Filed under: twitchhiker challenge | Tags: adventure generator, choose your own adventure, north east england
Do you remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? I collected them. I adored them. They. Were. Brilliant.
If you don’t recall them, they were children’s stories that asked you to determine the narrative. You were presented with several options, each leading to a different page of the book. You’d choose one, turn to the corresponding page, continue the story and then have to choose once more. You could enjoy the books again and again and experience a different adventure every time. Magical.
I mentioned recently I was going to be part of the world – North East England – over August, and that I’d be sharing my travels on Twitter. Well now, with a doff of the cap to my favourite childhood books (and the Twitchhiker project, obviously), I’m going to be handing over control of my adventures to Twitter.
The regional tourism agency has an online Adventure Generator packed with all the activities North East England has to offer. There are some very pleasant jaunts to be had – clambering up lighthouses, stargazing etc – and then there are activities that scare the living daylights out of me – bungee jumping, abseiling and other extreme nonsense that has no place outside of Queenstown.
So every day next week, the Adventure Generator will randomly spit out three suggestions for me to tackle on the same day the following week. You’ll then get to vote on which adventure I have to attempt, through a poll I’ll tweet through my @twitchhiker account. For five days, my life will be in your hands.
I’ll tweet during each adventure and provide plenty of TwitPics and AudioBoos – they’ll probably be of me screaming like a girl. Bloody hell, I’ve just looked. There’s parachuting too. I ain’t getting on no plane.
It’ll be a (mostly) fun way to promote the region and what it has to offer. I’m North East born and bred so I’m quite looking forward to showing off what a brilliant corner of the world this is. Quite. So long as you remember I’m scared of heights, water and certain death. Which, coincidentally, is how nearly all my Choose Your Own Adventure stories ended.
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