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Neat idea, all.

Roheryn
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May 23 2013, 8:56am


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Neat idea, all. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm happy to help a bit too as I can.

I'm with you, Daniel, on the timing; I think monthly is too often, at least if we want to keep the quality of the essays reasonably high. Such things take time to write, and few of us could do that on a monthly basis.

However, we might be able to do it monthly if, beforehand, we draw up a potential list of topics, and ask people to sign up for a topic and a month. Depending on levels of interest, we could have, say, several people post essays on a single topic (or maybe a couple of closely related topics) in a given month, with a new topic (and different people posting their essays) the next month; alternately, in a given month, we could have several people post essays, each on a different topic, and then different people posting the next month. Either way, there's sign-up involved, and no one need feel that they need to write an essay every month. If there's not enough interest, of course, this could happen every two or three months instead.

As for potential topics, I'd specifically include languages and linguistics too. And I'm not sure poems and songs belong; while I love for people to share them, maybe this would be a bit more semi-scholarly? This could be a really fun way for people to apply their professional -- or just geeky, it need not be professional! -- expertise to whatever aspects of Tolkien's works most interest them.

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Can I just say that I would absolutely *love* Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 22 2013, 10:19am
    Well.... get crackin'! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 22 2013, 10:30am
    This is super-geeky! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 22 2013, 10:40am
    So cool - thanks for posting this Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 22 2013, 1:36pm
    Sounds fantastic! elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 22 2013, 2:21pm
        I think you're on to a good idea... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 22 2013, 5:04pm
            How could we take this forward? elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 22 2013, 9:46pm
                Monthly event maybe? Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 22 2013, 10:33pm
                    Thanks Brethil elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 22 2013, 10:50pm
                        Good point Elaen Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 22 2013, 11:14pm
                            Perhaps... elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 22 2013, 11:30pm
                                Yes let's talk it over some more! Good idea Elaen Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 23 2013, 12:54am
                                I'm always happy to help DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 23 2013, 7:02am
                                    Thanks Daniel elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 23 2013, 7:07am
                                    Neat idea, all. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 23 2013, 8:56am
                                Stop Press- see new thread in Reading Room elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 23 2013, 6:53pm
        An excellent idea Elaen! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 22 2013, 5:44pm
    You've got the fauna Asclepias Send a private message to Asclepias May 23 2013, 3:47am
    Well Ro.. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor May 23 2013, 11:15pm
        You might appreciate this addition to your dissertation. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua May 23 2013, 11:56pm
            Talk about 'exhaustive' research material... silneldor Send a private message to silneldor May 24 2013, 1:56am
    FYI: Jan Howard Finder, the conference's "Thain", died in February. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand May 23 2013, 11:58pm

 
 
 

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