Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533) (Image from Wikimedia Commons.)
As taste is quickened by variety,
So it appears that, in the things I tell,
The wider here and there my story ranges,
It will be found less tedious for its changes.
Orlando Furioso translation by William Stewart Rose
I’ve chosen to name my engine after the author of the Orlando Furioso, which I read (in prose translation) many years ago, and which left a deep impression. Ariosto weaves a bewildering assemblage of characters and storylines into a convoluted but satisfying whole, and it seems that the outline of almost any adventure story can be found somewhere within.ariosto markdown 02/23/2015 22:43:14