The story of little.bird. is at the heart of the project. Most of the “arguments” that I will be making about codes, culture, and the postmodern (I don’t know how else to best summarize it) will be via formatting. Of course, the design influences the story as much as the story influences the design, but the lack of plot/storyline right now feels like my biggest current roadblock.
I think too much time spent in the presence of the bava as corrupted my brain into thinking in terms of brands, and so I spent about an hour & a half making the above blog banner. Also, doing those kinds of little additions make the project feel cool and special…
Anyway, I mentioned in my last little.bird. post that my main character, Lizzie Curious (I was thinking of Johnny Truant when I named her), is a journalist who breaks a disturbing news story about a religious cult of word fanatics. Lizzie works closely with law enforcement on the crime beat, doing so by building up years worth of good reputation with members of its community. She is frequently given exclusive and unprecedented access to information about criminal events.
This particular happening is more startling than others because religion has been outlawed in most of the world.
-An excerpt from the book of John, but only passages 1 through 13:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a]it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
I feel it’s necessary to add a disclaimer to this post: None of this is set in stone right now, and plot events may change unrecognizably when this project is completed.
Also, I will be creating a separate page on for this project to archive these posts, and updating relevant ones as I develop my ideas.