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A012 has been missing for nine days.
I wonder where it is.
Perhaps the young lady working behind the counter at that coffee shop took it home with her.
Perhaps a customer found it and took it home.
Perhaps the shop was robbed that night, and the location is now a crime scene.
Perhaps the shop burned down shortly after I left it, and the set has returned to the earth.
Perhaps the shop doesn’t exist, and I’ve left poor A012 in some… other… place without knowing it.
That table seemed solid enough.
How very exciting.
Important Announcement: A New Way to Help Others Find the Starlight
For some of us, this story is beginning to evolve into more than just a passing curiosity. We are actively involved in the story, and we want to see it succeed and grow and envelope as many people as possible. To that end, fellow Starlighter 28purplelions and I have hatched an interesting idea. I saw some folks who were recently asking M questions, worrying that people would encounter his items in the real world and not know what to do with them or how to follow them back to the website where their context would come into focus. This is a way to bring people to the page, and it’s also a way for you to get physically involved with the story in a new way.
28purplelions and I (who found out through FTS that we live in the same area, how awesome is that?!) have created an image with a message from M and a QR code that leads folks back to the “Find the Starlight” project. From now until the end of the Kickstarter, it will redirect folks to the Kickstarter page. On February 10th after the Kickstarter is over, the code will automatically redirect to the main story entries listed in chronological order so people can read the story from the beginning. If you use this QR code exclusively, we’ll be able to do really cool things like track analytics to see where and how often it’s been scanned, and we’ll be able to manipulate the URL it redirects to (in the event that there’s another Kickstarter or something) so that one QR code can be spread a bunch of different places and always be relevant to the current events of the story.
So here’s the idea — print these off. Canvas the city with your friends. Post them everywhere (that’s legal and safe, of course). Print them out on adhesive paper and stick them to things. Pin them to public announcement boards. Leave them at bus stops. Stick them to your notebook covers. Slip them into library books. Do everything you can, and let’s see how far we can get the story to spread. I’ll post updates about the analytics if anything interesting happens, especially if we start to see scans of the QR code go national or international in scope. The more push we have from now until February 10th, the better. And after that, it will still be a great way that you can be part of spreading a little of M’s magic into the real world so that others can share in the story.
Here are the links you’ll need to print off your own copy of the QR code:
JPEG: Public download link
Publisher file with 15 QR codes per sheet: Public download link
Alright, folks, ball is in your court. Godspeed and good luck.
All the best,
FIND THE STARLIGHT
I AM DRIVING TO SF TO FUCKING FIND OUT WHAT IS THERE
ANYONE IN THE REGION WHO’D LIKE TO COME, HOLLER AT ME NOW YA’LL
I AM ABOUT TO PUUUUUKE
ALSO M PLZ HOLLER AT ME AGAIN IF I AM TOO LATE BECAUSE OTHERWISE I AM GOING TO WASTE LIKE $40 THAT I COULD HAVE SPENT ON TAQUITOS.
Another FtS post!
I know things have slowed down a bit while we wait for the kickstarter to end, but REMEMBER - there are a thousand million places to find the ever-growing community of Star Seekers!
Our Branch.Com page is HERE.
Our Wiki is HERE.
Our Facebook page is HERE.
You can chat with us on IRC at irc.esper.net in the room #FindtheStarlight. (Moderated by Clockwork, Ohhoe, and SkiesofMars.) If you don’t know how to use IRC, feel free to send me a message!
And of course, we can all follow along on tumblr at #findthestarlight.
A010 was unearthed last night. Save your money and gasoline. There will be things to find up your way soon enough. -M
Thanks for the heads up, love. Also, good job catching that within like 2 hours of me posting. Shows you’re serious about this venture. +10 for Gryffindor.
I’ve been reading my eyeballs off trying to stay on top of all this. My peer-reviewed journal article feed is like a mile long at the moment. MY BODY IS READY.
And I’m pretty sure a personal message from M makes me tumblr famous. LET THE EXCITEMENT BEGIN