This could totally be a real conversation....
- Moffat: You told them WHAT?!?
- Benedict: I--I told them we were renewed for Series 4...
- Moffat: You gave them a SPOILER?!?
- Benedict: Well, yes, b--but--
- Moffat: AND WHAT ELSE DOES GIVING A SPOILER GIVE THEM?!?
- Benedict: ...Joy??
- Moffat: EXACTLY!! IT GIVES THEM JOY, AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAVE TO DO NOW?!?
- Benedict: What?! No!! The fans, think of the fans! They won't be able to handle it!!
- Moffat: ...
- Benedict: ...
- Moffat: I'm going to have to kill you again.
- Benedict: God DAMN it!!!!
History finds a way. The nature of events had changed, but the nature of the dead had not. It had been a mean, shameful little fight that ended them, a flyspecked little footnote of history, but they hadn’t been mean or shameful men. They hadn’t run, and they could have run with honor. They’d stayed, and he wondered if the path had seemed as clear to them then as it did to him now. They’d stayed not because they wanted to be heroes, but because they choose to think of it as their job, and it was in front of them —
Terry Pratchett, Night Watch (2002)
He was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe.
Which was going to be hard, because there wasn’t one.
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