All good things come to and end…

All good things come to an end…

Today is September 1st marking the end of summer and back to school for some this week.

Thank you for reading our Plot Bunnies for the Month of August. If you have missed one or want to review them click here for a list of them all in one place.

This next subject is something that we tend to talk to among ourselves from time  to time. Never really thinking something like what happen to Patrick McLaw could happen in real life.

Do we as Crime Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror writers or writers of any kind … need to be more acutely aware of how others will perceive our novels?

Ask yourself is what your work in progress that you are working on could it offend someone? Should you care if you offend some readers to keep true to your art?

If you ask this young writer he might warn you to be careful what you write, article title, “Incarcerated For Writing Science Fiction

A 23 year old Language Art Teacher, Patrick McLaw who is the author of two self-published science fiction e-books set 900 years into the future. The subject of the last one that got him into hot water revolved around the aftermath of a terrorist attack on a school (900 years into the future). Does this warrant him losing his job, admitted for psych evaluations and incarcerated?

Has the world gone mad? A couple days ago we came across a woman who wanted to control the male population limiting it, dwindling it to a small fraction. The first thought that came to mind was ‘Hitler was reborn into this blond crazy lady’s body.’

 

My question is …. do crazy people know that they are crazy?

Two Jack Sparrow quotes come to mind: (it applies to both situations)

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?”

AND ….

“Crazy people don’t know they are crazy. I know I am crazy therefor I am not crazy. Isn’t that crazy?”

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Now I have to get back to editing,

R. J. Davies Mornix

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One Response to All good things come to and end…

  1. bhalsop says:

    I have read about the lady who thinks the world would be better off with fewer men. It is a draconian solution to an education problem. One is reminded of Swift’s “Modest Proposal.” Could she be merely updating Swift? I haven’t heard her speak and cannot make an assessment..
    On the other hand, I have not heard of the other case. Might I ask where this travesty occurred? It sounds like something out of a John Brunner novel. It would be right at home in Stand on Zanzibar.
    I would like to note, as one suffering from a mental illness, that such an illness is one of the very few that is used as an insult. Leprosy is the only other one that comes to mind. You have told a wonderful cautionary tale of the lack of insight by some power that decides that an act of imagination is a sign of mental illness. But you negate that insight by using the pejorative “crazy” about another person.
    I would hope that the horror visited on the imaginative man would be a lesson about the dangers in society of labeling anyone “crazy.”

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