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by tke3
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: KICK Internet Piracy
Topic: New article on KICK
Replies: 13
Views: 23202

Is the justification for giving a shit about a half dozen sci-fi fans trading stories on the net that it deprives a writer of his income? Or is it that they're disregarding the law? Because if it's the former, shouldn't we all be leading the charge against libraries? And if it's the former, does tha...
by tke3
Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 27345

But deciding that Leona is guilty because she killed him in this situation isn't a particularly great critical endpoint. That the story might make one think about what would drive someone to do something similar in the real world -- great. But debating Leona's punishment in hard-and-fast terms in t...
by tke3
Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 27345

Are you sure you meant to write "lapidary"? Other than that, I guess I agree. Yeah I did. You know, with precision--like a jeweler. Oh, please. Are you really comparing your disapproval of "Jeffty" to being an abolitionist in 1825 America? A bit much, don't you think? I'm just using extreme example...
by tke3
Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 27345

BrianSiano wrote:....


Brian, let me know if you ever get bored with the psychoanalysis and want to respond to my various thoughts on the story.
by tke3
Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 27345

In an earlier message, I characterized Jeffty's mom's acts as murder. I understand that's not what Harlan says it is, but I'd like to make some comments about that and the current shitstorm. I used the word "murder," but I'm not terribly interested in whether Mrs. Kinzer could be convicted or not. ...
by tke3
Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 27345

TKE, you might taken more seriously if you didn't pepper your entries with profanities. You're not impressing anyone, especially in this rather literary group. Wouldn't "might taken" be an example of something that should have been caught by someone who's revising twice? Not to mention th...
by tke3
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 27345

Jeffty's mom really should do time. I'm not sure she should actually be put to death, but it wouldn't especially bother me. She might be able to claim extreme emotional disturbance, but I think that's unlikely since Ellison describes her as having been in that state for awhile--I think EED has to be...
by tke3
Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 27345

[A couple of off-topic posts and comments deleted around here. - Mod.] Actually, all I mentioned was Last Dangerous Visions and the general atmosphere of really amazing sycophancy (or perhaps sadmasochism would be more accurate than sycophancy) here. As you're quite aware there are about a thousand...
by tke3
Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1976 - Jeffty is Five
Replies: 112
Views: 27345

I'm going to ask the unpopular question now: is it wrong to come up with a reading of this story where Leona kills Jeffty/ purposely contributes to his death? I know Harlan says that's not what happened, in no uncertain terms, I think it's anything but certain. Ellison says she put the radio up the...

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