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  • #52284
    Buddy J.
    @wordsmith

    @ericawordsmith

    Hey there! Nice to see you!

    And as a fellow smither of words I must agree with just about everything you said.

    Haha! Actually I changed my profile because I’m in the process of trying to decide how long to keep my secret identity, and I’m wavering toward not keeping it. Thus I put up this picture.

    -Wordsmith- Author of short stories, Reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

    #52289
    Daeus Lamb
    @daeus-lamb

    @wordsmith Yeah, I’m pretty sure we’re on the same page. Like, I have a pretty straight-forward gospel allegory I’m going to write which is probably even more blatantly allegorical than, say, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.ย At the same time, there are one or two major details that vary from the real-world gospel account. I don’t see that as a problem, though I had to be very careful. Because of the changes, I thought of at least one negative philosophical ramification might occur to the reader. To fix it, I added another element to the allegory which cleared up that issue.

    So, in summary, I think the more allegorical you are, the more you need to watch the potential philosophicalย ramifications when the gospel works out differently in your world. The more you change, the more insight, grace, and brilliance is needed to do it right. If you’re uncertain, staying truer to the original will be the safest option.

    We do want to change details though. That’s the whole idea of allegory. If it were exactly the same, it wouldn’t be allegory at all.

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    #52291
    Buddy J.
    @wordsmith

    @daeus-lamb

    *takes screen shot of signature, and uses it because it seems the best way to agree with Daeus Lamb*

    -Wordsmith- Author of short stories, Reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

    #52296
    Daeus Lamb
    @daeus-lamb

    @wordsmith HAHA! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    #52360
    EricaWordsmith
    @ericawordsmith

      @wordsmith

      Well, actually I will be going back into hiding this weekend, but will probably return next week. Been so thrilled about the manifesto that I had to come out…

      Please tell me that this doesn’t mean you’re contemplating using a normal name like George does it? (No offense to anyone named George)

      Because I would be very sad if I were a lone wordsmith running around. Although… I must admit, I’m playing with my pen name as well. Like, the one that went on the Manifesto and will be on my book.

      Tek an ohta! Tek an cala!

      #52365
      Buddy J.
      @wordsmith

      @ericawordsmith

      It would mean I was using my real name… But I could still stay @wordsmith and still use my real name.

      -Wordsmith- Author of short stories, Reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

      #52368
      EricaWordsmith
      @ericawordsmith

        @wordsmith

        True. I’ve decided to keep my name secret and use only my pen name. Actually… the Erica in EricaWordsmith is the name of the character that is based off of myself in my book. Mistake of a 15 year old me calling myself Erica in blog comments… So, no real name for me.

        Tek an ohta! Tek an cala!

        #52370
        Buddy J.
        @wordsmith

        @ericawordsmith

        And I wouldn’t ask…

        -Wordsmith- Author of short stories, Reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

        #52371
        Buddy J.
        @wordsmith

        @ericawordsmith

        Unless we were meeting in person… or face to face.

        -Wordsmith- Author of short stories, Reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

        #52372
        EricaWordsmith
        @ericawordsmith

          @wordsmith

          Nope, because if you did I would smile and say Eowyn.

          Tek an ohta! Tek an cala!

          #52375
          Buddy J.
          @wordsmith

          @ericawordsmith

          At which point I would say… wait… that might sound wrong…

          I would say… Fingolfin.

          -Wordsmith- Author of short stories, Reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

          #52376
          EricaWordsmith
          @ericawordsmith

            @wordsmith

            In which I awkwardly ask… “Are you… Wordsmith?” And then embarrass myself because it was somebody else.

            Tek an ohta! Tek an cala!

            #52378
            EricaWordsmith
            @ericawordsmith

              @wordsmith

              I actually live in Rivendell, or at least that’s what my profile says.

              Tek an ohta! Tek an cala!

              #52380
              Buddy J.
              @wordsmith

              @ericawordsmith

              Hahahaha! And if it was me you were asking that to, I might just give you a blank stare for a minute, and then burst out laughing.

              -Wordsmith- Author of short stories, Reader of many books, Student in writing, and Lumenite!

              #52384
              EricaWordsmith
              @ericawordsmith

                @wordsmith

                Yup, same here. The weird wordsmiths. And in that case I’ll probably say that my name is something elvish, there’s a joke that I’m related to Legolas.

                Tek an ohta! Tek an cala!

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