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

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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