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by Jan
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm A new story has been selected for discussion in the Bulletin Board, everyone interested in discussing it should read it and feel welcome to join us. Also, we're renaming the Symposium, it's now called S.P.I.D.E.R., which could stand for a number of things, and one...
by Jan
Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1965 - 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Replies: 73
Views: 98655

Just correcting myself here, after being bewildered by some recents posts. So there *is* a connection between the last two paragraphs I didn't realize was there. The Ticktockman does change, and Harlequin is responsible for it. Sometimes I miss the most obvious details. I think these discussions rea...
by Jan
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan
Source: unca20050211.htm
Kris, so how does he explain now that he originally turned away from you?
by Jan
Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1965 - 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Replies: 73
Views: 98655

Barney, I was analyzing the brainwashing as a story element of a particular kind - a character being changed by outside forces as opposed to character himself having an insight that changed him. If you analyze a story, you have to step back and use more general terms. My point was that this is not a...
by Jan
Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1965 - 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Replies: 73
Views: 98655

they both learn and change throughout the story. The Harlequin does repent. The ticktockman does lose count. Oh come on. In a traditional story you have characters that learn something and change accordingly in the course of dealing with obstacles. Here we don't have that. Harlequin becomes someone...
by Jan
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1965 - 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Replies: 73
Views: 98655

You know, Barney, if I really felt a connection with Harlequin, it would bring a tear to my eye what they did to him. Harlan didn't set out to make us cry or suffer, although the story could have been rewritten to do that because the material is there. This is not traditional storytelling. The chara...
by Jan
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1965 - 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Replies: 73
Views: 98655

So far, if I'm not mistaken, we have yet to hit the nail on the head concerning the ending. I understand that Harlan gets annoyed when people think this guy's a robot. There is only so much leeway for interpretation. This is also not about the subconscious of the Ticktockman (David et al), it's just...
by Jan
Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1965 - 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Replies: 73
Views: 98655

Actually, this isn't another post by Jan--my name is Mary, and due to technical difficulties, he's allowed me to sign on using his name. (You're a prince sir! Thanks again!) I've been dying to add my own two cents in, so here goes... I know exactly how you feel, Chuck Messer. I used to work under si...
by Jan
Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1965 - 'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Replies: 73
Views: 98655

I've just read my way through the postings. Michaels essay was teriffic, it summed up the most important aspects very well. After that, I liked Steve Jarrett's comment about Harlequin being somewhat similar to Zorro in his tactics. Makes me wonder what Harlan thinks about that. Lonegungirl made a go...
by Jan
Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Cory: A classic case of putting in effort and then having people not appreciate it, so what you get in return is little. Happens to everybody who commits him- or herself wholeheartedly to what they do and whose effort is then measured in terms of numbers, money, o...
by Jan
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

New discussion

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Sorry for posting once more, but Michael has announced his story in the Forum, all interested parties should read it over the weekend. :-) I'm looking forward to having more people or a new mix of people participating in the discussion. (Jay, you're basically righ...
by Jan
Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm OK, I believe the DEATHBIRD discussion has fallen apart now, and one of the reasons is that too many people have cluttered up the thread with conversation, making it harder to find the posts that include real statements. More discipline would be nice next time. Th...
by Jan
Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1973 - The Deathbird
Replies: 78
Views: 91302

I'd go with wisdom, which is, according to dictionary.com Good thinking to look it up. I thought that wisdom is defined as knowledge. The thing is, that I feel "The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight" can only come from knowledge and experience. Anyway, we were bot...
by Jan
Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1973 - The Deathbird
Replies: 78
Views: 91302

I think we're making steps backwards... Jan: Regarding capitalization, p. 332, line 15 ‘He went in search of the mad one who capitalized his name’. Well, god is a concept, not a name, it's like saying I'm Human, as if it's something bigger or there is only one of me. But names are capita...
by Jan
Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Any volunteer for making the next list at the appropriate time? Frank, everyone who didn't make it on the list will be on top of the next list. It would be useless to add more names to the current list because we're booked out, so to speak, until May. Mary, I was ...

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