JTorci3511 at aol.com
JTorci3511 at aol.com
Tue May 8 14:32:16 CEST 2007
Michiel Prior wrote:
"I guess I could have done with "I strongly disagree" [ instead of 'This is
which gives an equally adequate, but probably less offensive, expression of
my feelings towards your statement."
Thank you for that, Michiel. With that said, everything else becomes little
more than a civil difference of opinion.
Whether or not we agree on matters ranging from Bugs Bunny's Oscar (...not
Bugs' or Friz Freleng's best work), to if Don Rosa's story in question is one
of his best (...for the record, I do not regard it as one of his best -- but
only because it lies in the company of such other stellar works) becomes
fodder for other List members to consider and add to the discussion.
My opinions -- love 'em or hate 'em -- come from being a biased "fan of this
stuff". The only sin in that would be to act as such, but fail to openly
characterize yourself as such. Beyond that, it's all opinion -- and "fannish
bias" -- or lack thereof -- is key to forming opinion. This is no more than a
debate between a biased "fan of this stuff" and someone who might choose to
be a bit more "open minded" -- and more power to both of us!
Where I'll take just one more disagreement with Michiel is the following:
"I think you are more in a position to do so than I am,
since apparently you live in the States, whereas I live in
the Netherlands and would have to go to greater lengths to
lay my hands on copies on all of the nominated stories. In
fact, Rosa's story is by far the most easily available
story in the batch, because it has seen print in so many
Logistically, perhaps. In the "Reality of Life Sense", not so much! Given
both the blessings and curses of middle-class American life, my time and
funds to devote to comics are at all time lows. I keep up with (barely) that
which I enjoy -- mostly from Gemstone and DC. I once had a greater inclination
toward experimentation -- but no more.
Besides, as a biased "fan of this stuff" I'd have no interest in seeking out
anything else -- unless it someone showed me that it was simply too good to
pass up! On the other hand, the very instruments of technology that allow
Michiel and I to have this debate are open to him -- and to all members of this
List -- and would enable any and all to seek out and obtain these other
If not Michiel, perhaps someone on the List could make this a project. It
would be interesting to see the results -- and our collective horizons
(...even mine) might be broadened by the experience!
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