Weekly roundup: March 10 – 16, 2008

Hey folks. Looks like I’m on time with the update this week!

I actually spent a good half hour choosing the Editor’s Picks this week. So much excellent writing to select from – you guys really outdid yourselves! Thanks for all of your contributions. I already have material ready for next week… but that all depends on what the Protagonists come up with this week!

As an aside, I know the design of the blog still sucks. I apologize, though, because it’s even starting to bug me and my sense of aesthetic. I’ll get around to cleaning it up soon, but I’ve been pretty focused on Protagonize, so the blog’s look and feel has started to fall by the wayside.

One more time with the shameless plug (okay, this is the last Facebook plug for a while, I promise): become a Protagonize fan on Facebook. ‘Nuff said.

Moving on to the new stuff this week…

This week’s featured story is “Shadow of a Monster“, an addventure by new Protagonize recruit Redacted, fresh from the United Kingdom. The dark and sinister “Shadow of a Monster” has 6 branches from 3 different authors, and 4 comments so far, and has garnered a rating of 4.38. I’d have to say that it’s an excellent team effort, as well.

Here’s a taste from our Editor’s Pick this week:

“There… is… no… time”.  The words seemed to stretch over him. They came from nowhere, everywhere.

The man in the slick black suit lay bleeding, his glasses splattered with a fine mist of red dust, his arm in a folded pile by the side of him, curled up, no longer attached to bone.  His teeth were scattered like pebbles on the floor, only a few still clinging loosely to the root of his mouth. He spat, mostly coughed up blood from his punctured lung, heaved and sighed, laying flat against the hot pavement, while he was gradually enveloped in an expanding circle of crimson.  He gazed blankly skyward.

You can view there rest of “Shadow of a Monster” here:


This week’s featured author is Redhat, a veteran Protagonize author from stories you may have seen such as “Drop Point.” The prolific Redhat, joining us from the United States, has posted 4 stories and 22 branches or chapters, as well as 19 comments of his own, and has accumulated an excellent rating of 4.58 with 48 total ratings by other Protagonize members. Congrats, Redhat!You check out Redhat‘s profile here:http://www.protagonize.com/author/redhat

protagonize on facebook This week has been pretty light for updates (sorry guys!), aside from the usual tweaks and minor fixes, but we have a bunch of new stuff coming for the next couple of weeks. Primarily, we’re in the process of building a Facebook application!What use will this application be, you ask? Well, it’s a good thing you asked (rim-shot) – our goal is to let you show off your Protagonize stories and ranking, as well as help to disseminate your new fiction to your friends. Ideally, we’d love it to be able to send an update out every time you post a new story or branch on Protagonize, but we’ll have to see what happens when Facebook approves the app.

Look for our new Facebook presence in the next week or two!

As I mentioned last week, if you’re into the whole microblogging scene, you can now follow Protagonize on Twitter here:


That’s it for the Daylight Savings Time edition – mosey on back Monday the 17th for our next Protagonize weekly roundup!In the meantime, please spread the word about Protagonize, and be sure sign up on the site and subscribe to our blog’s RSS feed!

¡Hasta luego!

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