14. The Canon
Have to warn you he does swear a fair bit in this one, so if you have sensitive ears ... dot dot dot. He might be a bit sozzled, a bit unusual for a demi-Scot:
He eventually gets to the point where he agrees the core story arc in a series is pretty vital and it goes for books as well as film of course. You simply don't mess with it because you are inheriting a franchise which means a lot to many people - the eternally downtrodden fans.
Same goes for England plc and UK plc - you leave the core alone or there'll be trouble if you try to take it over and make it in your dystopic image. The utter gall, arrogance, chutzpah in clever clogs thinking it's all theirs to do as they wish. Same with the west as a whole.
Same with print and film. In my case, what do I do once a series of tales are done? Have to make a new one with different characters because I can't mess with what is now 3D in the old.
13. Corporate greed 0 - 1 Club fans
They killed the Super League despite the best efforts of the banks and the biggest European soccer clubs. Imagine what would be possible if conservatives took their politics, and Christians took their faith, as seriously as European soccer fans take their sport.
12. How long before we don’t know how to be virtuous?
Think this was sent by Steve. Dr Sinead Murphy