Re: [mythsoc] Golly, you mean Peter Jackson didn't include this scene in his films?
>> To illustrate deus ex machina, suppose Tolkien introduces a new characterObviously written by a fan-fiction author!
>at the last minute. Let's say
>> Frodo's fourth cousin twice removed. We'll name her Mary Sue. ...
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, WendellWag@... wrote:
> I was surfing Wikipedia today when I came across the following
> It's in the entry for "eucatastrophe". Usually the people whowrites the
> entries in Wikipedia, if they don't always manage to be quiteaccurate, at least
> try to come across as staid, formal, and authoritative. Every oncein a
> while though somebody says something completely off the wall. Thisis the
> explanation of why a eucatastrophe is not the same thing as a deusex machina:
> > To illustrate deus ex machina, suppose Tolkien introduces a new
> at the last minute. Let's saycomes
> > Frodo's fourth cousin twice removed. We'll name her Mary Sue. She
> along as Frodo declares, "Thefires of
> > Ring is mine," snatches it from his hand, and tosses it into the
> Mt. Doom, thus saving the day withWendell, you ought to either revise or delete this passage in the
> > Frodo's hand still intact.
> Wendell Wagner
Wikipedia article in question.