REVIEW: Russell's Reviews Volume One # 9

Lalo Martins lalo.martins at
Sat Mar 1 19:28:13 PST 2008

Also spracht Tom Russell (Sat, 01 Mar 2008 07:01:18 +0000):
>    I mean, what is this issue, all on its lonesome,
> about?  In the end, it's about reacting to last issue and setting things
> up for the next issue.  And, for me, that lacks cohesion.  The only two
> reasons I can see to end it where Lalo did and the way he did are, one,
> to have a cliffhanger ending of sorts, and two, to keep the story under
> a certain line-count.
>    And for me, neither of those reasons are
> particularly compelling.

We'll have to agree to disagree on this one then :-) for me both reasons 
are extremely compelling.  I'm trying with this series to emulate a 
"real" (call it "professional" or "commercial" if you want) serial.  
Space being constant is absolutely mandatory in that case, and ending in 
a cliffhanger is pretty much necessary...

                                               Lalo Martins
      So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
       then they seem improbable, and then, when we
       summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
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