Akumakyo Prayer Book Second Edition?

Shinjas, if you are interested in participating in possible second Akumakyo Prayer book, this where you let us know.

Hammer's picture

Since I'm going to Japan to see Tribute to Japan in November, we have another opportunity to create an Akumakyo Prayer Book and give it to the band. I thought we could come together again to thank the band, let them know how much we love their music, but also kind words and support after the earthquake that laid waste to their home.

Join the site, upload a picture and a message. All entries will be put in a book and given to the band before the show.If submitting a picture is a problem for you, I'm thinking of accepting messages without images. Is anyone interested? I will add the names of the interested Shinja here as we go along.

Hammer
Weech
Charliekogure
Demonio_Blanko
Maxsousa
Castro
Edojira
Dkogure
Angrax
Scolecite
Xenon Ishikawa 242
Sayock
Xezmozo
ZannyLane
Tsukimi
Kaizoku
Shinja Deluxe
Yoshinatsu
Chaimae

The deadline is November 21st.

Messages can contain up to 800 characters. English is the language of choice. Your picture must be 2MB or smaller. It should be at least 600 pixels by 600 pixels for better results in the printed booklet. You can use landscape or portrait orientation. Try not to exceed 2000 pixels in the bigger dimension.

How do you upload your photo and message for the band?

Go to the main page and make sure you are logged in. In the box in the upper left corner, you will find a Post Picture option. Click that. Enter you name, city and country of residence in the Title space. Choose Akumakyo Prayer Book 2 from the Image Galleries roll down menu. Click the Choose File button to select the image on your computer. Enter your message in the Body area. You can Preview your post before you Save it. You can easily edit your post after you save it.

UPDATE: the deadline has been moved to November 21st in hopes of getting more entries. Because of that, we will not be able to make a postcard booklet. It will be a booklet resembling the style of the first.

Weech's picture

I'll totally take part in this if it ends up happening!

Hammer's picture

I have a couple of options for delivering the book. Most likely, someone I know will be able to access the band after the show and has offered to give the book to Demon, or any member we like. I already told that person we would give him the book.

I also have offers from a person with contact with Jail and another one with contact with Xenon.

I'm not naming names, for privacy reasons, but it looks like we have a great opportunity to put the book right in their Akuma hands.

Scolecite's picture
Sayock's picture
Xezmozo's picture

I'll participate again if this happens !

Hammer's picture

We're looking at different design options.

One possibility is to create a postcard for each Shinja. So, the 4.2"  x 5.6" glossy picture on one side and the message and personal info (name and coutry of residence) on the other. Then we bind them into a small book. 

Another is to keep the first book's design, but changing the background pictures (skulls and fire).

I would love to get your input to help me decide. I want you guys to be happy about the design of the book. The design choice will not change the picture requirements or message lenght you can upload, so that's not an issue.

Thanks!

Scolecite's picture

I think postcards are better.

Hammer's picture

I'm so glad that we already have 14 registered users who already expressed their interest.

This is really going to happen. If you know other Shinja, spread the word. It would be great if we could get even more people involved. I think this book is very special and will be appreciated by the band. 

Remember that the deadline isn't very far: November 15th. I wish we had more time, but it was a last minute desision on my part. i know we can make it happen!

Go Shinja!

Weech's picture

I think the postcard idea sounds nice.
I'll probably take my photo this weekend but I'm not too sure of what to say for my message this time.

Tsukimi's picture

Hi!
I registered here because I'm interested in participating in the book !
Is a limit has been set for the message ? I think mine will be too long. I'm still working on my picture.

Hammer's picture

Messages can be up to 800 characters this time around.

Number Six's picture

Here’s a very rough sketch of the message side of the postcard (if you decide to go with the postcard idea).

http://diapha.net/Akuma_Postcard_Rough.pdf

The picture side will be your submitted photo, with maybe a small margin to allow for binding the cards together.

Size is 4.25in x 5.6in (108mm x 142mm)

Hammer's picture

I posted my picture and message. I hope all of you will do so soon. time is running out quickly!

Weech: I know what you mean about the message. Last time, I focused on the Dallas Mass, so this time I wanted to mention how I became friends with Shinjas from all over the world. I had no idea a band could really change my life the way they did. Kind words and support about the earthquake are surely welcome too.

Tsukimi's picture

Thanks for your answer !

I have another question about the picture. What size should it be ?
Thank you in advance !

Hammer's picture

Your picture must be 2MB or smaller. It should be at least 600 pixels by 600 pixels for better results in the printed booklet. You can use landscape or portrait orientation. Try not to exceed 2000 pixels in the bigger dimension.

Kaizoku's picture
Tsukimi's picture

Thank you again Hammer for your answer !

I'm so glad I've participated to your wonderful project :)

Hammer's picture

UPDATE: the deadline has been moved to November 21st in hopes of getting more entries. Because of that, we will not be able to make a postcard booklet. It will be a booklet resembling the style of the first.

Xenon Ishikawa 242's picture

Of course I am! Is this where we put the picture up and message?

Hammer's picture

Go to the main page and make sure you are logged in. In the box in the upper left corner, you will find a Post Picture option. Click that. Enter you name, city and country of residence in the Title space. Choose Akumakyo Prayer Book 2 from the Image Galleries roll down menu. Click the Choose File button to select the image on your computer. Enter your message in the Body area. You can Preview your post before you Save it. You can easily edit your post after you save it.

Hammer's picture

I want to thank all the Shinjas who participated in the Akumakyo Prayer Book 2. Thanks to you, we have a nice size book of 16 entries (17 Shinjas). It's being designed as we speak. It will be available for download after Demon receives it.

Hammer's picture

View and download the finished book now!

Available in US letter and A4 International sizes.

Enjoy! Let me know what you think.