Now is a really goddamn hard time to try to write low stakes, slice of life stuff.

@katsudonburi I feel this in my very BONES. Fluff is kind of my life but I feel like everything needs to be dialed up to eleven right now, and also like rage and hurt and anger are perceived as deeper and more real than joy. Small, happy stories are tough in this landscape.

@Annalee I've been struggling with my bone-deep love of action stories versus wanting to write things where violence isn't the solution. It's incredibly hard, and I think the quiet stuff can be so easily lost in the noise...


@katsudonburi As a pacifist this struggle is like my entire writing life. Totally hear you.

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