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!
The 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?