The ZE site works like an online choose your own adventure, where you click through episodes until a story or an adventure ends. Some of them HAVE no ending yet, either because they’re long or because people haven’t written the ending!
That’s where the write your own adventure part of the fun comes in.
If you click on a link to an episode and it doesn’t exist yet, you have the exciting opportunity to actually write the episode!
Normal etiquette, and common sense, requires that for an episode to be any good and worth reading it has to make some sort of logical sense, and to follow on from what other people have written. However, there is NOTHING stopping you adding things that YOU want to see. If you think the adventure needs spicing up, or more battles, or a new character, or your favorite superhero – that’s what you can add in, like a guest star or a cameo or a crossover in a movie or comic book.
Some episodes won’t let you extend them, an when you write an episode you can also set it NOT to be linkable and NOT to be extendable. Usually if you want a choice to be serious you won’t let people add new options to weasel out of it or disrupt the flow of the story. Other times it’s a free for all and perfectly obvious that the “point” of the story is the fun and chaos. This sort of expansion also lets you take a classic book or story and change the outcome and the characters, a fascinating process in itself.
An interactive fiction write your own choose your own adventure. The wizard Merlin sends you to seven different realms (at least!) to recover a Sonte of Power in each one and also face a Monster King or its minions.
This is the last election that will ever feature the lapdog media in any significant role. By next election online media will have entirely taken over.
The only reason the lapdog media still have any audience at all is that there are older people who have not adapted to the death of the journalist as a relevant tradesperson in our society.
It’s the equivalent of the 1910s – there are still horses and carts, but they’re on the way out, permanently.
Unlike the end of the age of the horse, the end of the age of the journalist is being hurried along by their own venality, corruption and incompetence. It’s the information age equivalent of the end of the corrupt pardoners and priests in the middle ages.
The wretched journalists will of course be the last ones to admit it.
Then we have the phenomenon where monolithic social media such as twitter and facebook make no attempt to disguise the fact that they simply want to replace the lapdog media and become the new slave owners. Unfortunately for them in times of revolution entire concepts are revised or thrown out. It isn’t simply a case of swapping bosses.
Of course, there are significant numbers of people who are lazy, moronic or badly educated -or all three. They will form the natural slave class to sustain control systems as they always have. But against that is the fact that “journalism” is dead. There is simply no need for propaganda organs when people can communicate directly.
The next phase of the attempt by the would-be elites to control everyone else will require paid bloggers, shills and trolls. In fact it has already become standard for such things to be done. Experiments in this regard have been carried out for decades, using fringe groups such as UFOlogy.
New York has obtained a confidential document from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that shows that the plane’s captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, conducted a simulated flight deep into the remote southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the plane vanished under uncannily similar circumstances. The revelation, which Malaysia withheld from a lengthy public report on the investigation, is the strongest evidence yet that Zaharie made off with the plane in a premeditated act of mass murder-suicide.
The document presents the findings of the Malaysian police’s investigation into Zaharie. It reveals that after the plane disappeared in March of 2014, Malaysia turned over to the FBI hard drives that Zaharie used to record sessions on an elaborate home-built flight simulator. The FBI was able to recover six deleted data points that had been stored by the Microsoft Flight Simulator X program in the weeks before MH370 disappeared, according to the document. Each point records the airplane’s altitude, speed, direction of flight, and other key parameters at a given moment. The document reads, in part:
Based on the Forensics Analysis conducted on the 5 HDDs obtained from the Flight Simulator from MH370 Pilot’s house, we found a flight path, that lead to the Southern Indian Ocean, among the numerous other flight paths charted on the Flight Simulator, that could be of interest, as contained in Table 2.
Taken together, these points show a flight that departs Kuala Lumpur, heads northwest over the Malacca Strait, then turns left and heads south over the Indian Ocean, continuing until fuel exhaustion over an empty stretch of sea.