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R.I.P. Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis passed on today and I'm quite saddened, even though I didn't know him personally of course.

However, he was a role model for my writing. I loved his comedy. It was funny without being unnecessarily vulgar or ridden with curse words. Not that I'm not occasionally vulgar and I swear rather a lot but still, it was nice to have something where the comedy wasn't built entirely on those things.

As a role model, I looked to his style for how to write something funny. I learned a lot. Namely, comedy writing is not my thing and it is very hard, harder than drama in my opinion. My estimation of Mr. Ramis went up ten-fold with that realization. I would never really write in his style but that was okay. That didn't make his impact on my developing talent any less.

I might not write comedy but I do write the occasional funny scene. I won't be able to do that without thinking of him.

Here's to a good long rest, Mr. Ramis. You will be missed. If you'll now excuse me, I'm going to go watch Ghostbusters in your memory.


He was one of mine too and it is so sad.

Oh comedy is SO hard.