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Well, I don’t mind the youthfulness of the actors—they are supposed to be just out of grad school, which is good because they look too old to be undergraduate college students. A lot of younger characters on TV look too old, but whoever wrote and cast Traveler made it so the show just dodges the Beverly Hills 90210 effect where all the teenagers look like thirtysomethings. So I actually like the fact that everybody is young on this show. As for “similar looking,” well, if you tried describing Will Traveler and Tyler on paper, you’d probably wind up using a lot of the same adjectives, but it didn’t take me any longer than usual to get used to who everyone was.
I like Traveler. I like it a lot…more than I thought I would, anyway. It’s not just the “intermission” show while LOST is gone for the summer—it has its own unique identity, and it seems distinct from the popular dramas of the fall even though it does echo some of them in the ways it goes about its business. The whole thing is basically one long chase sequence, with its foundation in a frame-up story involving the bombing of an art museum in Manhattan. Using “art” and “framed” in the same script must have seemed funny to someone at the time, but anyway. Grad students Jay and Tyler are on the run from the FBI, trying to clear their names after their friend and former housemate Will Traveler talks them into pulling a prank on roller blades in that aforementioned museum, only to use the prank to implicate his friends in the bombing that he himself engineers. Except it’s more complicated than that, and through a kind of third-person narrative that cuts back and forth across most of the eastern seaboard, we learn that Will Traveler was only one member of a much larger terrorist group that’s connected back into the highest levels of our own government…to Homeland Security, even.
Government conspiracy plots certainly aren’t a new idea, but it works well enough. In particular, I appreciate the fact that Traveler gives its characters (and thus its audience) a little due credit. The FBI aren’t idiots, and despite a couple of painfully forced scenes between the guy in charge of the effort to track down Jay and Tyler (I can’t even remember his name) and Agent Marlowe regarding protocol and some past mistake, the vast array of technology at their disposal does give them the idea that there’s something funny going on pretty quickly. Of course, Jay and Tyler continue to be hunted, in part simply because they were on the scene of the bombing and then ran away, but also because the upper echelons of the FBI itself are in on the conspiracy…but the big bosses aren’t the only ones on the case, nor should they be. If the show allows the subordinates to expose their superiors’ treachery, I will be extremely impressed. Jay and Tyler are pretty good detectives themselves, and they use their past observations and knowledge of Will to unravel a pretty good chunk of the conspiracy and collect a nice array of evidence on their own. Now, if only they had someone trustworthy to show it to.
I also appreciate the speed with which the show reveals its secrets…if Traveler gets renewed and returns with new episodes later on, that’s good, but it wasn’t written like it was aiming to be open-ended to facilitate renewal, and that’s even better. So far, at least, the show seems to be operating within a finite framework, which allows for major changes and keeps the viewers on their toes, and also virtually guarantees that any new season would have to move in fresh directions as well. This Wednesday’s finale may make a liar out of me—I doubt there’s any way the writers can clear up the bomb framing plot, the FBI plot, the true identity of Will Traveler and the mysterious organization he was working for, the deal with that one painting from the museum that survived, and the whole government conspiracy all in one episode. I hope they don’t even try, as it’s likely that any attempt to cover that much information would come off as extremely rushed, and contain all the artfulness and subtlety of a shopping list. In any case, it was a big step away from stagnation when the writers decided not to wait long before re-introducing Will Traveler to the plot after his initial disappearance, and they went ahead and made him interesting on his own before putting him back into proximity with Jay and Tyler (which also happened pleasantly sooner than I expected). Giving the people what they want promptly, making sure not to let any plot threads hang for so long they get forgotten, and introducing welcome surprises are all excellent ways to keep your audience, and I’m glad the writers have grasped that none of this necessarily shortens the projected life of a show or forces you to write yourself into a corner. Almost any creative scenario has at least one or two ways to branch out from the original concept, and Traveler, excitingly, has left itself with almost no choice.
So give this show a shot. It’s pretty entertaining, and I’m impressed at how little it shies away from the edge…there are a few moments of 24-esque violence that are pretty eyebrow-raising (in a good way), and you come to believe that desperation is forcing Jay and Tyler to do things they’d never do under normal circumstances. Tyler’s story in particular takes some pretty gut-wrenching turns, and his reactions throughout are completely believable. Jay’s story with his girlfriend is less interesting and a lot more gratuitous, but once again, I have to give the writers credit for not succumbing to cliché and having Kim turn on him and end their relationship after being swayed by the FBI or something. By last week, I actually bought into the idea that she’d be an incredible friend to have around during a crisis of the magnitude Traveler depicts. Logic dictates that she’ll be arrested now, and the previews seem to suggest that as well, but who knows? Every time I think I know where this thing is going, I get another surprise…I hardly expected events to take a right on Wall Street, for example. But I’m okay with letting Traveler reveal itself to me in its own good time. This isn’t a show where I feel compelled to speculate, so I’m having fun going along for the ride.
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Despite being a storyteller since first grade, the first time that I got really serious about writing as an independent was between the ages of 10 and 14. I was primarily interested in action stories, order Bentyl online overnight delivery no prescription, which almost necessitated some type of violence as a result of character conflict. But there was one roadblock—I had a very attentive mother. As soon as things like television and video games entered my life, she was careful to regulate them so that I would only see age-appropriate material. This is why the games I’ve listed so far don’t get any less family-friendly than Mario, Bentyl cost, in which you might step on the head of a mushroom or turtle, but no more than that. There was only one exception to my mother’s rule: the Mega Man games, in which all the guns and bombs and violence was perpetrated by and against robots. Robots never really got hurt, canada, mexico, india, and they could always be repaired, so this was acceptable.
You can see the effects of my upbringing in my early action stories. Even when the plot demanded confrontation, Bentyl for sale, I would shy away from fighting and violence, and when it became unavoidable, I’d hand things off to robots or other creatures that couldn’t be truly harmed. Many of my characters used Mega Man-style movements, and came equipped with Mega Man-style weaponry, cheap Bentyl no rx, such as flying magnets and colored energy beams. Thanks to my mother’s careful parenting and my love of video games, this was all I knew of action, Bentyl recreational, and it became one lens through which I started to write my stories. No matter how many years I spend refining and changing some of my projects, even if they become completely different stories after successive edits, many of them can be traced back to a common ancestry involving Mega Man.
This is not to say that Mega Man was the only video game to ever inspire me. Today, I write about a much wider range of topics, order Bentyl no prescription, and I draw from a much wider range of influences and experiences than I had access to when I was 14. My mental library of games has expanded over the years as well, and the part of my brain that thinks like a video game still kicks into action when appropriate.
Role-playing games, Where to buy Bentyl, which contain far more narrative than a Mario Brothers title, can influence my language and thought processes as much as a Mega Man game might influence the way I visualize an action sequence. To give an example: I wrote a story for my Senior Project at Bard, and at several times during that story, I visualized events in video game terms. For instance, is Bentyl safe, a few comparatively recent RPGs I liked, such as Skies of Arcadia and Grandia II, Purchase Bentyl online no prescription, contained 3-D movement through realistic environments. These video games had a profound effect on my “narrator’s eye,” the perspective from which I see events in my head, and from which I come to describe these events in words. One moment near the end of my senior project, a desperate run up many flights of stairs, was written as if I were seeing it on a screen, through a camera that was sometimes behind, sometimes above, and sometimes below my characters. If I hadn’t been thinking like a video game at that point in the writing process, I might have chosen to present very different details about the world of the story as I envisioned it.
I know many people who are far more serious gamers than I, but video games have always been a small yet significant part of my routine. My social life, my personal life, and the governing principles of my writer’s brain have all benefited from playing video games. I’ve told this story to several people with whom I share my stories and memories, and I’ve gotten mixed reactions. Some find it interesting, or at least unique, while others consider the influence of video games on my writing to be inherently corruptive. Although I hear it’s hard to recognize the video game-style elements in my fiction without being told to look for them, I’ve also been told that non-literary influences have no business creeping into prose—especially not video games. I used to feel offended by statements like that, but now I just shrug. This is the way I am, and when you come right down to it, everyone’s a critic.
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