[DWJ] List Lurking
sodgers at iinet.net.au
Tue Mar 27 21:16:48 EDT 2007
Cathy McM said:
lurk because I try to start by being polite and listening before talking.
And then it gets to be a habit. The whole "what do I really have to add"
kicks in. And when I do have something to add, it usually runs afoul of
someone's else's dearly held views.
I suggest... this is the best list ever for disagreeing. I can't remember
anyone getting offended at someone else's different views. Maybe it's
because we (usually) keep to the point.
ODWJM - Loki, whom someone mentioned non-spoilerishly, and perhaps connected
with EDoL, is a trickster figure. Like many of his kind, including Puck, I
suppose, his tricks can be dangerous when swallowed and should never be
tried at home. I first encountered Loki (whom I called LOCKIE) in Look and
Learn or World of Wonder, in a series called "Tales from Many Lands".
Whoever compiled the Tales liked Nose mythology, so the Tales were heavily
Thor-and-Loki-flavoured. Since the readership was young, the sting was
drawn, and I got the picture of Loki as a mischief-maker who was nice and
fun. OTOH, Tyr DID get his hand bitten off by Fenris Wolf... It's odd the
way first impressions linger. Piers Anthony played games with traditional
figures (Fate, Death, Evil etc) in the Incarnations of Immortality series.
As someone (Minnow?) suggested about Baba Yaga, these were TITLES, and were
borne by a succession of holders.
And the leprechauns tighten their aprons an' holds
On the handles o' hammers an' look to their gold
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