Six days to go|
As my daughter [who's a fan btw] remarked, "New Zealand might as well give up and rename themselves Middle Earth, because that's all anyone else is going to remember them for from now on."
Not sure if she's right, but the rebanding is getting pretty thick on the ground you have to admit.
ISTR that NZ sees a bigger number of tourists from rugby events than from Hobbit related activities, whatever spin the marketers put on it.
It seems that the fannish niche is still a niche, however fond we may be of it.
|Date:||November 22nd, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)|| |
It is a bit difficult, living in a place that has its own distinctive character overlaid onto a rich history of myth and legend.
At least Texas gets to have it's own rich history of myth and ledgend. We've kinda ended up with this stray Viking-via-the-Lake-District one grafted on, as it were.
It's not really that, anyway. It's just the feeling that everywhere you turn, there's some undignified jostling for someones 15 minutes or 15 dollars on the back of it all.
|Date:||November 22nd, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh, that would be more like Tucson, or Old Tucson anyway, a construct created by the movie industry to portray the Old West as it never was.
The one thing Texas has going for it is that underneath all the bluster and BS, there's something real. But I thought that was true of your lovely islands too.
But I thought that was true of your lovely islands too.
I don't think you're wrong there, but damned if I can put into words what that might be.
|Date:||November 22nd, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)|| |
It feels like being in a room full of overtired toddlers on Christmas eve.
That's it exactly!
|Date:||November 22nd, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)|| |
Hehe, I've been paying no attention at all, so thanks for the headsup.