CURSE YOU, GREATER MEANING!
You have no place in my plot! Begone! Begone! Dammit! You’re still here!
Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt!
Well, at least my interest in the plot has picked up again. Never a dull moment. I come across dead scenes that I think will be nothing but utter pain, but my characters save me every time.
Now I must confront my greatest fear: Is This Character Change Real, or A Cop Out?
(Consults Uncle Orson’s Characters & Viewpoint.)
Why must science fiction throw fast hardballs in that direction?