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Jumping ahead to other chapters

CuriousG
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Feb 28 2013, 3:08pm


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Jumping ahead to other chapters [In reply to] Can't Post

Thank you for asking. I think it's hard for all of us to NOT jump ahead, especially in these early chapters that are setting up the later ones where characters do more deeds and say more things, so it's natural to refer to those details.

I don't view it as a problem about spoilers, since this isn't a movie, but more of an issue of depriving a later chapter leader of some of their material. If someone were to choose now to jump into a lengthy analysis of Beren and Luthien based on something in this chapter, it would diminish that later one. Making references to them, however, is fine, and I think it helps to make connections in a complex book like this to bring things together.

But I don't think we have any rules or policies about it. What do others think?

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*Silmarillion Discussion: Chapter 5, "Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie", Part 3 -- Meet the Noldor Cast** weaver Send a private message to weaver Feb 28 2013, 2:28am
    The Quenya alphabet stopped at F CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 28 2013, 3:43am
    The F Words Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Feb 28 2013, 2:52pm
        Jumping ahead to other chapters CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 28 2013, 3:08pm
            That Makes Sense Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Feb 28 2013, 3:15pm
    wait who has fins? is this a Jimmy Buffet song? elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Feb 28 2013, 6:53pm
    More Late Answers sador Send a private message to sador Mar 3 2013, 3:43pm
    a few more comments telain Send a private message to telain Mar 5 2013, 6:39pm
    some answers elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Mar 11 2013, 9:46pm

 
 
 

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