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The greatest work IN English literature, now in the greatest format OF English literature: a chooseable-path adventure!
The greatest work IN English literature, now in the greatest format OF English literature: a chooseable-path adventure!
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Five more amazing artists, plus more story!

Yesterday I added more stretch goals and by the end of it you'd already blown past the first one. Thank you for supporting this book, thank you for sharing it with your friends, thank you for the tweets, basically thank you for being amazing.

The $110k tier has been unlocked and the reward is: five more artists! To Be Or Not To Be will now be featuring art from these incredible artists that I super excited (and super privileged) to be working with:

You probably find that list pretty exciting, but nobody is more excited than me.  It's too late!  I CALLED IT.

Back to the story!  You voted approximately a billionty to one for "Dromiceiomimus is at the door" (and again, voting in rhyme or Shakespearean verse was appreciated, as were the attempted alliances being forged). Let us proceed!  When we left our story, we'd just chosen Dromiceiomimus to be on the other side of that door:

Dromiceiomimus is at the door

Hamlet is at the door!

That's right, turns out simply wishing for someone to be at your room doesn't change who's actually there. You don't control reality with your THOUGHTS, Ophelia. Sheesh.

Anyway, Hamlet opens the door and steps into your room. "It's me," he says. You haven't seen each other for a while; it's so great to see him. You run up and throw your arms around him and you smooch. It's just like old times.

But the moment passes, and when you look at his face you can see concern written all over it. He's troubled by something.

Your choices are:

CHOICE CATS: Ask him what's troubling him
CHOICE DOGS: Wait for him to tell you

Here again we're intersecting with the path Shakespeare chose on his run-through, and so I am obliged to inform you he went with "Wait for him to tell you".  Leave your vote in the comments below!


    1. Creator Hugh Eckert on November 26, 2012

      Cats! Cats! Cats!
      Thrice the brinded cat hath mewed...

    2. Creator robin on November 26, 2012

      Cats is obviously the sensible solution.

    3. Creator Kimberly Dekat on November 26, 2012

      Beneath this sky, beside the sea,
      There is no choice fairer than thee.
      This story needs no dog-born acts,
      It needs only you, the choice of CATS.

    4. Creator Mark Bradshaw on November 26, 2012

      One could not imagine a woman so presumptuous she would dare question a man! Choice dogs must be taken lest this wench feel the cold back of mine hand.

    5. Creator Lawrence Wang on November 26, 2012


    6. Creator John Tudball on November 26, 2012

      Man, Shakespeare got Hamlet killed halfway through the story (see: Hamlet II; To Be or not To Be sequel) so we know his choices aren't reliable. Cats.

    7. Creator Katrina Sauvé on November 26, 2012

      *sings* the internet is made of cats the internet is made of cats; cats, cats, cats, cats, cats, the internet is made of cats… (the song I was singing)

    8. Creator Emilie Nouveau on November 26, 2012

      =^.^= Cats, of course. For denizens of the internet there is no other option.

    9. Creator Jesse Irwin on November 26, 2012

      Cats! Communication is important in relationships.

    10. Creator Holly on November 26, 2012

      Cats. We're a rad lady and a nice girlfriend, after all, and also, wow, his dad just died, and it might be nice to let him know we care.

    11. Creator Jacob Haller on November 25, 2012

      Cats. With any luck he'll mention the castle being cold and we can REVEAL OUR SCHEME.

    12. Creator Emily Phillips on November 25, 2012

      Cats! I can see something is wrong, and I want to know if there is anything I can do to make him feel better.

    13. Creator Bob B. on November 25, 2012

      I like chicken, I like live, Hamlet, Hamlet please deliver. ... what's troubling you. Because we're asking. We're cool for cats like that.

    14. Creator Jason Merrin on November 25, 2012

      Are you kidding me? Cats. Let's get proactive here.

    15. Creator Tina Tipton on November 25, 2012

      Cats. Come on... a girlfriend who doesn't ask "What ya thinkin'?"

    16. Creator Turtle on November 25, 2012

      Though Will chose "Wait, and hope the boyfriend talks,"
      My vote's the beast inside Schrödinger's box.

    17. Creator Tyme on November 25, 2012

      Dogs please!

    18. Creator Justin Abbasi (deleted) on November 25, 2012

      Voting for the underdog. Dogs!

    19. Creator Ashara on November 25, 2012

      Hmm, tough one. As Hamlet himself says, "the cat will mew; the dog will have his day". Unlike Hamlet, though, I'm going to make a damn decision: cats it is!

    20. Creator Niko Nawalany on November 25, 2012

      I like dogs, but I CHOICE CATS.

    21. Creator Annie Freeman on November 25, 2012

      It's interesting that you chose cats to represent the option that is more caring and outreaching as opposed to the option that is aloof and cavalier. Or perhaps I'm just racist.
      In any case, we already dislike water. Might as well make the ansformation into a cat complete

    22. Creator Brenna Asplund on November 25, 2012

      We really need more honesty in this relationship, so definitely cats.

    23. Creator Morgan Payne on November 25, 2012

      Eye of the tiger, Ophelia!

    24. Creator Nicole on November 25, 2012


    25. Creator giishu on November 25, 2012

      The choice seems clear to me - cats it is!

    26. Creator Alexandra Becker on November 25, 2012

      ^---^ - Mew?
      o o
      > - <

    27. Creator Joseph Franecki on November 25, 2012

      I choose cats!

    28. Creator Sean Deitz on November 25, 2012

      A surplus of canines persist in my present abode.
      Thus the feline path I choose for the story being told.

    29. Creator Nathan on November 25, 2012

      Cats. 'Cause anyone can go with Shakespeare.

    30. Creator Adrian Cowles on November 25, 2012

      Dogs would mean we are a bad girlfriend. Cats Ahoy!

    31. Creator Mya Dubya on November 25, 2012

      Dogs :)
      Wow that was such a twist in my view.... I love it! :D

    32. Creator Tiago Henrique Ribeiro on November 25, 2012

      Meowth, I choose you!

    33. Creator Kelduiniel on November 25, 2012

      I, too, choose CATS.

    34. Creator Zainah Alrujaib on November 25, 2012

      Bit late to the party, but CATS!