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bear by san

Bobby says it's fine. He don't consider it cheating.

Ten more ways in which writing is just like life:


1. Car crashes are interesting, especially when they're happening to somebody else.

2. Getting up is easier than getting down.

3. If you act like you meant to do that, sometimes people will believe you.

4. Cut to suit, hammer to fit, paint to match.

5. You can lift more than you think.

6. Swing for the fences.

7. Latent learning is essential, but

8. Practice habituates.

9. It's not as hard as it looks, unless it's harder than you think.

10. The accelerator is more likely to get you out of trouble than the brake.

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"The accelerator is more likely to get you out of trouble than the brake."

Yes, indeedy. Or as an old boyfriend used to say: "Accidents don't accelerate."

BTW, just got to the bit where Richard manages to pull out a save of the Montreal with Alan's help. Swelpme, I cried on the bus.
*g* He's a useful guy to have around, Richard.

And yeah, it's so true. Best piece of driving advice I ever got. (The second-best was from a cop friend who told me, if you ever find yourself about to go nose-first into another vehicle, if you are striking it forward of the gearshift (ie, where all the mass is), at the last instant, as you make impact, yank the wheel over and steer into the collision. The idea being that you want to roll your vehicle along the surface of the other vehicle, expending as much energy as possible on crumplic sheet metal and shattering fiberglass, rather than squishing the soft fragile things inside the crash cages)
The equal-and-opposite advice in #1 and #10 makes for an interesting symmetry.
;-)
The accelerator is more likely to get you out of trouble than the brake.

For me, it is explosions. Then lots of acceleration to get me out of the way of the shrapnel.
The accelerator is more likely to get you out of trouble than the brake.

But, speed kills... :-)
I liked all of those, esp. no 10. That's a good reminder for me!

2. Getting up is easier than getting down.

Not at 5am it ain't :P