[LMB] TSK - They Can Fly!!!
mathews55 at msn.com
Mon Jul 8 20:48:47 BST 2019
Yes, indeed! The "eleventh hour" theme is such a major trope in all sorts of fiction, but "the 12th hour" scenario is so much more likely in real life when things go bad, .
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Isn't it interesting that "getting there too late" is such a theme?
It's a very good theme, and one that can transfer to a lot of
different writings (-:.
I think a lot of fiction tends to show the "just-in-the-nick-of-time"
model, which is fun and fine and thrilling. But showing the
"too late" examples adds that extra bit of pathos and poignancy
to a series.
(-: Same goes for the "do what's in front of you" theme.
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