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But This Most Foul, Unnatural... - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
But This Most Foul, Unnatural...
Sweet Christ.

I surrender.

Fandom has utterly gone mad and descended into the fever-swamps. And the D_S has linked to it.

Harry Potter ‘meta’ (I despise that term, but – let it pass) has hit bottom and started digging.

Mind, what you are about to be linked to is from someone who believes that the KKK was in part based on Nazism: no one in this thread can spell, reason, or grasp elementary historical chronologies.

‘It is not the comparison of Hitler and Voldemort that is drawn that bothers me, so much as the way it is done. *** See, many people don’t want to hear the truth about Hitler. He did some very bad things, but he did a few good things, too, at first. He’s also not the Anti-Christ everyone paints him out to be. He rebuilt the German economy, for one, and that was much needed. *** He did take his power too far, and he did some atrocious, unspeakable things. But not all of what happened under his rule was known to him. *** See, JKR paints Voldemort as a greedy bastard. Hitler was not a greedy bastard. Hitler believed in his cause; he thought he was “doing good” in his own head. Voldemort doesn’t, by his own admission. [Where? – Ed.] So the entire comparison people draw on Hitler and Voldemort has merit, but not how they do it. Voldemort doesn’t believe in good and evil. Voldemort believes in power and himself. He doesn’t care about serving anything or anyone else. Voldemort is selfish beyond words. He doesn't care that other people see him as evil. That’s the distinction. [!] Hitler was trying to serve his country, not himself, no matter how many wrongs he did in order to do so.’ (Emphases added).

Oh, how lovely. David Irving is a Potterfan. I shall now proceed to be copiously sick in the kitchen bin.


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tiferet From: tiferet Date: July 31st, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oy, vey. I have my own reasons for finding the Hitler=Voldemort equation intensely bogus (for one thing, it'd have been nice if Hitler had been even half that disorganised--he'd have caused a lot less trouble), but.

*is ill*
From: balfrog Date: July 31st, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, I was going to say, WTF? but then I scrolled down to look at who wrote this garbage, and lo, why am I not surprised it is this particular person? Yes. I've bumped into her amazing ignorance and flat-footed non-arguments before. While it was only mildly irritating when she condescended to me about "genre" (yes, the English Ph.Ds was just rolling their eyes over that) and "the ethics of fanfiction" (oh, you don't want to know the rhetorical jumble that was), this one just takes the cake. I just try to avoid.
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From: balfrog Date: August 1st, 2005 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, my run-ins were mildly nuts, but this one is just appalling. Oh dear. And both on d_s and h_t.

wemyss is cool. Did you read his fic, Gate of Ivory Gate of Horn? Quite deliriously fun.
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From: balfrog Date: August 1st, 2005 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
(ask him/link him- we're at his place!)
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 1st, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Too Late!

I'd read and loved it some months ago. When do you do the sequel? I worry abt Luna.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 7th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

I Can Hardly Wait.

I'm sure it will be nummy.
bufo_viridis From: bufo_viridis Date: August 1st, 2005 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Did you really have to put it up? I had to spent a near hour dissecting only the bigger bullshits in this post, the time I'd gladly use for something else. Especially because I'm afraid it to be a labour lost, but then, there's always hope.
From: balfrog Date: August 1st, 2005 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! ella pointed me to your comment-response, and that was the only thing that had me venturing in there.
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wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 1st, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ave, Pu!

Speaking as a bear of vy little brain, I shd like the Pooh essay, please.
avus From: avus Date: August 2nd, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
You do come up w/ the damnedest things. Dearest wemyss, I think you're hanging around w/ the wrong crowd.

My son, when he was studying Latin -- not my influence, unfortunately, but -- as you might suspect -- a girlfriend majoring in the classics, now a fiance -- he read a book entitled "Winne Ille Pu", a translation.

I prescribe some great calming breaths & several choral evensongs at Salisbury. We could all use a bit of "O Gracious Light, Pure Brightness of the Everliving Father in Heaven". And your poor fellow might say a prayer around "Lighten our darkness, we beseech Thee, O Lord".
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 7th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Precisely. Lenard's Translation.

In addition to which, other Pooh books, Paddington, two Dr Seuss, and HP & the Philosopher's Stone are all available in Latin, from various hands and houses.

Such fun.

Much better reading than the link.
From: seneska Date: August 5th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is completely off topic, Wemyss, but I felt it had to be said. Good grief, how much fun did you have compiling the Britticus Totallus? I haven't laughed so long in days! The barmaid stuff was classic, the manchester editions were lovely and reminded me of home, and who on earth did you get to talk about Stockport? It was fabulous to read something from that close to home. The Cambridge page had me litereally choking on my drink, and I'm guessing you had some say in the Fife edition as there are some very anti Gordon Brown sentiments there.

Classic Title: The Metric System and When We don't Use It.
Isn't that always?

You would not believe how much I got wrong on the quizzes though. I think I need a course in americanisms.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: August 7th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

I Must Disclaim The Credit.

Essy - lasayla - is the moving force, editrix, and Onlie Begetter at BT. Contributions emanate from the BT thread at FA. (Which is to say, stop watching the cricket on the telly and give the project a hand on whatever subject you can tackle!)

That said, yes, well spotted: I am the contributor responsible for the geographic essays on Fife and on Wilts, for the essay on Wine, and for the essay on U and Non-U. I'm currently finishing the Oxford essay, to match Our Pet Tab's essay on Fenlands Polytechnic. (Ducks, laughing, as the barrage begins.)

Now. What are you going to contribute to the cause, hmm?
From: seneska Date: August 14th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I Must Disclaim The Credit.

Oh no, I don't feel qualified to write any essay on our noble lands. I am no anthropologist. Let alone a social one.

They're very entertaining, but I don't feel worthy of writing one myself.

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