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Remembering Tolkien, his legacy, and what the world might be like without him...

TheNumenorean
The Shire


Jan 3 2011, 3:18pm


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Hello,

Today is January 3, which just happens to be John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's birthday. To celebrate, I'm encouraging any and all fans of Tolkien and/or his writings to speak up about it. Raise a ruckus and praise a genius, I say. Credit where credit's due!

To stimulate your brains and hopefully inspire you all, I'm going to show you what the world would be like without Tolkien and his books.


2012 -2013 Without Tolkien, the upcoming films based upon The Hobbit would not be happening.

2001-2003 Without Tolkien, Peter Jackson's award-winning fantasy film trilogy The Lord of the Rings would never have happened.

1970s-1980s Without Tolkien, just about every fantasy film and novel from the 1970s on through the 1980s wouldn't exist. Oh, and forget about Dungeons & Dragons. Yep, that'd be gone too!

1960s-1970s Without Tolkien, what would hippies and geeks and academics have read?!

1938-1977 Without Tolkien, there would be no Hobbits. No Rings of Power. No Middle-earth. Without Tolkien, the entire fantasy genre would actually have been jeopardized by snobby literary critics without imagination. Without Tolkien, the entire fantasy genre would actually have been jeopardized by snobby literary critics without imagination. You wouldn't be able to read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The History of Middle-earth, The Children of Hurin, or any of Tolkien's literary masterworks. Obviously, it goes without saying that there would also be no fan-fiction, no author biographies, no artwork or music based upon Middle-earth.

Indeed, without Tolkien, the world would be a much bleaker and less imaginative and inspiring place. Thankfully, we'll never live in that world because our world was fortunate enough to have a brilliant writer like Tolkien living in it.

Thine own will be thine own fate...

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Remembering Tolkien, his legacy, and what the world might be like without him... TheNumenorean Send a private message to TheNumenorean Jan 3 2011, 3:18pm
    Without Tolkien Lord of Magic Send a private message to Lord of Magic Jan 3 2011, 4:58pm
    It's unimaginable, that world, and so much the poorer.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jan 3 2011, 5:13pm
    Without Tolkien, we wouldn't be here Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Jan 3 2011, 5:32pm
        Ha! geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 3 2011, 7:51pm
    Thinking about WWI and the tremendous loss of life... Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 3 2011, 5:35pm
    Without Wagner... Timdalf Send a private message to Timdalf Jan 3 2011, 7:08pm
    Tolkien's Influence in the 1970s Ostadan Send a private message to Ostadan Jan 3 2011, 7:27pm
    Without Tolkien Flagg Send a private message to Flagg Jan 3 2011, 7:36pm
    Even if he never wrote LOTR.... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jan 3 2011, 7:54pm
    Fantasy would still exist without Tolkien Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal Jan 4 2011, 4:18am
    Life wouldn't be the same... Wraith Buster Send a private message to Wraith Buster Jan 6 2011, 12:50pm

 
 
 

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