June 23rd, 2009 by susan

Idle Conversation

33idleconversationThis is a study in pace via conversation only, with minimal or no narrative. Hopefully I’ve maintained a story arc by building tension via some conflict between the two characters of the story.

I’ve also, in focusing on simple dialogue, not gotten elaborate with the hypertext linkage, and it really is fairly linear, even if you take the “thought¬† process” links (not particularly clever here, it’s been done a zillion times). In fact, these side links shouldn’t even be necessary if I’ve properly, by dialogue alone without even adverbs, done my job.¬† (And I do apologize for the dialogue bubbles on the map–couldn’t resist!)

3 Responses to “100 DAYS PROJECT: #33”

  1. mary ellen Says:

    This one is hysterical! Also an excellent use of the thing hypertext is so good at: getting INTO the story in ways that linearity of page can’t do fluidly. I love the, “maybe he’s a new media student”!!!! Such pretty claws you have!

  2. Neha Says:

    I love the dialogue…the beat is spaced out very evenly, and it’s not awkward at all. I have tons of respect for anyone who can tell a story in all dialogue. I have tons of respect for anyone who can tell a story, period. This one’s my favorite so far.

  3. susan Says:

    Boy, and I didn’t think this one was any good except that I managed to achieve the goal of dialogue telling story.

    Thanks, guys; I think my favorite’s still #30 or #19 or #24. And ME, I really didn’t mean anything by the new media reference cause I was and really still am one. But then, my most offensive statements are those unconstructed!

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