WWW: Ripping Off King Arthur #232 -- A Suicide in Destiny City (Part Sixteen)
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Mon Mar 9 04:23:07 PDT 2015
On 3/8/2015 7:58 PM, Adrian J. McClure wrote:
> On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 6:14:43 PM UTC-4, Scott Eiler wrote:
>> This whole sequence has kind of a Watchmen or Dark Knight Returns feel
>> to it. (This comes to my mind now because I'm plotting Powernaut 1985.)
>It definitely does remind me of 80s-type "revisionist" superheroes, but I
> think it works a lot better than many examples of that. (Including--
> potential heresy alert!--The Golden LNH-Men, which I felt was kinda
> underwhelming.) I think that's because it's not aiming for "realism" but
> for this surreal feeling which reminds me a lot of Bronze Age comics. A lot
> of Arthur's work reminds me of Steve Gerber--that kind of heightened
> alienation and weirdness.
Part of what makes this work is that there's attention to character
relationships and setting *other* than what fits the plot. I've seen a lot of
writers say there shouldn't be anything in a book that doesn't relate directly
to what's going on, and that's so wrong - there shouldn't be anything in a
book that doesn't add to this story, but taking place in a larger world
definitely does add to a story.
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, besides, Moby Dick sold bajillions, and
that book is all digressions.
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