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Comments on Profile Post by Ed123

  1. vortex
    vortex
    PorkyThePaladin, please write the sequel to LOTR.
    Mar 10, 2021
  2. Thac0
    Thac0
    Also research the literary and cultural context of Sandersons work for comparisons sake (Marvel and Anime).
    Mar 10, 2021
    Sukhāvatī and Ed123 brofisted this.
  3. Ed123
    Ed123
    And then research being a cuckold draft-dodging redhead-fetishist pleb for ASOIAF.
    Mar 10, 2021
  4. PorkyThePaladin
    PorkyThePaladin
    The literary and cultural context of LotR is and has always been overrated. As Tolkien himself admitted, LotR was never meant to have any allegorical meaning or be a metaphor for anything from RL. Sure, some of his RL experiences (e.g. WW1) seeped through, but overall, it is simply a fairy tale wrapped in some amazing world-building by Tolkien the linguist/scholar and borrowing freely from European mythology. Cont...
    Mar 10, 2021
  5. PorkyThePaladin
    PorkyThePaladin
    I love Middle Earth's lore as much as anyone, and appreciate Tolkien's beautiful prose, but despite all of that, LotR is a something that started out as a fairly tale (see how The Hobbit starts out sounding much more like a chilren's book), and carries everything associated with that, ie a simple plot, flat characters, etc.
    Mar 10, 2021
  6. Thac0
    Thac0
    The prose Edda as overrated...
    Tolkiens goal for middle earth was to make an epic creation saga for England, since he disliked King Arthur for whatever reason. With how monumental his success was it is safe to say he succeeded.
    Mar 10, 2021
  7. Thac0
    Thac0
    Also if GRRM truly is a redhead fetishist I have to rethink my opinion on him. Redhead fetishism is the clearest indicator of brilliance in any Fantasy author. I got my redhead fetish from reading Fantasy.
    Mar 10, 2021
  8. PorkyThePaladin
    PorkyThePaladin
    Shouldn't you love Sanderson then? Shallan Davar is pretty red-headed. Also, "The prose Edda as overrated" < wut?
    Mar 10, 2021
  9. Ed123
    Ed123
    That "fairy tale" has pejorative implications to you is very telling. Even putting aside characters that were later fleshed out in the Legendarium (e.g. Galadriel's role in the Kinslaying) the "flat" characters are meant to be perceived in the context of both Christian morality and Pagan heroic sagas.
    Mar 10, 2021
  10. Ed123
    Ed123
    Unsuprisingly, brat pack rebels like Moorcock reduced it to ancestor worship, because their perception of Tolkien never went beyond petty teenage contrarianism. To the contrary, it's hack frauds like that disgraced beardfat Martin who are more guilty of thoughtlessly stealing from existing works, like a fat man greedily stuffing finger sandwiches into his pockets at a conference buffet.
    Mar 10, 2021
  11. PorkyThePaladin
    PorkyThePaladin
    Mmm, finger sandwiches...
    Mar 10, 2021
  12. PorkyThePaladin
    PorkyThePaladin
    vortex PorkyThePaladin, please write the sequel to LOTR. < Hhmm, I would do it with modern sensibilities. In the 4th (5th?) Age of Middle Earth, the Kingdom of Aragorn and Arwen is drawing to a close. Aragorn adopts a young Korean elf and woos her as Arwen becomes a bitter militant lesbian.
    Mar 10, 2021
  13. PorkyThePaladin
    PorkyThePaladin
    Frodo and Samwise come out of the closet, and relive their torpid affair on Mount Doom, while Gollum changes his gender to "to be determined". Sauron is outsourced to China, where his work is carried out by a group of Foxcon workers for one firth the cost, and Saruman is automated via neural network AI named Alexa.
    Mar 10, 2021
  14. PorkyThePaladin
    PorkyThePaladin
    Gandalf the Orange tries to make The Shire great again, by seducing slow-witted hobbits with his snake-oil pitches, but is eventually defeated in hobbit elections by a cabbage. Tom Bombadil releases a new music album, "Oops I did it again", and the elves go postal.
    Mar 10, 2021
  15. Thac0
    Thac0
    1 Waifu is not enough to sell a book. Also romance triangle are the most mundane shit in prose, I do not want to read Twilight in my High Fantasy
    Mar 10, 2021
  16. Thac0
    Thac0
    Also the Edda is a pretty cool piece of writing that was Tolkiens actual inspiration. Take a look at it. It is like the most important thing for Nordic/Germanic mythology we know off.
    Mar 10, 2021
  17. PorkyThePaladin
    PorkyThePaladin
    Oh, I thought Edda was your pet bedroom name for Ed123.
    Mar 10, 2021
  18. vortex
    vortex
    Tolkien said that Eldarion's reign would have lasted for about 100 years after the death of Aragorn. New shadow was about corruption of Eldarion's heart.
    Mar 10, 2021
  19. vortex
    vortex
    I would put LOTR2 somewhere outside of middle earth, visit elves lands, see what frodo and sam are up to no good, visit the land of Gandalf, Balrog's twin brother wants a revenge, will Eldarion find purity of hes heart?, some necromancer would scavenge the gold in mount doom and reforge the ring again
    Mar 10, 2021
  20. VaxxedDeadman
    VaxxedDeadman
    post a ling on ed123 writing on tolkien.
    Mar 25, 2021

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