Just Ella

"Just Ella" posits a future overrun by gibbering monstrosities.

Ella takes refuge in "the Ossington Safehouse, a collectively-run space dedicated to human sovereignty." But despite doing the assigned tasks on the chore list, the Safehouse isn't safe -- the terrors outside are nothing compared to those within.

Contains perhaps the first cinematic example of autocomplete used for a dramatic reveal.

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9 Responses:

  1. Ben says:

    If anyone know this, it's one of your blog readers:

    Some time in the 90s or early 00s I saw a short film whose plot was primarily people being followed around by large dancing rocks. Kind of like the Goblin Valley State Park scene in Galaxy Quest, but it made less sense.

    I have tried to find it a few times since then, and nothing. Anybody?

    • Neal C says:

      I know the film you mean, but my Googling isn't throwing anything up, sorry - that's going to bug me now :P

      • Ben says:

        It's possible that it was on the SciFi show "Exposure". Wikipedia has a list of the films that were on it, but the article was deleted. Fortunately I can read deleted articles.

        The trouble is that it's over a hundred short films, and googling the ones with reasonable sounding titles has come up with nothing. I'll have to go through them all some time.

    • JJP says:

      The closest thing I could find in my semantic web is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe1_NdPw9ms ... although it's newer than you said and they're not really rocks, but maybe.

      • Ben says:

        That's it! Indeed I was wrong about the date, it being on Exposure, and it being rock. IMDb says 200, rather than the 2008 listed on YouTube. It does look more like concrete cores than rock.

        I would have thought that was something like a end of college project, but according to IMDb it was the last work he did.

        Huh. On a hunch I googled 'jwz "terminus"' and a comment on Boing Boing says I saw this video here. http://boingboing.net/2007/12/28/terminus-award-winni.html

        ...and, this must be it: http://www.jwz.org/blog/2007/11/do-not-taunt-happy-fun-concrete/

        In conclusion, jwz plants things in my head that fall back out years later.

        • jwz says:

          Do not fear the ovipositor.

          • Ben says:

            How many people have sent you the "Digital Prophet" so far today?

          • Ben says:

            Did you just go edit a post from 2007 because I linked to it? You can't just go and fix bit rot like that, what will people think in the future if they can actually find the content they're looking for.

        • Mark Crane says:

          "In conclusion, jwz plants things in my head that fall back out years later."

          I'd rather not think about how this blog has changed me.