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Old November 15 2008, 03:40 PM   #122
DavidFalkayn
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Re: Star Trek: Sigils and Unions--The Thirteenth Order

Catching up on everything after a very hectic couple of weeks! A short, but very powerful and moving scene--very well done. Turning to the issue of paragraphing and "scenery painting", I have to disagree slightly with Rush here in that there are times in which you need longer paragraphs to "paint" the scene--read some of Poul Anderson's work for example, he paints a vivid picture of a truly alien world and culture on Diomedes in "The Man who Counts"--to an extent, I think scenery painting has become something of a lost art because we do tend to have rather shorter attention spans now--and I think we lose something because of the fact that our words are no longer painting a picture.
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