In honor of Entropy’s one year anniversary, we asked our contributors what was the piece that made you fall in love with Entropy. This is a very small sample of the vast amount of excellent work on Entropy. Happy one year!
I loved Janice Lee’s Poetics of Spaces series. I loved reading them– the multimedia, the prose into poems, the dreamy quality, the despair, the appreciation of beauty.
I loved the Poetics of Spaces too. Also, The Weird Interview series.
Some of the articles to first blow me away with the intelligence and quality were Eugene Lee’s videogame articles–especially his articles on the mechanics of guns and the walking dead and player responsibility.
The trigger warnings forum is up there for me.
Poetics of Spaces: San Francisco first grabbed me. Not only because I live in Northern California, but also because of the honest and poetic treatment of death and love.
Dennis James Sweeney
I was really into Alex Kalamaroff’s “In Favor of Plot” – mostly because I totally disagreed with it, or at least thought I did. We got into an email exchange about the article and it made me question a little further what I want out of reading and why I might be drawn to more formally experimental, less plot-oriented writing.
The collaborative review of the Iain Banks novel, and the Dork Swagger book review. Although I have mixed feelings about board games (like the fact that they always take forever and unless we’re playing for nickels or dimes or more I have trouble getting invested in them), the articles of Byron Campbell made me think of board games in much more nuanced fashion especially about the narrative experience and aesthetics. Also, the meditation article because it made me want to do meditation and be more mindful of things, which are still two primarily unrealized goals of mine.