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Narrative designer/writer. Pathologic 2; WTWTLW; What Isn't Saved (will be lost), more. PhD in Lit. Old books & new tech; interactive narrative.

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Joined Twitter 9/7/15


@rnoelliams “it’s me, Cat. i’m tired” @rnoelliams thank you 😭💖 @rnoelliams it did not @null_fruit hell yeah exhaustion solidarityme: early modern drama has an obsession with mistaken identity, a disruption of gendered norms if not form itself… https://t.co/DrSic4mQ8X
Retweeted by Cat Manninghow is this week going? well, I just tried to badge into the gym @asthesparksfly it sucks and is great @asthesparksfly 6) Schedule so much you literally don’t have time to think about procrastinating. Wish I was kidding @asthesparksfly 5) Remind self of infuriating but freeing paradox: no commitment/project is as good for me or bad f… https://t.co/e6EyM1Q13V @asthesparksfly 3) Evaluating task is part of routine. Brush teeth. How is task? What’s coming up? I now just intui… https://t.co/BOpHNDbsTF @asthesparksfly 1) Break task into discrete parts. Set internal deadlines for each part. 2) Find people who will h… https://t.co/wfLcdZlw6i @asthesparksfly I don’t know if I’ve transcended it; I’ve just thrown so many solutions at it for so long it doesn’… https://t.co/VKyEhysNwRhttps://t.co/p7CpH42JuH
Retweeted by Cat ManningIf your GDC is trip cancelled, please consider following Andy's lead and recording your talk/tutorial/demo to share… https://t.co/sMlt4EnI0u
Retweeted by Cat Manning @TheSugarVenom ...warlock @stcymsn @lizardengland this is extremely funny to me @lizardengland honestly my fantasy is that GDC turns into a weeklong game jam @stcymsn THIS IS A GOOD ONE @ntjunius “you have less time than you think you do and you probably will have to throw out the first 10% of your work anyway”gonna pitch a last minute replacement talk that’s just me inviting all my indie friends up on stage for five-minute… https://t.co/jFFfzfEqyYstill planning on being at GDC, which is how I know I’m still indie at heart
2/28
2020
rt if you go in mac & apply a full face of makeup & escape before the sales assistant can even ask if you need help
Retweeted by Cat ManningFace-melting poem from Louise Glück in the new Threepenny: https://t.co/r9OoB7jAIM
Retweeted by Cat ManningFour-dimensional clothing requires spherical buttons, dual-axis zippers.
Retweeted by Cat ManningPARASITE (2019) https://t.co/v8FSmKfpXx
Retweeted by Cat ManningOn the many problems with emotion "detection" in AI: "A growing crowd of researchers argues that the variation is… https://t.co/IQgwzyHChK
Retweeted by Cat ManningCoronavirus progression in the US will be unfortunately an effect of unwise political choices: Many in the US have… https://t.co/WOkb8oJgRq
Retweeted by Cat ManningWhen he get scratches https://t.co/lb9r7GBjzr
Retweeted by Cat ManningHistorians: All histories are fiction. Objective truth is illusory. Every narrative is a subjective product of its… https://t.co/1zBlrn5lhD
Retweeted by Cat Manning @YaraTwit love it when game dev is more professional than the alternative @v21 @hondanhon @chenoehart Excel is the only game development tool that works consistently, change my mind @hondanhon @v21 @chenoehart if it can balance game economies it can balance real economies etc @v21 @hondanhon @chenoehart I need to lie down @BunchesOfBees @unormal just wait until I’m under crushing stress again and flip a coin. 50% likelihood you get shi… https://t.co/nYyReoILFS @BunchesOfBees @unormal the 👏 Cartographers 👏 Guilds 👏 struck 👏 a 👏 Map 👏 of 👏 the 👏 Empire 👏 whose 👏 size 👏 was 👏… https://t.co/mxdavbJmw8
Retweeted by Cat Manning @BunchesOfBees @unormal the 👏 Cartographers 👏 Guilds 👏 struck 👏 a 👏 Map 👏 of 👏 the 👏 Empire 👏 whose 👏 size 👏 was 👏… https://t.co/mxdavbJmw8 @unormal Real 👏 maps 👏 overlay 👏 the 👏 mapped 👏 thing 👏 and 👏 decay 👏 so 👏 that 👏 the 👏 map 👏 and 👏 the 👏 thing 👏 t… https://t.co/1WIYpA8px7
Retweeted by Cat Manningreal 👏 maps 👏 are 👏 bigger 👏 than 👏 the 👏 mapped 👏 thing 👏
Retweeted by Cat Manning“public enemy and Dick Van Dyke will perform” is the last phrase my brain will register. we’re ending on a high not… https://t.co/tp5GhBPxQy
Retweeted by Cat Manning @lmichet oh you need to try Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald’s? This guy calls everyone to try to get an answer to said question @videodante @lmichet I would like to second this recommendation, and suggest you start with 113, “Joe Biden”, which… https://t.co/rFtC0ppUuythe four elements of videogames are gold, ghosts, space, and secrets
Retweeted by Cat Manning @sbseltzer Lots of people rationalize it; they shouldn’t @michaelyichao @kchironis maybe we should just ban kneeling in professional settings altogether @kchironis this is a whole thing! When universities interview people at conferences they don’t usually reserve meet… https://t.co/WWasOdLd4b @sbseltzer universities conduct interviews at field specific conferences but can’t schedule privacy for interviews… https://t.co/JizP7Di8NQit doesn’t matter how normalized it is in the fields that do so, it’s still deeply fucked up that a nonzero number… https://t.co/5Q0gPHPOoV @ZenOfDesign this story rulesIf your plan for writing a branching story starts with “write a linear version first,” then you’ve made a bad plan.
Retweeted by Cat Manning @osamadorias I want to make a game about this one place I think I have to go back to 🤔Public health advice that goes beyond “wash your hands” is rarely compatible with the actual American healthcare sy… https://t.co/GqHIibvQnK
Retweeted by Cat Manningis this anything https://t.co/XE9gk76V3N
Retweeted by Cat Manning @aaronareed genuinely thought this when I saw the newsme: maybe I shouldn’t retweet things about nuts on my professional account also me: that’s literally from my collea… https://t.co/lvX8RXcd4u @notquitefrodo that is about how the statement reads yesGDC: not rain nor sleet nor even snow will halt the wheels of gdc SAN FRANCISCO: there’s a global pandemic GDC: m… https://t.co/V7uO7RFkJA
Retweeted by Cat Manning @unormal Bloomberg/COVID 2020I’m not asking whose GDC plans have changed yet because GDC saying they won’t cancel 24 hours after SF declares a s… https://t.co/0e168c2nIzHey, so, I'm a freelance game designer. I get paid to bring these sort of ideas and rapid prototyping skills to the… https://t.co/BldWhaBuAc
Retweeted by Cat Manning🎲 GAME DESIGN HACK 🎲 Need to quickly prototype a narrative game with characters for testing purposes? Use Fungus… https://t.co/oHBIHmEiV7
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2/27
2020
@TalithaKearey I’m so delighted by this @waverly_sm it’s FINE @docsquiddy thats okay. it can eat you @unangbangkay good. wings for everyone @docsquiddy per my last tweet https://t.co/ZiCAoKf5azhuh. don’t remember tweeting this but I stand by it @TheSugarVenom https://t.co/HHxvtmUrEmToday in extremely foreseeable events https://t.co/qQvboLw0KD
Retweeted by Cat Manning @TheSugarVenom you mean we aren’t supposed to have a listnarrative designers tense up before realizing it’s supposed to be fun https://t.co/aSXXLgP3Px
Retweeted by Cat Manninghttps://t.co/Hd1EKqOgrJ
Retweeted by Cat Manning @Blood_Magicks two (most of the time) @rebheartsyou @JanDavidHassel then: I work on a game that’s innovative, deep, and I would want to make myself if I… https://t.co/GOhVVFaGfQ649. https://t.co/CIEjGRcxgE
Retweeted by Cat Manning @rdouglasjohnson no @tsawac @NotBrunoAgain oh yes, those artists. well at least they’re consistent with their aesthetic @Theophite basically the same @catacalypto the American badger is just a janky reskin / resize of the wolverine because someone was crunching
Retweeted by Cat Manning @tsawac good news: European badgerhelicopter https://t.co/omAMlwPdmj @lauraehall depends on if you’re watchingit doesn’t have a new name because it replaces original badgers. also it can hoverNEW ANIMAL: it’s just a badger but with wings @UnarmedOracle 3-4: potentially more intimidating but the possibility is mitigated by how you telegraph your awareness of others. @HTHRFLWRS Heather,https://t.co/D2SP4iJspT
Retweeted by Cat Manningmight fuck around and delete twitter on my phone on super tuesday @NotBrunoAgain this and instagram targeted ads are the only time I’ve felt seen by an algorithmwell this feels like a callout https://t.co/FatjIUiQiHWhen I talk about "video game preservation," this is mostly what I mean. Preserving history doesn't mean buying a c… https://t.co/pruilsGaW7
Retweeted by Cat Manningim 50 followers from 100k https://t.co/m7LKJ9utNi
Retweeted by Cat Manning @unormal I don’t get why they can’t be like even normal. If I had that kind of money I’d start a bunch of cool book… https://t.co/NGzHPkuHc3my favorite genre is “standard set of socially-recognized administrative questions gets excessively personal”; e.g.… https://t.co/J6MdbLqMBtInsecurity Questions What is the name of the street you grew up on? When did your father leave? What was the name o… https://t.co/BqKq3twxwP
Retweeted by Cat Manning[disco elysium] illustration for an upcoming scene in my and @gidarineun's fic, The Long View Down o/… https://t.co/hROXM9SCr8
Retweeted by Cat ManningFriends, a request: please don't name me as author of THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR if you're not also going to… https://t.co/N1jbz11j3W
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Retweeted by Cat Manning @MeganRisdal I am deeply glad that at least one of us isbeing in a doctor’s waiting room with just the debate on might be actual hell
2/26
2020

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