Tag Archives: Realism

The Goth Phase

Whenever I hear “It’s realistic” as defense for some element of a story, it’s never used to justify a happy ending.  If a character is raped or murdered or simply dies tragically and pointlessly, the “That’s life” argument is often used.  And certainly, that is life. But sometimes people don’t die tragically.  Sometimes, people grow [...]
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Things You Should Buy

Buy my books. I think I don’t say that enough.  I like that my blog isn’t just an endless series of commercials, but the thing about commercials is that they work.  The whole reason this site exists is because I write books.  You would most probably not be here if I wasn’t a semi-famous novelologist.  [...]
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The Event Horizon of Boring

Having seen the recent Batman movie trailer, I have to say this film looks like a stone cold bummer.  I realize I stand on the wrong side (culturally) of this struggle, but I just didn’t care for The Dark Knight at all.  It struck me as a combination of the worst elements of superheroes, realism, [...]
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Get Real (or Don’t)

It’s starting to cheese me off (excuse my language) that so many writers and creators will resort to the Realism Defense when it suits their purposes and ignore it when it doesn’t.  Maybe that’s just Terran nature.  And most of the time, it’s harmless.  But when it comes to important things, it’s generally a cop [...]
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