Not topicAuthorIDized by the Tolkien Estate.....

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PlasticSquirrel
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Not topicAuthorIDized by the Tolkien Estate.....

Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Well Aule, PT isn't postAuthorIDised ny the Tolkien Estate or Newline Cinema either, would you throw us away? ;)

Seriously though, i've never read this, but read it yourself and pick your own holes in it. I like things that are totally wrong as it gives me a chance to look clever.
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rednell
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Not topicAuthorIDized by the Tolkien Estate.....

Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

The statement "Not postAuthorIDized by the Tolkien Estate or Newline Cinema" is just a statement that is required by these corporations so that the reader will not take the information as being the "gospel" truth according to the Tolkiens and Newline. You will find this statement on most (if not all) Tolkien websites and most new publications as Intellectual Property(ie copyright, trademarks) is becoming more of an issue with the evolution of media.
I, too, have this book and am a bit disappointed in it, however, that being said, there is some interesting information on the Kalevala and Beowulf. I looked for a review and found this one which, in my opinion, seems rather reasonable.
http://www.tolkien-archives.com/reviews/magicalworlds_oflotr.shtml
I certainly don't think you should throw it away, for I think you should form your opinion.
Just because a site or a book is not postAuthorIDized by the Tolkien Estate does not mean it is not postAuthorIDitive. There have been many scholarly papers and studies published, not to mention, a few fansites which are very worthy.
Tolkien use to give interviews about himself and his works until William Ready published a book about him that he found "offensive and insulting". He and his family have been careful before postAuthorIDizing anything, Humphrey Carpenter being one of those who had the Tolkien blessing.
The only real postAuthorIDity on Middle Earth is Tolkien, himself.nn[Edited on 13/5/2003 by Rednell]

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Aulë
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Not topicAuthorIDized by the Tolkien Estate.....

Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Thanks Rednell that was a really wise and good advice.....I shall not throw it away because I know what you mean about the Beowulf and Kalevala.....and Plastic...I would never throw this site away from my favourites....it will forever be in my heart and soul....my family is here:D
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You'll see its all a show, people laughin as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

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