Message from discussion Is this cheating?
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Subject: Re: Is this cheating?
From: Will in New Haven <bill.re...@taylorandfrancis.com>
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On Nov 14, 12:48=A0pm, David Friedman <d...@daviddfriedman.nopsam.com>
> In article <k80jkr$4j...@dont-email.me>,
> =A0"Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoor)" <seaw...@sgeinc.invalid.com> wrote:
> > =A0 =A0I would tend to expect that seeing people die would, if anything=
> > me a lot LESS likely to kill them when I have control over the universe
> > they're in.
> The more people close to me have died, the more strongly I resent
Yes and no. I identity with your statement here 100% but killing
people off in a story is different. And I think the "not really dead"
plot, if not cheating, has been overdone. And it's cheating. I
remember the only time I ever yelled at a movie screen. I yelled at
Spock "Stay DEAD" and I still wish he had.
Even so, I have killed exactly one sympathetic character so far in
over fifty thousand words. I think we are going to lose three or four
more, one minor, one only partly sympathetic and one important and
very sympathetic. But nothing is certain.
Will in New Haven