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Why writers have GI Joe sets leftover from their childhoods. [Nov. 3rd, 2011|04:07 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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timprov and I were talking about a webcomic we both read, and he had spotted that its creator seems to use a particular method of getting out of a jam: character redesign. Every time the comic seems to be painted into a corner or going nowhere, one of the characters gets redesigned. "It's like the guy coming in with the gun," he said.

"Writers should collect those," I said. "Different guys with guns for different circumstances. Because more ways to get yourself out of a jam are always useful."

And so I tell you now.
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[User Picture]From: janni
2011-11-03 10:46 pm (UTC)
And of course, all the guns need to be hung over the proper mantlepieces first ...

(Someone should start a web page or blog for people to contribute fictional guns.)
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[User Picture]From: rysmiel
2011-11-04 08:16 pm (UTC)
I told you I finally figured out what to do with the eighty-foot shark in the library, right ?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-11-04 08:30 pm (UTC)
Nnnnooooo?
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