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What Web Narrative Should Become

By amber simmons, member

Dec 7, 2008: I don’t recall how I stumbled across the Germaine Truth, but once I discovered it and realized what it was, I was in love.

As a web professional and web creative, it is especially dear to me when I find people who are truly telling "Net native" stories. And while one could argue that The Germain Truth only translates printed media to the web, I would say it does more than that. Instead of telling one story, The Germaine Truth instead endeavors to tell a network of stories, the story of a town and it people, past and present, and presents this unified collection in a manner that would be difficult and unwieldy in print. The authors have called this work an experiment, and as such, I would have to say it wildly succeeds.

The authors have gone to extraordinary lengths to make this world immersive and believable. From the town’s detailed genealogy records, to its maps, to its newspaper clippings, the story is everything it promises and then some. The people of Germaine pass their stories to us in voices uniquely their own, and the tapestry they weave is nothing short of wonderful.

The only reason I have not given this story 5 stars is because I don’t think it’s been updated in a long while, and several stories remain incomplete. I wnat to know what happens with Cynthea. I want to know what is happening in the twon now. I want to see it all come together in bright, wonderful colors.

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