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mugenmine:

Storium is a new kind of online game where you and your friends tell any story you can imagine, together.

Storium is a web-based online game that you play with friends. It works by turning writing into a multiplayer game. With just your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you can choose from a library of imaginary worlds to play in, or build your own. You create your story’s characters and decide what happens to them. You can tell any kind of story with Storium. The only limit is your imagination.

Storium uses familiar game concepts inspired by card games, role-playing games, video games, and more. In each Storium game, one player is the narrator, and everyone else takes on the role of a character in the story. The narrator creates dramatic challenges for the other players to overcome. In doing so, they move the story forward in a new direction. Everyone gets their turn at telling the story.

“Story and Game had a baby, and it’s Storium. This is vital stuff, equal parts revolutionary and fundamental — giving the old ways of storytelling a major digital upgrade.”— Chuck Wendig, novelist and screenwriter

The above three-minute video gives you a glimpse of their current beta playtest

(I’m always down with interactive fiction! This looks like a cool new way to RP and share stories. They have a Kickstarter here! And cool authors taking part in some of the world building.)

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Shakespeare - Comedy of a midsummer night’s dream

Shakespeare - Comedy of a midsummer night’s dream

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Donna Tartt se lleva el Premio Pulitzer de novela con "El jilguero"

Hace ya más de 20 años que Tartt irrumpió en el mundo literario de una forma espectacular de la mano de su novela “El secreto”  que recibió el aplauso y las grandes criticas de casi todo aquel que lo leía pero que vió como su estrellato se apagaba con el lanzamiento de su siguiente novela “Un juego de niños”, de la cual se esperaba mucho más después de su debut literario de gran altura.

Esta obra con la que se ha llevado el Premio Pulitzer es tan sólo su tercera novela y es que todos los amantes de la literatura de esta estadounidense han tenido que esperar nada más y nada menos que 10 años para poder volver a leer una historia contada por su pluma.

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Salinger: biografía coral, polifónica y por momentos esquizofrénica

ivanthays:

¿Por qué J. D. Salinger dejó de publicar? ¿Por qué se retiró de la vida pública? ¿Qué escribió los últimos 45 años? Según Guido Carelli esas tres preguntas son el armazón de la biografía bajo el cual se levanta la estructura de las 700 páginas de la biografía de Shane Salerno y David Shields titulada simplemente Salinger. En Revista Ñ de Clarín. 

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The Real History Behind the Game of Thrones Ward System

The Westerosi practice of noble families taking “wards” has been a part of the drama since the beginning, illustrated particularly well by Theon Greyjoy’s place at Winterfell. He was a ward of the Starks — which means he was raised by the family sort of like a son but was, in actuality, a hostage. […]

To better understand the relationships between the families of fictional Westeros, it helps to understand the difference between the modern meaning of “hostage” and the definition used in ancient and medieval times.

Today, we think of hostages as people who are taken by criminals to help them get what they want. It used to be, however, that hostages were given. (As a report in the International Review of the Red Cross points out, many linguists believe that the root of the word comes from the Latin hospes, as in to “host” a guest.)

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