[DWJ] Dwj Digest, Vol 135, Issue 6

Stallcup, Jackie E jackie.stallcup at csun.edu
Mon Aug 7 16:05:21 EDT 2017


Nope, no recollection of that at all, but I just looked it up online (not even knowing what it was) and now I want one!  Do a google images search and be prepared to desire!

Remind us of the DWJ context, Cathy?  Is there one in a DWJ book?  Or did we just talk about it on the list?

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From: Dwj [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of Catherine Butler
Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 12:04 PM
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Dwj Digest, Vol 135, Issue 6

Does anyone else remember the "fantasy orrery"? I really wanted that to exist.

Cathy

On 7 August 2017 at 19:26, rohina <rohinax at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just wanted to say, my child who is going into grade 12 was BORN when 
> I had already been a member of this list for a while. I think in any 
> community based on a shared interest, over time we range in topics 
> sometimes to the limit of that shared interest, but I always 
> appreciate the conversations even if I don't reply.
>
> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 3:01 AM, Tina <liril at gmx.net> wrote:
>
> >
> > Just the occasion to say I appreciate all of you, and this list, 
> > just as it is, just as you are.
> >
> > Thank you Deborah, for more than TWENTY YEARS of this!
> >
> > Bettina
> >
> >
> > Am 04.08.17 um 17:18 schrieb deborah.dwj at suberic.net:
> >
> > On 4 Aug 2017, at 15:20, Emma Falconer <emmajanefalconer at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> I'm sorry that I have driven someone away with my posting. However 
> >>> I'm confused exactly how I did it.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Emma, I want to reassure you that neither you, nor anyone else, 
> >> drove someone away from this list. Not every online community is 
> >> for
> everybody.
> >> We have probably all, over the years, left mailing lists, Facebook
> groups,
> >> LiveJournal or Dreamwidth communities, or stopped following Tumblr 
> >> tags
> or
> >> ... I actually don't know the vocabulary for all of the other types 
> >> of online communities, but you know what I am saying. As the person 
> >> who
> sees
> >> the subscribe and unsubscribe messages for this list, I can assure 
> >> you
> that
> >> we have constant turnover; people join, they leave, sometimes they 
> >> come back, sometimes they don't. Nobody on this list has said 
> >> anything they shouldn't.
> >>
> >> I also want to reassure people that nobody has complained to me 
> >> about anything that anyone else has said on the list, or asked me 
> >> for stricter rules, or asked me to set guidelines. I'm pretty sure 
> >> the last time that happened was more than a decade ago.
> >>
> >> You are all great.
> >>
> >> This is a fine place to discuss other authors. I know I am not the 
> >> only one who has gotten so many recommendations for my favorite 
> >> books from
> you
> >> folks. Melissa's occasional long roundups are famous for a reason.
> >>
> >> If we went off into a week-long digression about John Grisham, 
> >> maybe we would ask people to take it elsewhere, but I don't think 
> >> that's ever happened.
> >>
> >> On Fri, 4 Aug 2017, Farah Mendlesohn wrote:
> >>
> >> There is another list that many of us are on, child_lit, where this 
> >> more
> >>> general discussion is very welcome.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Childlit is definitely a list worth knowing about, and some of you 
> >> might like it there, but *feel totally free* to continue having 
> >> discussions
> about
> >> CS Lewis here.  Child_lit info is at 
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> >> can be quite interesting. It's also a fairly high-volume mailing 
> >> list--I find
> it
> >> impossible to keep up! --and unlike this list, people do get in 
> >> some high-emotion arguments!  If that sounds okay to you, go ahead 
> >> and check
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> >>
> >> But again, there was no discussion on this list that was inappropriate.
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