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J.R.R. Tolkein Born
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.