Feelings about story 12/10 '15
I crave good storytelling, like medicine or food.
Lately, I listen to a lot of podcasts at work. My mainstays are BBC Global News, and Stuff You Missed In History Class. The Truth is a fave, but updates infrequently.
I want story; metaphor elevates me out of "point and click, lather rinse repeat." I want plot, I want action. I want it in the moment.
The Bechdel-Wallace (as Ms. B has said she thinks it should be called) Test is more important than I've realized. When I was a kid, I wanted to be Han Solo, so I could save Luke and kiss Leia. Try to find any story where a woman does that. I'll read it or watch or listen to it, and praise you for leading me to it.
I want to create those stories, but I flounder on the rocks. I'm still trying.
I don't want to exclude men. I want to include men and women. The field is wide, but thin as it stands.
In the meantime, I watch Jessica Jones at night and keep hitting the search button during the day.