July 28th, 2010

eliphas, napping

Monologuing

The story has now reached the point where the villain (or misguided do-gooder) is about to monologue at the heroine.

And every time he opens his mouth I see him drawing himself up as if he were making a speech long rehearsed, and beginning to declaim, "The Elder Days are gone. The Middle Days are passing. The Younger Days are beginning. The time of the Elves is over..." in a Christopher Lee voice.

This won't do.