Thread: Tolkien - guest lecturer at Hogwarts?
Just ignore me if this isn't the sort of thing you were looking for.
'The History of Practical Magic as Seen via the Arcane Languages'.
In Heralogy, besides the 'Properties of Pipeweed' he can cover the 'Athelas, its Medicinal Uses.'
Care of Magical Creatures: 'The Care and Feeding of Dragons and Balrogs'
Good luck Faye.
Look at the lectures: pipeweed and muggle/wizard relations
[Edited on 6/16/2003 by swampfaye]
What to do if you find yourself cornered by a Dragon/Balrog/Uruk Hai/Large Angry Red Eye.
How to Resist the Temptation of All-Powerful-But-Evil-Artifacts.
How to Detect and Avoid Charismatic But Misguided Elvenkings.
Just some thoughts.
Swampfaye: How about a lecture on 'Defence against the Dark Arts'. Couldn't get more Tolkien than that. I am assuming that if Professor Tolkien (himself) could be a guest speaker at Hogwarts, then it is entirely possible that ME could really exist, and Tolkien could speak from personal experience.
What about something with the kinds of magic the people of Middle Earth used (like Gandalf) and how it relates to the magic of Hogwarts (like Harry) when it comes to warding off evil and the dark forces...
Oh, I just got started on livejournal, but I don't know too much about the 'groups', or clubs and stuff. I would appreciate if you would explain some of it to me if you are not too busy swampfaye.
Drop me a post on my LJ and I'll be glad to tell you (don't want to spam the board with non- postAuthorID related stuff)
I think DADA with TOlkien would be excellent - but I think he would focus more on the "spirit" and not so much on the spells. Like letting fate/intuition guide you to the hardiest spirit for the task - no matter what they look like.
I think he would have definately done Herbology or COMC. Also, this may not be what you want, but I could picture him in the Ministry of Magic, maybe he could lecture on how to properly punish magical 'miscreants'.
[Edited on 17/6/2003 by Samwisegamgee]
Hey guys, ever tried to put EVERY SINGLE SMILEY one after the other on a post and nothing else?
People occasionally do, but it's a bit discourtious to other members. Many of us download pages believing there will be a message at the bottom of them. If there is nothing but a smiley, or a series of smilies, you kind of feel as though you have wasted your time opening such posts. I tend to delete such posts when I come across them.
Not to speak badly of Rowling or anything
its okay I know that Rowling is copying Tolkien and i don't like it at all.
Her stories are well developed and she gives credit(somewhere) to TOlkien but thats just cheap, copying someones imaginations. No Offense to ROwling, her books are good but too less original imagination. Also she used CS Lewis's works too.
Tolkien didn't invent Wizards, Elves, Orcs, Gobblins, Trolls, nor magic, he just used these old things when he build his grand epic of historical fantasy.
Rowling, using these same things, wrote a modern fantasy tale that covers a much shorter period of time and is written so that the children and adults of today, can also suspend disbelief and for a time and get away from our mundane world. That we can relate to the feelings of her main characters shows that she has mirrored the essence of our childhood memories.
(I'm sorry if the above doesn't really make sense, but I can't spend any more time trying to polish it so that it does.)
Even Tolkien used things that were created by others in his books. Dwarvish names for example, most of the ones he used were old Norse names hundreds of years old.
And I think Rowling used much less of Tolkien's creations then other authors have. Like R.A. Salvatore, he copys almost everything Tolkien created.
There are many many authors that have used, magic, wizards, troll, goblins, and evil enchanters. Just because Tolkien is the king of fantasy doesn't mean that every other author that comes out with similar work is damned for tapping into Tolkien's genius.
It is like being angry with the rock bands that followed in the Beatles footsteps. You can't have rock music without drums and guitars just like you can't have fantasy without wizards and magic.
I think Rowling is a great author,she has created a story that is unique and well written. Considering the dreadful writing that is out there she should me given full marks for her work.