I've already cut out (well, toned down) a horribly nerdy wine-pun in 'Brake Fluid'. Seriously, how can you read a name like 'Châteauneuf-du-pape' and NOT want to make a joke?
...anyways, another pun-ish joke has snuck its way into 'Brake Fluid', which I find funny on two different levels:
Triss says it’s cause I’m afraid of being trapped. Closet-phobia, she calls it, or something like that, which is weird ‘cause I’ve slept in closets before and have been just fine.
...I'm sure the first reason it's funny is pretty obvious (misunderstanding the word 'claustrophobic'), but can you guess the second reason I find this funny?
Hint: it's related to the fact the MC's gender is never specified.
Yup, it's a total groaner. My sense of humour needs a good overhaul...
I haven't decided if I will cut it or not. For now, I'll leave it in there 'cause it makes me laugh :)
Oh, and just as I was closing the 'Brake Fluid' file last night, a new character for 'Afraid of the Dark' suddenly popped into my head...
...hmmmm... writing gods is going to be fun :) I'm excited to finish the end of 'Brake Fluid' so I can get back to 'AotD' ...which still needs a new title.