What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Here it is: my last portfolio for EL 336. Never before have I kad a more demanding class than this (except for general chemistry). Even though I am only a sophmore, I put forth all of my effort because I knew that this class is my last one that really focused on writing. It was a chance to have my literary butt kicked and criticised. From this class, my writing has improved beyond what I thought it could. EL 336 stretched me to my breaking point frequently; I was often tense when handed in assigments. some of the material, mainly Aarseth and Kirschenbaum, was wuite difficult to comprehend and required closer readings. But it was all worth it. I look back on what I wrote as recent as last semester and the writing is barely recognizable. Thank you EL 336; I am glad to get rid of you, but I am glad that you taught me so much.
and Down and out in the Magic Kingdom was one of the most interesting books I have ever read.
Coverage/Timeliness: deadlines and content requirements met with all
The Trivialist in Me-many, many different thoughts on Aarseth
Bentham in the MUD-why Jeremy Bentham would have a problem with MUD's and chatrooms
The Conversion-Lesser's transition into digital communication
Kirschenbaum and Beckett-words are supposed to speak for themselves
The Stupidity of the Human Races mystifies me-the dangers of information publishing on the internet
100 and still grasping at straws-how a computer is like a timecapsule and if text games have distracting elements
Demon waves and little city-the computer has many operation going on all at once like a city; they all intertwine
traces of memory-on how Afternoon incorporates all the elements we love about reading a novel
another socratic slap...sort of-my final thoughts on Kirschenbaum, adressing permanence, ephemerality,and accuract of digital text
hitchhiker-gate-a huge ehtical issue regarding a piece of interactive fiction
needs, purposes, souls, and flight attendants-Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and the dependence/need for preservation. What is memory?
I Kant believe what the world is coming to-parallels to "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", why Pixar movies are faker than fake, and why Kant would hate the Bitchum society
Interactions:I triggered something in the minds of others
The Trivialist in Me
Kirschenbaum and Beckett
another socratic slap...sort of
needs, purposes, souls, and flight attendants
Discussion: what others wrote, I followed up on
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