Author: Ariel

Pottermore: A Review

People have already posted about Pottermore here and here, but I thought that I would expand on it a little more. In July, I became one of the first million Betta users to gain access to Pottermore, a website meant to promote and host the e-book copies of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, but I held off from reviewing…

Review of Silent Hill 4: The Room

I have been a die hard fan of the horror game franchise Silent Hill for several years now, but, up until just a few weeks ago, I had only ever played the first three games and Silent Hill: Homecoming. Therefore, I was incredibly excited when I got my hands on a copy of Silent Hill 4: The Room a few…

“You Held Me.”

I originally wanted to create an adventure game in Inform7, but the coding eventually proved far too complex for me as I’ve never dealt with coding before, so I eventually utilized hypertext, which I found to be far simpler (though I never did manage to include pictures or change the background colors). I ended up creating a poem entitled “You…

“Pieces of Herself” by Juliet Davis

“Pieces of Herself” by Juliet Davis is an incredibly interesting piece of interactive fiction in which the author utilizes a dress-up doll flash game to tell the story of a lost and rather broken women.   The reader is given an introduction screen that explains how a nameless woman is attempting to reassemble her lost identity, and he or she…

Easter Eggs

After realizing that, if one clicks on the appropriate place at the appropriate time in the electronic work “RedRidingHood” by Donna Leishman, one can uncover a journal that fleshes out Red Riding Hood and the Wolf’s relationship, I began to look more into Easter eggs, particularly in video games. An Easter egg, in regards to video games, is a special…

“Separation:” A Message of Connection

http://collection.eliterature.org/2/works/abrahams_separation.html Before this class, my experience with electronic literature was incredibly limited, barely ranging beyond internet blogs and fiction produced for e-readers. Needless to say, my mind has been opened to an entire world of literature that I had never even considered before, particularly when it comes to works that require one to interact directly in order to consume it.…

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