Sunday, October 24, 2010

I give up.

Seriously. I can't be the only person on earth who can't read about characters that are all, without exception, complete assholes. To the bone.

Authors, here's a tip: when you write a character, imagine yourself on a road trip in a van with that character for 3 days. If you are ready for that character to choke on his or her own liver by the end of that trip, that person SHOULD NOT BE YOUR MAIN CHARACTER.

As a reader, I pray you to remember that rule.

That is all.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This, actually.

A quote from Guillermo Del Toro, via
"If it doesn't engage me, I leave it," he said. "I do not do homework with my life."

Few times have I read anything so resonant.

I do not do homework with my life...oh yes.
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