Re: [mythsoc] plots and pocket framistans
- Well, yeah, who ARE the foes? We never see them. And the Rangers are
awfully few and far between, it seems, to lay down an effective defense
for Bree and its outlying farmers. Don't you think? Where's their base? Who
takes care of their wounded? Who bears them children to become the next
generation of Rangers? etc etc etc >>
Roaming orcs? Wights loose at night? How many Rangers are there anyway?
Are they only permitted to mate with women of appropriate lineage in order
to continue their line?
amor vincit omnia
- Just saw this in today's NYTimes email (free registration required; link
isn't free in about a week):
Going at the Changes in, Ya Know, English
By EMILY EAKIN
In his new book, "Doing Our Own Thing," the linguist and
cultural critic John McWhorter paints an elaborate picture
of a culture in linguistic upheaval.
Once again, mythies are ahead of the curve!
John (lurker since the GEnie days)