I can’t belive this is my 10th blogpost, the last one!! Its soon exams and this blog has been so much fun trough this semester, a little sad that its my last one… For my final blog post, number 10, I´ve explored some more about elit – which I think is really interesting. Something that caught my eyes were Volume 1 RedRidinghood. The reason why it caught my interest is perhaps the main reason that its a story I’ve heard since I was a child, and the way its made was cool. I started the flash program and started the journey from there. The first picture is kind of cool, because its a bloody red background with a picture of ´red riding hood´(the girl). Its a simple black text; Red, and when you take the arrow on your computer over the text comes; Red Riding Hood, in another form of font type. The font type is more of a creepy form of text, which I think matches good with the story. You can click on different places on the screen to get the ´story´ of red riding hood, and there pops up a new screen with the story, later on you can choose different optional narrative paths, which later on will have an end to the choices you have taken trough the story.
Leishmans´s rendition of Red Riding Hood is fairy-tale narrative, that’s all about the little girl with a red hood, who is going to bring food and flowers for her sick grandma. On the way there is a wolf following her. When she is going to pluck flowers she is falling asleep, then you are getting a choice on the story – the first one; (shall red dream? or wake her up!) I chose to wake her up. Meanwhile red is waking up, the wolf is going to her grandmas house, pretending to be reds grandma when she arrives. Leishman´s playful retelling of Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale is turned out kind of comic.
When we talk about elit the sound plays an important role in different storys, it makes us more attached to the story, and for me its important because its more fun! In this story (Red Riding Hood) you only get one soundtrack which is a jazzy soundtrack. This story really made me think about how elit is more focused on making you think, rather than just reading a story. This makes you interact with the story – because you can choose different paths and takes the story to another level – which is pretty cool don’t you think?? Its been fun learning about elit and different electronic literature, and this course has been very very interesting!! We have learned about digital art, gaming and electronic literature; the thing that was most interesting for me was learning about gaming. In my first blog post about gaming I mentioned that I’m not a gamer (of course on my iPhone with apps) but after I’ve learned more about gaming (which I didn’t know much about) I’ve actually started gaming more! Its weird to end the blog here, but I’m looking forward to learning more in the future!
(I tried to make a twitter bot this week but I couldn’t manage to make it work, I tried to get some help but they didn’t manage either… Sad to tell you, it looked fun. I followed the “recipe” but yeah, it didn’t work..sadly. Therefor I chose to wright about this story instead, so I hope you liked it – even though it´s not a twitter bot.)
- Shortly a twitter bot is a piece of generative fiction.