So THAT's the reason LOTR is crap....!
Oh, I'm so not getting sucked into THAT argument again. (But it is.) But that may be the reason there are no girls in the Fellowship.
It's like making a contest of breastfeeding, or gargling.
I'm not sure how, neither of those things being bloody hard work. But I do agree that literature isn't empirically 'good' or 'bad' but just a matter of taste, except when it's really, really execrable.
A gentle reminder that fiction means made up. It's all baloney, however nicely sliced.
Yeah, but there's a difference between a portrayal that allows you to suspend disbelief and get really involved, and one that makes you call Bollocks straight off. Some authors are very good at presenting a very different headspace from their own, and some are absolutely terrible.
A reminder to exercise our own capacity for empathy.
Which I think is what makes the difference.
Otherwise its like saying Lord of the Rings is crap cause Tolkein wasn't a hobbit.
I know grrl Role-players who used to get dead upset any time a guy wanted to play a female character. Dwarf, fine, wizard, whatever, super-stealthy gorgeous poncy Elven Ranger, just dandy. But they don't know what it's like to be a woman...
I'm in, I've actually got a pinnie and my own utensils.
Errr, I'm pretty sure it would hurt to be dragged over hot coals, especially if you were an unwilling participant.
We can find out, after we get the fetters on Daniel Carter.
And then we could totally do barbeque. Choice.
And not so sweet girls play Roller Derby
My daughter would LOVE that. I was happy enough with hockey - all the violence of netball AND they gave me a weapon.
But srsly. Girls play netball. A "non-contact" sport. You wanna know how to take out a player with your back to them and without using your arms? Ask a netballer.
Oh, and look, the MSM is catching up with us. Women do like rugby after all, how sweet.
which was hilariously reviewed in the Guardian.
Guardian Books is bloody brilliant. Their Digested Reads unmissably so.
Well according to Tom, that would put Dan Carter in the team. And I'm sure most of the team won't complain about that, for numerous reasons, but some people are going to be saying 'Ring In!'.
Okay, so we need to handicap him in some way. Maybe we could tie his hands behind his back. I hear we have some fetters.
But it does indicate that society does encourage, and is prepared to carry a chunk of the cost of, tertiary study.
And the entire cost of imprisoning them! Oh wait...
That sounds like more fun than housework.... Can I come too, next time?
Sure. Bring merc.
And I wanna be the Centre. Because I so obviously AM.</irony>
Oh, which reminds me! Kudos to whoever it was who made the Spider Robinson reference back up the thread about four pages.
No! No, you can't apologise, if you do I'll have to stop taking the piss out of the analogy and then what will I do with my day, look after my kids?