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#ActualJeremy Williams

Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

Odd how I can get two replies and NO notification Email, despite being subscribed. I thought it wasn't being answered.

 

To FLeBlanc:

What's the point of a story, if you can pull nothing out of it? I'm not a moral crusader, in fact the very idea of moral crusading inspires a deep, seething hate within me. I'm a philosopher, and the purpose of any discussion of morals, politics and culture serves that end. In particular, the morality of law comes up a lot in my stories, but despite my best efforts I can't seem to have the discussion come up through the story itself and I don't really want to have a big debate scene to serve that purpose. When I try the former, it flies over the reader's head. When I try the latter, I just can't get it into a condition I feel does both sides justice and doesn't break the story. As I said, I'm not a moral crusader and presenting only my viewpoint, or presenting a caricature of the opposing viewpoint, just feels wrong to me.


#1Jeremy Williams

Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

Odd how I can get two replies and NO notification Email, despite being subscribed. I thought it wasn't being answered.

 

To FLeBlanc:

What's the point of a story, if you can pull nothing out of it? I'm not a moral crusader, in fact the very idea of moral crusading inspires a deep, seething hate within me. I'm a philosopher, and the purpose of any discussion of morals, politics and culture serves that end. In particular, the morality of law and whether the trade of freedom for a gain is valid if you are not given a choice about it come up a lot in my settings. It's presented as a major philosophical difference between the different factions within each setting, and despite my best efforts I can't seem to have the discussion come up through the story itself and I don't really want to have a big debate scene to serve that purpose. When I try the former, it flies over the reader's head. When I try the latter, I just can't get it into a condition I feel does both sides justice and doesn't break the story. As I said, I'm not a moral crusader and presenting only my viewpoint, or presenting a caricature of the opposing viewpoint, just feels wrong to me.


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