Hey minions. I’ve been pretty insanely sick since Saturday night, the worst I’ve been sick for quite a while. Any time I didn’t spend in bed yesterday was spent in the bathroom. About a quarter of my night was spent there, making sure I never got more than an hour of sleep at a time. My health could be described as “everything is bad and nothing is good.”
I do feel better today than I felt yesterday but I still feel rather crummy. Since the only storytelling device on my mind is the age-old question of, “why do fictional characters never, ever get sick unless it’s with some sort of plot-important, rare illness with an improbable cure, or at best, a plague?” I think I’ll put off my blog post for this week for when thinking doesn’t make my head hurt so badly.
Btw, it’s because a writer shouldn’t bother to put in a storytelling element that’s not actually useful. It’s like how we essentially never mention any character going to the bathroom. There’s not actually a point to it. Unless the MC’s common cold keeps her from being able to smell something critical, there’s just not a point to having her get one. And honestly it’s okay. I mean, I usually only get sick once a year with an annual sore throat, or maybe a headcold. Every few years I get the flu – which is probably what I have right now. So if your MC is going adventuring in the spring or summer, that’s…usually not when people get sick anyway. It’s not that weird they didn’t get sick.
Although now I’m just thinking of Skyrim – the MC getting a sore throat so badly he loses his voice, and can’t use any of the…er, word magic. (I never actually played Skyrim.) He’s all
and they break into coughing and the dragon is just like lolwat?
Anyway I’m thinking I might take another nap or something. I’ll be getting back to you later this week.