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I figured this deserved it's own entry. My story 'Johnny Cash (a tale in questionnaire results)' is now live at Shadowed Realms. It's a darkly comedic little thing about working for a magician, Reagan's funeral and, of course, Johnny Cash. It's told in questionnaire results, and has been given a neat layout by Angela and Shane, the folk at Shadowed Realms. You can't spend the next ten minutes of your life in a more interesting way unless you've got a bowl of cocaine held on a midget's head right in front of you.

Do the click.

EDIT: Evidently, if you're using anything other than IE, the format is fucked. So switch back to IE when you got to read it, if you can.

EDIT AGAIN: By all accounts the problem has been fixed. Use the browser you wish.

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strangedave
Apr. 19th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
Actually, if you happen to use a different browser to one Angela and Shane used to create it, that layout is incredibly fucking irritating.

Which is to say, I quite liked the story, but only after I changed browser. If I had tried to read the whole thing in Firefox, don't think I would have finished.
shadowsandice
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
I'll ditto that. Wanted to read it, but mozilla doesn't like it one bit, so the annoyance factor tossed me out at question five.
benpeek
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
bummer. can you switch back to IE? seems to work well in that.
shadowsandice
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
I tainted my computer with IE, and read the story. Is good. I don't understand why they've used some whacked out formatting that only works in IE, considering all they really used was paragraphing. Perhaps they're using Front Page.
benpeek
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
no idea, myself. have web monkey skills of dead monkey who failed to evolve for net use.

still, i'm glad you got to read it and liked it.
benpeek
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
well, that's kinda shit. i let them know about it yesterday when someone else dropped a line, but otherwise, there's not much i can do regarding the format working on different broswers. i've no net monkey skill. shame, really, cause the work was put in to make it look different.
ashamel
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
I think they fixed it, since it looks good in my Firefox.

(Not that I read the story as yet, sorry.)
benpeek
Apr. 19th, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
yeah, is what i hear, too. though i guess we can all play the 'pick the guy using ie game' easily enough now :)
lonewolf23
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Had the same issue as the other posters, being a Firefox man... worked okay in IE, but it's obviously using some MS so-called "standards" which mucks up any other browser. :(
benpeek
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
yeah, i guess it is. hopefully it'll get fixed. it'll be a shame if folk are driven away cause of that.
chrisbarnes
Apr. 19th, 2005 09:19 am (UTC)
I tried it yesterday (I use Firefox) and the formatting was skewed, but, yes, today it's fine. Good story, Ben. You've moved from two-sided to one-sided conversation-stories... I'm keen to see how you manage the zero-sided story. :-)

benpeek
Apr. 19th, 2005 11:09 am (UTC)
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mariness
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
And my boring browser pays off again. This is hilarious in Explorer.

benpeek
Apr. 20th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
cool :)
frogworth
Apr. 20th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Terribly entertaining, sir! I looked once, in Firefox, and it was all yucky, and then by the time I got to read it, all was fine!
Good fun stuff, nicely written and paced. Nice to find someone based in Sydney doing, like, cool stuff. Loved your interview series too.
benpeek
Apr. 20th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
cool. thanks. welcome to the blog, too.
lyzbeth
Apr. 25th, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
This is fabulous :)
benpeek
Apr. 25th, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
thanks :)
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