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"Some authors try to recreate Austen’s prose, which usually falls flat if you’re looking for Austen...."

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:48:14 -0800

Some authors try to recreate Austen’s prose, which usually falls flat if you’re looking for Austen. But I don’t think you should look for Austen. The continuations make the case for adaptation and imitation as a different mode of writing,” says Kathleen James-Cavan, an Austen expert based at the University of Saskatchewan.

James-Cavan recently delivered a paper at a Sanditon conference hosted by Cambridge University. Her topic was Welcome to Sanditon – a vlog spin-off of the Emmy-winning web series The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, in which Georgiana Darcy replaces Charlotte and is tasked with beta-testing a new social media app on the residents of Sanditon. Though the vlog lasted just three short months in 2013, it got very meta. “I thought it was rather lovely the way art meets life there. What interested me is the satire of entrepreneurship, in the original and 200 years later,” says James-Cavan. What would Austen herself have made of it? “I think she would have had a hoot and then asked for royalties, rightly so.”



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BBC - Culture - The Jane Austen novel you don’t know

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Forget Protagonists: Writing NPCs with Agency for 80 Days and Beyond

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:18:52 -0800

Forget Protagonists: Writing NPCs with Agency for 80 Days and Beyond:

Traditional video games as “entitlement simulators” - OMFG this explains SO MUCH




citynoir: Tim Curry

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:19:04 -0800

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citynoir:

Tim Curry




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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:35:03 -0800

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Putting together my talk for ICIDS next week, and I pulled out this oldie-but-goodie from the folks at Stitch Media.  




arabellesicardi: Ocean! Ocean! Oceaaaaaan

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:50:16 -0800

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arabellesicardi:

Ocean! Ocean! Oceaaaaaan







Just watched ‘The Trouble With Angels’ and now I really want to write boarding school juvenilia

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 22:40:19 -0800

At least once a week, either I or @bronwen will turn to the other and say “I’ve got the most scathingly brilliant idea…!”




"Then, slowly, it began. It was so tiny at first that I thought I was imagining it. My left shoulder..."

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 18:25:27 -0700

Then, slowly, it began. It was so tiny at first that I thought I was imagining it. My left shoulder started to jump. It was minuscule, like I was doing the smallest mouse dance possible to a continuous beat. I laughed a little at it. Then, the shrugging began. My shoulder leaped up to my ear, stayed there locked for a few seconds, then rolled back intensely, the muscles in my upper back seizing and flexing. Ingrid reminded me that the first priority was not to appear high-maintenance, so I waved it off and naturally … got in my car. To get on the highway.

There, in standstill traffic on the 405, my entire upper body began to dance. A continuous violent spasm shot from my left hand up my arm, across my shoulders, down the right arm, and back again. It sent me jerking forward and body rolling backward, like Elaine Benes on a dance floor in Hades. I could not stop what was happening. It was terrifying. I was saying “You’re OK, it’s OK, shh shh shh la la la” like a self-demon-doula, then Crags laughed for a while, and then it was very quiet. I tilted the mirror on myself. The spasms yanked me against the seatbelt so hard that it left a deep red line across my neck.



- The Time I Went Into a Full-Body Spasm for Six Days



me trying to plug in my phone blind and missing the jack like 500 times: you know i really should have known that bbc sherlock was bad way sooner

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:13:50 -0700

me trying to plug in my phone blind and missing the jack like 500 times: you know i really should have known that bbc sherlock was bad way sooner



10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:02:11 -0700

10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling:

If you happen to find yourself in Madeira Portugal in a couple of weeks, I’ll be delivering one of the conference keynote talks:

“Transmedia Storytelling: No, Really, What Is It?”
The joke goes like this: “Put two transmedia creators in a room together, and pretty quickly you’ll have three definitions of transmedia.” Everybody who uses the terms means something a little different. With stories from the trenches of making transmedia projects over the last ten years, this talk delves into what people mean when they say “transmedia” and why nobody can agree.







"This voice is toxic. This is the voice of the American Work Ethic, for which no amount of work is..."

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:31:49 -0700

“This voice is toxic. This is the voice of the American Work Ethic, for which no amount of work is ever enough, and to whom any rest at all is inexcusable idleness. And it’s all lies.”

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You Don’t Have To — Andrea Phillips

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"Without the pressure of worrying about “Get Out” getting made, Peele treated the script outlining..."

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:28:47 -0700

Without the pressure of worrying about “Get Out” getting made, Peele treated the script outlining and writing like a hobby – something he did for enjoyment rather than watch TV at night. Peele said that one the lesson he learned from his comedy writing background – and was a big portion of the success of his hit Comedy Central show “Key and Peele” – was that when you are having fun writing it leads to good writing.

“That’s my advice with dealing with writers block, follow the fun,” said Peele. “If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong.”



- Get Out: Horror Story & Directing Lessons from Jordan Peele’s Film | IndieWire



star-trek-discovery-confessions: michaelburnhamfanclub: types of discovery fans 1. voq cosnspiracy...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:59:27 -0700

star-trek-discovery-confessions:

michaelburnhamfanclub:

types of discovery fans

1. voq cosnspiracy theorists

2. Everything Is Femslash

3. lorca fuckers

4. here’s how georgiou isn’t dead conspiracy theorists

5. just here for culber and stamets

6. ash tyler defense squad

7. here for the klingon plot

8. michael has never done anything wrong in her life, ever

9. just using the new canon as fuel to flesh out spock’s backstory

10. fixation on lorca’s tribble

Tag yourself!

7, all the way




Dana Bushman

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:12:05 -0700

Dana Bushman:

My sister and brother-in-law lost everything in the fires this week. This is her harrowing description of what happened – if they weren’t already packing up to go, they might not have made it out alive.

I know there’s a lot of terrible things going on in various parts of the world at the moment, but if you can spare even a little bit to help, they’ve got a gofundme page here.




Late thoughts about Columbus Day

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:02:23 -0700

At this point in my life, I pretty much assume that anything I learned in high school history class is probably not true.  

What I remember being taught about Columbus Day was that it wasn’t really a thing until the War of 1812, when the Madison administration wanted to de-emphasize America’s English-ness, and so developed propaganda promoting an Italian ancestor even though chuckles never even set foot on the mainland. 

But I guess “history” is merely the marketing campaign for headcanons that our forebears accepted. 




A message for the Disco haters

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:05:30 -0700

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A message for the Disco haters




Blade Runner pet peeve

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:34:49 -0700

Getting ready to go see Blade Runner 2049 later today. Did a re-watch of the original a few days ago (The Final Cut) and it reminded me of one little thing that has always bothered me.

In the beginning, Deckard is waiting for a seat at the sushi bar. One opens up and he takes it. The sushi chef asks him what he wants. Deckard asks for four pieces. And the sushi chef tells him no, two pieces is plenty.

JUST GIVE THE MAN HIS FOUR PIECES OF SUSHI! 

Deckard is morally complicated, compromised and culpable. But whether or nor he’s human or a replicant, doesn’t mean there’s a good reason to sushi-shame him. 




Transmedia Survey

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 09:23:41 -0700

I’m giving a talk next month at ICIDS about transmedia storytelling, including some of the reasons why its been difficult to form consensus around what the term means. And I thought it would be fun to assemble some specific reactions to the term. 

So if you have a few moments, please fill out this (short) survey all about the T-word.  

Thanks!




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Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:24:40 -0700

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