Pam Webb

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Debatables Recap: An Ominous Outcome

The January Debatable proved a lively round of arguing. Mike Allegra appointed Jilanne Hoffmann as his proxy while he trotted off to a fellowship for work on his newest creative endeavor. Niggling wonderment if the fellowship is just a guise not to lose another round of Debatables traisped across my pathway of reason for not participating. I mean, I teach, grade essays, and contribute to my blog on a weekly basis… Y’know–just wondering.

This month’s topic of contention for readers to decide: Which scene is more ominous–Edward from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe meeting the White Witch in the winter woods of Narnia or Scrooge meeting up with the ghost of Marley one dark night in A Christmas Carol?

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How could anyone not see the ominous aspect of this scene? That is one creepy lady. Beware, Edmund! Beware!

Jilanne proved to be a formidable debate partner. Even with sound logic and a solid grasp of what ominous really means from readers such CharlesBakerHarris , Chelsea Owens, and Courtney Wright, Edmund could not nudge past the last minute flurry of voting for Scrooge’s encounter with Marley. Even Mr. Allegra went the way of ghost protocol. [Really, Mike?]

Jilanne wins the January round, and she added her own style of quippery to the verbal sparring.

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I know–doesn’t impress me as ominous, either.

If you missed out, you can backtrack and read our exchange here. You can even still vote–as long as it’s for Edmund, and as long as you know it’s only to make me feel better.

See you next month for a new round of Debatables.

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11 thoughts on “Debatables Recap: An Ominous Outcome

  1. Cathy Ballou Mealey on said:

    Well done, both of you!

  2. All my votes count as double, just so Mike knows.

  3. Well, well, well… sounds a bit like sour grapejuice to me….Thank you, Cathy!

  4. I had the awesome chance to see Scrooge in action during a live performance at the Guthrie in the Twin Cities. Because of that, Scrooge meeting Christmas past will always make me giggle. It was an AWESOME performance and I highly recommend anyone who can, take in that play at the Guthrie! I’m not plugging the theatre. I just LOVED that play live……ok, so I am plugging the Guthrie…..GO PEOPLE GO!!

  5. I look forward to the next dramatic instalment!

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