21929Re: [mythsoc] Far Westfarthing smial pubmoot?
- Feb 22 5:01 PMYes, Darrell.Mike
On 2/22/2011 1:54 PM, Mike Foster wrote:
> Besides the almanac, simply going through the New York newspapers for
> the time-frame of the story’s setting would have been a basic research
> As to JRRT travelling to the USA in 1970, very loud chuckles. Anyone’s
> who read Tolkien’s correspondence with Marquette regarding the U’s
> efforts to get him to visit Milwaukee in 1958 knows that the mere
> premise that Tolkien would fly to Noo Yawk torpedoes willing suspension
> of disbelief.
> Six words, seven words: when it’s as bad as that sample David quoted,
> the counter goes off.
> Maybe the Stewards should consider The Drinking Fountain Of Khazad-dum,
> wherein participants would read the worst line they came across this year.
> Back to /Phantastes/ for Far Westfarthing smial pubmoot on Friday.
> Re-reading it for the first time in 40 years, I find myself more attuned
> to Tolkien’s view of MacDonald than CSL’s. But as a nap-inducer on a
> cold Midwestern afternoon, it’s hard to top.
Does the Far Westfarthing smial meet regularly? Or is this Friday (if
that is correct) a special event? Peoria area?
"Drowned in the Drinking Fountain of Khazad-dum" sounds like an
interesting if uncomplimentary epitaph, whether you consider it seven
words or eight [grin].
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