I realize that Joe Shrapnel has written about subjects other than war and violence — his credits include Against All Enemies, Circle of Treason, Live Die Repeat and Repeat, Race, Frankie & Alice — but I would imagine he experienced some career difficulty. “Joe Shrapnel wants to write a tender love story or a screenplay about young kids…how would that work?” I would imagine that having that last name is like being named “Sue” by Johnny Cash or being called Joe Machine Gun or Joe Flame Thrower.