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    He drew breath and lifted his head as best he...

    He drew breath and lifted his head as best he could; the strained, handsome face was very intent as he stammered out his own appeal.

    “It’s not t-too late, Lyn. Not even now. You c-could still give...
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    He could only hope to be as brave as he could be...

    He could only hope to be as brave as he could be – but it was hard to die like this, and he felt so very alone – and would have given anything to have seen his parents again.

    Forgive me – I failed...
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    Yes - this is exactly what is happening here;...

    Yes - this is exactly what is happening here; captor and captive are drawing closer in spite of the conflict between them (or, perhaps, because of it) and that personl battle is a microcosm of the...
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    The twists and turns of Chapter Six alter the...

    The twists and turns of Chapter Six alter the reader’s perception of the plot in its entirety. Lyn again dismisses Marzo’s demands to use brutal force against the captive and break his resistance...
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    Most might view wholly relevant facts as a valid...

    Most might view wholly relevant facts as a valid contribution to discussion.

    Most: but not all, plainly.


    And I’m afraid that your heavy attempts at irony do you no credit from any point of...
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    Please do read what I actually wrote; it speeds...

    Please do read what I actually wrote; it speeds matters up. I specified only that He-Man has not been shown to take human life. That is all. Nothing else.
    Infer what you wish from that fact....
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    Speaking as a recent academic researcher into...

    Speaking as a recent academic researcher into this I can assure you all that there are no MOTU canons in which He-Man kills humans in the thirty years before the DC Comics miniseries of 2012. And,...
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    Putting the Eternian epic ahead of golf in the...

    Putting the Eternian epic ahead of golf in the rain?

    The right choice indeed!

    I wish I had time to read on right now. Very, very tempting; but, alas.....

    Wednesday will have to serve.
  9. As I understand it a great many fans share your...

    As I understand it a great many fans share your view.
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    Yes, quite so. He-Man, please.

    Yes, quite so.

    He-Man, please.
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    Chapter Five is, to me, the most intriguing thus...

    Chapter Five is, to me, the most intriguing thus far. It deals with aspects of the Power which most approaches avoid – but which are here tackled head-on – with fascinating results. We are told what...
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    I have now found time to catch up with Chapter...

    I have now found time to catch up with Chapter Four – which does not disappoint.

    The story is becoming involved by this stage, with different forces vying either to break the captive hero or to...
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    Still impressed

    I have now managed to catch up on Chapter Three – and I continue to be impressed by the quality of the writing – and also by the subtle inventiveness of the plot structure.

    I have certainly never...
  14. Hmmm - yes; satanic Orko doesn't really cut the...

    Hmmm - yes; satanic Orko doesn't really cut the figure that one might have expected for such a role.

    Surely there had to be something better than this?

    It does seem rather a failure of...
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    Oh no - it was not meant in a negative sense at...

    Oh no - it was not meant in a negative sense at all; cartoons are by their very nature primitive in representational style - and faux naive is a similiarly applicable concept.

    Let me make a...
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    Hah! Very nicely-put!

    Hah! Very nicely-put!
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    Maybe it is the juxtaposition of the lighting...

    Maybe it is the juxtaposition of the lighting effects in the water (which are beautifully observed and realistic in portrayal) with the slightly naive/primitive bold style of the figures that makes...
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    This is super; I like your faux-naive style very...

    This is super; I like your faux-naive style very much.

    And the lighting effects are really impressive.
  19. Not at all; your post took great personal courage...

    Not at all; your post took great personal courage - and I always admire and respect that.

    And it is too easy just to ignore mental health issues; if they were better publicized then less harm...
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    This is a really intriguing tale; it is...

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    This is a really intriguing tale; it is already (after two chapters) creating a strong impression – and I am not all that easily won-over unless writing is
    of a high standard – which...
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    Gratias reverenter ago, Domine (!)

    Gratias reverenter ago, Domine (!)
  22. You express here some really interesting opinions...

    You express here some really interesting opinions in a heartfelt manner - and your dedication to the mythos is beyond doubt.

    This has direct relevance to the academic research that I am carrying...
  23. I am impressed by - and admire - your courage in...

    I am impressed by - and admire - your courage in making this post. It is a difficult subect to broach; for some reason people are cagey about discussing mental illness and suicide - and yet silence...
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     POP   Such elements of research as I have done into...

    Such elements of research as I have done into this parallel strongly suggests that both of you are entirely right - in the classical mythological sense and also with regards to SW's created mythos.
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    Deadpan: the comedic art of appearing not to...

    Deadpan: the comedic art of appearing not to understand a joke. Often used as a foil for heavy and over-obvious humour.

    Deadpan can vary in subtlety. It may act as a mirror to characters who are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by foots_mcgee View Post...

    Quote Originally Posted by foots_mcgee View Post
    I agree. The transformations are a huge part of both He-Man and She-Ra's identity. The freakin' statue they keep retooling for each con is in the...
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    Trugarez vaz, Lorindol! Komz a rez brezhoneg?...

    Trugarez vaz, Lorindol! Komz a rez brezhoneg?

    That is very kind of you; and I really did not expect anyone here to know any of the Breton tongue!

    And you are right; the Breton land is filled...
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    The man you seek is Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche -...

    The man you seek is Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - 1844 -1900 - a philosopher (of sorts.)

    Nietzsche - often termed the philosopher of Aryanism (and much favoured by the Nazis) put forward this...
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    Impressive

    This is a tremendously well-written and engaging tale. I have only read the first chapter thus far, but I am already intrigued and will certainly be coming back to read more.

    I like the way in...
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    Brav eo an amzer, Alan - glad to see you here. ...

    Brav eo an amzer, Alan - glad to see you here.

    Your country has a fascinating history - and a plethora of legends and myths!
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