The mortality rate in Fictionland must be terrible! (2 asides)

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1) I really enjoy people who take jokes beyond the limits of most jokes.  Who allow metaphors to take on lives of their own, who don’t forget that at the root it is still a metaphor, probably for something mundane, and probably not applicable to any extreme degree of exactitude, but that the disjuncture, the conflicts, even, between the thingy being metaphored (no, that is not a word, and yes, it is a word here) and the metaphor’s own inherent characteristics/demands are what make that !$#t SO funny!

2) Do you ever notice how, when reading books, ya get all pissed off when the writer kills of beloved characters at the end (or anywhere, for that matter) of the story?  Yet, if you’re a writer, do you ever notice that, you, too tend to kill of your own beloved characters at a much higher rate than you’d accept as a reader?  Good LORD, the mortality rate in Fictionland must be terrible!

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