Archive for October 21st, 2008

Oct 21 2008

Miscellaneous Stupidity: Running Episodes out of Order, and Framingham State fundraising

I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

Leading a series with a “pilot” that isn’t actually the first episode is probably the stupidest thing I have ever heard of in any human endeavor.  Even using “blah blah blah blah blah” as a sentence in a university fundraising letter is not that inane.

When a network decides at the last moment to use another episode as the pilot, it’s essentially admitting that the first episode is too awful to air.  So they switch to something that was never meant to be used as a pilot in the first place.  Smooth.  That would be like an NFL coach telling his quarterback that he didn’t like the way he was throwing with his right arm, so he should play the next game with just his left.  A surefire plan for success!

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