I want my characters to embody
the spirit of this song. So often in supernatural horror, the
characters become so maudlin and morose that I just want to slap them.
If the world is on fire, dance until the world goes boom.
Now, I don't mean that I want them to be shallow, or uncaring. I am just saying that if you can't roll with the punches you are more than doomed. No Pollyannas. I just don't want the characters to become lost in the shadows.