Creator JRR Tolkien Discussion

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11:43:33 AM Jan 11th 2014
Pulled this example for applying a trope to the creator rather than his work:
  • Recurring Dreams: Tolkien had his 'Atlantis dream', featuring a huge wave coming over the land. He stated that it had a part in inspiring the Downfall of Númenor.
I seem to vaguely recall that a character in one of Tolkien's books speaks about such a dream, though I don't remember where that was. Faramir in The Lord of the Rings, perhaps?
08:12:30 AM Aug 29th 2013
Quoting from "Four Is Death": 'As West (西) is another near-homophone for death, one Chinese metaphor for death is "to return to the west", in a similar fashion to the way a broken piece of machinery is said in English-speaking countries to have "gone south". '

Do you think this qualifies as Stealth Pun, man Valinor? I wouldn't be surprised if Tolkien spake Chinese too...
10:09:00 AM Jul 1st 2013
03:01:07 PM May 23rd 2012
I feel like "Eucatastrophe" is more of a Sub-trope of "Near Villain Victory" then a synonym. Basically, no matter how Near his victory is, if it's still the Hero's actions that thwart him it's not a Eucatastrophe.
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