Letters Column for March 2006: Finishing Up

The starfish men are a metaphor for batterers, basically.
— rpuchalsky

Hm!

I would probably have said that they are batterers.

But you’re right, I think. I don’t have a realistic style for monsters yet— my only litfic voice so far is all optimistic and stuff. So they do wind up mythicized to the point of metaphor.

Your ideas have a strange and terrible beauty about them.
— prodigal

Thank you for your kind words. ^_^

This is easily the best mix of Charlotte’s Web, Greek myth, and Superman ever to exist.
— Ford Dent

In your face, Virgil!

Your words have a habit of haunting me during my day. I turn to them and say “words, you are haunting me,” but whenever I face them they turn away. They only move when my back is turned!
— vincentavatar

Those aren’t my words. Those are your wings!

Absolutely beautiful. I like it. A lot.
— Mithrandir

Thank you for your kind words!

I stand in awe.
— David Goldfarb

Thank you for your awestanding words!

but the whole thing was very good, and very distinctly Hitherby.
— ADamiani

Thank you. ^_^

What is the stupid child’s riddle? I don’t think I’ve heard it.
— random

“Who will replace Scott McClellan?”

“President Bush!”

Ahahahahahahahahaha oh wait wrong stupid child’s riddle. ^_^


Summing up!

I liked March, overall. The imago is pretty new but it’s really cool when Hitherby_Admin downloads a new thing and suddenly it’s more powerful. It’s kind of like Optimus Prime that way.

I want to thank everyone for reading, commenting, donating, posting about Hitherby, etcetera. Thank you!

I’m not entirely sure what to do about the letters column. I think I would like it to be no more than three posts’ worth a month; I’ll work on that in May.

Please note that there’s a miniblog on the main site now, so I’m no longer posting (P.S.)’s when I can avoid it!

Talk to you again next month!

Rebecca

5 thoughts on “Letters Column for March 2006: Finishing Up

  1. Hm!

    I would probably have said that they are batterers.

    But you’re right, I think. I don’t have a realistic style for monsters yet— my only litfic voice so far is all optimistic and stuff. So they do wind up mythicized to the point of metaphor.

    The optimistic voice is good. Anyways, it’s far far harder (I’d guess) to start with a pessimistic voice and develop an optimistic one than it is to start with an optimistic voice and develop a “realistic” one.

    But really all I meant was that starfish men is the Hitherby world were metaphors for batterers in the real world. Since the real world doesn’t have men with literal mouths in their hands and so on, the starfish men pretty much have to be metaphorical if you want to think about Hitherby as meaning something about the real world. Specifically there’s a kind of very difficult to break relationship between some batterers and their significant others that the starfish man/Clarissa relationship was spot on for.

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