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Nerd if By Land, Geek if By Email: Why We're Married Edition

Shakes: Check this out. [Warning: Elements of the plot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are revealed at the link.] Really interesting, and I think spot-on, especially the bit about sci-fi v. fantasy. It makes sense, when you think about it, because fantasy is rooted in tradition and sci-fi is rooted in progress, literally anti-tradition. Which makes the bar scene in Star Wars a possibility in a way that it would never have been in LotR. And sees Leia a princess and Padme a senator/queen, but Eowyn a Shield Maiden of Rohan." Etc.

Mr. Shakes: That is interesting, and like you say, spot on. Thanks for forwarding it. How cool are you, btw, that you know the term Shield Maiden of Rohan?

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