Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010, 01:59 pm
Things that I have done

Hey, here are some internet things that I have been involved in!

Balloons, Spies, Asparagus and Other Wandsworth Stories: some odd things that have happened in Wandsworth over the past thousand years. There are balloons, spies, and asparagus, and also dogs and floods and grumpy monarchs. If you're in the UK and interested in strange history, do please fill out the quiz: I will then send to you, on a postcard, through the mail, the Wandsworth story pseudoscientifically calculated to most fit your interests.

Playmakers: a cheerful 35-minute documentary about pervasive games, made by thinkpublic. There's a pile of people talking, and some people playing, and an ongoing thread about me and Alex (of Hide&Seek) designing a game. It has actual production values! And that bouncy cheerful boop-ba-boop music that all cheerful documentaries use whenever people do stuff.

Their Questions Answered: answers to the rhetorical questions posed each week by people who have written in to the Letters page of the Guardian Weekend Magazine.

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
mockduck

I loves that last one!

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
several_bees

Thanks! We've been answering them in the privacy of our own living room for ages, it's great fun.

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
mockduck

Looks like I'm not the only one - I tweeted it and eight people have retweeted. You are a runaway viral success!

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
mockduck

Oh and now Guardian Weekend themselves have tweeted it! http://twitter.com/guardianweekend

Thu, Sep. 16th, 2010 09:15 am (UTC)
several_bees

Gosh, yes, it's suddenly all over the place! I hope the editor of the letters page doesn't respond by putting in dozens of rhetorical questions, or none at all...

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
miss_newham

Boo, your link doesn't work on the last one! Can I write further rhetorical questions in answer to your replies?

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
several_bees

So it doesn't! Fixed now. You certainly may, but I can't promise to answer them...

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
miss_newham

You are being retweeted even more than Kevan now! I liked your Enrique Iglesias answer the best.

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
ravenblack

Excellent use of overenthusiastic exclamation-marks in Their Questions Answered.

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
bateleur

That quiz was hard - it made me choose between zeppelins and flying carpets! I... I... I'm still not sure I got that one right!

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
splendorsine

Their Questions Answered leaves a much less nasty taste in my mouth than XKCD Explained (and XKCD Explained Explained), and for that you have my gratitude.

Tue, Nov. 16th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
brainwane.dreamwidth.org

I inexcusably missed this when you posted it, then clicked through to Their Questions Answered just now (via Brendan), and it is so great, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Wed, Nov. 17th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
several_bees

Glad you're enjoying it!