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The Animus
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The Permanent Collection by The Animus

March 24th, 2008 11:02 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Surreptitiously place a book of your creation into a public library, such that it will likely be mistaken for part of its collection.

Music for you. Comment vote to whoever can recognize it. Given my book, it should be fairly easy to pick out. Speaking of picking, I apologize for the scratchiness of the end.

The biggest problem of this task was finding a book. Being a youngin', and having the internet since I was 11 means I own very few books. I asked my librari-- girlfriend for a book, but by the time we decided on one, I found one of my own.

This book wasn't even mine. My mom took it from one of our neighbor's kids when I was too young to read. I don't know if I was supposed to be borrowing it or what, but I ended up hanging on to it all these years.
Obviously, though, it's not a book of my creation. Sadly, I don't write books. Instead, I decided I need to re-cover it, giving a more appropriate title, and, well, less 90's fashion. Looking through the book, I found two more pages of interest.

After a lot of deliberation, I decided upon a new title for the book:

Given that my printer isn't a color one, and I didn't want to drain its ink, I made it rather minimalistic. The title is more fitting for an UNAUTHORIZED!!!! game guide than 'Game Secrets'.

So, the next part of this task was getting it into a library. With my laptop bag, that was simple. Then, it was simply a matter of where to place it.

I may go back and put a calling card number on it, the complications of which were divulged in another task, so prepare yourselves for an update!

- smaller


Single take, recorded with Sound Recorder. Any one have more sophisticated solutions to this?



The UNAUTHORIZED EDITION! TOTALLY! Since when did a game guide (from the gnarly 90's no less) need censorship?



Gnarly 90's written all over it. And plus, I'd be kinda pissed if I bought a book that randomly spewed personal fascinations to me.



It seems the original owner of the book didn't think it was going anywhere. Also, cinch-o-rama?



As best as I could do with black-and-white print. /sigh



The book of my 'creation'.

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Really, sixteen years ago?
posted by Jellybean of Thark on March 25th, 2008 8:30 AM

Personally, I'd be charmed by a book that suddenly gets distracted and tells me what it thinks of the weather. Perhaps the book got bored talking about chickens and jars.

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posted by Myrna Minx on March 25th, 2008 10:14 AM

i love this task and get the feeling that i'll be inspired to vote for all of its completions.

good work by Animus and Dax T-C.

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on March 25th, 2008 5:15 PM

Excellently done, Animus. Very classy. If only I read books, I might learn the secrets of getting a Princess to put out.

And the task-writing credit should be directed to Temporary Services - their Library Project in 2001 placed 100 artist books into the collection of the Harold Washington Library (downtown Chicago), of which only about 50 have been found by the librarians (and moved to a cardboard box in "special collections"). At last count, there were about 30 books still on the shelves!

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posted by Kyle Westwood on March 25th, 2008 6:08 PM

I remember the game well and the chicken part too so that drew my attention more. I'd get that book because there was so much of that game which remained hidden to me. Good completion.

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posted by Delirium's Fishes on April 21st, 2008 8:46 AM

i can't believe i forgot to vote for this... I WAS THERE...