Holography

By Emily Short (Inkle; play here)

In the truest sense of ‘choose your own adventure’, Holography starts with a simple statement: The king died and then the queen died of grief. You can then choose an explanation for the situation, which alters the text to reflect the new reality you chose, and another choice presents itself, and so on… The level of branching creates a multitude of unique stories, some hinting at court intrigues, some poignant. Simply done, and enjoyable for what appears to be a demo for the inkle system.

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Quasi-hacker-y things

Want to write a badly-written, poorly informed hacker character? Puzzled over what kinds of jargon ‘techy people’ use? Instead of actually asking them and maybe even learning something yourself, why not use these handy-dandy tools!

From http://www.reddit.com/r/talesfromtechsupport

Disclaimer: I know almost nothing about computers.

A weird thing I find incredibly helpful for art/writing.

deadcantdraw:

Eplans.com is a website that sells blueprints for houses. 

This might not seem that helpful but if you want a characters house you can make selections based on what sort of house you want them to live in. 

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Then browse through the results and find the house you want. Then you can view the blueprints and have a room layout for that house, which can help with visualising the space they live in. 

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It makes describing generic homes so much easier.