To a certain degree, Mr. Thronesitter is right – it would indeed be preposterous to call the Jaws entry a bad idea. It’s an absolute classic, bound to chill audiences even decades later. It might no longer chill them to the bone, but it’ll chill them moderately, at the very least. Thus it’s mostly still a good idea, or a good-ish one.
Assuming, of course, that it’s done properly, which wasn’t the case here. To do it properly, two crucial preconditions have to be put in place:
– the entity performing the entry needs to be equipped with gills, a scuba suit, or some other practical means to breathe underwater.
– the medium through which the entry is to be performed needs to be clear water, or mostly clear water, and not raw sewage.
Both these things seem to have been overlooked here, I’m sure only by carelessness. I wouldn’t dare to imagine that Mr. Thronesitter consciously omitted mentioning those preconditions when pitching his idea to DM. They might be mortal rivals, they might have been engaged in a knife-fight to the finish* just a while ago, but exposing DM to such humiliation, let alone incalculable health risks, would truly have been malicious. >_> That surely must be unacceptable for a villain, mustn’t it?
Today’s lesson in a nutshell: Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer, but, for God’s sake, don’t listen to advice from either.
More on Monday.
* Yeah, I mean, if they had gotten around to actually finishing it.