6453Re: [MEFAwards] Movie-verse versus Bookverse (Re: Question concerning Dwim's list)
- Dec 8 8:51 PMHi Rhapsody,
> > Having done the research does not guarantee a goodRhapsody, I'm not 100% sure... was this sarcasm? It's so hard to tell
> > interpretation, it just makes it less likely to be bad.
> Well that is a nice pat on the back for those authors who do spend
> loads of amounts on doing very thorough research but are questioned
> for canonical interpretation.
I'm all for people doing research; I do a fair amount myself. I do
think we need to have a reasonable feel for what our readers can be
expected to know, and if something is more obscure than that, we should
take responsibility for "educating" them through authors' notes or
> <snip>I think it's a fact of life that, if we choose a difficult or uncommon
> >> I think you need to be aware of this as well. We all can't know
> << every single detail of what Tolkien wrote or stated, we all miss
> >> things when we read (or form our own idea about it)...
> > You say "form our own idea about it" like this is both a bad thing
> > and an avoidable thing.
> Well that is your interpretation of my words. I surely didn't mention
> it that way. But when I read how Marta for example might give a person
> less points because of it.. I am very much for own interpretation
> because it is, for me, a good way to see a different perspective where
> I never thought of before. For example, I might write a very arrogant
> Boromir (with some good citations to back it up), but she adores him
> and she doesn't agree with my intepretation of Boromir at all.. am I
> rewarded with 2 points less then?
characterisation, your piece has to be that much better to convince us
of it. If I were to write, for example, Faramir as sexually promiscuous
or or Feanor as a very sensitive kind of man (elf, you know what I
mean) I'd be working at a natural disadvantage. This doesn't mean those
stories can't work, but that they do need to be better to work. At
least for me.
I know there's more to this email, not to mention other emails that I
want to answer. But I have been feeling thoroughly depressed and
overwhelmed for several days now, and I really do need to turn in
early. I think anything I say at this point will come across as
snippety. So I'll do my best to get to the rest later. If I don't get
to it, please don't think that it means less or that I don't *want* to
or that I'm trying to ignore you. I'm just exhausted by various things
going on (most RL and unrelated to MEFAs).
Thanks for your patience!
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