RX: If H.P. Lovecraft had grown up in Detroit, he'd have written stories like The Unpleasant Voiding At The Bus Stop or The Muezzin In The Fog.
Me: If Lovecraft had grown up in Detroit, he wouldn't have become a horror writer. He wouldn't have had to imagine...
RX: Oh, he'd have been a horror writer, but we'd have called him a reporter.
This is what separates me from real writers, obviously. If Larry Correia had had this thought, he'd be two thousand words into a gothic tale of zombie gang bangers on 8 Mile by now, while I just laughed, made a blog post and drove on. I'm an idea person; it's what I do. I'm not so good at execution. Hey! Why don't we take live tuna fish, and feed 'em mayonnaise!