'Infernal Scoop' Lets Users Submit Stories' Plot Points

By: Joey Haar - Jul 26, 2016
References: infernalscoop & boingboing.net
'Infernal Scoop' is like an online, crowdsourced version of a kids' road trip game. Fueled by the collective creativity of the internet en masse, Infernal Scoop allows completely anonymous users to submit story prompts and contribute to already running narratives. The sites lets users click through stories one plot point at a time and marks which points are "dead ends," encouraging users to continue the narrative chain.

For first time users, the site feels like a cross between a choose-your-own-adventure novel and a 90s webpage. Though the interface is relatively bare, this only serves to emphasize the importance of story over everything else. That said, Infernal Scoop is far from immune to internet trolls, and for every well crafted and interesting narrative there are at least a few more meme references.

Infernal Scoop shows both the beauty and the unfortunate byproducts of collective and creative anonymity.