June 18th, 2004

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"Writing humour is easy.

You just stare at a blank piece of paper until your forehead bleeds."

- Douglas Adams.

It's odd - I'm only just now realising that writing a PARANOIA book is quite unlike writing any other rpg book. Normally, my writing stays the same throughout a book. Clarity and ease of use are the aims of the writing, not wit or style. While I'm not adverse to putting in an interesting turn of phrase, good writing is very much secondary to functional writing.

PARANOIA, on the other hand, has to be funny. It's a completely different set of mental muscles. On the one hand, it's refreshing and fun.

On the other, omigodiamsoscrewedforthedeadline.