Author: nickylindell

No One Blogs Like Gaston! (Or Makes Bots Like @mewo2)

Given my recent slight obsession with the new Beauty and The Beast remake, you can imagine my delight in discovering a Twitter bot that generates new and often hilarious versions of the chorus from “Gaston.” The bot, created by @mewo2 (or Martin O’Leary if you prefer his actual name), is programmed to tweet rhyming, syntactically similar choruses to the original…

Deviant: A Point-and-Click Extravaganza!

“Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw” by Donna Leishman is unlike any electronic literature that I have come across so far. It is a point-and-click, text-free, historical retelling of one of the most well-known cases of demonic possession in history. Of course, I had no idea that Christian Shaw was a real girl until the end of the game, but…

Tattoos for ELit

“From this time on, participants will be known as “words”. They are not understood as carriers or agents of the texts they bear, but as its embodiments…. As words die the story will change; when the last word dies the story will also have died. The author will make every effort to attend the funerals of her words.” Shelley Jackson’s…

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