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#45 - Mass extinction 03/27/2016 on Tivon Valdaidui Ubashuesec +2
#31 - Picture 03/27/2016 on Ring +72
#21 - How is that profile picture so fitting to my expectations? 03/27/2016 on Gawker interviews /pol/ +1
#30 - All the post-mortem works, meaning the History of Middle-Eart… 03/26/2016 on Lord of the Fact: Men of... 0
#26 - The thing is there is so much content that just ran through hi…  [+] (2 new replies) 03/26/2016 on Lord of the Fact: Men of... 0
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#27 - johndread (03/26/2016) [-]
Well, if it's strictly about Tolkien and his work without 3rd party interpretation I guess I'll give it a read.
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#30 - Awesomenessniss (03/26/2016) [-]
All the post-mortem works, meaning the History of Middle-Earth series, are essentially the leftover notes from Tolkien compiled and edited into narrative formats by his son Christopher.
#7 - Extra fact: Read The Lost Road and Other Writings if you're fu…  [+] (4 new replies) 03/26/2016 on Lord of the Fact: Men of... +1
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#25 - johndread (03/26/2016) [-]
What I take from reading Tolkien's biography is that he never wanted people to draw connections or comparisons (analogies) to the real world. Interpretation is always up to the reader of course, but still he disliked reading things like "The Ring War is an analogy to WW2" and stuff like that.

However, you can't help but see these similarities, in my case especially the Silmarillion. I never read more than a few sentences of the bible but that book is like a religious text. Still, I believe the whole MiddleEarth saga was just something a man who had experienced war himself and who studied linguistics wrote mainly for himself.
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#26 - Awesomenessniss (03/26/2016) [-]
The thing is there is so much content that just ran through his head throughout his career and never saw the publishing table that is available in the post-mortem works. What I'm referencing in the above posts is literal contact between our world and Tolkien's fictional world in the Lost Road while he was still trying to craft his time travel story as part of the agreement with CS Lewis. Any analogies like what you mentioned with WWII are purely from critics and not verified by either JRR or Christopher.
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#27 - johndread (03/26/2016) [-]
Well, if it's strictly about Tolkien and his work without 3rd party interpretation I guess I'll give it a read.
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#30 - Awesomenessniss (03/26/2016) [-]
All the post-mortem works, meaning the History of Middle-Earth series, are essentially the leftover notes from Tolkien compiled and edited into narrative formats by his son Christopher.
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#113 - They already know they're doomed so they want to see how deep …  [+] (1 new reply) 03/26/2016 on Gawker`s getting desperate +1
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#118 - steamjester (03/26/2016) [-]
Unless you're Neo or another human capable of not getting mind-fucked, that's generally a bad fucking idea.
#161 - What I'm saying is that Hesiod's account is accepted in modern… 03/24/2016 on Living dangerously... 0
#150 - And you didn't even take the time to notice that I'm a totally…  [+] (2 new replies) 03/24/2016 on Living dangerously... +2
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#159 - angelusprimus (03/24/2016) [-]
1: Oops you are right, I totally missed that. My bad.

2: There is no such thing as canon in greek mythology. First the different city states had different myths. Athenian myths were quite a bit different from myths from Crete.
Hesiod's accounts are different than Siculus'. Not to mention that Greek religion existed for over 2000 years without a central authority. Myths from 600bc were quite different from those from 100 bc. Some gods would go from major gods to minor and vice versa depending on strenght of their cult.
And in quite a few versions they do die.
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#161 - Awesomenessniss (03/24/2016) [-]
What I'm saying is that Hesiod's account is accepted in modern scholarship as being the closest interpretation of the story that would have been widely acknowledged at the time that survives today.