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New Tim Burton Stainboy story taps into Twitter

Tim Burton shows off Twitter tale
Tim Burton shows off Twitter tale

Tim Burton has used the power of Twitter to come up with a new story for his Stainboy character.

Stainboy has been part of the Burton cannon for years and was used in a series of Flash animations back in 2000.

A new adventure for the character has started on Twitter, which allows Burton's followers to contribute to the tale.

Exquisite storytelling

The director started the story with the following tweet: "Stainboy, using his obvious expertise, was called in to investigate mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor."

This was followed by the hashtag #BurtonStory - anyone who uses this hashtag can contribute to the story.

Tim Burton explains on the BurtonStory website that the experiment is called a "Cadavre Exquis or 'Exquisite Corpse' - a technique used to collectively tell a story.

He notes that "each contributor adds to the story in sequence, building on the last line revealed."

The deadline for the story is 6 December and the whole thing is promote Tim Burton's artwork showing off at Tiff Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Via Neowin

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.