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criminal minds garcia plan b

they live upon their feet and they die upon their knees

I am so very stuck on how this character outsmarts a nemesis. I'd go write the other story, but I'm stuck on how those characters outsmart their nemesis.

Basically, I have made the critical error of trying to write stories about people being smart, which means I have to be smart.

*sigh*

Smart is hard.

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The exact same problem many role-players run into when they try to run a character that's smarter/more experienced/more educated than they are.

After all, it's fairly difficult to do a several century old, near Genius Elven Mage proper justice when you are in reality an only somewhat literate, teenager, with at best a slightly above average IQ.

This is not to slam said teenager, it's just a basic reality. And I have seen it (mostly) pulled off successfully...not often, mind you, but I have seen it.