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Interested in taking part in a Tim Burton short story collaboration over Twitter?

Nov. 26, 2010by:

Macabre auteur Tim Burton created his very own superhero once. His name? Stainboy. The character first appeared in 1997 as part of the children's poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories which Burton created with horror novelist Michael McDowell (who worked on both BEETLEJUICE and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS). Stainboy was then later featured in his very own Flash-animated short series entitled THE WORLD OF STAINBOY back in 2000.

But right now, Stainboy is being brought back to life 140 characters at a time.

As part of a collaborative story experiment, Tim Burton is asking YOU to join in on imagining the further adventures of the peculiar hero via Twitter. Here are the deets:

Join Tim Burton in a story-making adventure. Contribute a line of your own based on the last visible Tweet.

- This story telling experiment runs November 22 - December 6, 2010

- Tweet as often as you like

- The best Tweets of the day will be selected to build the story

- All selected Tweets can be viewed under "All Submissions"

- Follow the story as it unfolds on the "Read the Story" tab

- Inappropriate submissions will be blocked


There's no indication as to whether this story experiment is a one-off thing or if the final collective product will be turned into a book, a cartoon, or what. But either way, it's a fun little exercise in writing. If you're interested, get crackin' on it RIGHT HERE.
Extra Tidbit: From the website... "Cadavre Exquis or 'Exquisite Corpse' is a technique used to collectively tell a story. Each contributor adds to the story in sequence, building on the last line revealed."

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6:46PM on 11/26/2010

Sounds cool

Too bad Twitter is the worst thing to happen to the internet since Facebook.
Too bad Twitter is the worst thing to happen to the internet since Facebook.
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8:24AM on 11/26/2010

Yes Terminal...

We know that Burton isn't as good as he was back in the 90's, but I wouln't think that he would pull a Paul Anderson and ask the people at twitter for ideas for a new film. It's more for people to do for shits and giggles and make a strange and funny story.
We know that Burton isn't as good as he was back in the 90's, but I wouln't think that he would pull a Paul Anderson and ask the people at twitter for ideas for a new film. It's more for people to do for shits and giggles and make a strange and funny story.
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2:37PM on 11/26/2010
aka he's getting ideas from people without having to pay them. Yes, shits and giggles for all!
aka he's getting ideas from people without having to pay them. Yes, shits and giggles for all!
4:38PM on 11/26/2010
Believe what you want. Ignore the fact that he has a few films planned for the next few years. I understand that Hollywood pretty much sucks and and is extremley unimaginative nowdays, but really? If Tim Burton was really hard up for ideas I'd think he would turn to something with a little more substance than a story made of tweets from a bunch of scene kids and hipsters starring one of his own creations.
Believe what you want. Ignore the fact that he has a few films planned for the next few years. I understand that Hollywood pretty much sucks and and is extremley unimaginative nowdays, but really? If Tim Burton was really hard up for ideas I'd think he would turn to something with a little more substance than a story made of tweets from a bunch of scene kids and hipsters starring one of his own creations.
7:14AM on 11/26/2010
Man Burton really is in need of ideas, isn't he?
Man Burton really is in need of ideas, isn't he?
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