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I wish I had time to read it all now! It looks lovely!
My word! This Matthew Hill-Spur bloke seems to be very talented, and also handsome…:D Some of the other authors are worth reading too…;)
Wow, lovely job everyone! There are a lot of amazing articles in this issue. Star Wars, Star Trek, women in fantasy, AND Tolkien history? Awesome!
that looks great!!! fantastic job, everyone!
Hey ! Great job for getting that finished!! 🙂
With something for LoTR, Star Wars and all other lovers of sci-fi and fantasy fiction.
Includes a short story from myself which is my first foray into Medieval fantasy fiction in a very, very long time. Thank you to Rosaria Marie for the opportunity to play a small role in a beautiful thing.
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The new issue looks fantastic, Rosaria Marie!!!!! Thanks for all of your hard work and effort- it definitely shows!:-)
O Excellent Rosaria! So happy to see (metaphorically) that you are back getting your fingers all inky (metaphorically, again) with a new project. Hooray!
Congratulations for the lovely issue! I know you all went through a lot getting it done. Happy to see one of my poems included 🙂
Way to go, Cuz! Hope you’re feeling better!
It looks great! I’m going to read through it as soon as i have a chance. 🙂 🙂
Very cute story, Jansina! 🙂 I also love your page spread design. Anna Elizabeth, great graphic work! Vincent Michael, I already saw yours, my dear…but again, looks amazing! 🙂 Beautiful magazine, Rosaria Marie!
Thanks so much, everyone! You all did a fabulous job, and I’m honored to have been able to be a part of such a colorful fusion of art and faith! 🙂
Wow, that’s colorful! I’ll see if you wrote anything about those kind of mushrooms 😉
Fantastic to see the first part finally completed! I’m looking forward to reading it.
Bravo and brava! Indeed bravissimo and bravissima! This is simply splendid! I’ve posted a short piece about your wonderful efforts on the St. Austin Review blog:
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Excellent work and worth the wait! I’m am massively impressed by all of the work and detail that has gone into this issue, and I tip my hat to all who made it possible, especially Rosaria.
The whole issue is very good, but I especially liked “Tolkien’s War” by Matthew Hill-Spur for its explanation of Tolkien’s little-known participation in World War I, and how it influenced his fantasy world, which would eventually become Lord of the Rings, as well as other noted works.
It is a compelling story about his war experiences and the horrors he witnessed, as well as the tragedy of losing almost all of his friends in the process, but also speaks to the courage and bravery of many of the common working men, who he saw as “superior” to himself.
It was particularly fitting to see the connections he makes between the war and the stories he created – topped off by his insight on fantasy being a way to escape, and how it is like an imprisoned soldier needing to escape to his freedom.
For my part, I have never read Tolkien, and nor have I watched the films based on his writings. However, I may well start looking into them thanks to this piece.
I just had the opportunity to read The Traveling Troubadour’s article on his encounters with Gene Roddenberry. As a long-time Trekkie, this was truly a gem. In addition to the fascinating anecdotes themselves, the writing style was eloquent and filled with life. I also enjoyed the profound reflections included. Bravo!! I would love to read more from TTT!
Thank you for taking the time to read my encounter with Gene Rodenberry. I am gratified that you had found it interesting and entertaining, and I’m sure that he would have been honored to know that you were such a loyal fan of his Star Trek creation. In reading your essay, “Many Waters”, I can see that you have taken the seed that was given to you by your mom and watered it well! I’m sure that she is proud of your thirst for the art of writing, and would cherish the thought of someday being known, not only by her own given name, but world-wide as “The Mother of The Author”!
P.S. If you happen to pass by a certain tech wizard “Vincent Michael” on your trip through the galaxy, relay my gratitude to him for working his magic and helping bring “The Great Bird” down to earth and into issuu format! 😉
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