Friday, December 07, 2007

Cat Personallity

Sometimes I wish writers had personallities more like sheep. Unfortunately, they have cat personalities.

A cat stands aloof, and knows that their own thoughts are far more interesting, inspired, and useful, than all other people's thoughts. As a result, no matter how much an organized activity is inside their best interest, some other schmoe must do all the organizing, because naturally the writer knows that, while they could probably do it better, it--the organizational process--isn't an important part of the whole activity, because it effects the other guys more obviously.

Scientists have sheep personallities. While scientists are disgustingly intelligent, and think they're thoughts are the best, they are entirely in favor of going everywhere and only where they are told. They follow instructions to the letter, and if they find inaccuracies in these instructions they postulate possible improvements to he who organizes them, and thusly the event comes about with utter hitchless dullness.

I respect Henry. He got writer's to do stuff. It's enormously freaking hard.

It's somewhat promising, though, that my writers are clearly the thoughtful, cat personallities. It implies to a degree that they're gifted.

I have a phone call to make...

6 comments:

Debbie said...

WTF?

Whittaker Luckless said...

Oh, right.

I'm forming a writers group down here in Denver. It's hard.

The One and Only John said...

"WTF?"
-debbie.


Ditto.

Ali said...

It's like schizophrenia, but written down. (Or, maybe more like personality dissociative disorder).

Jenny said...

Please take note that Mr. H is also stepping down because he hasn't had a chance to write anything new...

Do you want to be the career former or do you want to have the career?

Just a mentor type question...now I'm off to do whatever it is I do when I'm not mentoring.

Nickel Halfwise said...

Meow.