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This semester I really came to appreciate the power of storytelling. References, allusions, and intertextual connections in which promote narrative complexity can be used in so many differing and revealing ways. I can remember signing-up for this class and really … Continue reading

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Enter top-down with blindfolds ‘n’ earmuffs

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Planetfall the story feat. Planetfall the game

Planetfall as an interactive fiction is quite remarkable. I enjoyed the ability, like audio dramas, to sit in silence (or to my favorite track) and let my mind become engulfed by the game’s story. Of course, as Costikyan has suggested, … Continue reading

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Sleepy Yanni

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Meltzer thinks she’s hot

The Dr. Who franchise is a remarkable example of transmedia excellence. From “Blink” on the big screen, to “Blood of the Cybermen” for gamers, with the comic “The World Shaper’s” and the audio drama “Human Resources” in between, these different forms of media all share the Dr. Who narrative albeit in their own distinct ways. Continue reading

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Only in the movie

PART I “Complex narrative” is a good thing. It makes us think. And it is surreal, surprising, and satisfying. Mittell explains that complex narratives might mostly be defined by their superior unconventionality (30). Mulholland Drive puts the audience in constants … Continue reading

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Let’s consume stories

What does Delwiche mean by consuming stories?  In the syllabus, the final project will promote the class’ consumption of each others stories.  And did anyone notice in class he specifically said the words, “consume stories?” There must be something to … Continue reading

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