My Super First Day

Last Chance for a Super First Day!

As of this writing, submissions for My Super First Day will be closing in about thirteen hours. Internet, let me be frank: so far you have disappointed me with your lackluster volume. Dare I say, even: Your apathy. I know you have more than that in you. 

C'mon, don't be shy. Hurry up and tell us about your Super First Day while you still can. Check out the MSFD FAQ for guidelines and how to submit. And then type something up and just send it in, so that I am not very, very sad

Time is of the essence! After today, submissions will be closing for at least two months, and possibly quite a bit longer, depending on how many other shiny things distract me through the end of the year.

Can't wait to see what you come up with. And you are coming up with something, right? Right?


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Fleeting Fame, Routes, and My Super First Day

Three things, my lovelies. Stay with me.

First: My campaign of world domination continues apace. Or, if you prefer a gentler approach, Heavens! I appear to be famous, however briefly. 

This week, I've been honored with interviews from ARG Reporter and Jeff Watson, who both asked interesting questions I hope I lived up to. Thanks to both of them for the opportunity! (And if you want your own copy of How to Win at Anything, find them here.)

I also make a brief appearance in a sprawling article on ARGs over at GamePro, if you like that kind of thing.  

Second: I've been talking about Routes quite a lot lately, at conferences and coffee meetings, so I put together a project summary. Now I have something I can point to when the need arises (and you do, too, should the subject ever come up). Or if you happen to be curious.

And! Finally! Tomorrow is the very last day I'll be accepting My Super First Day submissions for the foreseeable future. It's unlikely I'll do another round before early July, so quick! Jot something down and send it in! There's not much time!

I'll have my own submission for this round up sometime tomorrow.


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Help Make April Super!

I am delighted to announce that we've opened My Super First Day for submissions from now through the entire rest of April! Put on your brainstorming cape and break out the keyboard. Show us what you've got! 

To submit, post your story on your blog and email us a link. Be sure to include the title of your story and the name you want to use on our site. (Or if you don't have a blog, email the whole thing to us and we'll host it for you.) For other questions, check out the MSFD FAQ.

There are already a couple of new posts up, but we're hoping to get a bunch more on this round. We can't wait to see what you have to share!


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And Now For Something Super!

So yeah, that soup thing is pretty crazy, right? Just to spite Campbell's, I totally ate a 320-calorie frozen meal for lunch today. 

This is the kind of post that was on my mind when I was talking about personal and professional personas a few weeks ago. I've traditionally shied away from talking to much about ideology, unless it's related to my work. But this is something that is important to me, even though it doesn't have much to do with games, and certainly is only a tangent from my career as a storyteller. 

Which brings me to today's topic: My Super First Day! I'm gearing up for another round, folks! If you're an MSFD alumnus, you're free to build onto your Super Second Day, work with others on a big collaborative Rashomon piece, or start fresh with a new character. 

If you haven't participated in MSFD before, it's dead easy! Just scribble out the story of your Super First Day and email it in by... oh, let's call it Feb. 7 at 6pm EST. 

Read the MSFD FAQ for our guidelines and other important info. Get cracking, supers!


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Insomniac

Yes, I read about the Insomniac in the papers, too. --Actually, I know her, can you believe it? We went to high school together. Yeah, for real.

I can't decide if I want to look at diamonds or sapphires today. It's for a blue gown, but I wouldn't want to be too matchy-matchy, you know? Why don't you take them all out so I can see?

Right, the Insomniac. She was just a mom at the same school as my girls, you know? We weren't close friends or anything, but there wasn't anything really unusual about her. Always tired, but that describes all of us when they're that age.

Hey, that pin with the rubies just caught my eye. Maybe what I need is a little contrast. Let me try it?

Anyway, the morning that the nanocytes broke out, she said she felt like a million bucks, but I was tired just being around her. Of course nobody knew what was going on at the time, and it took us a few weeks to figure it out. I mean, it's not like she could do anything showy, not like Astounding Man or Origami Girl. She just made you really tired, and she got more and more energetic. Some of our friends called it manic, but I didn't see it, myself.

Oh, goodness, I'm yawning. See, and now you're catching it too. Ha! That would be funny, if the Insomniac struck here while we were just talking about her? What are the odds?

No, it's not ten jewelry stores, it's eleven -- twelve -- and nine banks. Oh, and that art gallery in Stockholm. That was amazing, wasn't it? I always had a soft spot for a good heist film, how about you?

Goodness, I can't decide which of these I like better. Which do you think, the chandelier earrings or the hoops?

There you go yawning again!

Do I think they'll catch her? Oh, probably they will one day. They'll have to catch her off her guard, though, and you know she doesn't sleep anymore, right? Sorry to point out the obvious. Real shame about that officer who fell asleep at the wheel last week. I hear she sent half a million dollars to him at the hospital. She must feel really awful about the whole thing. I would, too.

Oh, goodness, no apologies necessary! It must be the cold air in here, it makes me yawn, too. Oh, you think I should try the opals? Certainly, I'd love to take a look, I adore opals.

Aw, look at you putting your head down. Poor baby. I promise you'll wake up in a couple of hours. I'll just help myself to a few things while you're out, don't mind me.

Sweet dreams, honey.

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