1. Here’s an analogy I’ve heard:
Twixt was like the guy driving 50 in the 50mph zone, while all the other drivers were zooming by at 70mph and shaking their fists in the air.
2. A little bit better is this analogy:
Twixt was like all those people driving 50 in the 50 mph zone, while some drivers were zooming by at 70mph and shaking their fists in the air and honking their horns and trying to run everybody driving 50mph off the road and reporting everybody driving 50mph for DWI.
3. This is an even better analogy (and it’s longer too):
There’s this big benevolent movie theater where all you have to do to go inside and watch the movies is to agree to watch the movies and go inside.
Twixt, being a movie lover and very interested in movies, agrees to watch the movies and goes inside.
But, inside the big benevolent movie theater, a bunch of people aren’t watching the movies. They are dancing and eating chicken and throwing spitballs, and they won’t sit down and shut up.
So, Twixt — along with the other people who are trying to watch the movies — can’t watch the movies. They can’t hear the movies. They can’t even see the big benevolent movie theater screen.
So, Twixt tells all the dancing chicken-eaters and spitball-throwers to sit down and shut up and watch the movies.
And then all the people Twixt told to sit down and shut up and watch the movies get really, really mad at Twixt. And those people try really, really hard to have Twixt thrown out of the big benevolent movie theater.
But, since the movie theater is a big benevolent movie theater, Twixt gets to stay.
So Twixt, being a a movie lover and very interested in movies, stays and tries to watch the movies. And, sometimes, Twixt gets to watch the movies. And, sometimes, Twixt doesn’t.
“What about the movies?” says Twixt. “Aren’t the movies important? Don’t the directors think the movies are important? Don’t the producers? Don’t the actors? Doesn’t anyone?”
“No, no, no, no, no,” say all the people who are dancing and eating chicken and throwing spitballs. “The movies aren’t important at all.”
“You are insane, Twixt,” say the people to Twixt.