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Tim Burton's Cadavre Exquis

Cadavre Exquis or "Exquisite Corpse" is a technique used to collectively tell a story. Each contributor adds to the story in sequence, building on the last line revealed.

Part 1 “Stainboy, using his obvious expertise, was called in to investigate mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor #BurtonStory” [...]

Part 88 “From this day he became known as Stainlessboy. The one who solved the case of the mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor. #BurtonStory”


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  • RT @Estrogeni: Tim Burton's Cadavr Exquis: un racconto co-creato iniziato dal regista via twitter http://tinyurl.com/24ptpxe #timburton “#BurtonStory
    vincenzo carbone tweeted at 1:52PM Feb. 16th, 2011
  • Tim Burton's Cadavr Exquis: un racconto co-creato iniziato dal regista via twitter http://tinyurl.com/24ptpxe #timburton “#BurtonStory
    Estrogeni tweeted at 1:45PM Feb. 16th, 2011
  • What's going on with #BurtonStory?
    Andre Jorel tweeted at 1:45AM Feb. 14th, 2011
  • RT @poordesigner: Si siguen a @burtonstory podrán ver el ultimo proyecto de tim burton, una película escrita a partir de trinos de sus followers #burt
    Felipe Velasquez tweeted at 1:16AM Feb. 7th, 2011
  • Si siguen a @burtonstory podrán ver el ultimo proyecto de tim burton, una película escrita a partir de trinos de sus followers #burtonstory
    poordesigner.com tweeted at 1:12AM Feb. 7th, 2011
  • RT @scacleme: From this day he became known as Stainlessboy. The one who solved the case of the mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor. #BurtonSt
    Jaume Mañas tweeted at 5:05AM Feb. 5th, 2011
  • RT @Oztaysi: After spending my entire day, here are the statistics of #BurtonStory, 8967 tweets from 2141 users and one story..
    Eduardo Monforte tweeted at 7:27AM Jan. 29th, 2011
  • @el071 I thought of something like the #burtonstory http://twitter.com/#!/burtonstory
    As the World Turns tweeted at 8:24PM Jan. 22nd, 2011
  • #BurtonStory
    Katti tweeted at 4:38PM Jan. 20th, 2011
  • and stainlessboy just smiled, as he looked at the sky #burtonstory
    Nicole Beverley tweeted at 8:49PM Jan. 17th, 2011
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1BurtonStory
tweeted on Nov. 19th, 2010
Stainboy, using his obvious expertise, was called in to investigate mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor #BurtonStory
2Stefan Ronge
tweeted on Nov. 20th, 2010
He felt his heart pounding hard against his ribs. As he bent down, he saw his own reflection on the surface of the puddle. #BurtonStory 3Laetitia
tweeted on Nov. 22nd, 2010
Withholding his breath, he lightly poked the surface of the puddle. The surface shifted strangely, slowly spinning into action. #BurtonStory
4Brian Mc Elroy
tweeted on Nov. 22nd, 2010
Stainboy took a step back as the goo continued to spin faster and faster. A sharp cold wind whipped round the room. #BurtonStory 5Catherine Faas
tweeted on Nov. 22nd, 2010
The chandelier swung, the art on the walls shook against the walls, and the goo began to take form. #BurtonStory
6MyOwnNutshell
tweeted on Nov. 22nd, 2010
Slowly beginning to encircle Stainboy, the gelatinous mountain of goo looked almost familiar. #BurtonStory 7rynn
tweeted on Nov. 22nd, 2010
Stainboy's eyes narrowed as he tentatively lifted his hand towards the goo, allowing it to hover inches from the surface. #BurtonStory
8Eric Striffler
tweeted on Nov. 22nd, 2010
Suddenly the goo sprang up, covering his hand. Stainboy tried to pull away but the harder he fought, the stronger it got. #BurtonStory 9Keith Pierce
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
The goo pulled him closer and closer. He suddenly realized why the goo looked strangely familiar. #BurtonStory
10Nastasha Gotangco
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
But how did the goo end up on the gallery floor? And more importantly, why? #BurtonStory 11Jayme Wilson
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
It clung tightly to him, he could feel the chill of the gelatinous goo creep up his arm, true to his nature he did not panic. #BurtonStory
12Anne
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
A plan was what he needed. Stainboy had always been the curious type, but right now, he had no desire to wait and see. #BurtonStory 13Zach Hisert
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
As the goo continued to engulf his body, Stainboy noticed the chandelier, now swinging furiously. Could he reach it? #BurtonStory
14Mike Lasch
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
Stainboy reached up as high as his arm would allow, the goo keeping him just inches out of reach of the chandelier #BurtonStory 15JoshJack
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
It was like his arm was shorter than it had ever been in his whole life. His finger tips scraping the cold metal chandelier. #burtonstory
16Nadia
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
Untying his cape, he tried one desperate attempt and blew into the goo-ed fabric to make himself a balloon to stand on. #BurtonStory 17Zaheer Bulsara
tweeted on Nov. 23rd, 2010
Standing on the balloon he grabbed the chandelier and started to swing with all his might. #BurtonStory
18Andrea Yip
tweeted on Nov. 24th, 2010
He thrust his body back and forth, squirming and kicking his legs frantically to loosen the goo's grip #Burtonstory 19Noam
tweeted on Nov. 24th, 2010
The violent swings caused small pieces of the ceiling to fall down on the goo, causing a strange reaction. #BurtonStory
20Sean Ryan
tweeted on Nov. 24th, 2010
The goo changed colour and started to pulsate. Stainboy looked down at his feet as the goo released it's grip and #BurtonStory 21Pablo Goldbarg
tweeted on Nov. 24th, 2010
began to bubble. The air got dense and hot. Stainboy closed his eyes and held on to the chandelier as hard as he could. #BurtonStory
22Susanne Chan
tweeted on Nov. 24th, 2010
But, fate conspired against him. There was a groan of metal as nail by nail, the chandelier lost its hold on the ceiling. #BurtonStory 23Amanda C.R.
tweeted on Nov. 24th, 2010
As the goo roared with anger, Stainboy prepared himself for his demise. He gasped for what he thought was his last breath when #BurtonStory
24Matt Reid
tweeted on Nov. 25th, 2010
out of nowhere, his fall was broken. Stainboy opened his eyes. What just happened? And who had just saved him? #BurtonStory 25ange1ina
tweeted on Nov. 25th, 2010
His vision blurred from the goo, Stainboy rubbed his eyes and a face came into focus. He heard a girlish giggle. #BurtonStory
26Bart Sycamore
tweeted on Nov. 25th, 2010
As his vision cleared, Stainboy started to realise that his rescuer wasn't actually a girl, despite the laugh. #BurtonStory 27Stevey J
tweeted on Nov. 25th, 2010
Looking up, he found himself in the arms of a robot. Its feet in the goo and completely unfazed. The goo had all but given up. #BurtonStory
28Pimvenus Clark
tweeted on Nov. 25th, 2010
He thanked the robot and decided not to mention the girlish giggle for fear of provoking the robot and getting squished #BurtonStory 29Stephanie K
tweeted on Nov. 25th, 2010
by its enormous iron hands. Little did he know the robot could not hear. It smiled at him, and Stainboy started wondering why #BurtonStory
30Jetta Ragsdale
tweeted on Nov. 26th, 2010
it had bothered to save his life. However, before he could do anything, the robot turned towards him and #Burtonstory 31Melissa Hoare
tweeted on Nov. 26th, 2010
with a sudden clunk, a door slid open on the robot's chest. Stainboy stared at the dark open space with trepidation. #Burtonstory
32Sarah Lewis Steele
tweeted on Nov. 26th, 2010
From deep within the robot he could hear the clink of softly grinding gears. Stainboy looked closer and thought he saw #BurtonStory 33Jill
tweeted on Nov. 26th, 2010
something shining. He took a step closer to the open door when suddenly he was sucked hard into the open space of the robot. #BurtonStory
34Jimmy Neutron
tweeted on Nov. 26th, 2010
He must have passed out, for when he came to he was hanging upside down in a laboratory. To his dismay, he realized he was not #BurtonStory 35Anthúa Ramírez
tweeted on Nov. 27th, 2010
the only one around. There were dozens, maybe hundreds, of rusty corpses hanging there. The sight was frightening. #Burtonstory
36Kyle Stumpp
tweeted on Nov. 27th, 2010
He could see movement in the far corner of the room but could not make out what or who it was, he could only hear the sound of #BurtonStory 37Leonardo Blues
tweeted on Nov. 27th, 2010
rotating gears. Something was moving towards him. Stainboy's heart started beating faster #BurtonStory
38Emily
tweeted on Nov. 27th, 2010
and he could hear a distinctive girlish giggle breaking the painful silence of the laboratory. He turned and realized in fear #BurtonStory 39Jay Moussa
tweeted on Nov. 27th, 2010
that the room was full of robots. #BurtonStory
40Lee Cristiano
tweeted on Nov. 27th, 2010
he tried to break free from the shackles, as a twisted, little old man in a lab coat was now just a few feet away from him. #BurtonStory 41R. R. Ramzipoor
tweeted on Nov. 27th, 2010
The man's lab coat was stained with dried splotches of goo. Stainboy pulled on the chains with all his strength, but he #BurtonStory
42Simone Jeffery
tweeted on Nov. 28th, 2010
only managed to make a loud clanking noise that echoed throughout the lab. #BurtonStory 43Down & Nerdy
tweeted on Nov. 28th, 2010
He continued to struggle as the old man inched closer & closer, the goo on his lab coat beginning to glow. Stainboy tried to #BurtonStory
44dimeloads
tweeted on Nov. 28th, 2010
clear his mind and focus, instinctively relying on his training for extricating himself from tight situations. #BurtonStory 45Leslie Nesbit
tweeted on Nov. 28th, 2010
The old man whipped his head around and stared at Stainboy. He brushed the dried goo off his coat, adjusted his glasses and #BurtonStory
46Thomas Waddington
tweeted on Nov. 29th, 2010
reached into the breast pocket of his lab coat. After a moment's pause he pulled out a voluminous syringe, full of glowing goo. #BurtonStory 47Ben Hall
tweeted on Nov. 29th, 2010
He wiped the syringe off on his trousers. An eerie grin crossed his face as he squirted the goo. A test run. #BurtonStory
48Fernando Valderrama
tweeted on Nov. 29th, 2010
Suddenly, a robot grabbed Stainboy so fast that he couldn't #BurtonStory 49Sara Câmara Leme
tweeted on Nov. 29th, 2010
see where he was being taken. The robot eventually came to a stop and released Stainboy. Could this truly be happening? #BurtonStory
50Inês Xisto
tweeted on Nov. 29th, 2010
He saw very narrow stairs, and realized he was in the underground of the gallery. The walls had goo all over #BurtonStory 51Kyle Stumpp
tweeted on Nov. 29th, 2010
them. Stainboy stood and looked at the robot, it was the same one that had brought him here, goo still covering its tracks. #BurtonStory
52shari buehler
tweeted on Nov. 30th, 2010
This was the second time this robot had saved his life. Careful not to speak, Stainboy gestured towards the stairs #burtonstory 53Marie-Eve Filion
tweeted on Nov. 30th, 2010
trying to tell the robot to bring him back upstairs. But the robot couldn't move anymore, something was #BurtonStory
54Leah
tweeted on Nov. 30th, 2010
wrong. The robot stood motionless before sparks flew from its antenna and then slumped forwards as if it was switched off. #BurtonStory 55Ginger
tweeted on Nov. 30th, 2010
Stainboy stood and stared. He moved towards the robot and reached out his hand to touch him. Just inches away, the robot #BurtonStory
56Lee Cristiano
tweeted on Nov. 30th, 2010
with it's last spark of power, motioned that something was behind Stainboy. Syringe in-hand, #BurtonStory 57Fatima
tweeted on Nov. 30th, 2010
the little man in the goo-stained lab coat stood before him. #BurtonStory
58Grace Cowtan
tweeted on Dec. 1st, 2010
Panic washed over Stainboy as he saw the old man's smile widen and his grip tighten on the syringe #BurtonStory 59Cory Flanigan
tweeted on Dec. 1st, 2010
, his eyes looking like punctuated ping-pong balls. This was the culmination of his two greatest fears. Needles, and #BurtonStory
60Tonya Nelson
tweeted on Dec. 1st, 2010
death itself. The robot couldn't save him now. It was up to Stainboy. As the old man grimaced with his yellowed teeth, #BurtonStory 61Eduardo Monforte
tweeted on Dec. 1st, 2010
a maniacal girlish giggle roared from behind. #BurtonStory
62Customary / Twist
tweeted on Dec. 1st, 2010
Stainboy swiftly kicked the scientist in the groin. The scientist bent over in pain and the syringe plunged into his leg. #burtonstory 63Dave Bullis
tweeted on Dec. 2nd, 2010
Stainboy darted for the stairs. Looking back the scientist was struggling to get up, goo flowing from his eyes. Stainboy turned #burtonstory
64Jo Kelly-Fenton
tweeted on Dec. 2nd, 2010
back to the direction of the gallery, however when he reached the top of the stairs he looked back to see the robot sprawled on #BurtonStory 65Madam Wordsmith
tweeted on Dec. 2nd, 2010
on the landing, the merest hint of life flickering in its eyes. Stainboy was conflicted - run or save the one who had saved him #BurtonStory
66Lee Cristiano
tweeted on Dec. 2nd, 2010
Feeling morally bound, he headed downstairs to face-off with his enemy, save his new friend, and end this gooey nightmare. #BurtonStory 67Antoni Stathoukos
tweeted on Dec. 3rd, 2010
He used all his courage, and ran back downstairs. Stainboy got to the robot as the mad scientist had #BurtonStory
68Ollie Margetts
tweeted on Dec. 3rd, 2010
succumbed to death's sweet embrace. Relinquished of their master's cruel hand the other robots giggled with joy and began #BurtonStory 69SJ
tweeted on Dec. 3rd, 2010
to reassemble their rusty corpses. Seeing that his hero was in good hands, Stainboy made his way back to the gallery. #burtonstory
70Michael Dorfman
tweeted on Dec. 3rd, 2010
Conquering the final step, he scanned the artwork on the walls and caught a glimpse of the goo. #BurtonStory 71rocklad
tweeted on Dec. 3rd, 2010
Still unsure why the original goo had seemed so familiar, Stainboy's feet trudged a path through the gallery's #BurtonStory
72Graham
tweeted on Dec. 3rd, 2010
collection of art. Then he had a thought. Could the answer lay in the actual artworks themselves? #BurtonStory 73Leah
tweeted on Dec. 4th, 2010
He examined each painting closely, searching for anything that was somewhat recognizable. He then approached a piece of artwork #BurtonStory
74Paige K
tweeted on Dec. 4th, 2010
hanging in a lonely corner of the gallery. As Stainboy approached, he knew the importance of the painting at once. It depicted #BurtonStory 75Silvia Foglia
tweeted on Dec. 4th, 2010
something so astonishing that Stainboy had to take two steps back and a deep breath. Could it really be? #BurtonStory
76Paige K
tweeted on Dec. 5th, 2010
He'd never known his father before, but there in the painting, stood his mother, right next to the scientist. Stainboy now knew #BurtonStory 77A Snyman
tweeted on Dec. 5th, 2010
that his genetic disposition was the result of one of his father's crazy experiments. However, he was filled with doubt too #BurtonStory
78Kyle Stumpp
tweeted on Dec. 5th, 2010
about the purpose of the goo his father had created. Was it evil or a cure to his abnormalities? Had his father brought him #BurtonStory 79Pimvenus Clark
tweeted on Dec. 5th, 2010
here with the intention of helping him? The harder he tried to think, the more confused he became with the whole ordeal. #BurtonStory
80Stevey J
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
Once more the goo started to spin and the wind picked up in the gallery. #BurtonStory 81R. R. Ramzipoor
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
He knew it could all end here.But he wanted answers.He needed to know the truth.Breathing hard,Stainboy stepped towards the goo #BurtonStory
82Burtonoeee
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
& started to eat it. Knowing now that he was half made of goo, he knew it wouldn't kill him like it did his father. It was the #BurtonStory 83Lee Cristiano
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
key to his power, and his heroic obligation to stop it from harming anyone else. As he ate the goo, a luminescent green glow #burtonstory
84Ryan Parent
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
formed around him. He could feel his stains dissipating. It was curing him. No wonder his father was trying to #burtonstory 85Leah
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
inject the goo into his body. Stainboy watched with amazement as each stain slowly disappeared, leaving his body clean and dry. #BurtonStory
86Eileen Steinbach
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
He blinked a few times and sighed. The stains were gone and so was the feeling of being an outsider. He was normal. Finally. #BurtonStory 87MyOwnNutshell
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
A lonely puddle of stain sat below Stainboy's feet. He peered down at the murky entity which had driven his very existence. #BurtonStory
88Sara Câmara Leme
tweeted on Dec. 6th, 2010
From this day he became known as Stainlessboy. The one who solved the case of the mysterious glowing goo on the gallery floor. #BurtonStory

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