Posts Tagged ‘argument’
This guy isn’t obviously Udo’s cousin, IS he? NOOOO.
Americans soldiers said they could always find the Germans in the hedgerows and woods because the Germans were always arguing. LOUDLY.
WWII was so big a diptheria epidemic in Europe is never mention. 50,000 people got it in Germany, alone.
Don’t even ask me where I got this story, or how many of the actual details I’m using.
As was whispered to me once in a hotel, AWAY from the walls — “This stuff is classified! Where are you getting this?”
All good writers are journalists. We can get stuff. And we’re NOSY. And busy-bodies.
Neil Gaiman and I were on a panel a long time ago. He was using the old spiel of “Fiction can’t be as weird as reality.” I said we can use any reality, as long as we write about it right.
This was my example. Got a laugh. Hope it put that idiot old rule to rest. Well, he though it was funny.
Sorry, get torqued off every time we get told how we “should” write, when it’s about going out and getting stuff in the world and coming back and writing a lot.
Don’t trust anybody making up rules about it.
Which work? Keeping those little cards straight, or the battle going on in his own head?
This was LOTS of fun.
The next thing you know, the kid will be whining to come back and live like he grew up. Don’t we all? It’s not all it’s cracked up to be — because now WE have to be the grownups, and it can be rough. Or at least not as much fun. Think you were miserable as the lonely kid in the woods? Try to organize the food runs.
I had a lot of fun doing this, especially Winzig’s garbled German/Arabic. It’s like Spanglish, but I guess we’d call it — what — Gerbic? Or Araman?
One sounds like small hamsters, the other like French people talking about Germans.
Got some momentum going here!
Rosen does keep his head up, doesn’t he? Sometimes he is a good role model. You just have to pick your moment around him.
What’s with Germans and giving cakes for everything? Not that I’m complaining — that’s a good custom.