Re: [mythsoc] loyalty oath
- Dear Carl,
'No chance' is not a wager I would take, because anything can happen.
But, as has already been pointed out, the film fans have their own lists
If one is not interested in a topic--mythopoeic literature--one won't
linger long here at mythsoc thread. Chacun a son gout.
So I greatly doubt that this list--and I'm a newbie listling and don't
bother with most--will turn away from its stated charter--don't recall
ever seeing that but no big deal that--of discussing mythopoeic
literature. I think your fear of that happening is not one to lose
On another topic that came up in class last week:
so Bombadil serves the hobbits butter and cheese. Does he keep cattle
or is that commerce with Maggot or...?
"Where'd Bombadil get the cheese?" is certainly a topic the movie-only
types that you sense lurking nearby won't have anything to contribute.
Carl F. Hostetter wrote:
>Of course I do, or I wouldn't have said so. I've already seen the[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>Tolkien mailing list taken over by two logorrheic despisers of any
>whiff of religious belief who have for at least two years now used the
>list as their soapbox, all because people feel that they have to
>"tolerate" every abuse of a public mailing list. So I know from
>experience that it is quite possible for lists to be overwhelmed and
>diverted from anything like their focus.
>And I certainly don't want to _encourage_ it by bending over backwards
>to be inviting to movie fans lest we harsh someone's tender feelings.
>(And why _should_ we? Discussing movies in and of themselves is outside
>the stated charter of this list; and it's not as thought there aren't
>already a plethora of movie-oriented forums. In fact, forums focussing
>on the _written_ works of J.R.R. Tolkien are now comparatively rare.)
>So let me ask you: Do _you_ honestly think there is _no_ chance of this
>On Mar 3, 2005, at 10:19 AM, Mike Foster wrote:
>>Do you honestly think that there is any chance of this happening?
>The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
>Yahoo! Groups Links
- -----Original Message-----
From: Mike Foster [mailto:mafoster@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] loyalty oath
>From here in the sweet shires of farm country in Middle-Illinois, I canTwo answers:
>attest to you that both the care of kine and the making of butter and
>especially cheese is rather like, uh, work. And if Bombadil and
>Goldberry are Ab-Original and Unfallen, why would they work?
1. Goldberry (at least) did work. She had a washing-day while the
hobbits were there.
2. The Lord labored six days.