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Lit Sword of the Jedi by Christie Golden

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi , Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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  2. instantdeath

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  3. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    an analogy is an analogy.
    it can't be "overblown" or "ridiculous"
    There is no magnitude . . . it's either apt, or it's not
     
  4. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Sure it can.

    I stubbed my toe today. The pain was explosive, like the Hiroshima bomb. :p
     
  5. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    I wouldn't necassarily deem that an inappropriate analogy
     
  6. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    It's a sign I haven't woken up yet when I nearly asked what storing pop music in a can had to do with anything. :p
     
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  7. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "AHHH, AFTER TEN THOUSAND YEARS I'M FREE! IT'S TIME TO CONQUER EARTH!"

    "Alpha, Bieber's escaped!"
     
  8. family_business

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    Comparing Golden to Hitler is stupid beyond belief. [face_plain]
     
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  9. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    Not as stupid as actually thinking that anyone was comparing Golden to Hitler . . .

    People need to learn to read
     
  10. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    It saddens me that the function of an adjective is apparently lost on you.

    If an analogy can be apt, can it be slick? Can it be funny? Can it be tragic? Can it be moving? Of course it can. It can also be described as overblown or ridiculous. You may disagree with my interpretation, but the idea that I'm not allowed to describe my reaction to your analogy is ludicrous.

    So fine, whatever, I do not find your analogy to be apt because it was ridiculous and overblown. An analogy functions by drawing a line of comparison or similarity between two things to make a point. You can't mention Hitler and then be like, "Oh, yeah, but I didn't mean for you to be thinking about the HOLOCAUST thing, I mean THAT would be in bad taste!" Well, I mean, you can, but then people will roll their eyes at you. And reasonably assume you were trying to create a subliminal link between Christie Golden and Hitler.
     
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  11. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now, if she marries a "Mr. Dawn" and chooses to hyphenate . . .
     
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  12. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not to mention comparing people who like Golden to people who like Hitler.
     
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  13. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    Oh, it's good that we can laugh like this.:p
     
  14. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    right. the fact that Vestara went back to the dark side so easily bothered me. I understand her nor being a easy, cut and dry convert. But this.....?
     
  15. kataja

    kataja Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_thinking] On a lit thread?
     
  16. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I believe I may have a solution.

     
  17. family_business

    family_business Jedi Knight

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    You need to learn common sense.
     
  18. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I love how there's a very real possibility of fisticuffs over an analogy [face_beatup]
     
  19. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    If I had have said "Christie Golden is a bad author like Hitler was a bad person", then you may have a point.
    Problem is I didn't say that at all.

    I know, it's disturbing

    Lit forum
    dis is srs biness

    A guy got shanked over a full stop once
     
  20. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    This thread is getting worse than Hitler.
     
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  21. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    OH MY GOD THAT'S WHY I SAID SUBLIMINAL.

    You know what, Mani's right, I'm getting dragged into the mud. Back when we're discussing Jaina again, y'all.
     
  22. FatSmel

    FatSmel Jedi Knight star 3

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    If all I've gained from this was to teach just a single person to read things carefully before responding, then it will have all been worth it.

    ;)
     
  23. instantdeath

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  24. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I only drink my pop music from the bottle. The can just gives it such a metallic taste.
     
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  25. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    Anyone think Vestara will make an appearance in this trilogy?
     
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