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Best ofs: The Blind Collaborators

PostPosted: April 28, 2017, 08:39:08 PM
by kailhofer
I had no idea Lester had selected this one for his Best of list! If you haven't read it, please do. You'll like it.

I wrote two parts of this story, originally as flash pieces: "Armin Arm," and "Jaga and a Smile." Others wrote other parts. I don't remember which parts came from whom anymore, and I was just a contributor in it anyway.

The whole thing was put together by Gareth D. Jones (whom we affectionately referred to as "The Other Gareth"), and I thought the whole thing was just a hoot. None of us knew what the others were writing. Then Gareth, himself now a successful pro published in more different languages than I could count, added a little connective tissue and, bang!, it became one whole story, almost like we had been working together the whole time.

It was a ton of fun, and a good story. The next time he wonders by here I hope he stops in to take another bow for this one, because it's still just as good as back in '07 when we all wrote it.

I always thought a project like this would work again here.

Re: Best ofs: The Blind Collaborators

PostPosted: April 29, 2017, 04:18:14 PM
by Lester Curtis
Clever piece of work! It seemed pretty disjointed at first, and I had a little trouble figuring out jaga, but all in all it turned out to be quite satisfactory.

I wouldn't mind seeing this happen again.

Re: Best ofs: The Blind Collaborators

PostPosted: May 08, 2017, 02:16:09 PM
by GDJ
I was really pleased to see this make a comeback too! I've written 2 more blind collaborations since, both also set on Astropolis. One was published at Perihelion magazine, which I only just realised is the opposite of Aphelion, and one is due to be published at Kaleidotrope. I'd like to do another one day, when inspiration strikes.