Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Idiot's Tale

‘Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day to day living that wears you out.’ – Anton Chekhov

The relevance to the thinness of a certain mode of science fiction and fantasy, which advances narratives by a series of crises and cliffhangers, should be obvious.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am drunk in flannel pyjamas.

That’s crisis.

June 06, 2011 1:45 AM  
Anonymous rsatx said...

Good point. I especially abhor tales where the author has the protagonists make one ridiculously stupid decision after another to force the crises that drive the narrative.

June 06, 2011 3:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the 7:15 am gin was a terrible twist to my narrative. I have become implausible.

June 06, 2011 6:46 AM  
Blogger Wm. Luke Everest said...

Thanks for the reminder. I'll watch out for that in my own work.

June 08, 2011 9:11 PM  
Blogger Boogeyman259 said...

Could you please send me your origional notes from remote sensing
about Cowboy Angels?

June 30, 2011 9:50 PM  

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