Friday March 20th 2015
Some place names are
tricky for a writer of pulp. Gat Thabo, for example, has
all sorts of problems. To begin with it doesn't sound
very nice, and it looks like a someone might have a
lisp, so Gat Thabo is out. To call it the Golden Bay,
reflects the meaning of the place name a little bit, but
it lacks what we writers of pulp call "Umph." Just sort
of sits there like a Mollusk.
Place, is one option, but this too has a sort flatness to
it, and our hero when he was there was kind of edgy, so he
didn't really think of it as a Timeless Place. There's been
some debate around the idea of naming the place after an M3
Half Track called Dotty Doodle, but really it was more about
The Long Handled Shovel than the Half Track. So I'm just
going to call it Chapter Thirteen for a while.