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bunn
My (mostly) Tolkien fanfic and art account. Occasional Sutcliff.
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bunn 3m
I do not agree that either Tolkien's source material, nor Tolkien himself, expresses the opinions that you seem to think he does.
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bunn 6m
Why do you believe that 'ancient north european lore' doesn't include the many historic links between Scandinavia, Britain, Greece, Italy, Egypt and particularly the Byzantine Empire?
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bunn 2h
Who, the people of the West Midlands? The West Midlands of England where Tolkien and Lenny Henry both grew up? I think it's delightful that we shall see the work of these two great figures from Birmingham brought together.
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bunn 5h
And I love the LOTR movies. But those are all some pretty major changes of theme, characterisation and plot from the books. You don't get to be a canon purist AND not want black actors AND like the movies. That just makes you the worst kind of fake fan.
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bunn 5h
If you're OK with Elrond saying 'Men are weak', Gimli being 'tossed', Saruman dying at Isengard, Gandalf's speech about death to Pippin, Faramir trying to take the Ring, Denethor the messy eater, BUT your limit is black people, you need to take a good look at yourself.
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bunn 5h
But even if Tolkien HAD explicitly said 'all these people are white-skinned' - and he didn't - why on earth would that be the one thing you'd be super-bothered about? Tolkien definitely didn't put in LOTS of the stuff that's in the movies, but I bet you like those.
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bunn 5h
Honestly, it seems like you are reaching because you personally see the characters that way. We only know about Moria, and that definitely had windows and outdoor space. Who knows about, say the Blacklock or Ironfist dwarves of the south and East?
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bunn 19h
There's almost no canon about Lindon at all, and there's definitely almost nothing about the Houses of the Dwarves that aren't Durin's folk.
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bunn 21h
The building of Barad-dûr, the forging of the One Ring, the War of the Elves and Sauron, the fall of Eregion, the fall of the Dwarves' holy mountain, Gundabad, and the founding of Rivendell are all Second Age as well. Quite a bit that isn't Numenor there.
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bunn 22h
Good heavens! I was not expecting that, but I'm looking forward to seeing who Lenny is playing!
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bunn Dec 2
The issue of a re-mastered version of the movies is apparently enough to get it to trend on Twitter, so I can see why isn't stirring the pot yet. They don't need to, and any information they do release will only get people hyperventilating.
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bunn Dec 1
Probably some people would consider it AU for Galadriel and Celebrian to be part of the canon Elvish force that attacks Sauron out of Moria in alliance with the Dwarves, but I don't feel this is out of character for the daughter of the High King of the Noldor.
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bunn Dec 1
In this story two things changed from the Second Age canon: one, Elrond is captured by Sauron before Celebrimbor is killed, and two, Celebrian gets stranded in the ruins of Ost-in-Edhil by the retreating Elvish forces.
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bunn Dec 1
I had intended to finish The Siege of Khazad-dûm with this chapter, but in the best Tolkien tradition, it got away from me a bit. I find AU's tricky - you change one thing and then there are a pile of consequences to take into account!
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bunn Dec 1
Added a chapter to my Celebrimbor Lives Second Age AU, The Siege of Khazad-dûm : Rescued from Sauron by Celebrían, Celebrimbor and Elrond fled with her to the great dwarf-kingdom and stronghold where Durin is king.
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bunn Nov 29
Flotsam & Jetsam, a tale of and . They met before the Rising of the Sun, and then long afterwards upon the pearly shores of the Lonely Isle, after both had passed out of the history of -earth and into legend.
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bunn Nov 29
A Vulpine Gentleman with Business of His Own. I wrote a brief story of the fox with a job to do :
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Plymouth City Council Nov 18
This is the magical moment that a beaver was released into a specially designed re-wilding enclosure near Poole Farm in Plymouth. It’s all part of the Green Minds project, a council initiative focussed on re-wilding to encourage more nature and wildlife.
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bunn Nov 12
Finrod, in a scene I call 'Stop making that silly face, Featherfoot, I'm trying to make you look elegant here'.
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bunn Nov 12
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