Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Final Proj. - Inverted Choose Your Own Adventure

As I discussed in class, there have been two things that really caught my attention during this semester. One, a quote from Haraway: “Single vision produces worse illusions than double-vision or many headed monsters”. The other was the Choose Your Own Adventure, “Cup of Death” by Shannon Gilligan This interested me because it made me get involved and feel as though I was part of the story. My intention is to try and combine these two interests and make one of the greatest final projects in the history of final projects . . . Actually, I just hope I pass it and not fail miserably.
With the structure of Choose Own Adventure books so unique, I thought I would toy around with it a little more. Relating to the part of the quote “… many headed monsters”, instead of starting with one story line and branching out, I will start with many different ideas of what the quote could mean (along with other ideas from Haraway) and slowly link them all together into one final thought and conclusion about her ideas. It will be an inverted structure of a usual Choose Your Own Adventure story line.


sgl5 said...

My group decided to just post the comments each other made about our proposals on our own feed.

I am incorporating the quote from Haraway into my CYOA by using it to describe the structure. The quote "... many headed monsters" will be used to describe the inverted structure of the CYOA story I am going to write. These ideas will all flow down into one final idea or thought from haraway or my take on Haraway's work.

I may also insert a few dead ends along the way. This was someone from my groups idea (I forgot who, sorry). Maybe throw in some ideas from Leotard or other writers we have reviewed to throw the readers off course and cause a few more twists and turns in the work.

Sam Luffy

Adam Johns said...

I think your title might be "Many Headed Monsters" - it's a nice guiding idea, and as a title it works rather well.

I like the idea, and when you talked about it in class (last week?) I thought I had a pretty strong grasp of it. For some reason I don't understand it quite as well now that you've written it up. Really, at the moment I think the most critical thing to do is start writing. I'm mildly concerned (from your writeup) that you have a structure in mind, but not an actual story - although that may be miscomprehension on my part. Start writing sooner rather than later, and see if the idea is as interesting and fun in practice as it is in theory.