Hanzo the Razor wrote:
I guess "fanfare" is the wrong term -- I just mean it feels like the characters move on really quickly. It felt like the death of Debbie Harris mattered more to Dragon than Rapture or Frank. We don't seem to see characters really reeling from the loss of a close friend.
One of the shortcomings of real time, I'm afraid. There simply isn't space to have characters mourn for issues on end. The best I can do is a funeral and the occasional visit graveside. Their deaths do get mentioned relatively often. Their impact is still felt--but it's hard to dwell on them.
Think about your own life. How much time do you devote to mourning loved ones? How much time does it consume and in the overall scheme of things--how important is that compared with the rest of your life? I've lost a few people who were very close to me--and while their passing crosses my mind from time to time--if you were to boil down the highlights of any given month--I doubt those fleeting thoughts would make the cut.
I dunno. Maybe I'm just a cold hearted son of a bitch.
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