||The LOTR Movie Site
February 24, 2001
Many Partings (continued)
As someone who has been reading and studying JRRT of and on
for almost 40 years, I originally started monitoring this site because some of you
actually sounded like you knew what you were talking about and had intelligent comments.
End that. This will be my last message.
Too many of you who claim to be Tolkien "fans" miss the point of what he was
doing and are basically "hobbit wannabes". To understand Tolkien's place in
Fantastic Fiction, read Lord Dunsany, William Morris, or H. Ryder Haggart, don't put on
pointy ears or furry feet to go to Cons. And while you're at it, read "The Golden
Bough", Joseph Campbell, and "The Mabinogion" as well. Thomas S, you were
the straw that broke this old camel's back. I sincerely believe that you wouldn't
understand The Silmarillion even if you read it a thousand times. Pure Tolkien is not for
little boys of any age. It requires intellectual maturity. Grow up. Goodbye. My Grey Ship