Basically, in an "exquisite corpse", a series of people are asked to complete a drawing, story, animation, or other form of media without full knowledge of what came before - they may only see a sliver of the previous person's portion of the page, for instance, or perhaps are only allowed to hear the last few seconds of audio. Then you end up with things like this: It can get pretty bizarre, as you can imagine, even if the people involved are trying very hard to make a coherent image. That's why it's fun.
I spent part of the past couple days throwing together a page on my site that will allow us - the LT community, and anyone else that wants to join in - an opportunity to participate in a Limit Theory Community version of an exquisite corpse. Instead of drawing, this will be entirely text-based, in the form of a story vaguely related to Limit Theory. Each person will be allowed to see the previous 25% of what the person before them wrote, and must try to continue the story.
The rules are simple:
- Only one person can view the page (and write) at a time. Anyone else will get locked out until the previous person either finishes, or their time is up.
- You have 30 minutes, starting the moment you load the page.
- Do your very best to continue the previous person's vision for the story to the best of your ability.
- Do not try to "close" or "end" the story. Remember that someone else will take a turn after you.
- Do not be silly, stupid, random, or try to break things. Not only will it make me very sad and ruin my game, but you'll ruin it for everyone else, too.
- If you are stupid, silly, or random, the person after you will have the opportunity to erase your entry, effectively disqualifying you.
- You are only allowed ONE turn. After you click "submit", do not reload the page again. Close the tab and go, or you'll be locking other people out too.
After a week has passed, I'll post our finished story here for everyone to read!
The page is linked to from the landing page below:
The Limit Theory exquisite corpse project
Remember: If you can't figure out what the last person was going for, just try to go with what you have. As long as your text matches the text of theirs that you can see, you're golden!