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Stumbled across the story-made-of-tattoos project while doing research for my paper, I remember that one of you was considering getting it a long time ago--[ profile] flats, maybe? I still like the idea--it's one of a very few things that might make me consider getting a tattoo.

Two papers due tomorrow at 5 PM, one on the historiography of rape and one on the future of hypertext literature--both maybe 4/5ths done? I'm burnt out on this paper writing thing--I've been tinkering with some interactive fiction instead. The thing with hypertext literature is that it is still looking for its breakout star, and so I really want to learn how to write hypertext (and how to write interactive fiction, for that matter) sometime when I'm not at Swarthmore and unhappy. Maybe this summer--a 9-5 job, no television, and not very many friends, so the plan is lots of books and writing and cooking and playing with the cat, who is named Mr. Washington. I'll post about the people I'm living with (and the cat) later, when I don't have two papers due tomorrow at 5 PM.

As a treat for finishing everything (five papers! five papers!) I am going to write up that "101 Things in 1001 Days" meme so that I can prove to myself that I am an interesting person. I think it needs a "Writing" category and a "Social Life" category and a "Working Through Personal Trauma" category and a "Learning More German and Being Generally Awesome" category.

Tomorrow is now today. But that doesn't mean it's time to post about the cat.

Date: 2007-05-14 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Tutti Frutti Summer Love" by G√ľnther and the Sunshine Girls

Date: 2007-05-14 06:10 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I'm gonna say Mahna Mahna, because the mental image is fantastic.

Date: 2007-05-14 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
(It occurs to me to ask whether "hypertext novel" people are interested in narrative online RPGs at all.)

Date: 2007-05-14 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not for the most part, but this guy wrote a pissy book (Twisty Little Passages, 2003) where he shouted "Pay attention to us, you stupid hypertext fiction people! We're really awesome!"

And since then there has been more crossover interest, which I think is a good thing. Hypertext people are generally more interested in story-based IF (like Adam Cadre ( and Emily Short ( than in extremely puzzly IF. Which is good by me, since I'm terrible at puzzles.

Date: 2007-05-16 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
whoops, logged in as Sally, how embarrassing

Date: 2007-05-16 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee. I was like "But Sally, you didn't say anything, how could you have meant anything!"

Anyway, I read "narrative online RPGs" as "interactive fiction" because that's what I was thinking about. Also I really like interactive fiction.

But yeah. They're not interested in narrative online RPGs at all, as far as I can tell. Or, like, things that normal people are interested in, for the most part. Pretty much because they are the intellectual descendants of post-structuralism, and those dudes didn't like normal people either.

Although I did not provide a link to fandom high in my paper, I did briefly describe things like it and ask whether hypertext could use some cross-pollination.

Date: 2007-05-15 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"venus in furs" by the velvet underground...huzzah for that the plural of dominatrix?

if the hypertext you wanna learn is just html, that's super easy...i can help if you want, as i am currently fluent with information technology...and by that i mean i have a neat book with a short mini guide and html was the last part of my compsci class i actually understood enough to remember/care about.


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