[LMB] OT Rawling was Heinlein

tidsel egern at protonmail.com
Sun Oct 10 12:32:28 BST 2021

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> On Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:47:24 AM EDT, brazee howard at brazee.net wrote:
> > On Oct 9, 2021, at 8:45 AM, tidsel via Lois-Bujold lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk wrote:
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> > > > As for Quidditch, it is not meant to be 'rational', for god's sake, you might as well complain that a fairy tale is not realistic.
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> > > It wouldn’t have been hard to make it rational and fit what she was trying to do. She was lazy.
> >
> > It is called fantasy. And the kids LOVE it.
> It would be fantasy if she fixed the game rules, and the kids would still love it.

On Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at 4:51 PM, Karen A. Wyle <kawyle at att.net> wrote:

> I agree. "Fantasy" isn't an excuse for sloppy drafting, inconsistencies, and other such flaws. A fantasy world doesn't have to be based on scientific laws or extrapolations therefrom, but it's not a narrative free-for-all -- unless it's tongue-in-cheek in a particular way that the Harry Potter books aren't.

I am a bit amazed - this woman has gotten thousands of kids off the games and into reading for the first time, including incidentally my own stepson, and it has opened up topics no one talked about. Wildly popular books written at first by a desperate mom to get by. And all you can do is raise your teacher fingers and say 'fy fy - you make mistakes and fantasy does not mean that you just use your imagination, of course - there has be RULES.'

Fortunately a lot of both children and adults (who may not have forgotten their childhood) simply go along for the ride and zoom along on a broomstick - WHEEEEEE :-)))

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