Speak, False Machine

A project in Wirral Metropolitan Borough, UK by Patrick Stuart

Funding Successful

Ten years of blog posts from Patrick Stuarts 'False Machine' in book form.
Backers: 572
Average Pledge Per Backer: £39

Funded: £22,402 of £13,270
Dates: Nov 1st -> Dec 1st (31 days)
Project By: Patrick Stuart
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: December 1 @ 14:03 -0500 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

1000 Copies! - GOAL MET!

December 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks Everyone!  (Read More)

24 Hours to Go!!!!

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Every artistic goal has been met!! 650 Pages! Half a Million Words! 11 Artists! Will we make it to a 1000-copy print run!!??? (Read More)

♪┏(・o・)┛♪┗ ( ・o・) ┓

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
(I wrote this before we nabbed Alec as the last artistic goal)  Thank you everyone, our sack is packed full of artists, I can feel them wriggling in there, every so often I throw in an NFT merchant or an "A.I. Artist" to keep them fed. Hopefully... (Read More)

We have climbed the Pile of Blood-Stained Gold!

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We have read the Apocalypse Tarot and climbed across the Plain of Blood-Stained Gold! Valin Mattheis has been attained! and not only that but with only eight days ago, as we slid blissfully down the bone pile of my dreams, we have snatched up the... (Read More)

Peter Mullen has been Stolen from the Witches Grave

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Another goal has been SMASHED Now we quietly slide Peter into our battered knapsack, wrapping him in spider silk to ensure against the noise of his clicking parts. He can nestle there nest to Jez Gordon and Jason Thompson. Soon Peter will be a key... (Read More)

Jez Gordon Goal Achieved!

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I sat down to day to make a post somehow intending to seduce you all into backing for Jez Gordons wonderful monochrome art, only to find out you already have. Jez will be doing a chapter heading illustration for Chapter Two - History of a False... (Read More)

Jason Thompson Art Achieved!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Another goal has been seduced and abandoned before dawn. We will now have an art piece by the beloved and excellent Jason Thompson! 500 copies printed £9,110.00  Daniel Grady layout £12,710.00  Simones interior art £13,270.00  Scraps Art... (Read More)

Maria Ku goal achieved! Thanks!

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
(One person has asked for the ability to back for two copies so I have added that pledge level in. If, for some reason you want two copies of Speak, False Machine, there you go.) We seem to have hit this one some time during the night. At the time of... (Read More)

Good News!

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
In my strategic brilliance and with the help of my printer I have once again RE-DEFINED the meaning of SUCCESS to include things I have already achieved. I am now basing my basic print costs on a run of 500 copies instead of 1000 copies. This means... (Read More)

Goals Adjusted (downwards!)

November 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Gaze at will upon the new reduced goals - based on an assumed print run of 1000 copies rather than 2000.  They bring an artistically complete book temptingly close to possible publication.  I have contacted the printers to see if they will quote... (Read More)

I am altering the deal

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers.  The Kickstarter, while not totally failing, has not done as well as I was hoping. Rather than declaring failure I plan to change the definition of success. Thusly I plan to re-organise the stretch goals in the following way to... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!