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Ten
« on: October 26, 2010, 07:09:00 PM »

Ten

By Tina Connolly
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 08:27:47 PM »

I laughed out loud when I realized what this was.  It is the most poetic description I've ever seen of a Pong game.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 09:45:51 PM »

Ah hah. Thanks. I didn't get it until you pointed it out. :p Awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 10:50:42 PM »

My problem with this story is that it WAS trying to be more than just a poetic description of a Pong game, but it didn't do a good job, because I don't really know what the message above and beyond the Pong game was.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 08:41:19 AM »

I think the point was the paddle was searching to become more than what it was and it found that to some degree with the arrival of the ball. I'd have to listen again to be sure. I liked the story, but knew I was missing something, now that I "get" it I like it even more.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 08:43:55 AM »

I laughed out loud when I realized what this was.  It is the most poetic description I've ever seen of a Pong game.

How many other poetic descriptions of Pong games have you heard?  Cuz I wanna read them too.  Smiley

This was fun.  The thing I love about flash is that you can take a silly idea, like anthropomorphizing a Pong paddle, and develop a quick story around it without wearing out the premise.  Thousands of words of a talking Pong paddle would be too much, several hundred is just right.  And I've got a soft spot for video games, much like the Mario flash tribute that's run on Podcastle.  They're just plain fun.  Smiley
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