Came across this and want to remember it. Joss and I resonate on a few of the same frequencies, and this captures a piece of that:

There was a time before I felt I was real writer, when I was a yarn spinner and I just wanted to tell story until it was over. But then there came a time where I was like, no, I want to understand something through writing this that I might have not understood before. I want people to come away with something to think about. For them to be engaged emotionally, but also intellectually. Not hopefully at the time — hopefully they’re too busy screaming, laughing and covering their eyes going, “The third act is insane!” — but then later for them to go, “None of this was random. This was built for a reason.”

— Joss Whedon, quote thanks to IndieWire

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