you manage to get the funds to print it yourself, do it. I can aska few of my publisher friends how they manage to get their books to major book stores etc, if you like.

Yeah it makes it tricky. Things like advance copies and changing the content automatically become harder to provide with a company involved. I have some idea of where to go with getting it published, but not specifically in regard to a non-fiction piece. I can also offer copies of fiction pieces that I've done up before but I don't know if that's a bit weird.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

Placid Dingo

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 27327
    • View Profile
    • Me!
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #55 on: July 04, 2012, 11:57:05 pm »
Let me know if you are in Ohio.  My wife is funny about people being allowed in the house (it's messy) but if you are in Akron that's an easy drive from me so we could sit down and do an interview.

If I'm around the area we can set something up, thanks!
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

Eater of Clowns

  • Deposed Mexico
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 57804
  • Limpid Lust Pariah of Foulness
    • View Profile
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2012, 12:17:22 am »
Let me know if you are in Ohio.  My wife is funny about people being allowed in the house (it's messy) but if you are in Akron that's an easy drive from me so we could sit down and do an interview.

If I'm around the area we can set something up, thanks!

And then Placid Dingo was never heard from again.

If you find yourself in the northeast, which as has been mentioned is a pretty central area for a lot of us, I'd be happy for, if not an interview then at the very least a beer.
EoC, you are the bane of my existence.

EoC doesn't make creepy.

EoC makes creepy worse.

Quote
the afflicted persons get hold of and consume carrots even in socially quite unacceptable situations.

The Half-Eaten Waffle

  • A Fairy-Tale Princess Trapped in a Viking Manbear's Body
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 52988
  • Nordic Freakshow Armada of Sexhurt™
    • View Profile
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2012, 12:33:18 am »
I can also offer copies of fiction pieces that I've done up before but I don't know if that's a bit weird.

Personally, I'd love that.
Anything that makes the backer feel "special" and "priviliged" is good, in my opinion.
"At first I lifted weights.  But then I asked myself, 'why not people?'  Now everyone runs for the fjord when they see me."


Horribly Oscillating Assbasket of Deliciousness
[/b]

Placid Dingo

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 27327
    • View Profile
    • Me!
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2012, 12:39:40 pm »
Let me know if you are in Ohio.  My wife is funny about people being allowed in the house (it's messy) but if you are in Akron that's an easy drive from me so we could sit down and do an interview.

If I'm around the area we can set something up, thanks!

And then Placid Dingo was never heard from again.

If you find yourself in the northeast, which as has been mentioned is a pretty central area for a lot of us, I'd be happy for, if not an interview then at the very least a beer.

Yeah, sounds good. I'll PM you closer to the date and get a state off you.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

N E T

  • Turbo-Charged Marmoset of Inappropriate Public Displays of Horrid Affection
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 18494
    • View Profile
Re: Discordian Interview Project
« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2012, 02:58:32 am »
Definitely interested in being interviewed. Probably will be able to put you up.
“There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.” - M I C H E L   D E   M O N T A I G N E