Category Archive: Read If They Get Me

Mar 17 2015

Temporal Relativity and RITGM

“Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” -Obi-Wan Kenobi When I made Read If They Get Me, I was working with ways to use the perspective of the reader to change the narrative. Your relationship to the story changes based on …

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Feb 25 2014

Final Boss Battle: The Level Beyond Numbers

Over the past six months, I’ve been “leaking documents” onto this site, publishing in sections a story called Read If They Get Me. Another set of documents goes up today, which I’m proud and a little sad to announce are the last ones. Part of me wants this to go on forever, but there are …

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Nov 20 2013

Upgrade to Level Three

Once upon a time, a boy decided he would learn everything there was to know. He heard about people reading the encyclopedia from beginning to end, and he became sure that would be the way to acquaint himself with every established fact. The trouble was, he didn’t have an encyclopedia, but he did have wikipedia, …

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Sep 20 2013

Story Level Two Unlocked

The next set of chapters in Read If They Get Me went up today. They give more context for the main character’s life by showing some of the people he used to know. They reveal more about the world these characters live in and what’s keeping it separate from ours. They start with a moving …

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Aug 20 2013

Level One Access Granted

The fact that we live in an era of immediate access to so much media changes our relationship with it, and Read If They Get Me is a new storytelling format designed to reflect that. Until about 30 years ago, a “home theater” meant finding a bright enough surface and projecting film reels of home …

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