- Insane Underling
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You're 100% right about your first point: slowness or spaced-out events can be necessary to build mood or suspense in a story, which after all isn't an academic article that needs to cram information into every word. Very good point. (Makes me think I should write a Creative Pen column about pacing at some point... oh well.)
Regarding Chico: Graham once told me that the most well-rounded characters are the ones that can't be easily defined (just like real people), so I think it's a good sign if his character is taking a while to develop. Of course having a character that's completely undefined isn't good either, but that's obviously not the case here.
It holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it.
Say hello to the shrinking in your head
You can't see it, but you know it's there, so don't neglect it.
-- Failure, "The Nurse Who Loved Me"