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    1. Am I alone in thinking that we're bouncing back from a highly technological future?

      I have this notion that we're entering a new fuzzy era of rejecting the hyper technological stream that we've been on since the 90's. I notice people now wanting to use their phones for longer...

      I have this notion that we're entering a new fuzzy era of rejecting the hyper technological stream that we've been on since the 90's. I notice people now wanting to use their phones for longer (e.g. not replacing them every 2 years because it's the trend) and I feel there's a push back towards certain things like touchscreens in cars being reverted back to clicky buttons.

      Sure, there are these crazy developments happening in science. A.I. is changing so fast it's hard to keep up with, and we're going back to the moon! (I say we because it's a human endeavor goddamn it).

      But there also seems to be this realization that we might have strained Earth a little too much and that we need to tend to Earth, and ourselves a little bit more.

      For reference, I'm a millennial born in '89.

      30 votes
    2. Unpopular opinion: "Show don't tell" isn't always the best strategy

      This is way too often offered to you as this magical pill to solve all fiction writing problems. But as a reader, I don't think this is always the right strategy. It's best applied only in one...

      This is way too often offered to you as this magical pill to solve all fiction writing problems. But as a reader, I don't think this is always the right strategy. It's best applied only in one situation which is work of Realistic Fiction where you're absolutely sure the background story very much relates to the contemporary world your audience live in.

      But one can never really be sure of that, right? Consider the possibility that your works of fiction might be read hundreds or even thousands of years from now when the reader would be living in a very different world with a different setting? In that case, actual telling of the background story or the world and artifacts around your characters will help a lot.

      Now I'm not saying it's always wise to describe the mahogany furniture or the fickle weather in great detail like earlier authors used to do, but the other extreme of just showing without telling anything about the background of that story is just as much problematic.

      20 votes
    3. TV Tuesdays Free Talk

      Warning: this post may contain spoilers

      Have you watched any TV shows recently you want to discuss? Any shows you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

      Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers if you can.

      2 votes