Thursday, November 22, 2018

Characters are allowed to be old now, apparently. (And apparently I am old now).

The latest turn on the news-go-round is a reported increase in stories about... old people.  Stories of this sort have recently appeared about manga and other types of fiction. So it is not especially uprising that Entangled is announcing a new imprint for "older characters".  I could be more thrilled about "older" meaning over 30.  Thirty is "August" only if your life expectancy is 45, which is conventionally counted as just the first year of middle age.  The official guidelines increase this to 40 which means at least we can expect to live to retirement age, if not beyond.

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