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Thursday, 13 April 2006

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» Life of a writer as a Zork adventure from Boing Boing
This spot-on parody of the lift of a writer on a deadline, written in the style of a Zork-like text-adventure game, made me snort coffee out of my nose: work on dissertation You spend five minutes playing online poker. work on dissertation Yo... [Read More]

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Scott Eric Kaufman

The sequel is never as good as the original. C'est la vie.

jholbo

No. The sequel is good. Dude, I've never gotten a boingboing link. Not even when we had Cory Doctorow over for dinner. (What's a guy gotta do?)

mbywater

Recursion: I worked on a couple of Infocom adventures, back in the day. They were like that. Working on them was like that, too. There was a big room full of people listening to Phil Collins and trying to make things like that happen, so that they could say "Look what just happened."

>look what just happened

There is no just happened here.

>say "aus-tin-i-an per-for-ma-tive" very slowly.

Nothing happens.

Matt

Congrats on the Boing Boing link. This is brilliant stuff!

Scott Eric Kaufman

John, I suppose it depends on what you fed him, and whether or not it spent dinner winking at him.

Michael, first, that's the best literary theory joke about working at Infocom I've ever stumbled across, and second:

You are in a big room full of people listening to Phil Collins.

> kill self

You are on a big cloud surrounded by people listening to Phil Collins.

> request transfer

You are in a fiery lake. A hellspawn speared your balls and cut out your tongue. Over the screams of the damned you hear a faint Muzak version of "Take Me Home."

> tade be hobe

I don't understand that.

> TADE BE HOBE

I don't understand that.

> PLEADE?

Please what? 'Cuz I don't remember.

M Schwartz

Tade tade be hobe...

Bill Gallagher

You are in a maze of twisty little citations, all alike.
> write footnote
You are in a maze of twisty little citations, all alike.
> write end note
You are in a maze of twisty little citations, all alike.
> make up "fact"
You are in a maze of twisty little citations, all different.
> plagiarize
You don't fall down dead, but 20 years from now as you're sitting in front of your tenure committee, this will be cited as the reason for denyong your tenure. Then you are eaten by a grue.

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