Moz, you are my hero! (We are so off topic here, sorry list Moms)
- Hey Moz
God I love it when you rant!
You know I love it so much that there is a little part of me that's
want to really wind you up and say things like:
C.S Lewis is the greatest writer of all time
The Narnia series should be given to all children at birth
regardless of religion
George Bush should change the constitution so he could be "elected"
(okay by his friends in the supreme court) again and again and again
God in his infinite wisdom will destroy San Francisco in the next
great quake, for becoming the modern Sodom I think we can take it
as read that Vegas is the modern Gomorrah
and Tony Blair should be president of the world
But I won't because, although it would be fun to hear the sound of
your head exploding from any where on the planet and god knows it
would be fun but because the above is plainly utter rot and on the
whole I agree with a lot of what you say.
Not everything but a lot.
You strike me as sort of Michael Moore, but with more likelihood of
using high powered weapons while wearing a postal workers uniform at
the top of high towers and perhaps giggling a little as a Newt
Gingrich look-alike comes in to view..,
What do I disagree on?
Well for one, Thomas Covenant is a git, not Steven Donaldson.
Pedantry you might say? Well maybe, but to me, calling Donaldson a
git for writing about a git, is like calling Thomas Harris a
cannibal for creating Hannibal Lecter. I also think that the entire
series of books forcing Covenant to see and make restitution for the
corruption and destruction of a pure land, that is a direct
consequence from his act of rape is far from `okaying' the act.
In fact I'd argue that having to witness the result of your crime
and having to pay for it for the rest of your life is far more moral
than a hell of a lot of the stories that abound in fantasy fiction.
Donaldson's short stories are amongst my favourite fiction of any
genre, Mythological Beast for example is IMNSHO is a must read for
anybody who loves fantasy. I wish I could remember the name of his
story where animals become cyborgs with weapons added to the neural
systems for quick reaction, to give hunters more of a challenge.
Instead of the right to bear arms, we have the right to arm bears!
Oh and you'll be overjoyed to hear that Donaldson is reputedly
working on the next three books in the Covenant Saga. Ooh, suits you
sir, I'll prebook them on Amazon for you then shall I? *grin*
And one last thing, I stand by my assertion that the third film in
the LOTR series is flawed by not having Sauron destroyed oh and
did he just chuck the `eye' out of the window for the hobbits to
find in a fit of pique as well, or did a really big wave wash it out
of the window?
Apparently the shire scenes were shot, just not used in the
theatrical release as Jackson felt that they disjointed the flow of
the end scenes. Considering the scope, majesty and what were widely
regarded as bloody impossible scenes that he managed to capture for
the rest of the films, I can't see that he couldn't have produced
the final scenes and thus the final dissolution of magic and
ultimately kept true to the books, with the same skill. mind you it
hasn't stopped me watching the thing four times so far, but at the
end of the day, bring on the DVDs with the alternate endings I say.
- Mozz, thanks for that I don't think we have had one of your spiels for a
while I thoroughly enjoyed it and was literally laughing out loud towards
the end. Then I had to cover up what I was laughing about because I am at
BTW I am wading through the last month's correspondence. I'm looking forward
to getting back into it....I just finished my Intervention reread and will
shortly start on JTB again.