December 20, 2005

Status: Underwater

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at December 20, 2005 11:26 AM

This week's excuse for not blogging: my apartment flooded due to heavy rain. ("Heavy" by Berkeley standards, anyway.)

I did, however, start A Feast for Crows. Sometimes predictability is nice: you know the poor sucker in the prologue of a George R. R. Martin novel is going to die before the first chapter, so you are free to hate this character and root for the bad guys. (Martin helps out by making the POVs in the prologues progressively more annoying.) Whereas once the novel gets going, it's not wise to get too attached to any particular character, since you never know who is going to get killed off for no apparent reason.

Tags: Berkeley, Books

I have in my writing occasionally created characters fully intending to kill them off and then finding that I liked them too much to do it!

Posted by: JSpur | December 20, 2005 11:44 AM

flooded? ouch you should post pictures

Posted by: shellock | December 20, 2005 1:03 PM

Haha! It's been so long that when I started reading the new one, I realized I forgot who the hell everyone is. Damn intricate webs.

Next time we are this close, do you want me to non-fatally shank him for you?

Posted by: Vanessa | December 20, 2005 3:30 PM

Vanessa: Let me see who he kills off in this installment before I decide. :)

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | December 20, 2005 5:58 PM
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