17 – When Stories Become Self-Aware

The Mythcreant Podcast

Mike, Oren, and Chris talk about stories in which characters use their knowledge of dramatic structure to anticipate what will happen next. They discuss worlds where story mechanics influence reality, and describe how self-awareness is used for parodies and subversions.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Narrative Causality

Order of the Stick

Galaxy Quest

Redshirts audiobook narrated by Wil Wheaton

Stranger Than Fiction

Witches Abroad

Cabin in the Woods (On Netflix currently)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Once More With Feeling


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Far Beyond the Stars

Okage: Shadow King

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