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    From: (jms at b5)
 Subject: Re: Where is JMS? In the past he defended Sins Past
      To: rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe  
    Date: 10/9/2004 1:47:19 PM  

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>No I don't expect that either. I just want to know why the story was
>written and why use Gwen...

Jim, there is *no* good answer that is going to satisfy you on this issue.

Look...why does *anyone* write a story? Because they think it's a good story.
What do you think writers base their decisions on? Casting runes?

Why use Gwen? Because I needed a fair amount of time to grow the kids to have
at least a fair chance of making it credible, logically it couldn't be
MJ...who's left? Betty? Too obscure.

The key to writing, as somebody once said, is to put your character up a tree
and throw rocks at them. Gwen was the biggest rock I could find which would do
the job.

To ask any writer "why" or "was this story necessary?...what story is actually
*necessary*? What defines *necessary*?

You will never be satisfied with your line of questioning.


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