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    skip.knox replied to the thread Are fantasy inherently safe and reactionary?.

    >most fantasy settings don’t really bring-in the rule of law as a factor in society. Agreed, and I sort of understand why, but it's...

    Feb 26, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Are fantasy inherently safe and reactionary?.

    To return yet again to the OP, fantasy is (not are) not inherently safe and reactionary. Or it is. Take either assumption. Now, what do...

    Feb 26, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Are fantasy inherently safe and reactionary?.

    I would like very much if, regardless of the opinions expressed, they could be tied to the writing of fantasy. Otherwise, this is just...

    Feb 26, 2020 at 1:58 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Severe writer's block.

    >write fantasy again but my audience reads westerns Well heck, that's easy. Build a new audience. You're welcome! <g> Glad you're...

    Feb 25, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Are fantasy inherently safe and reactionary?.

    Yah, you're just trying to make yourselves feel important. <g> Poetry was very nearly my first literature. I think I was reading SF...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 10:23 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Severe writer's block.

    Better to look for an existing one, as running one takes a fair amount of work. Look locally for a physical one; many online groups also...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 10:22 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Are fantasy inherently safe and reactionary?.

    I find these recent comments interesting because they don't align with my experience at all. I'm happily left-wing radical, but I've...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Culture in Medieval Fantasy.

    Yep. The Steelyard in London for the Hansa merchants. Lots of that sort of thing. And neighborhoods could be fierce; just witness the...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 11:29 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Are fantasy inherently safe and reactionary?.

    Realism is overrated. <g>

    Feb 21, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Culture in Medieval Fantasy.

    Borders is another topic in itself. Like roads, borders in the Middle Ages were fluid things, objects of controversy and conflict,...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 4:28 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Are fantasy inherently safe and reactionary?.

    >safe air of escapism I'd be interested to know what the OP means by this phrase. What is meant by escapism here, and in what way is...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Ask me about Warfare.

    I just got through reading that war ships sometimes used smoke signals to communicate in battle. The author didn't give dates, but I...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 12:24 PM
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    skip.knox replied to the thread Your reading queue.

    I have a healthy TBR list, though it's not so very long, but I don't put the books in any sort of order. Instead, I treat them like a...

    Feb 21, 2020 at 12:20 PM