ICYMI - I posted this yesterday.  HOWEVER, some of the pics may have been messed up (they didn’t show up on my phone or work computer) so if they were when you first checked it out, it’s been fixed.  

I’ll probably go through my whole blog this weekend and fix some photos—I’m going to stop being lazy and save everything to my gallery from here on out to prevent it from happening again.  :)

Note: This article contains some massive spoilers from season 2 of Alias.  Read at your own risk if you haven’t seen the show.

Serious drama is a really hard thing to pull off.  That sounds kind of dumb, because drama’s really the baseline for every coherent story you’ll ever tell–even comedies usually have some pseudo-dramatic throughline to make us care about what we’re laughing at.  But doing pure, unadulturated, opening-your-heart-and-ripping-it-out dramatic shockers is really really hard.  Plot twists go wrong when it feels like they’re twists for the sake of twists, carry no emotional weight, or have been so carefully mapped out that you can predict them, prepare for them, and thus feel no emotional gut-punch that should have been the whole point.  Millions have attempted a “Luke, I am your father,” but more fail than succeed.  Talking about the history of big plot twists would be a huge endeavor, and it’s not something I have any intention of doing, but I’d like to look at a very massive dramatic twist in one particular show, Alias.  

Read the rest of the entry at my blog!

I just remembered

Francie doesn’t like coffee ice cream.