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Living Epic: Video Games in the Ancient World: Makin' <em>kleos</em>, makin' fanboys
"That is, the activity of making kleos, as a bard or as a player, is about forming an affinity group—people who think the game is a cool game, who want to talk about it, who would go to the mat for it. It’s about making fanboys. Odysseus is going to turn the Phaeacians into Odysseus fanboys, just as the bard of Odyssey 9 is going to turn his audience into fanboys of the Odyssey, just as he the bard is already such a fanboy."
games  storytelling  stories  epic  homer  fans  kleos  fandom  classics 
january 2009 by infovore

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