This a small but a very important update regarding posts moving forward.
In the past I have tried to separate the word usage of Romani and the Romani characters in Hugoâ€™s novel and various adaptations of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. My thought was that for the collective group of people I would use â€œRomaniâ€ and when referencing characters like Esmeralda I used the word that the adaptations and Hugoâ€™s novel often used.
I no longer feel it is appropriate to use the â€œG-wordâ€™ in this or any capacity anymore and I will just not be using that term in any posts moving forward. I will just call any Romani character as such.Â (Edit- the words I will use will be either â€œTravelersâ€ or â€œNomads.â€ )
I was on the fence about using the termÂ for direct quotes like if I was quoting a lyric like from Hellfire Â for exampleÂ but I think I will censor the word if Iâ€™m quoting something.Â Which I donâ€™t often do but could come up.Â
This also extends to any and all Facebook and Twitter posts I make and Hubpages articles I write on Hunchback. The point of the matter is I will just no longer use that derogatory word again in blogging, a social media capacity or in my daily life.
I donâ€™t know if I will edit past posts at this point but I might. The possibility exists. I have been editing my Hubpages articles that are Hunchback in content albeit slowly.
Iâ€™m making this post for transparency. Itâ€™sÂ not for â€œkudosâ€ or to show that Iâ€™m a â€œoh so enlightened white person.â€ Itâ€™s a hateful, ignorant word and shouldnâ€™t be used. No one can change how the word was used in past versions or the book but we can move beyond it.
Iâ€™m not a filmmaker so I donâ€™t know how future versions will handle using that word but I do hope they air on the understanding side with regards to the Romani.
(Regarding Comments, in the past I have kept them turned off due to mental health issues. I’m allowing them right now on this post for the moment (3 months as I have the setting on right now.) I really don’t think I will get any comments since the blog has been in a state of hiatus since 2019. If you do leave a comment be respectful. I will delete and ban any troll/out-right rude comments.
Kenneth Haigh as Frollo 1977 Hunchback of Notre Dame
According to this pollÂ
Next Version for Review?
1977 (67%, 14 Votes)
Dingo version (24%, 5 Votes)
Other (Please Says in the Comments) (10%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 21
the next review will be the 1977 British TV version, unless somehow between now and when I actually sit down and re-watch the movie that poll dramaticallyÂ changes. Don’t think that will happen since I didn’t promote the poll. I will just say this for now, I’m not looking forward to watching this version, I don’t like it. I more than likely won’t start reviewing till maybe end of September or Early October but you never know maybe could be next week. Â I still feel really burnt-out from Once Upon a Time which was suppose to be my break from being burnt-out on Hunchback. It’s kind of funny how the movie series I reviewed seemed to add to my crazy instead of helping.
I’m writing this at 2am and this very much off the cuff. If you read my twitter, I said I might not have make all anyÂ posts this week but I am some what conditioned to get posts out on days when I allocate posts. Â I’m not 100% sure that is a good thing and honestly not sure how much I should reveal in a blog post. I will say that I have had a very emotional draining week and it won’t get much better. I will say that it will likely get much worse for me before it gets any better.
In all likelihood I may switch to posting less frequently but trying to up the quality because I have another ideas for posts but since I feel that I have to get a post out I tend to post a video or something which probably isn’t the most interesting thing to find, for either long time visitors or people stumbling across a page. It’s just a hard habit to break.
Minor heads up, I may stop reviewing Once Upon a Time after season 4. I’m just not sure if people are enjoying the posts. If you areÂ enjoying themÂ let me know or if there a specific episode you want me to review in particular Let me know. I haven’t fully decided if I will stop reviewing the episodes yet but I have like half of season 4 written so it seems like if I do stop than that is the logical place.
Sorry if this post is all over the place. Again I’m sorry I’m so behind with the ballet. I feel bad about that.
So let’s be really real for a minute. I think It’s pretty damn apparent that I am not digging The Man Who Laughs but it more could be that blogging about X many chapters per week isn’t REALLY working with this book so much as it’s slow paced. Also I have just been getting my ass-kicked in my day-to- day life with personal stuff and other stuff, so reading this book isn’t really high on my list of how I want to use my time and while I don’t get a ton of comments Â mostly, I do just get the feeling that no one REALLY cares about these posts.
More or less the reason why I do a few chapters at a time is that I’m a notoriously slow reader so it just made sense to do that way and it gives me content for a few months and content is what blogs need to live. But it’s a double edge sword, it’s giving me content but if it’s boring people then it’s no good to any of us.
I’m just really disappointed because I have wanted to read this book for awhile and I thought it was a good idea but ultimately it’s not working and I’m not really enjoying the book, I sort of enjoyed blogging about the lack of interesting plot but at 37% a little more than four things should have happen and this English Court stuff is dull.
So here are some questions, I’m I wrong and are this post working and enjoyable? Or Should I just read the book and do one post on that and watch the movies/mini-series like I intended? For the record, I have a bad track record of not finishing things so I do want to finish what I have started.
Are the Man who Laugh Post working?
Yeah, keep at them (56%, 5 Votes)
No, move on (44%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 9
And then after that, two options, Read The Phantom of the Opera, which I have read before and is more enjoyable and it connects to Hunchback or take a break from books post for awhile and blog about a certain TV show that deals with fairy tales (you can guess it). Or something else, make a suggestion but please be serious about it, I’m not really in the mood for silliness.
After the Man who Laughs posts
Phantom of the Opera book (63%, 5 Votes)
Tv Show (25%, 2 Votes)
Other (leave a comment with suggestion) (13%, 1 Votes)
Taking a break from the Book posts for this week. I had considered on taking the whole week off from posting and I still may but I haven’t totally decided, may just reschedule a few instead, making it simpler on myself.
I try to get a post out everyday. Many times I schedule post a few days ahead of release however if posts become irregular or stop after Thursday it is because of a huge storm that Â is predicted to hit the East Coast of the USA (Frankenstorm). The storm hits sunday but I’ve have post schedule till Thursday. Â I’m not sure if the storm will hit or if I will loss power but I thought I would just leave a fair warning in case.Follow thehunchblog