Don't ever call me mad, Mycroft. I'm not mad. I'm just ... well, differently moraled, that's all.
Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world.
I have a very varied taste in music. Everything from rap to classical to Latino to Rat Pack to jazz.
I work very much on the principle that anything created by mankind has mischief and error hardwired into its inception.
So my humor, I'd say, comes from a mixture of lowbrow comedy shows and highbrow theater. It's an interesting mix.
Vanity's contribution to Fiction in general was an abundance of cheap labour and the occasional blockbuster, which was accepted into Fiction with an apologetic 'gosh, don't know how that happened'.