Abandon hope. This here thread is a "Safe Place" to discuss all manner of things literary and fluffy. A place of ideas and thoughts where everyone is equally ignorant. By the medium of random groupthink / cluster-mahrlect we shall all learn something. Or other. I shall paraphrase this quote from Razordon Happiness. As an author, Bob draws excellent stick figures. Or as the Pope said to Michaelangelo, 'Look, I'm the bloody Pope! I may not know much about art, but I know what I like!" I plan to put in some of my thoughts about how humour works, ways of structuring a short story and things like that. I invite you'all to do the same so that we can be a beacon of ignorance to cling to as we are swamped by the waves of general lack of talent. Wait - don't beacons get very hot?