Sad Laughter by Brian Alan EllisWriting is like trying to make sense of an inside joke you have with yourself but haha joke’s on you ’cause the joke is more sad than funny.
Are poetry readings like really weird AA meetings? How can you be upset that your short stories get rejected when you’re constantly rejecting love? Would it have been easier for Luke Skywalker to become a certified Jedi had he first gotten an MFA degree? Acclaimed author/publisher Brian Alan Ellis tries answering the tough questions in Sad Laughter, possibly the all-time greatest non-essential writers manual ever written in the history of letters, where the sacred cow that is the literary community (from academia through independent publishing) gets roasted alive via hilariously nihilistic bon mots (think The Elements of Style meets Jack Handey’s Deep Thoughts) about what it takes to survive as an artist in the social media age.
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When Mason Orpheus Pledger runs into Beth and Alan in upcoming scenes, he's stunned to realise that she hasn't told her dad about their relationship. Seriously-ill Beth feared that her parents would want her to focus on her health and thought it best to stay quiet, but she makes amends by arranging a brunch for Mason and her family. Sadly, the gathering doesn't go well when Mason lets slip the reason he was in hospital, which sparked his first meeting with Beth. Unimpressed by the new guy in his daughter's life, Alan intervenes by telling him not to see Beth anymore — but she has other ideas when she hears about his interference. When Beth refuses to stop dating Mason, will Alan and his wife Jackie have to back down? Home and Away airs these scenes on Thursday, October 26 at 1.
Home and Away is an Australian television soap opera. It was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 17 January The following is a list of characters that appeared in , by order of first appearance. All characters are introduced by the soap's executive producer, Lucy Addario. The 30th season of Home and Away began airing from 30 January Scarlett Snow made her debut in May, while June saw the arrival of the four-strong Astoni family consisting of parents Ben and Maggie Astoni , and their daughters Coco and Ziggy Astoni.