The Reel Deal and Other Bad Jokes
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
"I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me!"
Imagine hearing the above quote spoken and being chilled with excitement to the bone, nay, to the very marrow, and mayhap you will know what film I quote. Yesterday's quoted movie was Batman. Man, the Joker had so many great lines. "You ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight?"

I think it would be really cool to write a book as a blog. One would post it all in segments, with the story planned out beforehand. The intriguing twist? The readers don't know it's going to be a book. This way, you could use choice commments as footnotes (their comments might be their intellectual property though) and include the reactions to your blog from other blogs in the book. It could be tough getting their permission, but still. It'd be a great change to the journal format (in which books have assuredly been written).

The tough part would be maintaining an identity. Say you decided to make your protaginist a Shaolin monk. How does the monk (for all purposes you) have Internet access? Where did he learn to speak English? Why is his English so damn good? That kind of thing. You would have to assume all the characteristics you'd laid out for the protaginist in the beginning and never, ever break character, except maybe in the course of the character maturing. Keeping it to yourself would be torture, at least for I think it would for me. Still, it's an idea...my fake blogger would be, let's see...ah, ah! Not telling!

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