History Creator / JRRTolkien

17th Oct '17 4:17:20 PM fusilcontrafusil
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Lewis also loosely based the lead of his ''Literature/SpaceTrilogy'', Dr. Elwin Ransom, on Tolkien (''Elwin'' being a modern form of Anglo-Saxon ''Ælfwine'', [[MeaningfulName "Elf-friend"]]). Since his death, he has also appeared as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in a few fictional works like ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTheImaginariumGeographica'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.

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Lewis also loosely based the lead of his ''Literature/SpaceTrilogy'', Dr. Elwin Ransom, on Tolkien (''Elwin'' being a modern form of Anglo-Saxon ''Ælfwine'', ''[=Æ=]lfwine'', [[MeaningfulName "Elf-friend"]]). Since his death, he has also appeared as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in a few fictional works like ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTheImaginariumGeographica'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.
16th Oct '17 6:29:39 AM BeerBaron
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** Faramir, who Tolkien himself said was his favorite character and the one most like him, may sum it up best:
--> '''Faramir:''' ''"War must be. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend."''



* WarIsHell: Constant theme since [[http://greenbooks.theonering.net/guest/files/040102_02.html Tolkien is a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI vet]]. He did not consider it "romantic" at all, and his own psychological WrittenInInfirmity plays a part. He escaped the horrors of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World War I]] 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: WarIsHell:
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Constant theme since [[http://greenbooks.theonering.net/guest/files/040102_02.html Tolkien is a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI vet]]. He did not consider it "romantic" at all, and his own psychological WrittenInInfirmity plays a part. He escaped the horrors of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World War I]] 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.writing.
** Faramir, who Tolkien himself said was his favorite character and the one most like him, may sum up Tolkien's beliefs the best:
--> '''Faramir:''' ''"War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend."''
16th Oct '17 6:27:07 AM BeerBaron
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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.



** 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.

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** The Battle of Five Armies--and its precursor, Faramir, who Tolkien himself said was his favorite character and 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 one most like him, may sum it up best:
--> '''Faramir:''' ''"War must be. War must be, while we defend our
lives from many different peoples.against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend."''



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

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* WarIsHell: Constant theme since [[http://greenbooks.theonering.net/guest/files/040102_02.html Tolkien is a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI vet]]. He did not consider it "romantic" at all.
** WrittenInInfirmity:
all, and his own psychological WrittenInInfirmity plays a part. He escaped the horrors of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI World War I]] 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.
15th Oct '17 9:54:08 AM fusilcontrafusil
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Lewis also loosely based the lead of his ''Literature/SpaceTrilogy'', Dr. Elwin Ransom, on Tolkien. Since his death, he has also appeared as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in a few fictional works like ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTheImaginariumGeographica'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.

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Lewis also loosely based the lead of his ''Literature/SpaceTrilogy'', Dr. Elwin Ransom, on Tolkien.Tolkien (''Elwin'' being a modern form of Anglo-Saxon ''Ælfwine'', [[MeaningfulName "Elf-friend"]]). Since his death, he has also appeared as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in a few fictional works like ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTheImaginariumGeographica'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.
15th Oct '17 9:48:12 AM fusilcontrafusil
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Lewis also loosely based the lead of his ''Literature/SpaceTrilogy'', Dr. Elwin Ransom, on Tolkien. Since his death, he has also appeared as a HistoricalDomainCharacter in a few fictional works like ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTheImaginariumGeographica'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.
6th Oct '17 7:32:53 AM EvilKid
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** DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sort: The heroes are opposed by a race of SlaveMook-s (but not AlwaysChaoticEvil, they JustFollowingOrder) whose loyalty are kept in check by fear of their boss; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WorldWarII/WarInEuropeAndAfrica The bulk of bad guy's forces are tied in eastern land and the western landers only fight minority of BigBad's forces]]; BigBad also employs some dark colored humans in his army; Oh, the western army is not the one to directly cause BigBad's downfall but give much help anyway. Given he s good at research and he completed The Lord Of The Ring books 9 years after is over, this seems not a coincidence.
6th Oct '17 7:28:39 AM EvilKid
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** DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sort: The heroes are opposed by a race of SlaveMook-s whose loyalty are kept in check by fear of their boss; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WorldWarII/WarInEuropeAndAfrica The bulk of bad guy's forces are tied in eastern land and the western landers only fight minority of BigBad's forces]]; BigBad also employs some dark colored humans in his army; Oh, the western army is not the one to directly cause BigBad's downfall but give much help anyway.

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** DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sort: The heroes are opposed by a race of SlaveMook-s (but not AlwaysChaoticEvil, they JustFollowingOrder) whose loyalty are kept in check by fear of their boss; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WorldWarII/WarInEuropeAndAfrica The bulk of bad guy's forces are tied in eastern land and the western landers only fight minority of BigBad's forces]]; BigBad also employs some dark colored humans in his army; Oh, the western army is not the one to directly cause BigBad's downfall but give much help anyway. Given he s good at research and he completed The Lord Of The Ring books 9 years after is over, this seems not a coincidence.
6th Oct '17 7:22:07 AM EvilKid
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** DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sort: The heroes are opposed by a race of SlaveMook-s whose loyalty are kept in check by fear of their boss; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WorldWarII/WarInEuropeAndAfrica The bulk of bad guy's forces are tied in eastern land and the western landers only fight minority of BigBad's forces]]; BigBad also employs some dark colored humans in his army; Oh, the western army is not the one to directly cause BigBad's downfall but give much help anyway.
8th Aug '17 2:15:09 AM Saveelich
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John Ronald [[OddNameOut Reuel]] Tolkien (1892-1973). English linguist (born in Bloemfontein, South Africa), university professor (Leeds and Oxford), Anglo-Saxon historian, [[KnightFever CBE]], and writer. The man who brought HighFantasy (and, it could be argued, literary SpeculativeFiction as a whole) to the modern public. His most famous complete works are his tales of "Middle-earth": ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and its prefatory novel, ''Literature/TheHobbit''. A later work, ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', was published in 1977, shortly after he died. In 2007, a fourth book about Middle-earth was edited from many manuscripts to form a consistent narrative, and published as ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', followed in 2017 by ''Literature/BerenAndLuthien.''

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John Ronald [[OddNameOut Reuel]] Tolkien (1892-1973). English linguist (born in Bloemfontein, South Africa), university professor (Leeds and Oxford), Anglo-Saxon historian, [[KnightFever CBE]], and writer. The man who brought HighFantasy (and, it could be argued, literary SpeculativeFiction as a whole) to the modern public. His most famous complete works are his tales of "Middle-earth": ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and its prefatory novel, ''Literature/TheHobbit''. A later work, ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', was published in 1977, shortly after he died. In 2007, a fourth book about Middle-earth was edited from many manuscripts to form a consistent narrative, and published as ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', followed in 2017 by ''Literature/BerenAndLuthien.''Beren and Luthien.''
7th Aug '17 12:01:50 PM Kitchen90
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John Ronald [[OddNameOut Reuel]] Tolkien (1892-1973). English linguist (born in Bloemfontein, South Africa), university professor (Leeds and Oxford), Anglo-Saxon historian, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire CBE]], and writer. The man who brought HighFantasy (and, it could be argued, literary SpeculativeFiction as a whole) to the modern public. His most famous complete works are his tales of "Middle-earth": ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and its prefatory novel, ''Literature/TheHobbit''. A later work, ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', was published in 1977, shortly after he died. In 2007, a fourth book about Middle-earth was edited from many manuscripts to form a consistent narrative, and published as ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', followed in 2017 by ''Literature/BerenAndLuthien.''

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John Ronald [[OddNameOut Reuel]] Tolkien (1892-1973). English linguist (born in Bloemfontein, South Africa), university professor (Leeds and Oxford), Anglo-Saxon historian, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire [[KnightFever CBE]], and writer. The man who brought HighFantasy (and, it could be argued, literary SpeculativeFiction as a whole) to the modern public. His most famous complete works are his tales of "Middle-earth": ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and its prefatory novel, ''Literature/TheHobbit''. A later work, ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', was published in 1977, shortly after he died. In 2007, a fourth book about Middle-earth was edited from many manuscripts to form a consistent narrative, and published as ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', followed in 2017 by ''Literature/BerenAndLuthien.''
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