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9th Jul '17 8:39:40 AM nombretomado
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* The names of the volumes of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' were not chosen by Tolkien. Tolkien never even wanted it to be a trilogy. It was originally envisioned as a six book series. Supposedly the book was broken up into three volumes because in the early 1950s, Britain had not sufficiently recovered from WorldWarTwo paper rationing to publish the whole thing at once. Thus LOTR being the TropeMaker for the whole modern idea of a "trilogy" is entirely accidental.

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* The names of the volumes of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' were not chosen by Tolkien. Tolkien never even wanted it to be a trilogy. It was originally envisioned as a six book series. Supposedly the book was broken up into three volumes because in the early 1950s, Britain had not sufficiently recovered from WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII paper rationing to publish the whole thing at once. Thus LOTR being the TropeMaker for the whole modern idea of a "trilogy" is entirely accidental.
6th Jul '17 7:56:17 AM Clare
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* ''Tenement Symphony'', the title of Marc Almond's 1991 album, was chosen by his then current record company, who also chose the overall look of the album. At the time, Marc was physically and emotionally exhausted following difficulties during the recording of his previous album, ''Enchanted'', and did not raise any objections, though he did later say he felt like "a guest on his own album".

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* ''Tenement Symphony'', the title of Marc Almond's 1991 album, was chosen by his then current record company, who also chose the overall look of the album. At the time, Marc was physically and emotionally exhausted following difficulties during the recording of his previous album, ''Enchanted'', and did not raise any objections, though he did later say he felt like "a guest on his own album".
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5th Jul '17 7:49:01 AM Clare
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* ''Tenement Symphony'', the title of Marc Almond's 1991 album, was chosen by his then current record company, who also chose the overall look of the album. At the time, Marc was physically and emotionally exhausted following difficulties during the recording of his previous album, ''Enchanted'', and did not raise any objections, though he did later say he felt like "a guest on his own album".
20th Mar '17 9:39:08 PM Green_lantern40
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic was forced by lawyers to name his ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies''-themed "[[Music/DireStraits Money for Nothing]]" parody "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*", exactly as written (slash and asterisk included), a decision Al has expressed his ''extreme'' displeasure with. (For that matter, this also applies to the movie the parody was written for, ''Film/{{UHF}}'', which had the title ''The Vidiot from UHF'' forced on it for certain international markets. Al wasn't happy about that one, either.)
27th Sep '16 8:58:56 PM PaulA
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* Horace Gold of ''Galaxy Science Fiction'' magazine thought that most of Cordwainer Smith's original titles were bland. His solution was to take new titles from the text, e.g. "Think Blue, Count Two". The technique worked very well, and Smith didn't change any of the titles back.
** Actually, this was Fred Pohl, as stated in his introduction to "The Instrumentality of Mankind" (having just looked it up)

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* Horace Gold Creator/FrederikPohl, then the editor of ''Galaxy Science Fiction'' magazine magazine, thought that most of Cordwainer Smith's Creator/CordwainerSmith's original titles were bland. His solution was to take new titles from the text, e.g. "Think Blue, Count Two". The technique worked very well, and Smith didn't change any of the titles back.
** Actually, this was Fred Pohl, as stated in his introduction to "The Instrumentality of Mankind" (having just looked it up)
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27th Sep '16 8:56:46 PM PaulA
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* When Creator/CJCherryh's publisher asked her for the title of the third book in her Literature/ChanurSaga, she jokingly replied "The Kif Strike Back". The publisher took her seriously, and the title stuck.

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* When Creator/CJCherryh's publisher asked her for the title of the third book in her Literature/ChanurSaga, Literature/ChanurNovels series, she jokingly replied "The Kif Strike Back". The publisher took her seriously, and the title stuck.
12th Aug '16 9:51:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' was supposed to be called Aventuria, after the world it is set in. The publisher Schmidt Spiele changed the title to TheDarkEye and [[TheLordOfTheRings Palanthir]] like artifacts were quickly added to account for the title.

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* ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' was supposed to be called Aventuria, after the world it is set in. The publisher Schmidt Spiele changed the title to TheDarkEye ''The Dark Eye'' and [[TheLordOfTheRings Palanthir]] like artifacts were quickly added to account for the title.
9th Jun '16 10:41:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** That is why which Two Towers are referred to (Orthanc, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol, Minas Morgul, Minas Tirith - pick two) is never specified by Tolkien himself. He also rejected the name ''Return of the King'' because it... kinda spoiled the aforementioned fact, preferring ''War of the Ring'' instead.
*** Subverted in the Icelandic translation ''Hilmir snýr heim,'' which does indeed mean ''King comes home'' but in such an antiquated fashion that most first time readers don't make the connection.

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** That is why which Two Towers are referred to (Orthanc, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol, Minas Morgul, Minas Tirith - pick two) is never specified by Tolkien himself. He also rejected the name ''Return of the King'' because it... kinda spoiled the aforementioned fact, preferring ''War of the Ring'' instead.
*** Subverted in the Icelandic translation ''Hilmir snýr heim,'' which does indeed mean ''King comes home'' but in such an antiquated fashion that most first time readers don't make the connection.



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9th Jun '16 8:51:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* When Creator/CJCherryh's publisher asked her for the title of the third book in her ChanurSaga, she jokingly replied "The Kif Strike Back". The publisher took her seriously, and the title stuck.

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* When Creator/CJCherryh's publisher asked her for the title of the third book in her ChanurSaga, Literature/ChanurSaga, she jokingly replied "The Kif Strike Back". The publisher took her seriously, and the title stuck.
28th Apr '16 6:01:34 AM LondonKdS
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* The first RepairmanJack novel by F. Paul Wilson was called ''The Tomb'' by the publisher who wanted people to think it was a sequel to his earlier horror book, ''The Keep''. No actual tomb appears in the story. (Ironically, Wilson later decided to link the two books in a series.)

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* The first RepairmanJack novel by F. Paul Wilson was called ''The Tomb'' by the publisher who wanted people to think it was a sequel to his earlier horror book, ''The Keep''. No actual tomb appears in the story. (Ironically, Wilson later decided to link [[CanonWelding retrospectively link]] the two books in as sharing a series.continuity.)
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