If you’re looking to be irritated, check out this link (found via the comments section on Patrick Nielsen Hayden’s website): a tally of all of the heinous BS pulled by Bush since day 1 of his junta. Read, absorb, take a calming breath, and then go out and beat the living crap out of a Nader voter. Because, after all, we have their self-righteous asses to thank for the current situation. If they complain while you’re pounding on them, just tell them that you’re only doing it “to send a message to the major parties.”
For the writers in the audience, here’s an exercise for you: Go to this “action film trailer generator”, generate some random goodness, and run with the ideas it gives you. For example:
In a lost universe of blasphemy, a psychiatrist and a philosopher fight an army of psychics intent on stealing the source of all magic.
Cool, yes? Or how about:
In a hellish kingdom, in an era of mysteries and secrets, five spies quest for revenge and oppose a horde of murderers intent on stealing the souls of the innocent.
Novel? Screenplay? Comic? Game? Your call. But there’s no shortage of ideas….