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    I really would not seek to apologize for a...

    I really would not seek to apologize for a subjective response to a piece of Literature; ALL responses to such are of necessity subjective to some extent. Yes, there are certain ‘rules’ (or at least...
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    This is a very interesting reaction and I am most...

    This is a very interesting reaction and I am most intrigued by it. There is no doubt at all that this is a powerful and immensely well-crafted piece of work – and to see a writer of this calibre...
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    Thanks! Perhaps not too much longer to wait now....

    Thanks! Perhaps not too much longer to wait now. The book will help, I hope!

    And I agree with your assessment of Chapter Ten; it really is epic stuff - he writes with real depth of feeling and a...
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    Well, thanks - though you are a little premature;...

    Well, thanks - though you are a little premature; I'm still only an Assistant Professor of Literature, not yet the full thing!

    But I agree with you entirely that the second part of Chapter Ten...
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    And so in the second part of Chapter 10 we reach...

    And so in the second part of Chapter 10 we reach a fittingly exciting and epic climax of this astonishing and sophisticated tale of a hero tested to his very limits - and beyond.

    He-Man is now...
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    Excellent! It's so very cheering just to see...

    Excellent! It's so very cheering just to see your work growing like this - well done!
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    Seeking to rescue He-Man Man-At-Arms’ leads a...

    Seeking to rescue He-Man Man-At-Arms’ leads a valiant attack on Skeletor and his legions – but this fails, while Orko is forced to trust Evil-Lyn in order to try to return the Sword to the...
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    Skeletor, having driven Lyn off, gives the...

    Skeletor, having driven Lyn off, gives the deluded He-Man his mind back – but only as an act of subtle cruelty; to bring him face to face with his own betrayal – and to revel in the hero’s...
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    This all makes for really interesting reading;...

    This all makes for really interesting reading; it's plainly a delicately-poised situation.
    One cannot help but wonder how it will turn out in the end, if the film will be made at last - and what...
  10. A BARBIE film? Really? Goodness.....

    A BARBIE film? Really? Goodness.....
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    Another outstanding chapter in Part Nine, with a...

    Another outstanding chapter in Part Nine, with a very changed He-Man very much under the control of Evil-Lyn and without will of his own.

    The psychology of how he was brought to this place is...
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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.
  20. 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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    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...
  24. 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.
  29. 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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