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A SPOOKTACULAR ADVENTURE -
Alex Roberts' charming mostly-ghostly obscenity-laden, Choose Your Own Adventure game is just filled to bursting with spooks, ooks, and skeletons.
"You are a cat.
You don’t know your name, or where you are, or how you got there. You are sitting on a pile of clothes that smell familiar, and the room around you is quiet and dark." So begins A Stray In The Woods
, an online collaborate comic/illustrated interactive fiction about being an amnesic cat. Take control of the story by suggesting things for the cat to do
. [via mefi projects
" a comic about the effects of horrible mutating mimic blobs on a strained romantic relationship.
On Failing To Make Bad Porn
from Sex Worker Literati - Matthew Lawrence
talks about being a rent boy who never shaved or worked out and his camera-obsessed client. Audio NSFW.
On Writing Gay Characters
: Megan Rose Gedris.at Squidoo talks about common mistakes and preceptions to avoid when writing LGBT characters.
The Brazen Android
by William Douglas O'Connor, is a 19th century
science fiction story based on the myth of the Brazen Head
, a steam-powered head that told fortunes. It's available as an audio book
from the Internet Archives. (Via
The Invasion From Outer Space:
Steven Millhauser gives The New Yorker
a short, unsettling sci-fi story.