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Re: Input on press resources page

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Sunday, February 15, 2009, 10:40
On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 1:24 AM, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
>> That may merit a second pass for deeplinks (e.g. vs the KLI, LLG, >> Ardalambion front pages). > > Indeed, since Quenya and Sindarin are only > Tolkien's most well-known and most elaborated > conlangs, but Ardalambion endeavors to cover it > all you should perhaps have something like this:
Thanks for the deeplinks; added. (Though with somewhat different wording - journalists probably won't care about the Ardalambion per se, just about what it tells them.) That's actually one thing I'm unsure of etiquette on - does one give story ideas, or just the facts? Part of the discussion we had w/ Swan Dive Films on their movie (debuting at LCC3, hint hint) was about the deeper cultural stuff, including tensions in the community, stereotypes and their failings, etc. That's probably more appropriate in the context of a work of dramatic/comedic fiction like a movie, but journalists are essentially storytellers too. Of course, in both cases it's subtle; SDF already had a script when they contacted us, and our comments were fairly broad. The plot ideas and so on were all theirs; we just helped provide cultural context, information, a couple useful personal connections, and some feedback on those ideas. It feels, well, rude to tell any storyteller (dramatic or journalistic) what the plot should be. Right now the page seems somewhat dry; it lacks what my industry (web apps/games) calls a "strong call to action". People can look at it and say "hmm, neat", but not necessarily "now I have a great story idea to pitch to my editor". Suggestions? - Sai