Writers don’t want to talk to people; they want to be listened to uninterrupted.
To answer Rat’s question, it’s because his friends are a rat and a pig.
There’s not many “meaningful people” in my immediate vicinity!
All too true
Steph did try to talk to “people” on a meaningful level, only his choice of “people” turned out to be politicians.
As Dorothy Parker said: “I hate writing, I love having written.”
What? And to have to listen to the rants of those around me?
‘meaningful level’ appears to mean ‘at a safe distance’…
I’m surprised Rat referred to what Steph does as ‘writing’.
Pig, you said a mouthful !!!
Writing is still more meaningful than texting or blogging.
Pig when you say “Sad little species” are you talking about yourself or Mr. Pastis ? Look at yesterday’s strip …. Croc Power !
My idea of socializing with others includes, (and is limited to), Facebook and making comments on the comic pages.
I wouldn’t call this strip “writing…”
How do you annoy a writer? Be another writer! Works for poets, too.
Writers write to get all the stories out of their head.
I see Steph was “undisintegrated” from yesterday, and he’s a writer because he can reach far more people through a comic strip than he can in his usual social circle.
Time to write Stephan off.
Attributed to Blaise Pascal, 1567, “I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.” I presume Pastis is in a hurry when he opens his puns.
4 legs good, 2 legs bet…well, maybe not.
Now see what you did RAT? You have interrupted the sequence of thought in Stephans brain….now he has to regroup….BRB!
His brain blowed up REAL GOOD!
" In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody."
When you write, you do not have to listen to the disappointing reality that is other people.
If you write, you can’t be cut off.
We prefer to communicate with people without the human contact. Less messy.
Speaking as a fiction writer, the worst thing about real people is that they don’t reply and/or react the way you expect. My characters always say and do exactly what I want them to do.
Is Pastis write brained?
Talking to your cartoon characters Is a bad, BAD sign.
I just found out yesterday that Stephen’s Timmy Failure will be a movie on Netflix on February 7th. This is the first time since Over the Hedge that one of my favorite comic strip authors will have a movie.
Richard Dawkins cannot be comprehended without several re-readings of many of his sentences – but he is well worth the effort. Donald Trump can be comprehended by a moron – who will then vote for him. EVERYTHING is more complicated than it appears. Few things are simpler than Fascism..
“The people around you” are unpredictable at best. In America, the people around you may even be armed. Look at the comment thread on Adam Schiff’s Facebook page, and tremble for that good man. I hope his security is even better than Trump’s.
He doesn’t talk to people around him, because too many of them are too glued looking at their phones
Talk is usually not filtered or edited (unless one has legal training) so writing tends to get one in less trouble… unless one has a catastrophic addiction to puns
His brain blowed up. What was the bad news?
Steph trained as a lawyer. So, talking to other people for free is just wrong.
I grew up with a family full of Southern storytellers and never got a word in edgewise being young and female. Not surprisingly, I became a professional novelist. So, yeah. It’s real. Unhappily, these days most creative introverts must hype their works like used car salesmen or not make a living. Heck is other people.
And so is answered. Is he called Steven or Stephan.
Cartoonists only just barely qualify as “writers,” Cartoon-Boy. Consider yourself lucky to have merely exploded your brain, such as it was (probably overstuffed with bad puns already and just ripe to pop)!
Pig’s brain once exploded. He perceived it as a popping in his ears, and no one else noticed.