The fanfare achieves nothing unless it includes a list. I'm thinking impactful, I'm thinking meaningful, I'm thinking some sort of end of the world scenario and there will be pictures of cats, athletic young people doing things like hugging each other, drinking, and having a jolly good time in Cancun. So it's all very exciting.
The alternative to all this "Wow Factor" is what I'll call "Clint Factor." It's
that "Go ahead, make my day" kind of thing, with a well considered sentence that
ends with "punk!" But when your writer of pulp has outdoor activities to concern
himself with, there are little voices which suggest that neither "Wow" nor
"Clint" will make any difference at all to Mathurin, bless him!