Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Kind that Pays Better

In the opening credits of Castle, Nathan Fillion’s character says, “There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better.”

Well, I’m not so sure that being a writer pays better but I am sure that as I continue to write, I will build up quite a troubling series of search strings in my computer’s memory.
Currently, I’m searching for things like, “How much money is in a bank?” and “How to rob a bank.”
What will be next? Only time will tell. Hopefully my manuscript will be sufficient evidence to exhonerate me in a court of law.
“See, your honor? I didn’t rob that bank. I only imaginary robbed it while pretending to be a chubby 11-year-old boy."
"Okay, then. No problem."


  1. Ha ha ha! I've actually heard of authors who've had their computers confiscated and searched, just to make sure they aren't planning anything nefarious. But, yes, their books exonerate them.

    And reading that Castle bit made me wonder, once again, WHEN the next season is going to be on DVD. Yes, I'm watching them all that way, and the wait is excruciating, especially after the cliffhanger of last season's last episode.

  2. I'm subbing for a Spanish HS class right now and they are doing nothing. One kid asked the other what race would they completely destroy. I read them the quote from the movie you mention. One hispanic girl (it's a class for spanish speakers)says Psychopaths get paid more! She's not thinking of course or a dumb blond hidden as a hispanic. I explain and need to share with you because the timing of reading this blog for the first time and them is perfect.