20100630

F-R-A-C-T-A-L * N-O-V-E-L-S

F-R-A-C-T-A-L * N-O-V-E-L-S

A collaborative art project where the story can branch in a thousand directions.

Helium Moons (x-84.y3)
Jun 29
Contributor: Joseph Beardsley
“That’s it.” The Captain leaned in, gloved hands coming up against the hull of the unsuspecting airship as his scow pulled up beneath.
“Hear that, lads?” He grinned, showing off a mouth of broken and yellowed teeth. “She’s soft. Not more than three inch, I’d say.” One hand slid down the polished length of the hull as the Captain pressed his ear against the wood, held his breath. “She practically sings money!” His eyes flicked to one of the swarthy, dirty men crouching in the darkness at his boots. “Fetch the drill! We drain this pretty sow tonight and take all we can carry!”
F-R-A-C-T-A-L * N-O-V-E-L-S

20100620

Indie Game Review: Cottage of Doom | Gameolosophy

 

Indie Game Review: Cottage of Doom

Published by Timothy Dumont Jr. on June 20, 2010 in Total Club Manager

A Review of the Indie game Cottage of Doom, found on the great games experiment.

What does several young adults in a cottage need? Zombies! However, after the only girl among them is attacked and his friend goes running upstairs. The hero of this piece is left with a shotgun and a few flimsy pieces of furniture to use as barricades. Who wouldn’t love that? We’ve seen it in hundreds of Zombie movies and have found that most of the games have been somewhat lacking in the, “Holed up in building battling a horde of Zombies” aspect.

Cottage of Doom gives us exactly that.

Cottage of Doom set out to do a job, make a survival horror Zombie game that stuck true to those Zombie movies of old, and they succeeded. Three kids trapped in a house with tons of Zombies just itching for a way in is an amazing replica of all the zombie scenarios we want to see. Oh, Did I mention TONS OF ZOMBIES . . .

Indie Game Review: Cottage of Doom | Gameolosophy

20100606

The Mystery of Mons, a city game / mystery weekend

by Patrick Bernauw 

A mystery game in the city of Mons, Belgium. From the Angels to the Hell Hound of Mons: a World War One Experiment with Black Propaganda… Or what we would call now: PSYOPS!

August 1974. Richard Evans was found dead in a city park of Mons, Belgium. In his hands: a polaroid, showing  a strange hippie girl…


And then, in a secret compartment in the house of the late Richard Evans, his grandson discovered a series of photographs showing each time the girl of the polaroid, dated from August 1914 to 1964.

It appears that during the First World War, Richard Evans worked as an agent for the British secret service and probably was in experiments with “black propaganda”, which eventually would lead to some of the greatest myths of the Great War, such as:

The Angels of Mons



 The Hell Hound of Mons


This mystery game/city game has to be played in the city of Mons, Belgium, with a “photo-graphic novel” created by Marc Borms and myself. You can contact us through this blog,and we’ll organize a mystery weekend for you in Mons!



Pass the test and discover the secrets of the secret agents of the First World War, and maybe you too will become an expert in “psychological operations” (PSYOPS), deception and disinformation!


Unveil the many mysteries of Mons and unravel the riddles of history!


20100603

Can Writers Make a Living From Short Stories Alone? | Writinghood

Can Writers Make a Living From Short Stories Alone?

by jharmon
Once upon a time, short story writers were king. Then came the long drought of decades upon decades. With electronic publishing, could that drought finally be over for good?
Not too long ago, literally a matter of a year or two, the question would have been ludicrous. Can fiction writers make a living from short stories?
A half century or more ago, there were some authors who were fortunate enough to make a living from short stories. O. Henry comes to mind, even Robert E. Howard, and any number of genre writers from the 1920s through about the early 1950s. That was roughly the time period when lots and lots of readers turned to magazines and other printed periodicals for entertainment. Detective stories were popular, as were some fantasy and Westerns and romance writings.
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Can Writers Make a Living From Short Stories Alone? | Writinghood