Friday, September 17th, 2004
“Once upon a time, a maiden was drinking coffee on the bank of a river after a hard day’s work.”
“Mmm. I love the smell of coffee.”
Very interesting stuff here. The first, an evolvement of an ancient story digitalized into an updated version.
The second, very reminiscent of “The Sliding Doors” although it gives the reader/viewer the options of when to wander off onto the other paths that are offered. Nice example too of maneuvering within the story by horizontal and vertical scrolling, as well as zooming in and out. Space changing, camera panning, all sorts of things going on.
My reaction: “Dude!Hypertext!”
I’ll agree with the term “hypercomic”..Also, I am with you Susan on this being a version of an ancient story. I don’t remember the title..but didn’t it involve a fishwife who made her husband keep going to the sea to get gifts from a fish? He kept asking for more and more because the wife was so greedy..then the fish became disgusted and took it all away…
The story supposedly is supposed to warn us away from the destructive nature of avarice…
I suppose the “Maiden” story is a bit of the same..except it has the modern “wisecrack” at the end… We do live an an age where we want free stuff..[free hats, t-shirts, coffee mugs]…LOL
*A Mayde in her own little autumnal woode…
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