that's the entire problem i guess

On writing
  • Me: Oh I know I'll just write a thing for this trashy pairing haha how fun I'll just make it a straightforward one-shot shippy thing that I don't need to take seriously.
  • Me: *Writes several thousand words of set-up* okay I guess that's fine...
  • Me: *Plans layers of complicated emotional subtext* okay I guess we can have some of that *Writes several more thousand words before getting past the first real shipping scene* uhhhh okay so guess it'll be chaptered...
  • Me: *Plans entire rest of story and realises it's already out of control* goddamit me why are you like this.

If for some asinine reason you’re still wondering how, in BvS, Superman knew where Lois was but not where his mom was, consider: everything Lois did was scheduled because the entire desert scene was her doing her job; Clark works with her and most definitely knew where she was going to be. Martha, on the other hand, did not schedule in a kidnapping after her shift at the diner and thus could not inform Clark of where she was going; he doesn’t know where she is so he can’t listen for her.

It’s that simple.

Male Director and DP Discussing a Problem
  • Director: I don't know how to get this thing to work.
  • Me: (Female Producer) Hook this to that and it will work.
  • Director and DP ignore me completely.
  • Director: It just doesn't make sense.
  • Me: Hook this into that and it will work.
  • Director and DP ignore me completely.
  • Male PA: (who had watched the entire scenario) Hook this into that and it will work.
  • Director and DP: That's brilliant! Great idea!
  • Problem fixed.
  • I guess I've just got the type of voice only a Director can't hear.