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Clarification about my 'Prayers for "The Hobbit" proposal'

mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 20 2007, 11:38am

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I see from the big number of views given to my proposal, that a lot of us have read that proposal of mine.
Not many have written anything about it, though, and among those who did (mostly from the US it would seem?) an overwhelming number expressed indignant feelings because so many more important things are there for us to pray about - the Virginia shootings, for example.
Living far away from the US and in a country where news from the West don't always make it to the front pages, I simply didn't know about those tragic news, hence my apparent insensitivity.
But the result of having inadvertently posted my proposal with such a bad timing, is that it has generated a veritable avalanche of often unjustified criticism for the proposal in itself, which I feel is a pity, for reasons I explained at some length in the answers I wrote just now to several of those posts.
So, if you have already read my proposal, and perhaps also those many posts opposed to it for more or less all that same basic reason I summed up above (which Aunt Dora Baggins, blessed she be, luckily for me had the quiet courage to question, influencing at least a little some other persons), you may have in your mind already brushed aside that unfortunate proposal of mine, which by now must be very near the waste-paper basket in the consciousnesses of most of you.
Well, before you do throw it in there, please go back to that thread, and read the answers I wrote, particularly to what diedye had said, and if you are willing to give it a little more time, my other answers too.
What diedye had written I have no problem with at all: it was his genuine feelings, so I'm glad he expressed them: had I read his post early enough, it would have made me realize how a number of other people must be reacting too without saying it, and I would have immediately clarified what obviously needed to be clarified; but I didn't come back to that thread before it was almost too late, and the whole thread had become a more or less unanimous condemnation of my proposal - in the meantime more and more distorted in people's heads and misrepresented in their posts, which in the end aimed more at making outright fun of my proposal than at answering what I had truly said, and with which precisely stated intention.
It pains me to see that on TORn too, people can react with that kind of mob-like haste and blindness to what is really being proposed.
I do hope many of you, reading this new post of mine, will accept now to go back to that first thread and read what I had to say to the criticism expressed.
If after doing that you still feel my proposal should end up indeed in the waste-paper basket, that will be fine with me: it will have been given proper attention and treatment, and will have been truly judged for its real merits, so I will be content with whatever result will come out of a fair trial!... Smile
I thank you in advance for that. Heart

'Is everything sad going to come untrue?'
(Sam, 'The Field of Cormallen', in 'The Return of the King'.)

(This post was edited by mae govannen on Apr 20 2007, 11:40am)

Subject User Time
Clarification about my 'Prayers for "The Hobbit" proposal' mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Apr 20 2007, 11:38am
    See my post below Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Apr 20 2007, 2:11pm
    A ) *pointing to tutu* Ahem... diedye Send a private message to diedye Apr 20 2007, 2:59pm
        Well, that was downright... nice!!! :-D Thank you... :-) mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Apr 20 2007, 4:46pm
            P.S. And sorry for the 'he'!!! Now I'll know better!... :-D mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Apr 20 2007, 5:35pm
    "mob-like" and "blindness"? Scout Send a private message to Scout Apr 20 2007, 3:40pm
        Couldn't find other words in my poor English mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Apr 20 2007, 5:30pm
            MBs = messages boards. / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Apr 21 2007, 2:00am
                Thanks, Ataahua! Pretty obvious now... :-D / mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Apr 21 2007, 5:39am
    My two cents (that's about all it's worth!) Lossefalme Send a private message to Lossefalme Apr 20 2007, 4:05pm
        Very nice two cents! Thank you... mae govannen Send a private message to mae govannen Apr 20 2007, 4:33pm


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