February 6th, 2008, 03:54 PM
I always enjoyed writing history essays, i dunno why i hated any other
Originally Posted by Cai
And can we try and stay on topic here, this thread is supposed to be sane...
But i cant stay on topic this post, so im a hypocrite...but it has to be said
February 6th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Enjoy. God, I suppose you have never had MR SCOTT
February 6th, 2008, 04:38 PM
I refuse to answer that as its off topic
Originally Posted by Cai
No, i had a really boring teacher, but i enjoyed the subject so much i didnt care
So im a wierdo, sue me
February 7th, 2008, 03:42 PM
hehe nvm. Mr scott is the fattest laziest and most retarded teacher ever
February 14th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Allison C Taylor (DeSpaz)
February 14th, 2008, 11:59 AM
Please check the title of this thread *hard stare*
February 22nd, 2008, 06:14 AM
EEK pmg-no DWMG sorry I will never get used to two names!!!
February 23rd, 2008, 08:12 AM
Daughter of the Pilani
Er, I think you can still access them through Wikipedia as well...
Originally Posted by alison
March 26th, 2008, 09:55 AM
Er, wat we talkin' 'bout?
Sorry, I haven't been on in a while...
December 9th, 2008, 10:43 AM
WOW...this forum is just four pages of insanity... and now i am joining in on it...
Anyway, that was an amazing essay...
I have always been fond of writing essays for my English class only, especially when you have to create your own story...Most of those essyas I have written have also been or will be incorporated into my book... anyway...yes Alison, that was a great essay and going from a poet to a book author must have been tough, but you did it..good job...
April 15th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Bravo on a wonderful read. Your essay was thoroughly enjoyable and offered some profound insights that I myself have been struggling for ages to commit to words. Fantasy is a particular sort of element in literature. It is not altogether true, yet it remains truthful. Also, fantasy is enriched not by new and marketable ideas but by the upholding of tradition and ideals.
What invigorating values do I speak of? Consider the epic battle of good and evil. Fantasy provides an escape from the convoluted nature of "gray", and commands the reader to consider an objective sense of right and wrong. Also, (and more importantly) fantasy (especially that of Tolkien, Lewis, and others) resonates most clearly with that most profound love of loves: sacrifice. To lay down one's life for the cause of a friend is a remarkable feat. But as Frodo and Maerad so boldly reveal, to face death in order to save a lost soul is a portrait of what it truly means to love.
It is that sense of fighting to conserve good and straight paths that, in my opinion, most enlivens Fantasy. When the genre is put to this use its characters not only come alive but become avatars of our own selves. They embody that which terrifies, mortifies, and exemplifies us as humans. Thus, epic battles, fiery dragons, cunning elves, and terrifying dark lords are all entertaining in their own way; however, reveal through them our own history and they are unforgettable.