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2007-09-07 2:51:46 PM  
Ah yes. Madeline L'engle. Now there's a lady who took the wrinkles out of the ole' meat stick.
 
2007-09-07 2:58:33 PM  
I remember reading that book as a kid and when I got to the end I was pissed because the resolution to the conflict was LOVE.

Lame.
 
2007-09-07 3:01:26 PM  
I never got why she spelled "Dennis" as Dennys. I always pronounced it like the restaurant.
 
2007-09-07 3:07:46 PM  
Brilliant headline subby
 
2007-09-07 3:09:03 PM  
It was a dark and stormy night.
 
2007-09-07 3:09:19 PM  
Mr. Three: I remember reading that book as a kid and when I got to the end I was pissed because the resolution to the conflict was LOVE.

Lame.


thanks for ruining it for me. was gonna read a wrinkle in time

/ seems like the lame plot device sorta thing a female would use


thurilok: Ah yes. Madeline L'engle. Now there's a lady who took the wrinkles out of the ole' meat stick.

this is just WRONG
 
2007-09-07 3:09:26 PM  
Howard Finkelstein: Brilliant headline subby

-takes a bow-

Thanks!

/first article ever submitted and I got a greenlight! Woot!
 
2007-09-07 3:09:59 PM  
I remember reading that book as a kid and when I got to the end I was pissed because the resolution to the conflict was LOVE.

Lame.


Yes, this.
 
2007-09-07 3:10:37 PM  
Oh man, much love for her.
 
2007-09-07 3:11:05 PM  
A very odd book, but who didn't want to build a tesseract and travel through time?
 
2007-09-07 3:11:30 PM  
karatekitten13: Howard Finkelstein: Brilliant headline subby

-takes a bow-

Thanks!

/first article ever submitted and I got a greenlight! Woot!


Congrats! Although I do have to hate you a little now. My headlines have been repeatedly rejected, but like L'engle I will be vindicated!
 
2007-09-07 3:11:40 PM  
Jeez. Kurt Vonnegut AND Madeline L'Engle in one year? why don't you just kill off both of my favorite authors from ages 11-18 in one year, huh? oh, wait . . .

RIP Madeline L'Engle, you had a fantastic imagination.
 
2007-09-07 3:12:12 PM  
"Wrinkle in Time" was a really good book. Never got around to reading the sequels though.
 
2007-09-07 3:12:32 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_was_a_dark_and_stormy_night
 
2007-09-07 3:14:34 PM  
axis: thanks for ruining it for me. was gonna read a wrinkle in time

"It was a dark and stormy night..."

/no kidding
 
2007-09-07 3:14:53 PM  
TheLittleLemon: Jeez. Kurt Vonnegut AND Madeline L'Engle in one year? why don't you just kill off both of my favorite authors from ages 11-18 in one year, huh? oh, wait . . .

RIP Madeline L'Engle, you had a fantastic imagination.


I'm right there with you, friend.
 
2007-09-07 3:15:46 PM  
miss_enthropic_biatch: Yes, this.

You shut your whore mouth!!

There is NOTHING bad about these books.
 
2007-09-07 3:15:55 PM  
Fantastic books. I still have a set. RIP, Madeline.
 
2007-09-07 3:15:56 PM  
Goodnight, funnyman.
 
2007-09-07 3:16:27 PM  
AfterTheGoldRush, thanks. apparently the difference between witty and a moron is two minutes. :)
 
2007-09-07 3:16:49 PM  
Dennys is the Welsh spelling of the name. L'engle returned often to Wales and Welsh ideas for her inspiration, and the Welsh roots of the Murry family became very important in (if I remember correctly) A Swiftly Tilting Plant.

RIP, ma'am. Until this article I hadn't even known you were still alive, but you blew my tiny little mind when I was a kid. You will be missed.
 
2007-09-07 3:17:16 PM  
TheLittleLemon: Jeez. Kurt Vonnegut AND Madeline L'Engle in one year? why don't you just kill off both of my favorite authors from ages 11-18 in one year, huh? oh, wait . . .

Lloyd Alexander too. I am now kind of nervous about Susan Cooper, if she shuffles off this mortal coil then this will be the year my childhood died.

Granted, a little piece of it died when I saw the trailer for The Dark is Rising. Which they renamed to The Seeker or some shiat like that.
 
2007-09-07 3:17:34 PM  
OptimistPrime: Dennys is the Welsh spelling of the name.

Thanks for the explanation. I feel better now.
 
2007-09-07 3:18:13 PM  
I loved the book, but her? I would definately not hit it.
 
2007-09-07 3:18:31 PM  
TheLittleLemon: Jeez. Kurt Vonnegut AND Madeline L'Engle in one year? why don't you just kill off both of my favorite authors from ages 11-18 in one year, huh? oh, wait . . .

RIP Madeline L'Engle, you had a fantastic imagination.


Lloyd Alexander, too...
 
2007-09-07 3:18:57 PM  
Mr. Three: I remember reading that book as a kid and when I got to the end I was pissed because the resolution to the conflict was LOVE.

This.
 
2007-09-07 3:19:06 PM  
R.I.P.

I read Wrinkle In Time & all the sequels.
 
2007-09-07 3:19:14 PM  
I loved her at the end of Close Encounters...

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2007-09-07 3:19:18 PM  
Ah. Dammit.
 
2007-09-07 3:19:28 PM  
Wasn't the solution to the conflict in the 5th Element also love? And the New Testament?
 
2007-09-07 3:19:33 PM  
Lloyd Alexander died?? Where was I? I was all over the Chronicles of Prydain in grade 5.. :(
 
2007-09-07 3:20:01 PM  
Fair_Poopsmith: TheLittleLemon: Jeez. Kurt Vonnegut AND Madeline L'Engle in one year? why don't you just kill off both of my favorite authors from ages 11-18 in one year, huh? oh, wait . . .

RIP Madeline L'Engle, you had a fantastic imagination.

Lloyd Alexander, too...


OMG Lloyd Alexander died!?!@? when did this happen?!@???

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Prydain was my most favoritest childrens books EVAR

this is very sad indeed
 
2007-09-07 3:20:23 PM  
Yeah, it was a month or two back, emobus.
 
2007-09-07 3:21:10 PM  
88? She must've been a nazi.
 
2007-09-07 3:21:39 PM  
A Wrinkle in Time was my favorite book when I was a kid. RIP.
 
2007-09-07 3:21:43 PM  
Wait... she was still alive?
 
2007-09-07 3:22:54 PM  
Axis of Weasel: OMG Lloyd Alexander died!?!@? when did this happen?!@???

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Prydain was my most favoritest childrens books EVAR

this is very sad indeed


I keep on hoping that someone will give that series the LotR movie treatment. I think it could translate well to the screen. Its a shame no one has ever done so.

No one has done so, do you hear me? There has been NO movie adaptation of those books.
 
2007-09-07 3:22:57 PM  
Mr. Three: I remember reading that book as a kid and when I got to the end I was pissed because the resolution to the conflict was LOVE.

Lame.


Bah. That was a cool way to do what she had to do. s/love/force/g,
and you have Star Wars. I later found out what "transcendence" meant and she managed to package that concept into a way preteens could grasp. That was arguably my favorite book for a very long time.
 
2007-09-07 3:23:22 PM  
I read most of her books when I was a kid. I'd probably mock them in derision were I to go back and re-read them now.
 
2007-09-07 3:23:54 PM  
Running a-puck: Axis of Weasel: OMG Lloyd Alexander died!?!@? when did this happen?!@???

AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Prydain was my most favoritest childrens books EVAR

this is very sad indeed

I keep on hoping that someone will give that series the LotR movie treatment. I think it could translate well to the screen. Its a shame no one has ever done so.

No one has done so, do you hear me? There has been NO movie adaptation of those books.


I see what you did there.
 
2007-09-07 3:24:25 PM  
TheLittleLemon: Jeez. Kurt Vonnegut AND Madeline L'Engle in one year? why don't you just kill off both of my favorite authors from ages 11-18 in one year, huh? oh, wait . . .

RIP Madeline L'Engle, you had a fantastic imagination.


Speaking of which, is Piers Anthony still kickin' around?
 
2007-09-07 3:24:44 PM  
karatekitten13: I never got why she spelled "Dennis" as Dennys. I always pronounced it like the restaurant.

It was shortened from something Greek, like Dionysus or something.

Ah, this is sad. She was a very good writer, although I wasn't fond of her Chronos books.
 
2007-09-07 3:24:51 PM  
Huh. I came here to biatch about that "love" thing, and see that about half of you beat me to it. Probably didn't help that I read the book for the first time when I turned 40. Also didn't help that I nearly wet myself when the same theme showed up in one of the Harry Potter books.

/OTOH, I'm sure some Hermione ass lovin' would cure pretty much everything.
//At least worth a try
 
CPB
2007-09-07 3:25:16 PM  
Thank you for the wonderful stories...RIP, Ms. L'Engle.
 
2007-09-07 3:26:37 PM  
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2007-09-07 3:26:57 PM  
It's a shame she lived to see them make a terrible film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. I feel sorry for all the kids who saw that and now will never pick up the book and see how amazing it is.

My favorite book of hers was A Swiftly Tilting Planet. The idea behind that book was very similar to Quantum Leap, if you think about it.

RIP, Madeline L'engle. You were an amazing author.
 
2007-09-07 3:27:07 PM  
My abbreviated version of my meeting Madeline L'engle:

Ms. L'engle, will you sign my book.

No.

Um, what?

No, I will not sign your book, but if you will mail me the title page, I will sign it and return it to you.

:: looks down at my pen and dog-eared copy of A Wrinkle in Time ::

So, you won't sign it even though I have the book and a pen right here, right now, but if I rip out a page and mail it to you, you will sign it and return it to me.

Yes.

fark you.


/ didn't know she was still alive.
// before today, that is.
 
2007-09-07 3:27:11 PM  
I loved those books. All of them.

RIP Ms. L'engle.

Time to go buy my sisters a copy so they can suffer the same indoctrination I had.
 
2007-09-07 3:27:53 PM  
TheCid: I read most of her books when I was a kid. I'd probably mock them in derision were I to go back and re-read them now.

Actually, I read them as an adult, and they're still very good.
 
2007-09-07 3:29:01 PM  
Grither: Speaking of which, is Piers Anthony still kickin' around?

Yep, and still crapping out books.
 
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