[…] In the iBunk issue of Bunk Magazine, “Encrypted Lovers” takes up the copyfight battle, but its form is the Instant Messaging exchange. (Of course, you can only read about the chat on your iPod, which can’t currently text, but will not doubt soon double as a videophone.) Of course, this story is not alone in using the IM format. […]]]>
Thanks for all the support. I look forward to your future posts on PSTrixi. I love your SMS story! It is certainly a 21st-century absurdity.
Keep in mind that character in the Grammar Films is not truly me. I have no grounds for being a grammar nazi, as my own posts reveal. I needed a protagonist, even a beleaguered one.
I’ll keep working on the sound. There are a few odd bugs that result from the Movies output processes. It may also be my processor.
Bunk is always looking for more electronic humor, so please keep us in mind!]]>
Just finished watching ‘22 Short Films About Grammar’ and Remmy’s ‘Your Songs in Stalk’. Loved them! Hilarious. I loved the grammar movies (though some had sound probs). Very, very funny and clever.
I also loved Remmy’s stalk piece. It relates to a situation I’m dealing with at the moment. I’m signed up to an online interactive drama (in Australia) called PSTrixi. Part of the work is SMS, which I signed up for. They cost 55c (AUD), so about US$1 to receive!!! Well, I’ve got a pretty good idea about the work now and don’t want to keep receiving the SMS messages. So, I followed the instructions and sent the STOP message via SMS. I received SMS notificiation that the service has now been stopped. Then I receive another SMS from the work (game). So I call up the help number, that refers me to a section on the website…which doesn’t exist! So I go back and leave a message with the phone service. Next day I receive another SMS from the game. The SMS is so cheerful, but just like Remmy’s messages, it is uninvited correspondance. And now, after watching your grammar films Mark, I foolish event talking to you. Look at how many errors there are in this comment!
Anyway, congrats on the issue. I wish I had had enough time to contribute too!]]>
[…] 22 Short Films about Grammar Mentioned briefly in our post on iBunk,, “22 Short Films about Grammar” was inspired by “32 Films about Glenn Gould” and, more significantly, “22 Short Films about Springfield.” The films are designed as computer-produced teaching aids for the instruction of grammar, mostly at a college level (with the exception of “Pittsburgh Punctuation” and “Speech–part OF”). Occasionally they have additional versions with guest commentary (Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery). There is even one bootleg film (”Fragmental Frances–bootleg”), which was not entirely generated using “The Movies.”Other “Movies” of note: […]]]>