When one is writing about the Royal Navy of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries it is difficult to avoid understatement; for so very often the improbable reality outruns fiction. Even an uncommonly warm and industrious imagination could scarcely produce the frail shape of Commodore Nelson leaping from his battered seventy-four-gun Captain through the quarter-gallery window of the eighty-gun San Nicolas, taking her, and hurrying on across her deck to board the towering San Josef of a hundred and twelve guns…
Patrick O’Brian, Author’s Note to Master and Commander
I feel like I need to get these words framed and hung above my desk, because I have so many moments when I’m writing where I stop and think, “oh, hang on… is this incident maybe a bit too implausible?” only to find out later, no, the problem is it’s not nearly implausible enough.
(And it’s so true, no author would ever dare make up something as outrageous as Nelson’s Bridge.)
PLEASE NOTE- I only wrote ONE of these!
wrote the rest, and I think the change in style might be enough to signify which is mine. If not, I wrote the report specifically stated to be by Henrik Von Schneeplestein on SCP 3025, every other report is the work of
who is amazing. Also note- more of these will be put out in the future!