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Thread #70252   Message #1198881
Posted By: Blackcatter
02-Jun-04 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: New Harry Potter Film (Prisoner of Azkaban)
Subject: RE: BS: New Harry Potter Film
Well I wasn't saying that all Fantasy is fluff, but what I see the kids in my church carrying around certainly is.

And if taking a contrary point of view on this list is "throwing a wet blanket," At least I'm explaining my problems with the issue, unlike the people who just say something like "I don't like it" and leave.

Give me a list of the main characters and they're race and class. I've seen the first two movies. Didn't see harly ANY speaking parts by blacks or asians (and from what I know of modern day U.K. that's hardly a good representation).

So rather than a discussion of "where did that monster come from", follow their HP book reading with a book of Greek myths, for instance, and they can work out the derivation themselves

- That's great - how many kids are doing that?

I grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons and other RPCs. I, and a few friends (maybe 2 or 3) took what we learned from the games and did further research in the world of mythology, arms and weapontry and general middle ages history. Most of the dozens of the kids we played with barely even read through all the books connected with the games.

That is the responsibility of parents and teachers - to show and encourage. my dad didn't hand me any answers - he helped me find them or figure them out on my own.

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By the way - I'm not offended, but I don't really appreciate people reading into my comments. Please do me the courtesy taking them at face value and if you don't understand something, ask for clarification. I doubt that Harry Potter would do that.