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would this theme go anywhere? #140051
02/21/05 11:40 PM
02/21/05 11:40 PM
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this too shall pass
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let's see if we can work out how this might go..

I've been thinking about how writers turn a cliché to their advantage; for instance:

The hairs on the back of his neck were rising. [He] had heard that this was because men had been made out of monkeys, and it meant that there was a tiger behind you.
(Terry Pratchett)

[do you think this might make for an ongoing theme, up there where others might conceivably see it?]




Re: would this theme go anywhere? #140052
02/21/05 11:43 PM
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Well, we could certainly fill it with Pratchett but!


Re: would this theme go anywhere? #140053
02/22/05 12:24 AM
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Well--it's not one of Anu's themes, so based on that I'd say move it. Just my opinion.
Wish I could think of any examples, but so far none.


Re: would this theme go anywhere? #140054
02/22/05 01:52 AM
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Well, we could certainly fill it with Pratchett but!

[insert your own punch line here ...]


Re: would this theme go anywhere? #140055
02/22/05 04:22 PM
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okay, here's something that's not so pratchettish.

..that's the great thing about being this age. You learn this great lesson of life: it's not about me. It's just not.
(Garrison Keillor, on being 62 y.o.)


Departing theme #140056
02/23/05 11:48 AM
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Tenessee William's, whom one might have thought never really learned the lesson, put it something like this, 'you realize that you are just one of many.'



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