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  1. kingoftheamericas

    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    Bravo, jolly good wrought, writer! It drips like bee puke into my hear holes. Please whip me again witty one, thy are fun, funny, and a joy to read.
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    "There is truth in Literature." But it must be sifted, refined, and its impurities imparted. When, or if we were to strip ancient stories to the barest essentials, some truth emerges. Claims are statements without evidence. I have provided evidence in the way of names, places, and similar associations with other stories. The places I have found are where they should be, the shape they should be, and are named accordingly. If arial archaeology is a thing, I have issued example after example, and can demonstrate any other site, where it should be. Inserting Trolls, Dragons, Wizards, or Magic of any type is to pettifog this issue with Literature's Cloak. We make stories more fanciful, with the mythical and mystical. As researchers, we are tasked with husking this cover to get at the cob underneath.
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    You "KNOW" how Tolkien went about writing his work??? I understand he sourced ancient myth and legend. Would you like a citation, or are you going to show me yours first?
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    The guy who found Troy had similar difficulties...
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    Well, it was a History thesis, based on the original Rectangle Survey System findings...my primary sources also included treaty texts that speak to "lands" and acknowledging their "divisions". One of my advisors didn't even read my prospectus before telling me it was an unacceptable topic. I didn't stop however, and instead tried for an Archaeology program, rejected there too. Then I found the Coronado quote, and "Eureka!"...Middle Earth! My Bachelor's is in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. I wanted to go to Law School, and open up non-profit legal clinic...I am well out of my depth with these finds, and I can't afford to do anything about it... Getting people to take a serious look at my research is terribly difficult.
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    I am more concerned about protecting the sites from looters.
  7. kingoftheamericas

    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    Thank you. May I have your insight into this OP- This is my current MA thesis research. I have no idea what to do with it...
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    Those who discount Martin and Tolkien's original sources, as myth and fiction, rather than potential history... Combining History with Government rather than Literature almost insures it.
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    Tolkien 3.0

    Yeah...I'm full of them. Nice pickup!
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    Tolkien 3.0

    "Honor above reason"...? Is that the discussion? I think everyone does that. I think the real differences lies in each's understanding of the afterlife. Some men fear death, as the great unknown. Elves fully appreciate the immortal soul, as long life affords them insight and knowledge of the truth...maybe. A reasonable man wants to live, no? It is unreasonable to fight and die for another or a cause greater than yourself? "Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live...for a while..."
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    Histories should be read LIKE Literature. And Literature should be investigated for Historical accuracies, and connected to similar stories, in order to use it to complete our knowledge of past events. We were simply not there. We are thusly unfamiliar with the vernacular, social morays, and true meaning of past and ancient 'stories'...so I hold that History should be studied along side Literature. History should not be combined with Government. That sounds more like indoctrination. --- TWU- Texas Woman's University *Women out number men 8 to 1.
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    Literature is judging a piece of art on its own terms - themes, characters, symbolism, et cetera
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    So Literature is a verb...?
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    Agreed, they are not the same. Understand the Literature and you can find the History, maybe.
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    Overlaps, Based on True Events, and Historical Fictions

    Yes...before he did it Jay Leno did a skit called the "Jay Walk All-Stars"...they couldn't even name pictures of the leading Presidential candidates. It's a cheap public University in North Texas. What I mean is that saying something is 'historic' but including fictions, makes it Literature, not History. Thank You, best wishes. Agreed, so ALL Histories are in some way fictions, or cloaked in biases, realized and not. ANY History could be deemed Literature, if it contains ANY errors, no? Discounting the Bible or Koran as only scriptural guidance disserves its value as both Literature and potential History. Are we debating, or finding a common ground?
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