Which are you?Ursula LeGuin had a great piece on the rhythm of the words in Lord of the Rings. It's worth reading both if you're a fan and if you're the kind of person who can't for the life of you figure out the appeal:
Lord of the Rings Meditations on Middle-earth Exerpt
Oh a dreadful fan, but I do like to read a good critique, China Melvielle's takedown of Lord of the Rings for example, EVEN IF HE'S MOSTLY WRONGWhich are you?
Okay but Jesse Singal is a disgusting known transphobe who I'd rather punch in the face than trust his reading of a genre or situation he has nothing to do with. This thread:YA Author Offers Apologies and Sacrifices to Social Justice Tribunal
If a confused friend ever asks you to sum up the culture of YA Twitter in one sentence, “Imagine a white woman explaining that she is spreading unverifiable rumors about a first-time author of color in order to protect people of color” will do nicely.
Alternatively put this in the trigger warning thread
Well I don't feel qualified to talk about trans issues so i'm not going to but if you think the author of this article writes in bad faith based on previous writings i'll take that viewpoint on board when reading stuff by them and thank you.Okay but Jesse Singal is a disgusting known transphobe who I'd rather punch in the face than trust his reading of a genre or situation he has nothing to do with. This thread:
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