MyMUIS: Multi User Interactive Stories!
I rarely ever do something on Tumblr that’s not either reblogging or liking. That won’t change because I’m like the #1 Lazy Butt, but THIS IS SO EFFING IMPORTANT.
Do you remember Choose-Your-Own-Adventure? Those AWESOME AS HELL books where you could choose the plot!! You were given a choice and quickly turned to the page where YOUR own unique story would continue. Ah, good ol’ nineties. Miss those? I know I do; they seem to have disappeared along with my childhood. I hear they’re still kicking, but not nearly as much as they did 15 years ago.
WELL GUESS THE HECK WHAT
There’s this guy with this Kickstarter that’s making an app for interactive stories! That’s right: an app with brand new stories to read AND with options to choose from, exactly like those books. The ending, up to you. And two friends. WAIT, WHAT. YES, FELLAS; IT AIN’T JUST INTERACTIVE.
THREE players get to live a story from completely different perspectives, choosing shit, making mistakes - or saving the day. You get to choose your own way; you get to make a difference in what happens to the other characters. Isn’t that awesome?
MyMUIS, though, isn’t created just for the sake of it. Illiteracy is a growing problem in America. No one’s going to give the “boo technology” speech -we’re Tumblr after all- but y’all know well that the nineties generation and older had a mixed influence while we grew up. We played on the streets and read those damned CYOA books, but we also burned our eyes out with those amazing TV series from our childhood, and the endless Nintendo/Atari/PlayStation and others marathon. We did Harry Potter just as much as we did Pokémon, but today, kids at 3 can manage a tablet
better than I can perfectly, and book and ebook sales (AND public library signups) go down along with national and international reading comprehension scores.
I started reading thanks to CYOA books; several of my friends, too. MyMUIS is going to focus on the younger generations and, as you can read on the Kickstarter page, American schools will get a good nice bite of it, too. And, even if it’s originally created for the young ones, if the project is really successful, it will be expanded to suit people of more varied ages and interests!!
THAT IS US, THE OLDER CREEPS
It doesn’t exist yet, no, but it’s fully planned and ready to go - it just needs a kick. We can make it happen.
Do you believe in MyMUIS?
REBLOG, PEOPLE. REBLOG LIKE THE GODS OF OLYMPUS JUST ASKED YOU TO.
things i like:
things i do not like:
- reading for a grade
- learning for a grade
so basically school ruins my motivation for things
Coke is so much better without bubbles
What is wrong with you?
HE DOESN’T MEAN IT BUBBLES
isn’t Bubbles a little young to be doing coke?
What happened to my post
Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.
""I’m not homophobic but…”
"I know all women are ‘beautiful’ but fat women…”
"I’m not racist but…”
"I get people with disabilities can need special treatment but…”
"I’m all for equal rights but…”
Send me two band members and I’ll tell you:
- Who would win in a fight
- Who would be a better roommate
- Who’s better in bed
- Who I’d pick to be my presidential running mate
- Whose shoulder I’d cry on
- Who would make a better parent
- Who I’d rather date
Does anyone else remember playing music in Real One Player and just sitting there and watching this for like two hours
I can’t with this sign because
BACK FOOT OPEN
RUB RUB 7 DAYS
I’m high as shit and just debated in my argument class on why weed should be illegal and I won