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The Heartbreaking Churro

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From The Squid List and another reason why some humans impress the hell out of me:

07-08-2007 – Mission Stencil Story
Posted: 08 Jul 2007 12:06 AM CDT
“She Loves the Moon” is an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure story that takes place on the sidewalks of the Mission district in San Francisco. It is told in a new medium of storytelling that uses spraypainted stencils connected to each other by arrows. The streetscape is used as sort of an illustration to accompany each piece of text.

It’s a love story involving two characters who start in different locations. His story starts at 16th and Valencia, in front of the Crown Hotel / Limon Restaurant with the text “He Leaves his Lonely Apartment.” Her story starts at 21st and Guerrero in front of a victorian mansion with the text, “She Leaves her Lonely Apartment.” Eventually their paths merge in front of Tartine Cafe at 18th and Guerrero, where they meet, and their paths travel together until relationship drama pulls them apart. Eventually their paths remerge, at which point there are two possible endings, happy and tragic, and two other points where the story can end unexpectedly if the viewer chooses the wrong ending. All in all, there are 4 possible endings.

We’ve posted a sampling of the photographs online: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9793231@N05/sets/72157600706628117/

Check it out soon as it may not last long!

mission-stencil.JPGThe flickr set of doej15′s Mission Stencil Story includes one spraypainted-pavement mini-chapter: “He gets a delicious churro, but it fails to fill his existential hollow.” Oh, doej15, I haven’t even read your choose-your-own-adventure story yet, but how can I ever eat a churro the same way again?

Cheers to Muses Opening Reception Re-cap

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Not heeding the adage be there or be square, what you might’ve missed last Friday. . .  

But wait; it’s not too late!  The show runs through Saturday, August 25, 2007 with not 1, not 2, but 3–three–additional events.  Mark you calendars for the following:

Saturday, June 30th 2-4 pm Literary Reading with Nellie Wong, Genny Lim, Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen, Maw Shein Win, Clara Hsu, and Roshni Rustomji. 

Saturday, July 21st 2-4 pm Artists’ Panel  Discussion

Friday, August 17th 6-8 pm Cheers to Muses (the anthology) Book LaunchThe day to get your copy of this amazing anthology hot off the presses (actually, cooled to room temperature by one-month freight delivery Singapore to Port of San Francisco).

Photography courtesy of Jay Jao.