During the Viable Paradise seminars, a lot of pretty funny or profound things are said. I won’t be giving context here. I’m sorry, but this post is primarily for my fellow VP17 students, and we already know the context. I invite my VP17 family to add more in comments.
“Plot originality is overrated” – Teresa Nielsen Hayden
“Your but zooms” – Elizabeth Bear
“The failure mode of ‘clever’ is ‘asshole'” – Patrick Nielsen Hayden, quoting Scalzi
“Don’t use a 20lb sledge when a ball peen will do.” – Scott Lynch
“You are a dissector of magic, Jim–a vivisectionist of wonder!” – SL
“Why should I believe your FTL when you can’t handle a firearm?” – Jim Macdonald
“Often, two or three bad ideas can be slammed together to make a good idea.” – TNH