The Trick Is Not Minding

So I was writing a couple of reviews for The Comic Book when I came upon a stumbling block: I had written one of these reviews before. The problem with reviewing anything is that when you get down to it there's an awful lot of it that's just the same crap recycled. How many high school shoujo romances can you review before the task becomes tedious? How many epic fantasies can you read where the action is not epic? And (dear God) how many webcomics can you review before the creators are complaining your ruining your career? Well, I'm sorry if it's going to work out that way, but the sad truth is when your work goes public it's going to come under scrutany, and not everyone will like it...but I'm getting off topic here. Back to reviews: How does one do this for a long time and not get bored?

Well, I'm going to take a famous quote from the Oscar-winning film "Lawrence of Arabia," where the protagonist impresses people by putting out matches with his two fingers. One of his friends tries to do this and gets burnt. When he asks what the trick is Lawrence replies "the trick is not minding." The moral is, I believe, that some things are inevitable, and the trick is to just not get aroused by such inevitability. Writing reviews for certain series WILL be boring! They always are. The trick is not minding though. Once you don't mind you'd be amazed at how easy it is to continue with your daily routine.

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