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Isabeau's Journal

 November, 12 2005

OK, folks-this is the general forum now for questions that don't seem to fit in any of the other threads. I'm going to sort some of the earlier posts into the appropriate forums, but it might take a while, so bear with me. I'll delete the ones that have already been reposted by their authors.

Denise wrote: [i]I don't believe there's any *definitive* evidence about who Hethlin marries[/i]

I completely agree! We all have our own reasons for pulling for our favorite candidates, but obviously this won't be resolved until Isabeau decides to publish the answers to these questions. Our earlier discussion about why we hold the views we do was interesting, but since Isabeau has already decided what is going to happen on that front, I don't think that any number of "votes" one way or another will make a difference, will they?

Moreover, I worry about voicing my opinions too strongly or too often, or giving the impression that I think *I* know what's best, or that *I* know what Isabeau will or ought to write. When I asked my questions about others' rejection of Elrohir, and laid out my own understandings and assumptions about Hethlin's choices, my goal was to find out why everyone else in the discussion seemed to have interpreted the situation very differently than I had. Having discovered at least some of the sources of our different notions about what Hethlin can/should do, I've concluded that people have responded to Hethlin's story on a personal level, and their opinions (mine included) are informed by their own world views, personal experiences & preferences. Someone voicing an opinion that isn't aligned with my own doesn't threaten the validity of my view, but of course when I saw Eressa's post lamenting that she was the only one who favored Elrohir I had to let her know that she wasn't as alone as she thought! I'm not trying to convince anyone else, though.

Really, in my view there isn't a "right" or "wrong" outcome, but if the decision is simply down to Imrahil or Elrohir, a lot of other things will have to fall in line with either choice.

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