This should be in projects.... October 7, 2006 1:24 PM   Subscribe

In the midst of yet another FLP (funky little project)...I've got a small number of unlined moleskin notebooks with 60 pages each. Inside each one is instructions detailing how the recipient of the book should use one page (one or both sides) to be creative (words or art), and then pass it on to someone else who will also be creative and also pass it on. At the end of filling the book I've requested the book be sent back to me for scanning and hosting on the web, and assuming I get any back I will do so. MetaFilter has a goodly number of cool creative people, I'm hoping some of them (up to 4; the number of books I have unallocated) are interested. If so, post here (so I don't get overwhelmed) then drop me an email with mailing address? Contact info available via my personal page. More books will be available at a later date (once I order them). I (over) parenthesize (sp?) my sen(t)en(c)es.
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:24 PM (50 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

I'm down.
posted by brundlefly at 1:29 PM on October 7, 2006


I doubt I'd be any use, but I know someone who would almost certainly be into this.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 1:34 PM on October 7, 2006


Down!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:41 PM on October 7, 2006


Sure
posted by riotgrrl69 at 2:00 PM on October 7, 2006


Neat.
posted by bardic at 2:00 PM on October 7, 2006


I'd be in.
posted by cortex at 2:06 PM on October 7, 2006


I'm good for it but it looks like I'm late.
posted by dobbs at 2:06 PM on October 7, 2006


This is very cool. I would definitely be down.
posted by dersins at 2:25 PM on October 7, 2006


I'm in.
posted by amro at 2:29 PM on October 7, 2006


Ok, I've got 5 now :) I was holding back one, but I'll let it go now. 5 books will be sent out this coming week.

I will order more books soon and another post here will be made! Thanks everyone for the interest!

Books will be going to (in order of the emails arriving in my mailbox):
  • brundlefly
  • jessamyn
  • cortex
  • dobbs
  • bardic
For the others who posted/emailed...feel free to request again in the next round!
posted by Kickstart70 at 2:37 PM on October 7, 2006


This project sounds fun! If I buy one and start it on my own, can I have it sent to you when it's done? What size/type of moleskin are you using?
posted by buriednexttoyou at 2:43 PM on October 7, 2006


grr
posted by riotgrrl69 at 2:44 PM on October 7, 2006


buriednexttoyou: That sounds fine. I'd prefer if I can keep it to the exact same type of book so that I can have an easier time formatting things when it's on the web.

The books are 13cmX21cm unlined 'Moleskin' books. I bought mine on eBay, where it was a helluvalot cheaper than direct from the company. Contact me when you get them and I'll send you a printable file that you can paste inside the front cover of the book with instructions, etc.
posted by Kickstart70 at 2:50 PM on October 7, 2006


Sorry riotgrrl69...hope you get in on the next set!
posted by Kickstart70 at 2:50 PM on October 7, 2006


(or maybe one of the recipients above can make you their recipient?)
posted by Kickstart70 at 2:51 PM on October 7, 2006


Kickstart, may I suggest the following change: For the others who posted or emailed, continue to do so in this thread. For those who lucked out to get in on the ground floor, feel free to either pass it on to a person you know or to someone who expressed interest in this thread.
posted by Plutor at 2:51 PM on October 7, 2006


Oh, cortex, if you don't pass that book along to me at the Portland meetup on 28th October, I will be very, very sad.

So sad, in fact, that I may spill beer on cmonkey again. You don't want to do that to cmonkey, do you?

fyi.
posted by dersins at 2:54 PM on October 7, 2006


"Inside each one is instructions detailing how the recipient of the book should use one page (one or both sides) to be creative"

No way, man. You can't make me obey your 'rules'. You can't tell me how to be creative!
posted by Eideteker at 3:13 PM on October 7, 2006


Cool project. Can we send a donation to help finance the book purchase? I'd love to do this, and I know exactly who I'd pass it along to next.
posted by Robert Angelo at 4:19 PM on October 7, 2006


Hooray for me! This sounds like fun. Thanks Kickstart70.
posted by bardic at 4:24 PM on October 7, 2006


Hey, I'd be in. Maybe if you have more books by the meetup, you can slide one my way.
posted by klangklangston at 4:28 PM on October 7, 2006


oh, me too !!
posted by seawallrunner at 4:40 PM on October 7, 2006


Robert Angelo: No requirement to do so, but that's definitely a welcome offer! My email in my profile is Paypal-able :)
posted by Kickstart70 at 5:04 PM on October 7, 2006


Plutor, good idea.
posted by Kickstart70 at 5:04 PM on October 7, 2006


18 more books ordered...I'll try and get them quickly :)
posted by Kickstart70 at 5:08 PM on October 7, 2006


Down.
posted by Stynxno at 5:17 PM on October 7, 2006


Oops...I mean 9 more books.
posted by Kickstart70 at 5:21 PM on October 7, 2006


im in ur moleskin scribblin ur art
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:23 PM on October 7, 2006


I've tried sending these sorts of things out myself in times past, and was just thinking recently about starting it up again... last time I tried there was much less web action to keep track of things, & I never got back the books I sent out. But it seemed to me that in the present age, you could really track the books the whole way, and also find a larger community of people really into it, etc...

which is all to say, I'm in too!
posted by mdn at 5:27 PM on October 7, 2006


I'm so down for it. Send one my way for an Australian edition!
posted by twirlypen at 5:44 PM on October 7, 2006


I would totally be down for something like this.
posted by sperose at 5:51 PM on October 7, 2006


I'm cool with Plutor's idea. If anyone here is interested, drop me a line!
posted by brundlefly at 5:59 PM on October 7, 2006


Robert Angelo: Thanks for the contribution :)
posted by Kickstart70 at 6:02 PM on October 7, 2006


Oooh, I'm totally down for an Australian Edition. heh.
posted by liquorice at 6:25 PM on October 7, 2006


late to the game, but maybe I can get in on a later round?

Cool idea!
posted by stray at 6:54 PM on October 7, 2006


Please put me down for the next set.
posted by interrobang at 6:59 PM on October 7, 2006


Oh, put me down too!
posted by routergirl at 7:47 PM on October 7, 2006


Pick me, pick me!
posted by gsteff at 10:37 PM on October 7, 2006


Damn, wish I was here earlier, cause I'd totally be down.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:43 PM on October 7, 2006


stupid time zones, would be fun!
posted by keijo at 12:53 AM on October 8, 2006


I'm ridiculously down.
posted by Jofus at 2:41 AM on October 8, 2006


Ooooh, I'm all in if someone wants to send me a book when they're done. I can be creative(ish)
posted by echo0720 at 5:02 PM on October 8, 2006


moi aussi
posted by shoepal at 6:06 PM on October 8, 2006


I'd love to. I've been in love with moleskines for five years now.

If anyone wants to pass one on to me, e-mail me for the address.
posted by ztdavis at 8:33 PM on October 8, 2006


why not. Though if my experience with CD swapping is any indication I'll probably never see this notebook, and you'll never see any of them again.
posted by nanojath at 12:37 AM on October 9, 2006


Feel free to swing the aussie edition my way. email in profile.

=]
posted by cholly at 4:21 AM on October 9, 2006


Is it too late? Email for info, hetcetra.
posted by scrump at 4:29 PM on October 10, 2006


I've just mailed out the 5 I promised (4 to the U.S. and one to Toronto). Sheesh, mailing to the U.S. is expensive ($2.99 per envelope). (this is not to guilt people, but I think I'll not do more than the upcoming 9 books, due to the expense of the books and the shipping)

Because of that, I urge people who are interested (and that's greater than the upcoming 9) to contact those above who are getting books and try to get them to send to you.

Ta!
posted by Kickstart70 at 4:37 PM on October 10, 2006


I'd like to join in, if possible, in a later iteration.
posted by nekton at 10:47 AM on October 12, 2006


I'd love to be in on this when there's a next round!
posted by soviet sleepover at 10:16 AM on November 1, 2006


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