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"I will, Walter."

Not time for a full entry this afternoon, but I did want to mention that we watched the final three episodes of Fringe last night. And I loved them. The series ended well. I will always find the phenomenon of endings odd. They're one of the most transparently and inherently contrived aspects of storytelling. They posit a neatness and simplicity absent in the world, though it usually seems that very few people who receive the tales told by storytellers ever pause to consider the Problem of The End. And yet, having said this, and having written this many times over by way of my fiction, I see the literary necessity of endings. And I see the absolute necessity of good endings, and the crime of bad endings and of endings that are never allowed to happen.

That said, again, Fringe ended very well, and it will be missed.


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Jan. 20th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
Endings are the toughest part of the story to write. In life we deal with transitions, some swift and unpleasant, some gradual and comforting. I'm glad you enjoyed the FRINGE wrap up.
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm in a bit of denial. Rather than start on the final season, I've decided to re-watch the first season; it's been 4 years since I've seen it. Not wanting the ride to end.
Jan. 21st, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
I think endings are important because it is your last taste of a piece, the last moment in that fictional world, and it colors your memory of the whole thing. For example, with Lost, I hung in to the end and felt betrayed and disgusted by the finale. I still have a bad taste in my mouth which influences my interest in the projects that the creators of Lost have done since. Buffy and Battlestar Galactia had good finales. Don't betray the characters, your story arc or the audience. It must be challenging on a TV show where you have many writers over different years to hold the line. Authors are the ultimate showrunners!

Edited at 2013-01-21 05:58 pm (UTC)
Jan. 22nd, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
That said, again, Fringe ended very well, and it will be missed.

My sentiments exactly.
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