Where Personal and Professional Life Collide...

My life in 8 words: Organized chaos, by preference. Exhausting, but never boring

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I agree completely. There have been a lot of movies and TV shows and novels and comics that people recomment the hell out of, which have left me cold because I couldn't make myself care for any of the characters. I couldn't make myself care about the protagonist enough to want to see them succeed, I couldn't care about the antagonist enough to want to see them fail.

On the other hand, there has been a lot of crap published in all media that I actually liked, because I liked the characters despite the project's other failings.

It's what I call the Rowling phenom (simply because she's the most recent massive example) -- a good storyteller will trump a good stylist, almost every day.

(in novels, anyway. Short fiction tends to reward high stylists more, to a certain degree)

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