RE: Re: [mythsoc] Question about the ROTK extended
- At 02:38 PM 2/25/2005 -0600, Beth Russell wrote:
>I think Bonnie's balance between what we traditionalists desire and theI don't want to catch those flies. I want them to hover around Jackson's
>world of film-onliers out there wanting to know more is a sensible way
>to proceed. You catches mo' flies wif honey than you does with vinegar.
carcasses and stop bothering us. This is a book-readers' society. If we
try for a "balance" with the film-watchers, they'll overwhelm us through
sheer numbers and the lowest-denominator effect. Let them have their own
societies and their own fun. Those who come to us should be those who want
to know about the book. (And I repeat: that doesn't mean we can't enjoy
the films too.)
>We started with the Treebeard speech and I asked the ones who knew theMaybe John Rateliff's coworkers should take this class.
>book well for other examples of dialogue out of place or spoken by a
>different character. A longish list put together in a short time. It
>was a good session for the film-onliers because it was a new idea for
>them that Tolkien was tampered with.
- David Bratman
- Alisson Veldhuis wrote: (responding to my post about my novel in progress)
> I can sympathise with your struggles toThank you for your comments! I hope your novel is going well. I'd be
>try to create your very own fantasy/mythological world, without copying that of others, since I myself am working on a novel now with a mythological theme. It is very enjoyable, but difficult. I too have only had close family member's read it, so it is hard to get objective views.
interested to hear about your novel. Feel free to respond off list if
you don't want to post about it here.