100 DAYS PROJECT: #100

August 29th, 2009 by susan

The Mating Ritual of The Modern Man

100thematingritualThis came out different than planned and not quite as focused, but I doubt that anyone will realize or care.

What inspired the story was the reality television shows such as The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, More to Love, etc. All those “true love true story” shows that are recognized by their overuse of the word “amazing” when describing the rejectees.

I am more intrigued than ever by the hypertext form of narrative and yet it’s still so damn hard to convince others to read much less write in this style. I’ve used Storyspace for the first couple of stories, but have used Tinderbox for all the rest and have paid homage to this exciting software by Eastgate in this last story of the 100 days.

My thanks and appreciation to all who have taken on this 100 Days Project. Now I suppose we all shall be busily writing our first semester compositions on “What I Did on My Summer Vacation.” After that, I may just have to take my hypertext show on the road.

3 Responses to “100 DAYS PROJECT: #100”

  1. Mary Ellen Says:

    Memoirs. We need to tour senior centers and convince them to write their memoirs. The non-computer literate I’ll do as linear narratives; you take the creative and hyper-sensical. Wow. This is too much fun, and it’s still in my head!

  2. susan Says:

    Don’t know about you but I need a break. Maybe a nap in those senior centers!

  3. finnegan flawnt Says:

    i’m getting better at completing these little maths exercises… 😉

    really enjoyed reading through your meta commentary on the project and i also LOVE these little maps. they look like lissajou’s figures of the physics of storytelling!

    now all i need to know is if there’s a educational discount for tinderbox for professors 😉 otherwise, i’ve settled on my xmas present…

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