History Creator / JRRTolkien

26th Sep '16 2:27:45 AM CaptEquinox
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* CashCowFranchise: With all of the books about Middle-Earth out, along with several movies (with a live-action, three-part Hobbit coming in 2012/13), several games, and tons of merchandise based on films and books, quite a bit of money has been made on Tolkien's world.

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* CashCowFranchise: With all of the books about Middle-Earth out, along with several movies (with a live-action, three-part Hobbit coming in 2012/13), several games, and tons of merchandise based on films and books, quite a bit of money has been made on Tolkien's world. [[http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father-039-s-quot-eviscerated-quot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-j.r.r.-tolkien-finally-speaks-out/hobbit-silmarillion-lord-of-rings/c3s10299/#.UO0bZonjlQr Most of which has ''not'' gone to Tolkien's estate or heirs]], who actually had to take New Line to court to get even a small percentage. Christopher Tolkien is extremely bitter and sarcastic about this monetization of his father's immense contribution to world culture.
21st Sep '16 9:06:36 AM okami31
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* OnlyKnownByInitials: Full name is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.
21st Aug '16 11:33:04 AM Jeduthun
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[[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/tolkien-snubbed-by-nobel-prize-jury-papers-reveal/?_r=0 Recently disclosed documents]] revealed that C. S. Lewis nominated Tolkien for the UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature, but the committee [[AwardSnub rejected him]] on the grounds that his prose "has not in any way measured up to storytelling of the highest quality." Make of that what you will.
8th Aug '16 6:40:03 PM Valaraukar
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** [[Film/TheTwoTowers The second film]] seemed to interpret Isengard/Angrenost as this.

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** [[Film/TheTwoTowers The second film]] seemed to interpret Isengard/Angrenost Orthanc as this.
8th Aug '16 6:38:13 PM Valaraukar
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** Also Thangorodrim, a pair made by Sauron's predecessor/boss Morgoth/Melkor.
** [[Film/TheTwoTowers The second film]] seemed to interpret Isengard/Angrenost as this.
2nd Jun '16 12:05:49 AM Doug86
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The earliest drafts of the great stories of the legendarium were written around the time of [[WorldWarOne World War I]], and continued to grow from there on. Tolkien worked on the legendarium for most of his life, continually exploring it further, developing and changing it again and again.

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The earliest drafts of the great stories of the legendarium were written around the time of [[WorldWarOne World War I]], UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and continued to grow from there on. Tolkien worked on the legendarium for most of his life, continually exploring it further, developing and changing it again and again.



** Sometimes after the publication, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Professor]] admitted [[CaptainObvious miserable living conditions turn people evil]], based on his WorldWarOne experience.

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** Sometimes after the publication, [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Professor]] admitted [[CaptainObvious miserable living conditions turn people evil]], based on his WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI experience.



* WarIsHell: Constant theme since [[http://greenbooks.theonering.net/guest/files/040102_02.html Tolkien is a WorldWarOne vet]]. He did not consider it "romantic" at all.
** 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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* WarIsHell: Constant theme since [[http://greenbooks.theonering.net/guest/files/040102_02.html Tolkien is a WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI vet]]. He did not consider it "romantic" at all.
** WrittenInInfirmity: He escaped the horrors of WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 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.
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''.
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