- 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.
- Pepperoni stromboli don't have to be greasy to be delicious. (Greasy doesn't hurt, though.)
- The best things on life are free. The second-best things are really inexpensive.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
A few things I've noticed this week/weekend: