In 1892, J.R.R Tolkein, the master of Mythopeia was born. I have mixed feelings about Tolkein since the Peter Jackson films came out.
Ok, I admit that I am a bit of a fanboy, but I am getting tired of all of the Lord of the Rings pop culture references. I admit that the Family Guy poltergeist episode was hilarious, but LoTR used to mean something to me. Now it is nothing more than a trilogy on the self. I read the Silmarillion again recently, and pray that they don't make a film out of it.
These words are not going to be welcomed by a lot of people, but I have to say it: Sometimes the movies corrupt the books. I am burned out on LoTR for now. I can't wait of the day when the pop culture forgets about Tolkein and for his legacy to be returned to the people who care about the books, not the money.
My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett. I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror. I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia. I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.