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I'm one of those geeky fans...


Feb 11 2013, 4:42am

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I'm one of those geeky fans... [In reply to] Can't Post

... who've read all the bios and letters and other Tolkien stuff... and forgotten more than I'd like to admit. I think he was a Professor and Scholar first and foremost, he surely did not understand fandom... and perhaps it is a fairly modern phenomenon.

Regardless, he did say something somewhere about leaving gaps in his tales for other hands wielding pen or brush, so on some level, he expected people to come play around in his world. I think he would be pleased to know how many people have learned something about his languages (perhaps he'd be amused that I have used a Sindarin version of Legolas' "to the sea, to the sea" song as a kayaking and rowing the Viking Longship song (www.longship.org, yes it's real).

There are some parts of fandom that would certainly offend him (the rather more x-rated stories and art), but the truth is, when you turn a story loose on the world, it takes on its own life, and people will take it and run with it, and interpret it... or live it... as they wish.

Go outside and play...

Subject User Time
Don’t Think J.R.R. Tolkien Would’ve Liked the ‘LOTR’ Franchise Much....? lovinglotr Send a private message to lovinglotr Feb 10 2013, 8:04pm
    I'm one of those geeky fans... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 11 2013, 4:42am
    Personally I think that Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Feb 12 2013, 2:09pm
        Good point on The Hobbit. BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 15 2013, 8:13pm


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