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Shoot To Kill by Ink Tea

December 22nd, 2006 3:00 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Issue an order to all members of your group. Ensure that they follow this order, and have them report back to you.

Group members, you must follow this order, if in the bounds of reason.

Edit: The task is not complete until at least 15 group members have followed your order and reported back.

I used to be a leader, but it seems I've lost my capability to persuade the masses. Of the 278 members of the University of Aesthematics and a month and a half, I managed to achieve just over the requisite 15 members. I came in with this vision of something that could be really cool, something that could be as extravagant or simple as the member interpreted, but eventually had to accept that success was something that would be scaled back a little from what I hoped for. I sent out three emails to the members of the University, two extra emails to personal friends in the U, and nagged those friends over and over. In the end, I'm really impressed with a lot of the art produced, and am satisfied that the task is complete. I wish I had an easier way to send three emails to 277 people.

Your duty is to create a piece of art using your body as the medium, and send me a piece of photodocumentation. This could be a poem written on your skin, a painting done across your legs, or something else of your choosing. When you've done this (or if you have a question about this), please e-mail me at Do not separate yourself from your art. Realize that you are part of your art and vice versa- that your art is a snapshot in time, and may wash from your skin, or (like a tattoo) may warp or stretch or fade. The impermanency of your art does not make it any less legitimate.

Good luck, hope to hear from you soon.


Here's my attempt at inspiration, sent to point out how easy it was to make one's body artful:

The following are contributions from Alice, Anna One, Annnnnnnnnnna, Celina, Curiosir, Gaspar Lewis, Jackie, Piratey Monkey, r0ckc4ndy, Saul Z, Sean Mahan, Spacebug, Star5, Stone Saints, What is 42, and Yenoh Honey. (Not necessarily in that order.)

1/24/7: Lars has added his contribution, to my delight.

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r0ckc4ndy - What If?
Alice - LR
Celina - Copperbottom
Anna One
Saul Z
Sean Mahan
Yenoh Honey
What is 42
Stone Saints
Stone Saints
What is 42
Gaspar Lewis
Saul Z
What is 42
Lars - Du Auch, Liebling.

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posted by Leonid Brezjnev on December 23rd, 2006 12:39 AM

nice job! good thinking about the body-art thingy! This is a brilliant task, actually :)

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posted by Saul Z on December 24th, 2006 11:11 PM

Aren't we pretty!

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posted by anna one on December 26th, 2006 12:50 PM

neat! (I really love this task!)

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posted by SNORLAX on December 27th, 2006 6:11 PM

ooohhh all very pretty

anna one's and piratey's are so morbid and cool

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posted by SNORLAX on December 27th, 2006 6:20 PM

yall inpired me to add this task:

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posted by alice gray on December 29th, 2006 7:03 AM

if this were actually a collaborative task I expect more people would have contributed.

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posted by Ink Tea on December 29th, 2006 8:15 PM

Alice, this is a task that kind of illuminates that not everything you do for SF0 has to be done for points, and that you can aspire to having so many points that you can order others to follow.

One of the things that I really liked about SF0 when I joined was that a lot of the things that I would do anyway without the reward of cash, prizes, or points. I'm not motivated by points. But maybe that's just me.

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posted by alice gray on December 30th, 2006 11:13 PM

yes, dear inktea, I know. it's kind of you to point it out to me.

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posted by Ink Tea on December 31st, 2006 5:07 AM

I'm sorry that I misunderstood your meaning on "collaborative". I thought I'd come up with a completion of this which was easy for people to do, undemanding, and yet offered some amount of their own inspiration and input, but it seems I was wrong. I don't have the creativitiy to think of a way for people to be more involved in this task without just making fewer people feel like putting forth the effort.

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posted by r0ck c4ndy on January 9th, 2007 7:55 AM

I seriously can't believe that more than 15 people didn't do this!! It says to do it if at all possible, and this was such a cool and reasonable request.
They all turned out so interesting!! And as Saul Z said, we are awfully pretty!!
I'm only not voting for this because I feel that this task isn't about points.

posted by r0ck c4ndy on January 9th, 2007 7:56 AM

Maybe I should have lent you my 'powers of persuasion' that you think I have...
Have you practiced the pay attention to me song??

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posted by Ink Tea on January 9th, 2007 10:54 AM

No, I haven't practiced the song. I find that I rub people the wrong way when I ask them to do things- things that would be cute and/or charming from others comes off as demanding and/or mean from me, so I've decided to lone wolf it.

I just verbed my noun. Maybe I can verb your nouns later.

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posted by YellowBear on July 20th, 2007 1:24 AM


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posted by YellowBear on August 18th, 2007 12:10 AM

Didn't catch this quote last time:
"I just verbed my noun. Maybe I can verb your nouns later."

I'm not exactly sure why, but that is very funny to me.

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posted by anna one on December 6th, 2007 11:27 AM

Inky can verb my noun anytime.

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posted by Sui Generis on December 27th, 2007 1:22 PM

What a very cool idea! I especially love r0ckc4ndy and piratey's contributions; how creative.

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posted by Minch on June 12th, 2008 11:30 AM

"what if i never spread my wings...."

i have goose bumps.... GOOSE BUMPS i tell ya!

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posted by Ink Tea on June 12th, 2008 11:33 AM

That's our own lovely r0ckc4ndy. It's a heartbreaker.