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Subject:Phillip Pullman???
Time:01:23 pm
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My boss thinks the recent strips are about the His Dark Materials series.  What do y'all think?
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grrlfman2
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Time:2008-02-06 07:01 pm (UTC)
No.

While the recent controversy over his books may have seeded the idea, I don't think these are explcitly about his books. After all, the "offensive" ideas from Pullman is what's in his work, not something in his real life (that I know of, I don't actually know anything about Pullman the man).
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bibliofile
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Time:2008-02-08 04:49 pm (UTC)
Pullman himself is an atheist, nor is he shy about it. I expect that he'd get much less grief over his books if he were, say, a devout Anglican. He says that the books are about questioning; some religious folks think they're anti-God/religion/Christianity.
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nessreader
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Time:2008-02-06 07:08 pm (UTC)

my 1st thought as well, but as grrlfman2 says above, it's the texts of (books 2 + 3) in his trilogy that are controversial. Having custs complain about stock because they personally have issues with that title, that section, is a perennial, though.
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ext_80078
Subject:Good guess
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Time:2008-02-06 07:28 pm (UTC)
but nope, not about that.
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merhawk
Subject:Re: Good guess
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Time:2008-02-06 07:44 pm (UTC)
You going to let us know who it is, or are you going to make us do research?
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ext_80078
Subject:Re: Good guess
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Time:2008-02-06 07:51 pm (UTC)
I'll let you know, but I'm actually curious how well known the topic-that-must-not-be-named is.
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ext_80078
Subject:Re: Good guess
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Time:2008-02-06 07:52 pm (UTC)
Also, how well we're writing our little parable.
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merhawk
Subject:Re: Good guess
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Time:2008-02-06 08:17 pm (UTC)
I've got a few ideas, but none of them are recent enough to make sense.

I do like the storyline, though.
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aehelephant
Subject:Re: Good guess
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Time:2008-02-11 04:03 pm (UTC)
Okay, so who is it already????
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aehelephant
Subject:Re: Good guess
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Time:2008-02-06 08:09 pm (UTC)
Oooh, is that a hint? Probably not . . . *giggles*
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merhawk
Subject:Re: Good guess
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Time:2008-02-06 07:50 pm (UTC)
And welcome! I'm glad to see that you've got a decent way to interact with us.
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silver_chipmunk
Subject:Re: Good guess
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Time:2008-02-06 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, so cool to have The Man himself with us!
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deifire
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Time:2008-02-07 12:40 am (UTC)
My guess is the Orson Scott Card/Edwards Award imbroglio.
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greyreviews
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Time:2008-02-07 02:44 am (UTC)
Yeah i figured that too, but that could be because i recently had to pay out on a SMOF who was bagging OSC for his views and much like the strip i countered with: "So what? Its not like Ender's Game is how to be a fundy Mormon." (The discussion was considerably longer and more detailed than that but the gist was the same.)
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silver_chipmunk
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Time:2008-02-08 10:44 pm (UTC)
I hadn't heard about this but now that I've looked into I think you're right.
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southerndave
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Time:2008-02-07 05:10 am (UTC)
I think they're "about" censorship - or, at least, attempted censorship.

Edited at 2008-02-07 05:12 am (UTC)
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finnyb
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Time:2008-02-09 03:56 am (UTC)
They remind me of the Bunny Suicide and Happy Bunny books, but that's just because they tend to mention bunnies and I've recently read/looked at my Bunny Suicide and Happy Bunny books. No clue what they're actually about, but I'm sure enjoying them!
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