SOME BRAINPOWER REQUIRED: SECOND FRONT GAINS NEW UNDEAD ALLIES WITHIN SECONDS OF ASCENDING THEIR GRAVES...
Photo by Great Escape. This pic illustrated well the disciplined nature of Second Front. Even with only 5 of us there at the very beginning, we managed to rid ourselves of any healthy flesh and got straight down to the nitty gritty task of infecting new zombies to act as SF cameo-appearances....
***UPDATE FROM THE NEAR FUTURE...
OLGA WUNDERLICH HAS BLOGGED THIS PERFORMANCE!***
Hey there splEEn-spOOks, thriller-seekers and other blood guzzling hobbyists,
About a week ago, Second Front drank some bad blood and turned into zombies en masse.
Always suckers for more popularity, the motley crew of avatar performance artists decided to turn their particular crisis into an opportunity and seize the Day of the Dead...
Consider this blog posting to be kind of like a photo-essay - you know, the kind that TIME magazine might publish or something ;-)
Ok, no point in describing everything in excruciating theoretical detail, here are some more pix from our performance called "Zombie Attack! 28 Avatars Later"...
Photo by Great Escape. Without a moment to waste, Second Front congregates at the "Stuff on Pikes" graveyard and gradually chomps the masses of flesh-filled nOObs in their group pursuit of the Quest for Brains...
Photo by Great Escape. Left-Right: Great Escape, Macky Oh (an infected nun with a groovy sk8board), Olga Wunderlich (stunned like a deer caught in headlights and waiting to be infected), Gazira Babeli (background) and Wirxli Flimflam.
Photo by Great Escape. It looks like Olga is pretending to hang around Great Escape and Macky Oh as if nothing unusual has happened. She was probably hoping that no one would take notice that her flesh was full-figured and her brain was still intact...ooops! Great Escape (the zombie with the most brain cells still in his head), saw opportunity knocking! ;-)
Photo by Great Escape. Olga is the very first victim of the evening. Great Escape has the pleasure of getting first dibs on her supple pixel-flesh. Perhaps this is Great Escape's form of gratitude for being interviewed by Olga a few weeks ago...heheheheh!
Photo by Great Escape. The infection works! Olga is Second Front's very first cameo zombie!
Photo by Great Escape. Here is a revealing pic of AliseIborg Zhaoying, Wirxli Flimflam and Macky Oh.
Photo by Great Escape. Here is a close-up of Lizsolo Mathilde as a zombie.
Photo by Great Escape. This pic was taken the minute Man Michinaga joined us. This moment was important as Man Michinaga's Aons-old arrival signaled the rest of us to officially commence Second Front's zany zombiefest.
Photo by Great Escape. Second Front members shown from left-right: Man Michinaga, Wirxli Flimflam, Tran Spire and Great Escape.
Photo by Great Escape. Great Escape's next victim apparently ownes the Graveyard (according to "reliable sources") so it is likely that she was eager to be victimized as soon as possible.
Photo by Great Escape. Ok, this pic shows that the "chaos" of our zombie dance was in fact perfectly choreographed. It would not be suprising if Ulrika Zugzwang would be pleased with our thrilling coordination.
Left-right: Great Escape, Tran Spire, Wirxli Flimflam, Liz Solo and some cameo zombie with some fancy blue shoes.
Photo by Great Escape. This might look like a scene straight out of an Ulrika Zugzwang machinima movie but actually, this pic shows Second Front getting enough blood and guts to channel the legion of cacodemons from the Doom Trilogy.. You might know the Ancient saying, "We are Legion for we are plenty".
Photo by Great Escape. BRAAAAYYYNNNZZZ! WE NEEEED MOOOREE NOOOOOB BRAAAYYYYNZZZZ! The zombies begin to look desperate so Second Front sends forth a scavenger scout (Wirxli) to hunt down more nOObs in other designated land-plots.
AND YET, SECOND FRONT's HORDE BORES QUICKLY AND THEY STILL NEED MORE FRESH BRAINS...
Photo by Great Escape. Gazira Babeli and AliseIborg Zhaoying have gleeful fun coordinating the feasting activities of the zombie horde.
CURATE OR BE CUREATEN: ARS VIRTUA's CURATOR GETS INFECTED BY SECOND FRONT!
Photo by Great Escape. The Unholy ritual is complete! Ars Virtua's curator Rubaiyat Shatner has been successfully infected by Great Escape. From this point onward, Institutions and Performance Artists will forever be bonded in blood (and brains, of course)!
Photo by Great Escape. We think this winged zombie used to be Olga Wunderlich, but now we are not so certain.... I think we missed the missing link in this part of her evolution towards full-blown zombiehood...sigh!
Photo by Great Escape. Finally, we found a zombie training basement where we could test out our newfound brainlessness.
Photo by Great Escape. Here we are practicing our devious dance moves for MUNCHFEST 2007.
WELCOME TO THE DEVIL's PLAYGROUND!
Photo by Great Escape. At this point, we had teleported to The Devil's Playground where we were able to locate more brains and innards for our cause...
Photo by Great Escape. Here are some cameo-zombies having a field-day with each other in the Devil's Playground. Great Escape is doing a great job of micro-management here. Who says zombies are incapable of efficiency? ;-)
BLOOD RED-BERETS: WOULD YOU LIKE ANY THRILLER FRIES WITH THAT?
QUENCHING BRAINTHIRST AT THE EIFFEL TOWER IN NEW-PARIS...
Photo by Great Escape. At this stage in the "game", we had entered New Paris in order to find the Eiffel Tower. The French are always sitting ducks waiting to be consumed by Performance Art! In the foreground from left-right are the Second Front members: Great Escape and Tea Chenille. Yes, most of the pictures feature Great Escape this time and this is because he was in charge of taking the photos...lol!
Photo by Great Escape. If you look above, you will see that our friend Fau Ferdinand is one of the poor infected souls forced to make an appearance as a cameo-zombie for Second Front. If you look a little more closely, you will also noticed that we use teddy bears to lure in our prey...Mwua-hahahahahaha!
Photo by Great Escape. Here is another pic showing Great Escape faffing around with our zombie cameo-fodder.
THE CARNIVAL OF BRAINLESS CARNAGE CONTINUES IN THE LOCAL nOOb SANDBOX...
Photo by Great Escape. Here we have Second Front members Liz Solo and (yes, again) Great Escape playing in the sandbox when they should be on the hunt looking for fresh nOOb blOOd. At least they were dancing the authentic zombie dance since they were adhering to the measured grid-lines of the local venue. Context is everything when it comes to Second Front performances, even when one has to resort to line-dancing!
Photo by Great Escape. Either it is photographic propaganda or Great Escape appears to be the most successful with hunting down fresh meat! Perhaps, his grid-dance mentioned above was a way to focus his leftover virility and brainpower in a calculated effort to seduce more avatar bodies? Long Live The nOOb Flesh!
Photo by Great Escape. Some of the nOObs in the sandbox were genuinely afraid of us and tried to flee from this performance artist epidemic.
IRISH (S)CREAM, ANYONE? THE CARNAGE CLIMAXES IN A LAGGY DUBLIN NITECLUB...
Photo by Great Escape. The Monster Mash! Here we are in some packed (and therefore, laggy) bar in Dublin full of drunken Irish rowdies who were really cheery and pleasant (what's new?)...in fact, some of them were even brave enough to get close to our infectious (s)pores!
Photo by Great Escape. As you can see, there was plenty of tantalizing Irish nOObflesh to be had...YUMMY TREATS! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....BRAAAAAAYNNNNNZ! NEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDD BRRAAAAYYYYNZZZ!
Photo by Great Escape. Some of the more well-accomplished table-dancers managed to avoid our infectious grooves entirely and stick to their own non-sticky shimmy. I guess in a way, anytime after midnite is fair game to pretend you are undead!
Photo by Great Escape. Here is another view of the Irish dancefloor... Zombie Bloody Zombie! I will follow!
Photo by Great Escape. Here is a great aerial view of the Irish party bash!
SUICIDE-SAUCE: ENDPARTY IN RAUSCH's COMBAT SIM...
Photo by Great Escape. Finally, we decided to re-visit our old "haunt" (pardon the pun) - the Rausch combat sim where we once performed our Martyr Sauce intervention many (full) moons ago...
Photo by Great Escape. Left-Right: Tea Chenille, Great Escape, Man Michinaga, Liz Solo and Wirxli Flimflam.... MMMMMM! Some freshly rezzed brains just begging to be eaten in the safe zone of the combat sandbox! Hmmm..which side to eat first, the left side or the right of the brain? Oh well, all this sort of theoretical thinking was too lively for us so we figured it was best just dance our hearts out (in some cases, literally).
Photo by Great Escape. Here we are again dancing further and further into conceptual Goth oblivion...Hmmm...I guess we had too many brains for our bite, eh? Sigh!
Photo by Great Escape. Here is a good aerial pic showing you the kind of mayhem-sauce we were dipping into for dinner. We had a surplus of brains that day which might explain the epic length of our performance.
Photo by Great Escape. Finally, we decided to try some suicide sauce with our brains to enhance the flavourless flavour and sure enough, it was Second Jonestown without the snipers! I mean, we were in the safe part of the combat zone after all, right? Mass suicide is the best way to gain mass appeal so we figured we would try this method for a change..usually, we act like real martyrs and just re-enter the space but....uhhhh... it is all for the sake of art-stardom, right?
Photo by Great Escape. Most of us are dead at this point but you will notice Tran Spire (standing in the center with the turquoise hair) seems to be gaining weight from all this liquid gluttony. Oh wait, maybe it is the vodka that is keeping him alive and supersizing? He did die by the end of our performance, this much is guaranteed.
Photo by Great Escape. Here is a good shot of the bulk of us who have successfully opened Heaven's Gate to see yet another banal safe zone in a combat sim, sigh!
So much for the White Light! SIGH! Adios, performance art fans! Stay tuned for the up and coming "Zombie Attack: 29 Avatars Later" movie coming to your blog-theaters soon.