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Re: [mythsoc] Golly, you mean Peter Jackson didn't include this scene in his films?

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  • David Emerson
    ... Obviously written by a fan-fiction author! emerdavid ________________________________________ PeoplePC Online A better way to Internet
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 12 11:26 AM
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      >> To illustrate deus ex machina, suppose Tolkien introduces a new character
      >at the last minute. Let's say
      >> Frodo's fourth cousin twice removed. We'll name her Mary Sue. ...

      Obviously written by a fan-fiction author!

      emerdavid

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    • David Berberick
      ... statement. ... writes the ... accurate, at least ... in a ... is the ... character ... comes ... fires of ... Wendell, you ought to either revise or
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 20 7:45 AM
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        --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, WendellWag@... wrote:
        >
        > I was surfing Wikipedia today when I came across the following
        statement.
        > It's in the entry for "eucatastrophe". Usually the people who
        writes the
        > entries in Wikipedia, if they don't always manage to be quite
        accurate, at least
        > try to come across as staid, formal, and authoritative. Every once
        in a
        > while though somebody says something completely off the wall. This
        is the
        > explanation of why a eucatastrophe is not the same thing as a deus
        ex machina:
        >
        > > To illustrate deus ex machina, suppose Tolkien introduces a new
        character
        > at the last minute. Let's say
        > > Frodo's fourth cousin twice removed. We'll name her Mary Sue. She
        comes
        > along as Frodo declares, "The
        > > Ring is mine," snatches it from his hand, and tosses it into the
        fires of
        > Mt. Doom, thus saving the day with
        > > Frodo's hand still intact.
        >
        > Wendell Wagner
        >


        Wendell, you ought to either revise or delete this passage in the
        Wikipedia article in question.
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