If you have a smart phone, chances are you have used an app before. Apps have become extremely useful in people’s lives. From a place of entertainment on long bus rides, to a place to find information on the most recent breaking news story, apps have a variety of uses within our lives. Another way… Continue reading Prying into Pry
Telling stories in video games is not a new concept, but new games coming into the market take this idea to a whole other level. Many video games in the past focus on loose storylines as a base for the game, but new games are beginning to fully take advantage of this “new” medium in… Continue reading Online Narrative Gaming – The new way of Storytelling?
The entire story of Gone Home follows Kaitlin as you walk her throughout the house finding journal entries. This postcard could be considered the final piece of the puzzle that ties up all loose ends when it comes to where Sam went. The postcard is written to Kaitlin from Sam, just like the first thing… Continue reading Sam to Kaitlin; “I’m Sorry”
A “boy meets girl, girl doesn’t like boy” story reimagined through a digital medium. Nicci French’s digital story “Your Place and Mine” takes full advantage of the digital platform by adding charm unavailable to stories written in other ways. The uniqueness of the fact that Nicci French is two separate people has been accentuated… Continue reading “Your Place and Mine”: A Digital Rethinking of a Typical Story
The story of Mary and Patrick Maloney showcases a relationship crumbling before the characters’ very eyes. It’s unknown to the reader exactly what caused this, but the aftermath is brilliantly shown through the actions of Mary following the news. It is also unknown what happens after the story finishes. Does Mary eventually get caught? Does… Continue reading Mary Maloney Confession: Case 9131916
The reading of Vladimir Nabokov’s “Symbols and Signs” by Mary Gaitskill was dull and watery. The narrator’s rendition of the story, which was originally posted in May of 1948, took away from the depth of the story. From the first words of Gaitskill’s delivery of the story, her bland and colourless voice is heard. Her… Continue reading The Voice Within The New Yorker Podcast
Félix Fénéon’s tragic and unfortunate stories, although short in format, pack a punch when it comes to related events. Suicide, revenge, murder and other misfortunate and tragic topics are overriding motifs throughout the majority of Fénéon’s work. These pieces of work have been translated and posted to Twitter via Luc Sante. Suicide has always been a touchy and taboo… Continue reading Murder, Suicide and Revenge: Past, Present and Future