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Who Could Believe Such a Thing? – The Role of Disbelief in Narrative

by on Dec.20, 2006, under Uncategorized

Imagine a work of fiction – a novel, a television show, a video game, anything you like. Imagine that one character advances an outlandish theory to explain the unusual occurrences that have plagued the narrative. Imagine that another character expresses surprise, skepticism, disbelief at this theory.

Who is eventually proven right?

Who Could Believe Such a Thing? – The Role of Disbelief in Narrative

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Dragon Maps

by on Feb.24, 2006, under Uncategorized

I recently stumbled across a website I found very interesting. Those of you reading this journal who are interested in stories and storytelling (and I suspect there may be some of you) may find Hitherby Dragons worth checking out. I’m not entirely sure how to explain it, so I’ll make a list of things to say.

* It’s a website where several neat little stories are posted each week.
* It has The Alphabet Game, the first story I read there and, I believe, a wonderful introduction to the site as a whole.
* If you want a straightforward introduction to the site rather than just jumping in feet-first, check out the abstract and catch-up links (they’re at the top of the Hitherby Dragons page, but I’ve copied the links here for convenience).
* The stories occasionally fit together into an overarching plotline if you read a lot of them.
* It features stories about emptiness and what’s beyond the maps.
* There are a surprising number of references to Fisher-Price.

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