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^^What everybody said, above. Whatever happened to telling a great story, anyway? That explains why I read a lot of Agatha Christie – quaint by modern standards, but she really knows her way when it comes to plot and characterization.
That’s also why I can’t stand writers who seriously believe that they’ve written The Great Big Important Novel. In fact, I *really* can’t stand writers who think that Every Novel Must Be Great and Important, and look down on you when they realize you’ve written something “mainstream.” Hello, I’m only trying to write a good story here, and even the writers who have produced the Most Important Novels Of All Time say that you still need to start with a good story. Shut up, posers.
On a lighter note: Nathan Fillion was one of the first people I followed on Twitter, even though I’ve only seen two episodes of ‘Firefly.’ And I watch ‘Castle’ whenever I can for him, even though my mom hates his character on the show.