Re: Requiem script detail
Posted by merlyn on 6/12/2012, 7:40 pm, in reply to "Re: Requiem script detail"
: For the moment, I will sidestep the idea of whether or not it is
: possible for one so evil as Venger to be "redeemed."
: (Admittedly, this was the approach taken with Darth Vader in
: "Return of the Jedi." But Vader sacrificed himself to
: save his son, and paid for his previous evil deeds with his life
: in the end . . . .) This would make a VERY good, heated
: discussion topic at HTS all by itself.
And I've seen arguments that Vader saving his son isn't enough to counterbalance all the horrors he must have committed while serving the Emperor.
: Minor "Hardware Geek" complaint: A galleon is too
: advanced a vessel for the medieval world of The Realm. A cog
: or a nef would be more in line with what the Realm would have
: been able to build. (Unless a galleon came from "our
: world" a century or so before the Young Ones arrived. Such
: a ship could have been "reverse-engineered" by the
: shipwrights of The Realm without too much difficulty.
We did get a few other such anachronisms, especially the orcs' tree-climbing machine in "The Traitor". Many such fantasy stories have similar anachronisms (think of the Beavers' sewing machine in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", or the general life-style of the hobbits in the Shire in "The Lord of the Rings" - umbrellas, post offices, waste-paper baskets, and all).
By the way, does anybody else think that the opening of "Requiem" was a lot like that of the beginning of the Book of Job?
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