Is the Browser based Virtual Opera or Theater created to present a story elevated by its creators to the same status as the Matinee, the Broadway Hit or the Hollywood Block Buster. Secondly its availability, and portability through downloads to mobile phones and computers, make it as accessible as Free to air TV. Thirdly and fundamentally the most important feature of the GUIOPERA is the 3 Part structure..
GUIOPERA’s 3 Part structure evolved over three years. From 2006 to early 2009 while penning etfiction’s first five stories, which were the application of many years of construction and deconstruction of the LOVE, TRUST, HONESTY & RESPECT motto, or maxim, and axiom.
The free flow of thought which could be accounted for as Stream of consciousness is the Artificial Language that was written and weaved throughout John Lazoo, WIPE and Illicit Blade of Grass (the LMLA-ink Trilogy), which are built on the STORYBOOK and POEMBOOKS: POEMBOOK, and Prōtokollon.
The most important requirement for the GUIOPERA was; to build a brand which could instantly grab someone’s attention, while using all the associations people have with the tried and proven forms of delivery created by the entertainment industry, dating as far back as the Chinese and the way they delivered their stories. It is important to recognize that the GUIOPERA is not system or technology dependent, its only differentia is that it is viewed in Graphical User Interface, and not in a physical location.
The formatting or the organizing of the information or in this case the story; considers three things. Firstly it tries to justify the way in the LMLA-ink trilogy; the story jumps without considering the reader’s inexperience of the etfiction style. In the GUIOPERA each part is clearly stated PART 1, 2, 3.
Secondly it takes from the Screenplay Format, its Location setting which defines where the story line may go within one PART.
Thirdly the GUIOPERA imagines that most readers are capable of remembering one or more threads to a story. Whilst in production, which is on average one to three releases in a week, the writers want to stretch these threads thin, so as to give them a different or even new meaning once the serial is complete and available for the reader to absorb end to end.
GUIOPERA stands for Graphical User Interface Opera. A Virtual Opera; the term GUIOPERA as one word was coined by John Reyer Afamasaga as a main stage for works derived from his literary style etfiction. A GUIOPERA as designed by Afamasaga has many chapters, written from 5th September to 25th December each year. Every week one or more chapters are written and published within 7 days. Each chapter has three parts. Works onwards and including the eBook BrocoliFlower strictly adhere to each part being set in a single location. Only when the story is said to be set in a Computer Generated environment does the location change within a part of a GUIOPERA chapter.
Please note the following etfiction notations were used from Chapter 3 of eBook Jon Le Mac (The making of LMLA-ink) June 2009 onwards.
>>MONTAGE: Opens a passage which consists of a montage of scenes.
>> CGI: Imagery in the following scene/s maybe realized or visualized in a computer generated world.
<< CGI: Closes computer generated scene.
Narrative: Dialogue performed by the lead character.
Written: As written by the lead writer.