Quill wrote:That was a funny pun, by the way. Actually I think a tomato is a fruit.
polymath wrote:On the other hand, if a character utters one and only one clever witticism in an entire narrative it kind of hangs out there all by its lonesome. A good rule of thumb principle is three times, because, as often cited, "What I tell you three times is true." Aristotle.
Margo wrote:The concern that immediately occured to me is the possible sabotaging of your tension level if these wise cracks are sapping the conflict and tension out of your most serious scenes. How do you maintain the escalation of tension and stakes while using humor at the most tense moments?
So I wouldn't dare make a joke in a VERY SRS one.
Guardian wrote:So I wouldn't dare make a joke in a VERY SRS one.
Try it. There is no problem if your character is making a "half-funny" remark in a very srs, hopeless scene or when anger is overwhelming the character. The timing is the essence and the tone what your character is using. Even if it's a serious remark from the character, it can be "half-funny" sometimes.
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