On changing names - about as OT as you can get
deborah at suberic.net
Wed Mar 12 17:22:46 EST 2003
On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
|I was going to continue, but I realized that this discussion really is off
|topic and is leading in a not-so-happy direction. One of the things I am
|grateful for is that the people on this list have always been comfortable
|referring to the varied kinds of relationships they are part of, without
|feeling that they will be looked down on for, I don't know, shacking up or
|living in sin or being mindless drones of the establishment. I like the
|atmosphere of generosity this creates.
|(officially marking the "mindless drone" box)
Well, as long as nobody admits to liking JKR more than DWJ. Then we
call them mindless drones of the something.
A troll^H^H^H^H^H poster on the Readerville DWJ forum just posted that
she doesn't think DWJ is as good as McKinley or McKillip or Duane.
'Cause, you know, _Spindle's End_ ranks right up there with Homeward
Bounders. (To be fair, I once loved McKinley. But where DWJ has grown
as a writer as she's written more, I feel McKinley has become
Hey, Melissa, I just picked up my copy of The Dollmage at our
probably-doomed branch library about 30 minutes ago. I'd better like
it, or I'll beat you up, you mindless drone, you.
happily living in sin
(and I've been touchier about using partner since, after describing my
male SO as my partner while applying for a mortgage at our local
community-oriented bank, I was asked for "her name". Which embarrased
the heck out of the bank employee when I explained.)
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