With great power comes the realization that not everybody needs to angst.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Further pursuant to the question of post-traumatic issues… …the specific thing I am talking about is not the portrayal of or acknowledgement of these issues, because cod knows I can’t bloody write a book without somebody with PTSD in it. I barely know how non-traumatized people operate; their brains are different from mine. True fact, [...]

A thing that bothers me, narratively speaking.

Monday, August 6th, 2012

I blame Donald Bellisario*. Not in a bad way, exactly–but Magnum, P.I. started a trend. It hardly seems like something that would signify now, but Magnum (Which made Tom Selleck THE sex symbol of the early 80s) was groundbreaking because the protagonist was a Vietnam vet, with a certain amount of attendant damage–him and his [...]