Lit Sword of the Jedi by Christie Golden

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

  1. Manisphere Force Ghost

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  2. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Last edited by instantdeath, Mar 28, 2013
  3. FatSmel Jedi Grand Master

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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
    Last edited by FatSmel, Mar 28, 2013
  4. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Sure it can.

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

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

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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 Lit'ari

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

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  8. family_business Jedi Grand Master

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Lit'ari

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

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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    [face_thinking] On a lit thread?
  16. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I believe I may have a solution.

  17. family_business Jedi Grand Master

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    You need to learn common sense.
  18. instantdeath Force Ghost

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

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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
    Last edited by FatSmel, Mar 29, 2013
  20. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    This thread is getting worse than Hitler.
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  21. beccatoria Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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  24. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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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 Force Ghost

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    Anyone think Vestara will make an appearance in this trilogy?