The oft used phrase “The pen is mightier than the sword” is valid only as far as the plots of movies and T.V shows go. In the real world, even the lamest bookie would back a geek with a sword rather than a gladiator with a pen (a keyboard might complicate the matters but the phrase doesn’t read “the keyboard is mightier …”, does it).
Fortunately or unfortunately, the intersection between the real world and the reel world happens to be an empty set. The problem with this however, happens to be that the reel world more often than not forgets to maintain sanity in the proceedings. This is more evident in the TV shows where the script writer has the viewers at his mercy for sometimes as long as 5 years.
In his world, he can kill off many characters at will and he usually does kill off many a interest with each passing episode. Even the script writer of “How i met your mother” seems to be undermining the importance of a plot a bit too much. The changes are more often than not a bit too foolishly far-fetched which some how get covered up by Barney’s witty comments and Robin’s charm.
So never ever use the phrase ” a pen is ….” (again) because it’s just a dumb cliche made up by journalists to instill some much needed confidence in their peers to ward off their eventual doom which, unfortunately has arrived today for what we get these days ain’t true Honest Journalism, it’s just an ethic less vocation meant to satisfy our hunger for daily morning breakfast entertainment.