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Lois Spangler
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Ex-pat Texan Mexican American once-and-future Brooklynite currently in Oz. Making stuff up since 1976.
Ex-pat Texan Mexican American once-and-future Brooklynite currently in Oz. Making stuff up since 1976.

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Hello, everyone -- just to introduce myself briefly, I'm an expat Mexican American from Texas by way of Brooklyn. I arrived in the antipodes in 2008.

I come from an editorial background, but I've been playing RPGs of some form or another for nearly 30 years. (Oh God. Nearly 30 years.)

I'm currently coming to the close of doctoral research into escape rooms and interactive narrativity by way of Bakhtin's polyphony. I'm happy to make the research available to folks once it's in understandable form.

People can reach me via G+, Twitter via @Incognitiously, or check out my website (storytrade.net) which hasn't had much activity since September and that's mostly about translating primary resources having to do with 16th century Iberian fencing.

I do sensitivity readings for fiction and for game materials, narrative design when I get the opportunity, and generally write stuff when I get the chance. (There are some short stories out in the wild. I'll try to track a couple down.) 

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For some reason, this didn't propagate properly when it was first published.

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Alarmingly useful advice.

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Now we can see how few internet connections actually link to Australia.

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Some thoughts from my blog:

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On feeling like you're a fraud, and that people will suss you out any minute now.

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While my research centers on writing a transmedia story, the processes of it and how and why it works, there is also a social component to it. I deliberately chose to have my story be about the journey of a refugee girl escaping from war at home and trying to find a safe place to live. There are two main reasons for this: the first has to do with my experience as a Mexican-American growing up on the border of Texas and Mexico, and the second has to do with the appalling use of “boat people” as a political football by the government and the opposition here in Australia.
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