What would Tolkien think of American Tolkien?

What would Tolkien think of American Tolkien?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    He didn’t care for Dune much. Didn’t understand it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      He'd rank it above Dune, below Dunsany and Eddison.

      He understood Dune. It didn't have good worldbuilding.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Tolkien would like Grrm

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          He'd appreciate certain things like the genealogies, the history, the map, and the mysteries, etc.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Doubtful.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              So you haven’t read Tolkien.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      He would despise it since it goes against everything he believed in. This anon
      makes a good point with Dune, it's the complete opposite of Tolkien's world.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Except he liked plenty of fantasy and scifi that went against his philosophies. Voyage to Arcturus, Asimov's Foundation, Eddison, and Dunsany.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      He understood it quite well, being one of the foremost professors of his time. What he disliked what was the allegory, the militant themes, the creating a God-Head, the crushing political philosophy and more.

      Tolkien would hate GRRM, being a fat, childless lump of israeli flesh that makes a mockery of everything Tolkien would stand for.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >What he disliked what was the allegory
        Never cared for his distaste for allegories
        >israeli
        Tolkien didn't hate israelites.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        And whats so wrong with Paul’s political philosophy compared to Aragorn’s?

        Dislike. Not good enough worldbuilding.

        Just because you like the world building best, doesn’t mean he’d base all on that narrow category

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >the creating a God-Head
        Herbert never did this, it's literally a fucking plot point. Tolkien did however, with all of his Eru bullshit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Would’ve Vance liked LOTR? I’m pretty sure he’s read it at one point.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        I don't see how someone with Vance's imagination and economy of writing would be impressed by LOTR.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Brandon Sanderson?

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ERB already told us.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    you already know:

    "I did begin a story set about 100 years after the Downfall [of Sauron], but it proved both sinister and depressing. Since we are dealing with Men it is inevitable that we should be concerned with the most regrettable feature of their nature: their quick satiety with good. So that the people of Gondor in times of peace, justice, and prosperity would become discontented and restless – while the dynasts descended form Aragorn would become just kings and governors – like Denethor or worse. I found that even so early there was an outcrop of revolutionary plots, about a centre of secret Satanistic religion; while Gondorian boys were playing at being Orcs and going around doing damage. I could have written a ‘thriller’ about the plot and its discovery and overthrow – but it would be just that. Not worth doing.”
    - J.R.R. Tolkien, on why he didn't write a Song of Ice and Fire

  5. 1 week ago
    Sage

    I don't think he would like AOIAF at all. It's fairly antithetical to everything Tolkien was going for in his work

  6. 1 week ago
    One

    ASOIAF is like an inferior Dune in a fantasy setting akin to LotR.

    It's a peak American bugman creation and so obviously Tolkien would dislike it. I feel like while disliking, he still respected Dune. He wouldn't respect ASOIAF

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What would he think of his British successors like Moorcock and Rowling?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Dislike. Not good enough worldbuilding.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    He'd be like, "What's that stench?"

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    A catholic with slave morality would not appreciate George's master morality work.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Do you guys have nothing better to do than to project this meme for 4 days in a row? I’ve seen already to threads of this bullshit. Your not exactly affirming your life here in LULZ either.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Like asking what would Walt Disney think of nu-Tranny-Disney. They don't even call him Buzz Lightyear anymore, he has a tranny name, they are using him to market plant-based meat now instead of Pizza Planet that had the PizzaBurger. Buzz was friends with Woody. Now he's just Trannyyear.
    Walt Disney historically created propaganda against Hitler in World War I and II. You would think that by taking ownership of nu-Disney that it would fill them with madness just at the thought of it.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Lots of people here haven’t read Tolkien.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t believe he read any Wolfe.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder what Tolkien would have thought of BOTNS

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    He’d probably be deeply disgusted

  14. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >What an ugly fat ass.

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