On Writing: Playing God With Your Creations

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Don't kill your darlings.  Torture them instead--it's much more fun!

Not too long ago, we had a short discussion here about whether or not writers are gods.  I'm of the opinion that we are--at least so far as being creators of universes, and the beings that populate them.  We give life and form to collections of words, and through the skill of our magic, we get other people to believe in our creations, to care about what happens to them, and to become emotionally involved with people and places that don't really exist.


Falling Skies: "Space Oddity" and "Shoot to the Moon" (Season 4, Episodes 11 and 12)


What do you know? Every dog does indeed have his day, and Falling Skies closed out its fourth season with two more watchable hours of television (the second better than the first). They even made Lexi tolerable. Not bad for a show that's always skirting a rut.

"Space Oddity"


ORIGINAL SONG: "Arrogant Love" by Kevin Long (NSFW)

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Yup, another of my crappy original songs to fill up space here over the weekend. It's 3:30 seconds long, so, really, what have you got to lose? And it's catchy. And unlike most of my previous songs on here, this one has a throw-away gag about a science fiction show, if you can spot it.



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