The Scrivener

09 Feb 2008


DELETIA: A link to an interactive story encoded in a now-obsolete multimedia file format.

We really can't say enough complimentary things about darkpony's illustrations, and we are glad that collaboration between and can finally some light again via a window in this facility. The  interactive is based on an original strip created by darkpony in Summer of 2005. Late one evening on a forum in an ill-charted latitude of the web, he started a thread that read:

"comicbook short thread.  each post is a panel. I'll try to draw them as they come in. ok, go..."

Over the next forty minutes, a steward of composed an extemporaneous story while darkpony composed a series of illustrations that are doubly-remarkable given the speed of production. The awkward interactive does not do justice to the original piece ; many liberties were taken for presentation. There is a bit of a disagreement between the collaborators about whether the words should be included or not (geedev: lose them, darkpony: leave them). The current compromise works about as well as all compromises, but we are glad to have it here in any form.