ThomasLaHomme, The Wordsmith

Member Since

12/5/2017

Last Activity

6/1/2020 4:34 PM

EXP Points

213

Post Count

308

Storygame Count

2

Duel Stats

0 wins / 1 loss

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Hi, my name is Thomas La Homme. I'm a veteran of two Industrial bands. I'm also a poet.  I grew up with the old Choose Your Own Adventure and Endless Quest books in the 80's and have always been fascinated with the old text-based computer games like Zork.

My background has been in writing fiction, so my point of attack when writing story-games is always with an emphasis on the story. I feel that interactive fiction is a valued art form that can be viewed as a subgenre of experimental fiction. Since mainstream writers are likely to take this format and do something skull-crushingly boring, I see this as an opportunity to expand the form of "genre fiction". Whether of not what I write is any good is up for debate. Writing is always a learning process, so hopefully I'm getting better as time goes by.

Let me know what you think. 

 

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured

Storygames

Featured Story Aphrodite's Orphan

"A teenage girl living on a Venus out of 1930's Pulp Science Fiction must search the planet and other worlds with her robot tutor to find the killers of her parents.
 

This is done in the format of an Interactive Novel, so it's pretty far removed from the standard Dungeon Crawl format. This is more reminescent of the old CYOA books of the 80's and 90's, particulary T.S.R. Hobbies' Endless Quest Books. The characters have arcs which will be determined by the decisions you make.

Because this is set in an outdated version of the solar system, I consider this to be more a work of Fantasy than Science Fiction. Think Science Fantasy.

Also, there are elements of Hard Boiled Detective fiction and Film Noir. Like if Raymond Chandler or James M. Cain wrote about Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon.


The Dolls' Quest

Two sentient dolls who remember previous lives as a prince and princess in another universe, go on a perilous quest across the United States to learn more of their origins. My first storygame so any constructive criticism is welcome. Now with 30% fewer typos! Thanks to Mizal for editing advice. 


Time and the Twin Cities
unpublished

A young man's coming of age as he navigates an underground fairy city where time runs slower and his hometown as it evolves into a metropolis over the centuries.


Recent Posts

My Story-Game is up for You to Read and Criticize on 4/4/2020 3:46:41 PM

Thanks, mizal. Glad you always believed in me. 


My Story-Game is up for You to Read and Criticize on 4/4/2020 3:46:10 PM

Thanks, Ogre. I appreciate the praise.


I got Some of the Bugs out of my new Story-Game on 4/4/2020 3:17:00 PM

Okay, I made some additional corrections to my story-game, so all the endings should have an End Game and Leave Comments option. Hopefully, there's nothing else major in terms of issues. The story-game's Aphrodite's Orphan. Hope you all enjoy it.


My Story-Game is up for You to Read and Criticize on 3/29/2020 3:31:16 PM

Hi, this is just to say that my latest story-game (Aphrodite's Orphan) is up now. Hope you like it. If not...jus leave some constructive critticism. Take care, everybody. I'm going to be leaving the site soon.


Almost Finished With My Second Story-Game on 2/26/2020 11:04:08 AM

Thanks, BerkaZerka.


Almost Finished With My Second Story-Game on 2/26/2020 11:03:55 AM

Thanks, I appreciate any bread crumb trails. 


Almost Finished With My Second Story-Game on 2/25/2020 6:27:04 PM

Thanks. I appreciate it.


Almost Finished With My Second Story-Game on 2/25/2020 3:44:44 PM

Thanks, mizal.


Almost Finished With My Second Story-Game on 2/25/2020 2:55:23 PM

It's taken me well over a year now, but I'm almost ready to put the finishing touches on my second story-game. It's become increasingly difficult for me to find time to write. As a caregiver for an old woman with Vascular Dementia, I'm constantly under stress and have trouble sitting down and working on my writing. I also suffer from bouts of depression that make it hard for me to function outside of my job. After I post my story-game (Aphrodite's Orphan) I'm going to be taking an extended sabbatical from this site. I'll be gone for at least a year, maybe longer. I may go back to writing poetry, since that's less demanding of my time.  Hope everybody's doing well. 

 

Thomas La Homme


Story Formulas, Plot, Pot, Etc. on 2/4/2020 4:15:19 PM

Or you could just write a story with no formula in mind and see where it takes you. Just a thought.