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    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by Shinn, Aug 22, 2010.

    My script has flashbacks about The Troubles, from 1999 to 2002. I was wondering if this would drag the The Troubles out, since there have been lots of movies and books about this period in Northern Ireland's history?
     
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    What do you mean by "drag the Troubles out"?
     
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    What I mean is I am just not sure if The Troubles part in my script would be upsetting for some people who actually lived through it, since part of it will be based on a handful of real life occurrences that took place in the country.
     
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    It may well upset, anger, infuriate, insult, offend, and a host of other things that we normally avoid in our day to day lives.

    This should not be a concern in whether you do or do not write about a subject.

    Countless stories, movies, and plays have been written, published, aired, and performed about the Holocaust. I cannot imagine a subject more provocative of painful memory to those who still live and who did live through that, and yet still.

    If we never wrote things for fear that we might upset, what a bland pap literature would indeed be.
     
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    Cheers Wrey :)
     
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    besides which, 'the troubles' are still going on as we speak!

    Google ireland bombing 2010
     
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    Thanks for those snippets of information Maia.
     
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    *shrugs*

    I used to be offended by American glorification of the IRA (the set off bombs in my hometown, and have nearly killed myself and members of my family on several occasions). You get over it.

    I'd take Wrey's advice. Don't worry about it.
     
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    Thanks Banzai. And I'm focusing more on the "shoot-to-kill" policy that related to the UVF and was taken up by the British Army, RUC and even the PIRA.
     
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    It may well offend someone but that's not a reason to not write. Unless, of course, your intention is to actually offend... :eek:
     
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    No it's not Zeem. Just to show how The Troubles extended to the smallest towns in Northern Ireland, i.e. Ballynewry.
     
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