Talk:Emily Short

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I heard that the interactive fiction author Emily Short committed suicide (ref:http://inform7.com/if/anthology/). Who is she? Is it a pseudonym as other talk comments suggest? If there is no evidence that this person is still alive then it is no longer a biography of living person so anyone with any relevant input should add! It just makes sense to me that a troubled graduate student (or graduate degree graduate) wrote some popular interactive fiction, and I'd love to know more.

That page quotes the blurb for Short's IF piece 'Galatea', which reads, "47. Galatea. White Thasos marble. Non-commissioned work by the late Pygmalion of Cyprus. (The artist has since committed suicide.) Originally not an animate. The waking of this piece from its natural state remains unexplained." That's the only mention of a suicide on that page that I can see, and in context I'm pretty sure that it refers to the fictional character Pygmalion. - Glump (talk) 19:37, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a collection of press releases. At least that's how it should be. Someone please edit this article to sound at least vaguely reasonable.

What? -- Pichote 14:30, 29 May 2007 (UTC)


What is the source for "Emily Short" being a pseudonym? I've followed Short's work for years and have participated to some extent in the community, but have never seen a reference to that effect. (Though it wouldn't entirely surprise me, as she is well-known for keeping her privacy.) — Adam Conover 07:35, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Twisty Little Passages by Nick Montfort, page 218: "The most significant work in creating non-player characters that function in new and effective ways has been done by a classics Ph.D. candidate who uses the pseudonym Emily Short in the IF community." -Adjusting 09:14, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

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why does it say she "claims to have attended graduate school"? it makes it sound kind of suspicious —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.221.11.231 (talk) 16:57, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Fixing that now. Gzabers (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:34, 11 December 2009 (UTC).