An embarrassingly long time ago, I discovered the existence of a site called Grand Text Auto. I bookmarked it so that I could look at it in more detail. A somewhat less embarrassing interval ago, Grand Text Auto discovered me, and wrote some nice words about my site.
I then noticed that one of the authors of Grand Text Auto is Andrew Stern, one of the people behind Petz, i.e. Catz, Dogz, etc., products from the mid-nineties that I liked and admired a lot. Mr. Stern has recently been working on interactive storytelling, together with Michael Mateas. I've been meaning to check that out for even longer. So much to look at, so little time.
Anyway, I'm going to subscribe to the Grand Text Auto RSS feed for a while, and see what it's like. It looks interesting so far: slightly academic, but not enough for my irrational prejudices to kick in.