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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Episode 38 - If Not I, Nor He, Then You?

In the words of the famous (read: unknown) poem from Alice in Wonderland:

He sent them word I had not gone
(We know it to be true):
If she should push the matter on,
What would become of you?

And what does this mean? No idea. But, it introduces an important point--understanding the perspective from which a story is told is vital to understanding the story. So, is first person perspective best or third person? Why would you use second person? How can tweaking the narrator's perspective change the entire warp and woof of the story? Believe it or not, Nick and Tim manage to discuss such things for half an hour. And it's interesting!

Then, just so you don't think our random Wonderland quote is too random (is anything too random for Wonderland?), we spend the second half of the episode discussing fall TV, including one show involving a white rabbit.

So buckle up. It's that time once again. You know he said it (and I mean it, too): "It's time to listen in on the 38th episode of Derailed Trains of Thought!" (Original live recording available here.)

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