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Fri, Dec. 17th, 2004, 03:30 pm
Writing, Writing, Everywhere

Orange juice! Advil! Foods of the gods! Hallelujah and praise the lord!

(I'm feeling better. This is a good thing.)

I've got seven single-spaced pages on my paper on storytelling so far. The interviews that I did were fantastic - my only regret is that I had to cut two people from my sample due to extreme time-lackage. (boffo9, mind if I grab you next round? And hey, childofscandal, that'll give you a chance to get in on the fun too. -g-) I'm not yet ready to talk about what I'm finding, especially as I can't talk details without the permission of the people who I interviewed, but if it weren't for time pressure I could easily write thirty pages just on what people have said so far. There's an incredible richness to the way that people talk and think about the way that they create stories. Everyone that I talked to is a really sophisticated storyteller, and even better, articulate about storytelling, which allows me to actually glimpse how they think about this stuff.

I think phase two is going to involve more interviews, followed up by direct observations of game sessions. Fun!

Fri, Dec. 17th, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
childofscandal

That's great! Just let me know what I need to do and I'm game to do it. No pun intended. :p

Fri, Dec. 17th, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
gamerchick

Good to hear! I'd be more than happy to do any sort of follow-up interview you'd need for the project. Or to volunteer my group as lab rats, if distance somehow becomes not a factor. (c;

Fri, Dec. 17th, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

Among other things, grad school means funding to do my projects, which means I might just have to apply for some travel funds . . . :)

Fri, Dec. 17th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
scarywhitegirl

Heh... yeah, if you want to come observe us insane LARPers in our natural habitat, I'd be happy to offer crash space! Hurrah for grad school funding, eh? :)

Fri, Dec. 17th, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
boffo9

anytime!