Sunday, June 20, 2010

Things I've Learned

A few things I've noticed this week/weekend:
  1. It's important to be assertive. If you look and act like you know what you're doing, people will act accordingly. They even have a TV trope about this, as well as a few creepy real-life examples. Just use your powers for good instead of evil.
  2. Pepperoni stromboli don't have to be greasy to be delicious. (Greasy doesn't hurt, though.)
  3. The best things on life are free. The second-best things are really inexpensive.
  4. Additionally, well-made things don't have to be expensive. You can get a dynamite tweed jacket for under $5.00 if you know where to look.
  5. On another food-related note: There might be a billion varieties of ice cream available, and even more types of toppings, but sometimes you  just can't beat plain vanilla cream.
  6. There's nothing like a good cliffhanger. I mean, anyone can leave a character hanging off a cliff and flash a "To Be Continued" title onto the screen, but it takes serious skill to create a situation that seems totally awful and completely and utterly inescapable. Anyone who's seen the first half of the Doctor Who season five finale knows what I'm talking about.
  7. Sometimes you know when something about the universe is right. You can't prove it, but  you just have an inescapable feeling that you know exactly how something should be.
  8. Sometimes you have to skip brainstorming and just start writing. A good portion of the time it's the only way to get stuff done.

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