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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: JMS: Don't you get tired?
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/18/1999 4:16:00 PM  

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>Don't you get tired of the 'I can't discuss it yet' and the 'I can neither
>confirm or deny that' and the showing of a neutral or optimistic face for the
>sake of the project even though it's gone to hell in a handbasket? The
>political crap seems that it would grind you down and sand off your
>integrity.
>How do you deal with it?

I don't, basically, as the whole TNT situation makes fairly evident. I'm
simply not a political creature. My life would be eminently simpler and less
stressful if I *were*, but I ain't. I go for the philosophy of "Be sand, not
oil, in the machinery of the world."

The peculiar thing about it is...by all rights I should be hard-core
unemployable. But any time I become available, the phone rings...people who
work with me invariably come back to work with me again,fully knowing that I'm
a major-league pain in the ass. I think the reason they do so is because they
know that I'm *not* political, that whatever some might say the truth is that
when I show up at the office in the morning, I check my ego at the door and
everything I do, I do if I sincerely believe it's the best thing for the show,
and the story.

Somehow, it works. Damned if I understand it.

jms

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