Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Quick buzz- Go BZRK

Hi guys, I'm on Vacation in beautiful Marco Island Fl, but that doesn't stop me from getting wind of incredible new projects! I just herd that this winter  the best selling author Micheal Grant is coming out with a new series, called "Go BZRK" one that is completely interactive.

Its called a "transmedia experience" a transmedia story is an interactive narrative told through the written word, video, puzzles, and more. But most importantly, it encourages fans to become part of the action. sounds cool right? It seems sort of like what Patrick Carmen did with Skeleton Creek, or the all of the Max Ride blogs that you can reach of JP's website. from what I've seen though this is going to be like those projects on steroids. call me gullible, but both the sites that they have started are incredibly legit looking. almost makes me forget that its a story.... lol suppose that's what is supposed to happen. anyway so far there are 2 sites up, the first called Society twins which is a blog from the POV of what I assume are the two main characters, Sylvie and Sophie.  There is also a site called Nexus Humans which seems intriguing, be sure to make an account there and friend me. (username= danadoesread)

Here's a quick Q&A with author Micheal Grant

What is “Go BZRK”? Is this a book or some kind of interactive story? 
Both. The book comes out this winter, but the interactive part starts now.  One leads up to the other, but they're part of a complete package. 

What can you tell us about the story? What is “BZRK”? 
It's a battle for the soul and freedom of the human race carried out simultaneously in the world we know, and in a world that you're not going to expect. It's a world where if you make a false move, you're going to lose your mind. 
Insanity… is this something you have a personal familiarity with? 
The line between writer and crazy person is very thin.  Both go around holding long, involved conversations with people who aren't there. 

What’s this other world thing all about? 
Do you really want spoilers? I'll tell you this. We'll be going "down in the meat." It's going to be vast, bloody, and beautiful.  
 Wait… isn’t this supposed to be for kids? 
Adults like to flatter themselves that kids won't get, won't understand, won't be able to handle, more intense, more complex stories. That's nonsense.  It's the adults who are easy to creep out or scare.  Say the word "biopsy" in a room full of adults. Or "audit."  See?  Easy to scare.  Kids are a tougher audience because kids think they're immortal.

sounds wonderful. go try out the links, add me on nexuz, and have a wonderful day!


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