Thursday, January 25, 2024

January 25, 2024 - #WWWOpera #FinWakeIndraNet Fin Wake Indra Net opera websites

I have shifted focus to web links as a form of Interactive Fiction. I feel perpetually behind in trying to raise awareness of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake and Marshall McLuhan's 1968 book "War and Peace in the Global Village" about Finnegans Wake.

Today I launched two new websites:

These point to other content in the Finnegans Wake Indra's Net of Pearls / Gems / Jewels concept!

I found a great project today too, "Finnegan Wakes" at - not my website or project, but it has many of the same ideas of promoting Finnegans Wake in modern times using music and collage style presentation! I encourage you to check it out!

    Stephen Gutknecht aka RoundSparrow

Sunday, January 29, 2023

I'm writing Interactive Fiction, and the Finnegans Wake Reality theme isn't gone. Twine development

 1 year ago, January 2022, I had some seizures in my brain and I'm not recovering from it. I've been hospitalized 3 times in 12 months. I started to express where I'm at with my autism.

I am back on why I got into Interactive Fiction in 2016 and started this blog: Finnegans Wake. As in "Wake Reality" of James Joyce 1928 "Work in Progress" storytelling.

I am mixing a Twine  (+SugarCube) story with real-world Internet Domains.

www.ॐ.guide has one of the many entry points.

Indra's Net is a key theme, tied to ॐ meaning and the ThunderWords of Finnegans Wake.

www.ء.rocks is another story entry point. Take care, thank you.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Thunderword not forgotten, 2nd half of 2018

Hello. The last 9 months I've been engaged in personal matters including the death of my father. Just yesterday I got a new 14" Chromebook and was happy to see the year-old Thunderword code was able to run on it! Although on a 14" 1080p screen, I see I need to right away work on the text size controls and layouts more.

Expect some app updates and activity come August.

P.S. A new Android app is out there now, Fabularium, at - looks excellent and may end up scratching most of the itches I had in experimental coding with Thunderword.  I encourage you to check it out.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Detour to Qt C++ interface to RemGlk

Wake Reality has taken a technical detour to make a from-scratch Qt 5.9.1 C++ app that can show the JSON output of RemGlk.

This can run on both Android devices and desktop systems (Windows, Linux, Macintosh, etc).  It will be completely open source with a liberal BSD license that allows any commercial usage.

Right now it runs two-window classic interface Interactive Fiction stories. More to come, and we will likely publish a demonstration release on Google Play store.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thunderword [experimental] app story input is broken at the moment

Looks like some input-breaking changes are currently in the Thunderword [experimental] flavor of the app updates published in the past few days. Work is underway to resolve these input errors.  Reminder that there are two nearly-identical apps, "Thunderword" and "Thunderword [experimental]" - and both can be installed on your phone or tablet at the same time.

If you need assistance with using both apps on the same device, please ask.  In general, you will find that Text Fiction for Thunderword and Incant! for Thunderword show you which is the currently-targeted "engines" to interact with - and allow you to touch and select. Screen shot highlighting example

The Thunderword [experimental] app will get more frequent updates and features.  Sometimes things will break, but hopefully having two choices allows you to keep using it without serious interruption.  Thank you for your patience.