Tip of the Quill: A Journal
Happy Halloween!

Happy pumpkin day, everybody! Life here in Beantown is actually quite excellent at the moment. My housemates and I threw a Halloween party this weekend which went over extremely well – I dressed up as the good doctor Gregory House and Laura wore her best Japanese dress – and then the rest of the weekend was spent polishing up my thesis proposal, which I submitted well before the deadline yesterday. After that was done, I kept the momentum going and finished up my white paper for C3 as well. A revised draft, anyway – we’ll see what my research manager says. Regardless, this albatross that’s been hanging around my neck for the last six months is almost gone. Hooray! I didn’t quite break 20,000 words, but I do think I’ve said all that I wanted to say about storytelling in a nascent medium. We’ll see. I’m bummed that I can’t say more about it here, but after the paper is “published” to our partners there’s a 6-12 month embargo on it, so I guess you’ll hear more about it early in 2007. (By which point, of course, the whole field will have changed sufficiently so as to render most of my comments irrelevant, but I digress…)
Anyway, I just wanted to share the happy news and to wish all y’all a very happy Halloween. OoooooooOOOOOOOooooo! If you get a chance, check out the live broadcast of Most Haunted Live tonight on Discovery. There’s some debate as to whether the show is actually an elaborate hoax or not, but even if it is it’s fantastic to see ghost hunting made into a social event. Finally, a reality show I can get behind!
Say hi to the trick or treaters for me!

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