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somanykilifeels:

JRR Tolkien, part 2/?

Tolkien on the beginnings of The Hobbit

dalpuri:

J.R.R. Tolkien on languages.

captainlanta:

tolkienianos:

nothing2c:

Let me clear up a little misconception that’s been going around.  
Peter Jackson (and his screenwriters, Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh) did not invent much of anything.  Thorin’s story comes from Return of the King, Appendix A.  The story of the Necromancer comes from the last chapter of The Silmarillion.  Radagast also appears in The Silmarillion.  Stories of Gondolin appear throughout the Silmarillion, as well as in the Lost Tales and various others of Tolkien’s extensive collected writing.
If you’d like to know more about even the tiniest detail in Tolkien’s world, it’s all there for the reading.

THANK YOU FOR THIS!! This has been such a pet peeve of mine lately. Even though Elrond and Gandalf make a brief reference to Gondolin, it’s still there. And yes, it’s almost everything is featured on the ROTK Appendices, The Unfinished Tales (more specifically at “The Quest of Erebor” chapter) and in some extent on the Silmarillion (“Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age” part). So all of you complaining about PJ ‘making up stuff’ get your facts right for once. 

YES. THANK YOU.

captainlanta:

tolkienianos:

nothing2c:

Let me clear up a little misconception that’s been going around.  

Peter Jackson (and his screenwriters, Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh) did not invent much of anything.  Thorin’s story comes from Return of the King, Appendix A.  The story of the Necromancer comes from the last chapter of The Silmarillion.  Radagast also appears in The Silmarillion.  Stories of Gondolin appear throughout the Silmarillion, as well as in the Lost Tales and various others of Tolkien’s extensive collected writing.

If you’d like to know more about even the tiniest detail in Tolkien’s world, it’s all there for the reading.

THANK YOU FOR THIS!! This has been such a pet peeve of mine lately. Even though Elrond and Gandalf make a brief reference to Gondolin, it’s still there. And yes, it’s almost everything is featured on the ROTK Appendices, The Unfinished Tales (more specifically at “The Quest of Erebor” chapter) and in some extent on the Silmarillion (“Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age” part). So all of you complaining about PJ ‘making up stuff’ get your facts right for once.

YES. THANK YOU.

A tightrope walker may require practice, but if he starts a theory of equilibrium he will lose grace (and probably fall off)
Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien)
It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something…there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.
JRR Tolkien (The Two Towers)