Jawohl. Yeah, it’s March. February was kinda sticky, sorry.
Cheers to sarahtps for the tag.
- Must back-tag to the progenitor Jenelle Schmidt. Did that, it’s in the picture at the top, I finally worked out how to turn pictures into links.
- Must use the image.
- Must tell five life lessons learned from reading fantasy books or watching fantasy movies.
- Must tag 2-4 people.
Well, I don’t pass tags on, because I’m not into the supercalifragilisticexistentialcrisis that that kicks off, so I’m ignoring Rule 4. Life lessons, hey? Ha.
I don’t read or watch a hua of a lot of fantasy, certainly not modern fantasy, so I’ll have to see what I can do. I don’t guarantee total absence of Who.
- People can screw with your head in ways you weren’t expecting, and watching out for it doesn’t help one iota, just makes you feel more of an idiot when you finally work it out. From Isaac Asimov and James MacCreigh’s “The Little Man on the Subway.”
- There’s only so much you can get wrong before the effects become irreversible. As usual, you won’t know where the line is until you’ve crossed it. From J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”
- People will fail you. People will always, always, always fail you. Oh – and you’re part of people. And the person you least want to hurt will be the person you let down hardest. And there’s nothing you can do about it. From Doctor Who, Tenth Doctor, “Doomsday”. (Yeah, I loved Rose. Fight me.)
- Life does not make sense. There is something deeply wrong with this, but there’s nothing you can do about that either. From G. K. Chesterton’s “The Man Who Was Thursday”.
- Despite character dialogue in the book, the exposition is pretty clear. (Show don’t tell every time, kids.) You do have to be someone special to make a difference. Who is special and who is not is random chance. From C. S. Lewis’ “Perelandra” and “That Hideous Strength”.
There. Done. I told you I wasn’t mad into fantasy.
Thanks for reading… and thanks for the tag, Sarah.