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BeornBerserker
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Nov 15 2012, 7:44pm


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There are millions that hunger for all things Middle Earth. If not, aside from the success of the Tolkien Estate publishing incomplete writings and essays in the various volumes of the HoME there wouldn't have been cartoons, movies and numerous variations or role playing games, video games, and online games. To his grand credit, Tolkien created such a vibrant tapestry and realness to the world and history behind the stories that many people have a strong desire to immerse themselves in it.

So from a both a demand for material and the commercial viability of it, we have all the stuff in various medium outside the original literary text. You may not like PJ's vision but there likely would have been somebody else come a long in his place, maybe GDT or someone else. The demand likely would have driven more that just straight adaptations and because Tolkien created a world that people like to feel is so darn real, extra material as interpreted by the adapter would have likely been a reality whether it was PJ or someone else. Again because Tolkien did such a great job in making his work have a cult following, many people want it and more. Not all, you obviously don't feel that way but I think as in anything the majority holds sway and the reality is that if he keep the narrative of the story intact and produce ancillary material that feels like Middle Earth whether it is scenes or events not explicitly described or other material with some basis in Middle Earth history tied to the protagonists of the story, the majority will be merrier with more.

You can be a martyr for the Tolkien estate or elect to vote with your pocket book and of course continue to scratch your head at those that support more vs less and vent and the insanity of it all. Free world and board but just keep in mind that just as many or more scratch the head with opposite points of view.


(This post was edited by BeornBerserker on Nov 15 2012, 7:51pm)

Subject User Time
source material jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Nov 15 2012, 5:01pm
    No, he's not using that material. GoodGuyA Send a private message to GoodGuyA Nov 15 2012, 5:08pm
        must be a headache jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Nov 15 2012, 5:15pm
            Ha - are you thinking of any particular bible? Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Nov 15 2012, 5:37pm
            Yeah, dialogue sucks Arthael Send a private message to Arthael Nov 15 2012, 6:21pm
    Other than LOTR and the Hobbit Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Nov 15 2012, 5:22pm
    The thing about the legal stuff thats troubling pettytyrant101 Send a private message to pettytyrant101 Nov 15 2012, 5:28pm
        Or he could just use it anyway Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Nov 15 2012, 5:32pm
            It is a bit mad indeed pettytyrant101 Send a private message to pettytyrant101 Nov 15 2012, 5:41pm
            I don't think it would be because it was too close to JRR Tolkien's vision Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Nov 15 2012, 5:50pm
        excited jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Nov 15 2012, 5:33pm
        He can use anything mentioned in the appendacies Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Nov 15 2012, 6:21pm
            Thats what a whole sentence in the appendices? Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Nov 15 2012, 6:26pm
                Like it or not BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Nov 15 2012, 7:44pm
                RE: Thats what a whole sentence in the appendices? General Ceel Send a private message to General Ceel Nov 15 2012, 8:33pm
                    hmmm jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Nov 15 2012, 9:47pm
                        The books will always be there Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 16 2012, 8:25am
        The thing about "The Quest of Erebor" Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Nov 16 2012, 4:52pm
    There isn't really enough to go on Fardragon Send a private message to Fardragon Nov 15 2012, 6:09pm

 
 
 

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