review of Merlin Conspiracy
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Wed Dec 10 12:36:50 EST 2003
On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 14:28:32 +0000, mecha godscylla wrote:
>That's a more positive accolade than I would have expected from a paragraph
>that began with "hordes of DWJ fans." :) Very cool.
>Hi Melissa! That phrase put you off a bit? I had to chuckle because it put
>me in a pleasant reverie, imagining teeming masses of DWJ fans. Even better
>than hordes, I thought of stampeding hordes, brandishing copies of DWJ
>works. What would their rallying cry be, I wonder.
>Admit, it is a charming image!
YOURS is. It conjures up scenes from movies (or possibly the one from a
Buffy episode) where hundreds of people stampede down a city street, most of
them waving things in the air, chasing after a lone person who had no idea
what he or she had started.
Alternatively, the running of the bulls at Pamplona, but it just doesn't
feel the same somehow....
Mostly when I see reviewers referring to hordes of fans, it's quite
negative--as though only hack fiction elicits such a huge response, and true
quality fiction is appreciated only by the select few. There *should* be
hordes of fans for the greatest literature, though. I blame English
Hi to you too! Every time I see you as "mecha godscylla" it reads as
Godzilla, so there's more stampeding imagery for you...you haven't been
terrorizing Tokyo lately, have you?
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