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If a writer's known for doing A Certain Thing, especially at an early stage, it's really difficult to subsequently demonstrate range. There are plenty of creators out there who really lean into that bend, by the way. People who become so intrinsically associated with a single tone or a recurring motif that they wind up putting themselves at the heart of the reading experience. It's branding, inadvertent or otherwise. These are people (usually writers) who stand in front of their stories rather than behind them. I think that's a perfectly reasonable course to take, especially in a world so sodden with opportunities for creator/audience engagement, but for my tastes it feels a little like a gilded cage. After having a great many long, hard discussions with myself I've realised the only thing I feel so strongly about that I can imagine it saturating every single piece of work I ever do – the only thing I'd ever risk becoming my brand, in other words – is my conviction that story is an existential technology. -- Si Spurrier















Date: 2018-09-05 06:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
For an Endless Dream in his various incarnations sure keeps getting pulled away from his job.

Date: 2018-09-05 08:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Loathe as I am to be interested in anything Sandman-related any more (for personal reasons), I can put on my Lit. Grad. Hat and say that it makes a certain kind of sense - like constantly waking from a dream just when you get to the good part.

Date: 2018-09-05 12:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
He doesn't operate on normal logic or cause and effect, he operates on Dream Logic

Date: 2018-09-06 04:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
but isn't this dream more grounded? Human? he saved his parents.

Date: 2018-09-06 09:43 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Pretty much everything indicates that Lucien is right - Dream wasn't pulled away, he pulled a Destruction and quit.

Date: 2018-09-06 04:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
lol ha love the retcon comment.

Date: 2018-09-09 09:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kore
I'm torn about the art, but I love that fifth panel. Will probably wait for trade though.

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