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Tolkien 4.0 (A dark and hungry sea lion arises)

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12 hours ago, Ser Drewy said:

Yeah, Carpenter does not come out of it looking good.

I feel like the fact that Carpenter was very open about his point of view in these interviews seems to go against the idea that the biography is some sort of secret character assassination, especially if no one really ever took it that way. And the claim that a biography tells you a lot about the biographer is hardly the shocking revelation that it's presented as. Of course it is.

As to Letters, CT worked with Carpenter on it, as is explicitly acknowledged on the cover and has led him to being listed as co-editor in bibliographic sources, and that came out years after Carpenter's biography... so how much animus towards Carpenter could there really have been from CT's side? If he really thought the biography was a complete botch, why was he assisting Carpenter?

 

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I just received a 24 hour ban on Facebook for saying “Fatty Lumpkin” in a Tolkien fan group when people were claiming a pony in a painting of Tom Bombadil’s house was “Bill”.

Good grief.

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9 minutes ago, A wilding said:

... and that tells you all you need to know about Facebook in one post.

I’m still laughing about it.  If anyone wants confirmation that AI is still really weak... this is it.

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16 hours ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

I just received a 24 hour ban on Facebook for saying “Fatty Lumpkin” in a Tolkien fan group when people were claiming a pony in a painting of Tom Bombadil’s house was “Bill”.

Good grief.

“Horizontally Ample Lumpkin”

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On 5/4/2021 at 10:36 AM, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

I just received a 24 hour ban on Facebook for saying “Fatty Lumpkin” in a Tolkien fan group when people were claiming a pony in a painting of Tom Bombadil’s house was “Bill”.

Your words are hateful.  Body Positive Lumpkin please.  Clearly we need a modern translation for LoTR.  Feel kind of dirty even typing the name, what with the inherent patriarchy and authoritarianism the title celebrates.

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8 hours ago, mcbigski said:

Your words are hateful.  Body Positive Lumpkin please.  Clearly we need a modern translation for LoTR.  Feel kind of dirty even typing the name, what with the inherent patriarchy and authoritarianism the title celebrates.

Um, please, not Lumpkin. I believe the correct name is Ample Swelling

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