New player? Sign Up Here
spotlight skullshines
Level 1: 10 points
Alltime Score: 1621 points
Last Logged In: February 7th, 2014
BADGE: Journey To The End Of The Night

50 + 99 points

Journey To The End Of The Night by spotlight skullshines

June 29th, 2006 11:29 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: A pursuit across San Francisco in 5 parts, concluding with a bonfire at the beach.

The city spreads out before you. Rushing from point to point, lit by the slow strobe of fluorescent buses and dark streets. Stumbling into situations for a stranger's signature. Fleeing unknown pursuers, breathing hard, admiring the landscape and the multitude of worlds hidden in it. Burning everything at a bonfire on the beach.

For one night, drop your relations, your work and leisure activities, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the chase and the encounters you find there.

No bikes, no cars, just feet and public transportation.

Document your experience.

I may be a touch late in my description for this task.
Thats only cause i wanted to do it right.
this is my first task, the one thast inspired me to play sf.
I've made a short comic to depict the excperience of my last (and most exciting) flight from the robotspies.

To give some contexts.
I was split up and alone almost immediately, as
(i think it was)
Ian, who chased me 2 blocks up California screaming "stop that man".
People in the financial, apparently, are a bit too self serving to do anything about such a scenario, but they stared and looked concerned and basically made a path for me as i, frightened as fuck, flew accross oncomming traffic, horns and screaches and sprinting up the entire hill to the hotel.
I was the first there.
The bell hop told me that the best way to my next stop was to get a bus on market.
As a side note, when im exhausted and gasping, i smile uncontrollably,
everyone i interacted with
as a result
was visibly effected by this joyfull mood.
which only made me happier
to be pursued, to be running,
down the hill... and juked out Ian, who was now on a bike, which put me at a slight advantage as far as maneuverability is concerned
(i just ran in one direction till he was commited to the flow of traffic and then I turned around),
caught a bus on market to the next stop,
Met the lady in the trenchcoat, hoofed it to the third stop, but not without calling Maze Designer (who was at home) to meet me at an intersection near his home with a glass of h20).
The fourth stop slowed me down the most, but i was so charmed to see the glowing cone in that campfire
this was so close to the art me and
Tapes On Ten
went to burningman with in 04

anyways, i mangledly (word?!?!) scrambled through the underbrush using my phone as a torch,
opening and closing
opening and closing
and rushing
cause i'd ran into Ian in the safe zone and he said i was the first to hit every checkpoint so far.
and i was known as the "fucker in the hat"
and a wanted man.
if you cant already tell from my tone
that couldnt have made me happier.
not trusting the bus stops (not knowing they were safe zones)
and shaking with an overdose of adrenaline
i hoofed it (again)
to checkpoint 5
which is where this comic picks up.....

(i guess its kinda a nuissance but you have to click on the immage twice to view it at its normal size and read the text parts, sorry, i'll get on that soon)

{the end of my story,
is i didnt make it there first
i thought i was so far a head and so wanted that it would be better to take a fucked up out of the way route through the park again.
i got there tho...
albeit without the cheers i thought i'd recieve
i was the 5th or 6th,
not really sure.}

cheers organizers!

- smaller

20 vote(s)


(none yet)

5 comment(s)

(no subject)
posted by Aaron on June 29th, 2006 11:46 PM

Wish I could give you more than one vote.

(no subject)
posted by Orion on July 1st, 2006 10:35 PM

Seriously, I'd vote for this fifteen times...nicely done.

hey orion...
posted by spotlight skullshines on July 2nd, 2006 5:02 PM

glad you dont mind my shotty attempt at depicting you.
(you were the log bearer right?!?!? (most of that night is a total blur))

(no subject)
posted by Orion on July 3rd, 2006 4:50 AM

Mind? I loved it...I'm just glad that The Great Log Exchange made even the slightest of impressions. :)

this is it!
posted by crzy bones on July 26th, 2006 11:04 PM

this is what sf0 is all about...well at least it is for this crzy old girl...well done this is crzy good and jesus confirms!!!