I saw an image today that states that the character of Peter Pan was an angel that held kids’ hands on their way to heaven. I was curious so I looked up if there is any truth to the statement. The closest I got was that James Matthew Barrie (J. M. Barrie), the author of Peter and Wendy, lost his brother David two days before the young man’s 14th birthday. David Barrie died in an ice-skating accident which both deeply affected James Matthew and his mother, J.M later wrote that his mother took solace in the idea that David would never grow old and leave home.
Jon Negroni has put together a dizzying theory on how all Pixar movies fit into one universe. Jon has created a narrative around the idea that major events and characters within every Pixar film are connected by an overarching story about technology. His narrative attempts to explain the anthropomorphized animals in Pixar films and why easter eggs about unrelated films appear throughout the Pixar filmography.
Katharine Haché is a graduate student at East Tennessee State University that has developed interactive fiction using TWINE. We started our discussion talking about classic arcade games Burger Time and Mario Bros. Not unlike many of us who grew up in the 80’s, Katherine played those games with her parents. She pointed out how those early experiences helped generate fond family memories and affected her current interests in storytelling. Other points that were made in the interview pertained to the nature of video games, the publishing industry around them, and the tropes and clichés their stories often rely on.