A Conversation for Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Peer Review: A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 1

Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

Entry: Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author - A50057228
Author: Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups - U231227

Resubmitted to PR smiley - magic


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 2

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

smiley - biggrin Nice to see it back! and you too Opti smiley - cuddle I missed you.


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 3

Not-so-bald-eagle



Same comment as last time : A good read!

( I noticed a few apostrophes were missing though (eg mother*'*s...))

smiley - coolsmiley - bubbly


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 4

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


Previous PR thread: F48874?thread=7003716


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 5

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

is that PR thread ok - it loops back to the top of this one smiley - erm or is it just me? my {palpot} seems a bit tetchy today.


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Post 6

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


Ooops, sorry smiley - blush

F13204991?thread=6497930


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Post 7

Gnomon - time to move on

In post 32 of the previous Peer Review conversation, it was suggested that this entry needs more in the line of a list of what Jansson wrote:

F13204991?thread=6497930&post=78832723#p78832723

I agree with that and assumed that that's what we were all waiting for.

Opti,

You asked me why your entries sit in Peer Review for weeks without anything happening. The answer appears to be that you do not attend to the Peer Review conversation.

If somebody makes a suggestion in Peer Review, you should either:

a) carry out their suggestion and post in Peer Review to say you've done it, or

b) decide not to carry out their suggestion and post in Peer Review to say that you're not going to do it.

If you don't respond either way, the scouts and Eds don't know whether you're working on it or just ignoring the comment, so they go away and come back later, causing weeks to go by.

In this case, please either provide a list of Jansson's books and say you've done it, or explain why you're not going to do it.


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 8

The H2G2 Editors

Hi Gnomon, I see that Opti hasn't been on line for a week or so. Optis, when you see this, can you give us a wee nod to let us know about providing a list of Jansson's books? Great stuff smiley - ok


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 9

The H2G2 Editors

Any suggestions on what we should do with this? Entry looks ready apart from the list of books. Is Opti around?

Cheers
h2g2Eds


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Post 10

Gnomon - time to move on

Well, it wasn't so much a list of books as a section which relates to Tove Jansson's works. At the moment, the entry seems to be very much ignoring the fact that her main claim to fame is as an author.


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 11

The H2G2 Editors

Hi there. Ideally, it would be great for Opti to pick this up and flesh out the section on Jansson's published works. So let's wait to see what she comes back with and pick this thread up in a week's time.

Many thanks
h2g2Eds


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 12

The H2G2 Editors

How would we feel if we accept this Entry as it is with its emphasis on the Moomins, and then if Opti gets back to us with a list of books we'll add that to it asap.


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 13

Gnomon - time to move on

I don't think this entry is acceptable as it stands. It is not clear from it that the main fame of Jansson is as the author of some 10 or 11 books about the Moomins, all of them except the first being hits in English as well as in their original Swedish. It implies that she is mainly famous for drawing pictures of the Moomins, and seems to say that she wrote two or three books, one of which has been translated into English.

The style of the entry is also very stilted and would need a sub-editor who wasn't afraid to reword things as well as knowing a fair bit about the moomin books.


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 14

The H2G2 Editors

Fair enough Gnomon. We can wait to see if Opti responds. Thanks for your input. smiley - ok


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 15

Malabarista - now with added pony

I agree on Gnomon's style point. (Though I know nothing about Moomins.)

Opti, since you asked why your entries sit in PR - I think you're often trying too hard to write something literary-sounding and end up using platitudes and set phrases like you'd find in a lot of hastily-assembled news articles. Just relax a little and write in your own voice, and you'll see that the story you're trying to tell us flows a lot better! smiley - ok


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 16

The H2G2 Editors

Hi Opti,

Please don't be discouraged by the comments above on this Entry, we would very much like you to come back and make some tweaks to the text in your own way.

And Scouts, of course the process of Peer Review is designed to encourage robust discussion of Entries but can we try not to be too overly critical of the style in which new Entries have been written. Pointing out inaccuracies and unclear passages is very helpful to the process, but please try to keep comments constructive. We want to encourage new Researchers to write Entries in their own voice, and too much criticism early on can easily put people off contributing.

But many thanks to all for putting the effort into improving and completing new entries. It's this friendly and inclusive collaboration that is the lifeblood of h2g2, and will ensure its future.

Cheers
h2g2 Eds smiley - ok


A50057228 - Tove Jansson - Illustrator and Author

Post 17

Malabarista - now with added pony

Yes, of course.

But Opti isn't a new writer, and I know she can write better when she allows herself to do so. That's why I'm encouraging her to use her own style more. smiley - smiley


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Post 18

Opticalillusion- media mynx life would be boring without hiccups

Sorry I haven't been around much have been busy with work and a course will come back to this soon I promise.


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Post 19

The H2G2 Editors

Great stuff! Great to hear from you Opti smiley - ok


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Post 20

The H2G2 Editors

Hi Opti. Have you had a chance to take another look at this?

Cheers
h2g2Eds


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