the blues

The Blues is a story that charts its emotional intensity at the outset. As the reader, you get to decide which section of the story will have the greatest emotional intensity.

Give each panel at least one click, distribute 3 clicks across the three panels below to determine the shape of your story:

The Blues' dynamic story shape is inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's master's thesis on archtypecal stories (their "shape"). He believed we could visually chart the journey of a story based on whether the story's current "state" was positive of negative. The Blues uses a shape Vonnegut called "Man in the Hole."

The Blues was designed, illustrated, and coded by Joyce Rice in 2016. For more info on how it works, check out the repository on github. For more digital comics, drawings, and pictures of my chickens, follow me on twitter.