Archive | September, 2014

SCANDAL: Lala fakes hypnosis video to steal donations

27 Sep

Straight out of jail and back to her old tricks.  Lala Drona was caught stealing donations with a fake sleep hypnosis video.  The full video has been flagged and removed from Youtube, but you can still find a clip of it below.  Since the video had been up for over a week, there’s no telling how much money Lala has stolen from innocent insomniacs everywhere.

Tyler Perkins, coffee bean researcher.

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Lala Drona at Vogue Fashion Night Out

20 Sep

Lala Drona was spotted this week at Paris’ Vogue Fashion Night Out, sipping champagne with DJ Mafe from Maracuyeah.

Shutupi Origins

12 Sep

Shutupi Sutaki origins Despite  Lala Drona’s squeamish attitude towards the media, there are still an impressive number of images of her released.  Surprisingly, almost ninety-five percent of these images come from the same source.  We’ve seen his name in the media, his photos of Lala, but who is the man behind the camera?  Based on a Fact investigates.

Shutupi (formerly Shutupi Sutaki) is a Japanese photographer with a missing index finger.  Coming from the Sutaki family, a family of famous calligraphers, Shutupi was the only member in history to deny his calligraphic duties and follow a “calling.”   Shutupi behind the curtain

Legend says that Shutupi was never gifted in the art of calligraphy.  As a teenager, Shutupi spent most days practicing calligraphy with his best friend and cousin Beradon’na. During a boating accident, he saved Beradon’na, creating a Purotekutā, or protector. According to Sutaki family code, one is indebted to their hero, destined to live out the rest of their days protecting their savior, until the savior decides to release him/her.

Beradon’na and Shutupi discovered the camera at the age of sixteen.  From that moment on, Shutupi craved to see the world through the eye of the camera, or as he calls it, his “Chokkan” (third eye).  Of course the Sutaki family did not tolerate the artistic digression, and forebode the use of the apparatus.  One night, Shutupi’s father found him photographing the family’s work, a heinous crime under the Sutaki family code.  His father showed no mercy when disciplining his son. In a fight to protect Shutupi, Beradon’na was killed by her uncle.  Shutupi’s father then amputated his son’s right index finger, forevermore tShutupi's photography techniquehwarting Shutupi’s attempts to take pictures (in the conventional way).

After eight years in the shadows, Shutupi appeared again in France in 2012.    Shutupi met Lala through mutual friends in the art community and was instantly enchanted.  It was then that he began to take pictures again.  Following Lala’s growing army of Drones, he stumbled upon and joined a team of paparazzi also looking to infiltrate the emerging community of art alter-egos.  The interest between Lala and Shutupi was reciprocal and Lala too began asking questions about the photographer’s past.

Lala already aware of the Sutaki family code, and the concept of the Purotekutā, invited Shutupi to dinner, where she poisoned his food with toxic berries. As he bordered death, Lala nursed him back to life.  Forty-eight hours later, Shutupi woke up to Lala Drona rubbing his stomach, now destined to live out the rest of his days at her side, or until the day she releases him.

Shutupi Origins, Based on a Fact

On the outside looking in: Lala jail letter released

5 Sep

Jail letter released

Lala Drona was released from Paris Art Prison at 10am last Monday morning.  Since, the artist has refused to talk about her prison experience, in turn raising the interest of investigative journalists everywhere.

The PAP mailroom was infiltrated by an unknown masked perpetrator last Sunday and many of Lala Drona’s records were made public. Lala's mail The documents made public consist of an expedited mail list and a personal letter from Lala to Shutupi.  The records show that Lala wrote to Shutupi twenty-five days out of thirty in art prison. The letter exposes a relationship perhaps more intimate than previously assumed between the photographer and the artist.  It reads, “So I count.  I count the hours in every day.  I count every time you cross my mind and I count the days until we can start our projects again.”  Lala's letter to Shutupi

Lala also admits her true feelings about the Art Guild in this letter, perhaps plotting against the authority that put her away.  She writes, “…revenge is a dish best served cold.” Names on the mail list record also include Pancho Panoptes, Fred le Chevalier and Lans Thorne, strangely all of whom are existing members of the Art Guild.  If Lala is plotting against the Art Guild, why would she write to its members?  Perhaps their friendship transcends her deep seeded hostility towards the organization.  Or perhaps it is part of a grand scheme to bring down the institution.  Stay tuned to read about what happens next in the world of Lala Drona.

 

Lorenzo DaSilva, journalist at BOAF         

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