Theme for 2004

All things outside of Burning Man.
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Post by Rob the Wop » Mon Nov 03, 2003 3:12 pm

J wrote:
Rob the Wop wrote:My vote:

Titties and beer.
Does this mean the theme is Frank Zappa?
Sure ting.

Actually Titties and Beer might work out. The concentric circle roads could be cup sizes (which would make a perverse kind of sense), and the radial roads could be various "frat boy" beer names.

"Yah dude, I'm on PBR and double DD cup."

This would also inject a big ass dose of reality to everyone. If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? Knock all the mystics off their high philisophical pedestals and have them make fun of ourselves. I mean seriously folks, what the fuck does a Bohemian have to do with partying out in the middle of the fucking desert? Burning Man has deep roots with a group of SF pranksters, let's pull a prank on 30,000 people- see what they can do with it.
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Post by Ivy » Mon Nov 03, 2003 3:40 pm

I agree with jbelson: I like the print idea.
I also agree with Badger: a great deal of print can equal moop.

That's why IMO, "story" is not limited to print, and also, there are many ways "print" can be expressed without paper.

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Post by PJ » Mon Nov 03, 2003 5:42 pm

Rob the Wop wrote:If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
Crippled children works for me.

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Post by Badger » Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:02 pm

Drunks arguing on the street.
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Post by Ivy » Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:33 pm

Me!

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Post by Badger » Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:13 pm

Crack whores arguing in the street.
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Post by Ivy » Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:38 pm

Crack whores arguing in the street.
Like I said...me.

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Post by Kinetic II » Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:26 pm

Ivy wrote:Me!
The possibilities of an Ivy theme just boggle my mind. Belly dancing. Costume Designing...the talent, the energy...Larry won't let it happen but it's an interesting mind exercise anyway. And all this for someone I have yet to meet.

I haven't met Precip either. She scares me sometimes. And I can't quite figure out why.

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Post by Badger » Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:28 pm

Larry won't let it happen but it's an interesting mind exercise anyway.
As if we need Larry's permission.
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Post by DE FACTO » Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:29 pm

I'm still trying to find out how Precip knew I was at the first meeting.
even though...........

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Post by Isotopia » Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:30 pm

Aw c'mon Tony.

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Post by Kinetic II » Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:33 pm

DE FACTO wrote:I'm still trying to find out how Precip knew I was at the first meeting.
That is a good question. And Badger freaked me out by posting right after I made my comments about Ivy! Again I've never met her and yeah she can have an attitude. But she's one of the eplayans I really want to meet.

I tried this year, Reba showed me her camp but alas she was out.

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Post by DE FACTO » Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:37 pm

Isotopia wrote:Aw c'mon Tony.
:shock:

:lol:
even though...........

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Post by Ivy » Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:59 am

That was a reference to laughing at me as a crack whore arguing in the street, not to me as theme material.
If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
But by all means, y'all are welcome to start "Burning Ivy," a place where people burn shit all the time an no one has to be nice to anyone else. :)

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Post by PJ » Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:20 am

Ivy wrote:..y'all are welcome to start "Burning Ivy," a place where people burn shit all the time an no one has to be nice to anyone else.
I'm envisioning a smoldering heap of defective, inadequate, and broken sex toys.

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Post by jbelson » Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:20 am

My idea was more like "the printed world", something to incorporate more than just stories.

If it were titties and beer, I waould start a playa frat house called "jamma vi brata".
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Post by Don Muerto » Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:29 am

Regarding a theme of 'stories,' what if a collaborative story was written/role-played by the BM participants? What if every ticket came with a suggested role, -some background, affiliation and motivation, and each participant had the opportunity to discover and interact with a larger-than-life story created in the ephemeral world of BM?

Roleplaying would be all voluntary of course, with people ignoring, replacing, modifying or living their role for their time there. The basic setting of the story could be provided in advance, and particular people or camps could play high-profile characters and the rest of the participants adding to the story in whatever way they see fit.

I know this is kind of an abstract idea, but I find it intriguing. Imagine a 30k person interactive roleplaying experience!
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Post by Cheesus » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:01 pm

"I'm envisioning a smoldering heap of defective, inadequate, and broken sex toys."

Yup, that sounds about right...

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Post by blyslv » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:27 pm

Don Muerto wrote:Regarding a theme of 'stories,' what if a collaborative story was written/role-played by the BM participants? !
I think this idea rocks, but I wonder if it might work better on a much smaller scale. Don't know...
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Post by Booker » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:35 pm

I suspect yer right, blyslv, although I agree that it could be a cool thing to do. Question for all: What's the largest scale you can see this sorta concept working for people?

Related: Would people be interested in an activity developing a collaborative story? (Think exquisite corpse, but drawn out with MANY contributors.)

doo DOO doo doo
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Post by blyslv » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:52 pm

I keep coming back to Colonial Williamsburg, only more interactive.

I would think that the general rule of scaling would work on something like this as well.
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Post by Lydia Love » Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:57 pm

doo DOO doo doo
Oh sure, make me laugh at a completely unexplainable joke... My husband is looking at me funny.
Related: Would people be interested in an activity developing a collaborative story? (Think exquisite corpse, but drawn out with MANY contributors.)
There could be a couple of different levels of this... Sentence at a time, word at a time... even letter at a time - that one would probably last all week.
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Post by Ivy » Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:30 pm

"I'm envisioning a smoldering heap of defective, inadequate, and broken sex toys."

Yup, that sounds about right...
No way.

No smouldering heap--those puppies would be packed with fireworks and shot off into the night!

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Post by Ivy » Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:32 pm

I like the interactive roleplay/story idea too, and I agree that it would probably work on a smaller scale--and not fulltime. I could see myself getting involved with something like like if I encountered it on the playa, but not want to be "in character" 24/7.

I don't have any logistical ideas yet but I do want to ponder this some more.

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Post by BlueBirdPoof » Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:33 pm

I like Don Muerto's idea. I especially like that with all this elaborate story, there would be no one who "saw it all" and was able to "make sense" out of it. That's a wonderful surreal touch.

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Post by Don Muerto » Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:56 pm

I don't think we could hope to even get a 40% participation rate in time or population, but that still makes a HUGE number of pigments on this collaborative canvas. Shit, 10% gives us 3,000 people interacting and even 1% gives us a 300 character story.

As for the letter/word/sentence at a time, -I wasn't thinking that literally. I was thinking more like there are predetermined settings that characters converge upon and interact. The interaction makes the story, but not the actual writing of it.

Like life, nobody would have 'the whole picture' and all participants at BM, not just those in the roleplay, would come away with a different take on it. What pieces I witness/participate in plus yours and hers and his and theirs would make a mosaic that would only be viewable in pieces. Later, people could write the story as they experienced it. Or not.
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Post by Flux » Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:40 pm

antron wrote:i like the idea.

i'd wear a dust jacket.
Very good, antron! That one made me laugh.

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camp eplaya?

Post by DE FACTO » Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:29 pm

hey does anybody know if there is going to be or if there ever was a camp eplaya?

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Post by Don Muerto » Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:35 pm

the playa is always campy
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How about

Post by Fix » Thu Nov 06, 2003 9:27 am

How about a theme on String Theory?

:shock:

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