History Creator / JRRTolkien

27th May '16 11:25:08 AM Nautilus1
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** Tolkien had been once [[InvokedTrope asked if Men and Elves are separate species]] and he answered: the difference lies in their spiritual side, the fact that [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Men can die]] and Elves are bound to the world not only for their long life, but forever; but their bodies are biologically identical, otherwise they couldn't reproduce together.
25th May '16 9:59:05 AM Nautilus1
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-->I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by ''arisch''. I am not of ''Aryan'' extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of ''Jewish'' origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have ''no'' ancestors of that gifted people. My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army.

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-->I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by ''arisch''. I am not of ''Aryan'' extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of ''Jewish'' origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have ''no'' ancestors of that gifted people. [[{{Irony}} My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: Germany]]: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army.
25th May '16 9:57:47 AM Nautilus1
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-->I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by ''arisch''. I am not of ''Aryan'' extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of ''Jewish'' origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have ''no'' ancestors of that gifted people.

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-->I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by ''arisch''. I am not of ''Aryan'' extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of ''Jewish'' origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have ''no'' ancestors of that gifted people. My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army.
25th May '16 9:51:48 AM Nautilus1
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** Sometimes after the publication, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Professor]] admitted [[CaptainObvious miserable living conditions turn people evil]], based on his WorldWarOne experience.
-->'''J.R.R. Tolkien''': ''We were all Orcs in the Great War''.
24th May '16 10:43:18 PM Doug86
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: In-universe, the Middle-Earth books are translations of the writings of Bilbo (who wrote ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and translated ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' out of Elvish), Frodo and Sam (who wrote ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''), and the Anglo-Saxon sailor Ælfwine (who stumbled upon Tol Eressëa in the Middle Ages and learned of the Elder Days from the Elves).[[note]]Ælfwine was written out of the published ''Silmarillion'' by Christopher Tolkien, but since he appears in JRRT's writings after ''[=LotR=]'', he apparently never abandoned the idea.[[/note]]

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: In-universe, the Middle-Earth books are translations of the writings of Bilbo (who wrote ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and translated ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' out of Elvish), Frodo and Sam (who wrote ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''), and the Anglo-Saxon sailor Ælfwine [=Æ=]lfwine (who stumbled upon Tol Eressëa in the Middle Ages and learned of the Elder Days from the Elves).[[note]]Ælfwine [[note]][=Æ=]lfwine was written out of the published ''Silmarillion'' by Christopher Tolkien, but since he appears in JRRT's writings after ''[=LotR=]'', he apparently never abandoned the idea.[[/note]]
22nd May '16 8:04:25 AM Ambaryerno
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* DominantSpeciesGenes: In the Middle-Earth stories, people with mixed human and elven ancestry can, and sooner or later must, choose to be human (and therefore mortal) or elven (and immortal). The visible examples of this in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' are Elrond Half-Elven[[note]](a poetic rather than a precise epithet: his human ancestry came from his grandfather)[[/note]] and his daughter Arwen. Elrond chose to be an elf; Arwen chose to be human so she could live out her life with Aragorn.
22nd May '16 12:31:33 AM CleverPun
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** The Battle of Five Armies--and its precursor, the death of Smaug--result in the Goblin and Warg forces being decimated. Gandalf also mentions that Smaug might have allied with Sauron later, and so that is a great threat gone. This comes at the cost of many lives from many different peoples.
22nd Apr '16 1:12:01 AM morenohijazo
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* DominantSpeciesGenes: In the Middle-Earth stories, people with mixed human and elven ancestry can, and sooner or later must, choose to be human (and therefore mortal) or elven (and immortal). The visible examples of this in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' are Elrond Half-Elven[[note]](a poetic rather than a precise epithet: his human ancestry came from his grandfather)[[/note]] and his daughter Arwen. Elrond chose to be an elf; Arwen chose to be human so she could live out her life with Aragorn.
20th Mar '16 7:36:28 PM Goldfritha
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* CastsNoShadow: The man in the poem "Shadow Bride."
28th Feb '16 12:32:46 PM AnimeOtaku
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**WrittenInInfirmity: He escaped the horrors of WorldWarOne with his body intact but his experiences, particularly as a veteran of the Battle of the Somme, left him scarred mentally, which he worked through partly by writing.
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