The release schedule of the SRT is pretty interesting. A trilogy with all three parts in a calendar year – which surely beats waiting for the 3rd book in the Kingkiller Chronicles. It helps that each is a short novel, and that the three could conceivably have been released as one volume.
Aside from John Scalzi, who else is trying something new with release schedules, and segmenting a larger work into episodic chunks, each with a different timbre? It’s rumoured that True Detective will focus on a different set of characters each season, so what will the link between season be, aside from the name? The vibe, the setting, the fictional universe it inhabits?
Anybody who is “under the impression that they made it clear” that some order was given who who didn’t put it in writing and who hasn’t had that order paraphrased back to them? Should be slapped. Or at the very least demoted. Unless you actually said it, you didn’t “make it clear.”
It’s as if we were standing on the top of a hill and are now running at full pelt into the fog below – not quite knowing what lies ahead, letting gravity and momentum carry us, and doing our best to avoid the silhouettes of objects as they loom into view, chased by the fear of stopping.
I feel agony. But I have no idea if I feel love. I don’t have a great deal of experience sorting memory from the present. Is this love? Is that? What about this sort of squidgy feeling there? She might be right. Agony is not love. Not by itself. Unless love comes in various flavours and textures, and this is the one which hurts. That might be. Perhaps love is like hell, and every one is different.
I dream I am a playing card, but no one will tell me which one, and I cannot crane my neck to see.
“I quit,” I say. “This is wrong. Fuck you for thinking that it isn’t, and fuck you slowly for asking me to do it. This is not how you make a safe world. This is what got us here in the first place.”