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“I used to hate the water.” part 17 of 21.

It’s late, and I’ve been writing all day. Chapter 12 (you didn’t even know there was a Chapter 12, did you? Neither did I, until this afternoon) is finished, which notches up 3000 words today, and the total sits at just over 70,000.

Time to hit the sofa. You can have the last paragraph of the thesis though:

Chuck Klosterman’s request for the ‘Lester Bangs of Video Games’ to make themselves known is principally dependent on the development and commercial release of games actually considered worthy of critical attention outside of a minority cultural space. It seems likely, though, that the combination of new gaming platforms and an emerging generation of creators raised on the medium will give rise to wider critical acclaim. Given that interactive narrative form, as has been demonstrated by this thesis, can identify its roots in over half a century of experimental literature, and continues to develop, grow and mature, can the production of critically valuable and robust interactive texts be far behind?


5 comments for ““I used to hate the water.” part 17 of 21.”

  1. Er… “no”?

    *runs away*

    Posted by bonzo | April 11, 2007, 8:43 pm
  2. I wonder if Lester Bangs lived up to his name?


    Posted by bonzo | April 11, 2007, 9:22 pm
  3. You clearly have far too much time on your hands, and I can’t find a decent Gene Hunt quote to come back with…

    Posted by tom | April 11, 2007, 9:53 pm
  4. How about “Come out, you are surrounded by armed bastards!” ? Not relevant, but a great quote.

    *Jumps off police HQ*

    *Dies and resumes idyllic alternative existence in own mind*

    Posted by mongo | April 11, 2007, 10:47 pm
  5. “He’s got fingers in more pies than a leper on a cookery course.”

    Well, as I insulted the Bee Gees yesterday with no comeback, so bring it on..

    Posted by tom | April 11, 2007, 11:00 pm

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