For a long time I've been frustrated by romantic comedies - the idea of a story based on love and humour holds a lot of promise but I almost always get disappointed. Overwhelmingly, the writers seem to have no sense of direction.
So I wrote my own romantic comedy.
Half way through writing the book the concept of "Value Bubbles" appeared on this web site, and I included it to give the book a unifying theme.
I think it works well, but of course it does not matter what I think.
What do readers think?
That's interesting. Ridicule is precisely the technique the New Atheists use on churchmen to show others how the values of religion can be kept at arms length. I would merely add that one needs to be on extremely firm ground in many ways when employing this technique. The New Atheists aren't. Nothing looks more ridiculous than someone trying to make someone else look ridiculous when the onlookers know the premises for the operation are parochial, partisan, biased, tendentious etc.
Perhaps the best technique ever invented for keeping the values of others at bay is the one Edward uses all the time. Make like they don't exist. Ignore.
I like that - a Value Bubble Defense system.
I don't think that I would give away the book if I reveal that is what Phil's lead character ends up supplying - a Value Bubble Defense system - and probably why he is branded as "dangerous."
Hi Franis, Luis,
I confess to being confused. What is a value bubble defence system? My understanding is that living inside your value bubble provides its own defence system (because it filters and re-interprets the outside world according to your values).
People can happily live inside their value bubbles for years and never feel they need to change their minds about anything.
In my book the Wiccas and the Satanists get thrown together, you know, for fun.
>> Is it just that?
I hope so - I wanted to keep my explanation of the concept simple because I think it's hugely important that everyone understands what a value bubble is.