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Post Round-up and Blog Debut!

The (Cyber) Bag of Weasels

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

Post Round-up and Blog Debut!

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Whenever I post on sites outside my journal, I periodically link to those posts here. I haven't rounded anything up in a while because there hasn't been anything to round up! But, as a personal reward for finishing my American Fiction course, I've allowed myself to make my first blog post to my shiny new blog.

The Heretic Loremaster

Tolkien, Allegory, and the Maddening Perseverance of Denial. The first in a series looking at allegory (or the lack thereof) in Tolkien's works and the fan response to it.

This is my blog's debut. My website, www.themidhavens.net, is still under construction. I've tested the blog in the most recent versions of Firefox and IE and in that bane of my existence, IE 6.0. However, I appreciate, if anyone sees anything that looks off or doesn't work as it should, that she or he lets me know.

I normally don't allow comments on round-ups, but I'll leave them open for this post, so feel free to let me know here if anything is awry.

Also, note that I'm looking for other people to write for this blog, either as regular or guest contributors. The subject need not be Tolkien. Literature, book-based fandoms, and history are all fair game. I'd particularly like someone to write about Harry Potter. If you think you might be interested, please drop me an email at the usual place.

  • Hey, shiny! I like the look of the new blog, Dawn: the layout is very pleasing.

    *sigh* I'd say yes to the guest-blogging, but I know that I'd just end up blathering about how cool Harry Potter is and how much I love it, rather than any sort of rational analysis of it.
    • Well, the cool thing about guest blogging is that if you ever put together something that you'd like to share there, you need only let me know! :) There's no commitment whatsoever to do so.

      And thanks for the compliment on the layout! I worked hard on it and, mostly, with getting it to play nice with IE. ;)
  • I notice that the reply form on your blog requires the input of an e-mail address. Who sees that e-mail?
    • Good question. I just navigated around my dashboard a bit and can see the email addresses there. They're not published otherwise.

      If you don't want to share your email address (and I'm not even sure why WP requires it, except that I can probably block users by email), just enter something bogus. You can enter my email if you'd like. ;) I know you well enough by now not to need a means to block you from commenting on my blog if you'd like! :)
    • I as a fellow visitor can't see it, so I think you're good!
  • Well it goes live!!!! Yays! Whenever I can do something historical, let me know, but not for the coming months. *hugs*
  • Huzzah! The much-awaited blog Debuts! And wow, what an entrance- it is perfectly classy and sleek and still bookish! Also, v. nice topic for the first post. It's one of my absolute big annoyances, allegory in Tolkien's works- seeing as it doesn't exist, that's quite the feat. The times I've ground my teeth at reading yet another article/comment about how LoTR is allegorical...grahgh.
  • Ah, it's gone! What happened *makes sad face*?!
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