Blinded by Science

How does that ’80s song go? “I’m blinded! By science!”

That’s how I feel right about now, having just written five pages of tech exposition. It’s vital to the story, otherwise I wouldn’t have written it. The conflict between two characters begins (or more precisely, resumes after a twenty-year absence), the seeds of the conclusion have been planted even if no one in story realizes it yet, and a character who in my outline seemed like such a strong and vital character has become as senile, as feeble, and as manipulated as Geoffrey Bayldon’s Doctor (from Doctor Who Unbound: Auld Mortality).

Blinded! By science!

Who sang that damn song anyway? Now it’s stuck in my head….

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

3 thoughts on “Blinded by Science

  1. Yes, but the real geeks on that song know that the beautiful woman’s name in the song was Miss Sakamoto without having to look. 😀

    Not that I loved that song when I was a kid or anything, nossir. 😀

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