- Friends, my most recent Godspy.com piece just went up on the site
(http://www.godspy.com near the top in the right-hand column). It's
called "Wrestling with the Angel of Strangeness: Mel Gibson's _The
Pssion_, One Year Later." I thought you all might enjoy reading it,
since I was largely inspired by Tolkien's concepts, referenced in the
article, of the "arresting strangeness" of Faery, and the Gospel as
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- Would love a recipe. Are they true Welsh cakes if you don't use raisins or
From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano lizziewriter@...
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 10:19:55 -0500
Subject: Beyond RE: [mythsoc] Re: Question about the ROTK extended
No, Jim, that is what is happening in RPGs.
Is it happening in the literature also? Maybe there is a similar division
of the market. I am so behind in my reading that I can't really make any
observations about the current state of the genre. There is something
funny going on, though, with all the witchy TV shows and even cartoons.
That kind of spume irks me more than the LOTR movies do... at least the
movies were undertaken as a great and serious work. The sitcoms and WINXes
and their like are just... just... words fail me.
I would be glad to share my Welsh cakes, if I ever get them made. Course,
that shows that I am not really Welsh. They are like hobbits over
mushrooms with those things.
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
> [Original Message]The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
> From: karlstar2 <jalaubacker@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 3/1/2005 10:06:54 AM
> Subject: [mythsoc] Re: Question about the ROTK extended
> Most people I know who've seen the film read the books long ago. I
> read the first 1 and 1/2 books to my kids before the first film to get
> them ready, the older one continued on and read them all, the younger
> one has not yet.
> On a related topic, does anyone else think that a lot of modern
> fantasy is taking the easy way out, with overly powerful characters,
> too much attention to irrelevant detail, and overly convoluted plots?
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