If we want people to feel the books are beneficial, shouldn't we seem the better for them?
- It's getting a bit thick in here. I like books over other media also, and
like Bonnie or someone has posted recently, I don't like the fact that
literature is taking the back seat to many other things, but I think it's
happening with or without my permission. It might be naive of me, but I
can't think that we will impress any Gen-X or other minds with the vast
benefits of reading over electronic media if we act like a bunch of
squabbling preteens and call each other nasty names.
Of course, I am the flippant chick who posts about action figures and
personal acquisition of magical gemstones, so maybe I'm off the mythie
track here also.
I know that if, when I had looked up "Mythopoeic," and found this online
environment, and when I was fresher from having more reading time, or even
immersed in reading, and found this kind of juvenile nastiness, instead of
the discussions on language that were ongoing when I did first join, I
would have run the other direction and warned every other bibliophile I
knew as well.
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
- Um, we won't go into my action figure collection (LotR, Babylon5, Star
Wars, and Yellow Submarine) which is taking over the tops of bookcases
(we never put books up there (too high and dusty)) and the top of my
living room couch (again a bad place for books, they fall off). The
bookcases are already crammed with books. The DVD shelves are crammed
with DVDs (mostly SF&F, science and Disney). <g>
Oh, I also helped form the LotR-Costume list, just because I love the
thought of finally making something sometime. In my non-existent spare time.
But I usually don't let that much of that show in this list.
Great fantasy usually comes in books. But fun stuff comes from all over
the place. And we should try to keep it in proportion and remember to
Currently, I'm just glad that the next Harry Potter movie did some
filming at Oxford. I can drag the boys there and Little Harold won't be
too annoyed. See New College before it shows up on the screen. And a
side trip the Eagle and the Child!
Lisa, who spends way too much money in the bookstore and the toy store
(Amazon loves me.)