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Comic 485 - The plan is that there is no plan

Posted on Wednesday, the 20th of October at 12:00 AM, 2021 in 2021

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DanVzare Wed, 20. Oct 12:00 AM, 2021 edit delete
Maybe it's just me, but I'm fairly sure creators of media, come up with a plan, leave hints and foreshadowing for that plan, which in turn leads to theorizing, and because a theory that's mostly correct becomes popular, the creators get salty and change it because the twist has been spoiled. Therefore retconning all of the foreshadowing and setups as though they never existed. As an example, please refer to the Rick and Morty episode Get Schwifty, and compare it to the latest episode.

Why can't more things be like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Almost everything in that is foreshadowed and hinted at. Willow dresses as a witch for Halloween before becoming a witch. She talks about being able to make pencils float in one episode, you see her make a pencil float in another, and you see her stab a vampire with a floating pencil in yet another. It's perfect writing! You have your setup, you reinforce it, then you have your payoff. But I suppose Youtube didn't exist back then, so I guess the creators had no reason to get salty due to people figuring out what was going to happen.

I suppose it is possible that writers nowadays have just plummeted in both skill and quality. But I find that difficult to believe. I mean, I'm not a very good writer, but even I could do better. Someone who manages to be paid professionally to write, should be better at it than me. Otherwise, why aren't I being hired?