The Lord of the Rings Expert Answers Tolkien Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

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The Tolkien Professor, Cory Olsen, uses the power of Twitter to answer the internet's burning questions about J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, and all the associated lore. Does Sauron use any weapons? Do compasses exist in Middle-Earth? Is there a Tolkien book about the Goblin and Dwarf Great War? Cory answers all these questions and much more.
Corey Olsen, also known as The Tolkien Professor, is the Founder and President of Signum University, a nonprofit higher education institution dedicated to affordable and accessible online learning with a special focus on promoting the humanities. Through the Mythgard Academy, a Signum institution, Corey offers weekly explorations of The Lord of the Rings and other opportunities to discuss speculative literature and adaptations. Follow Corey on Twitter at tolkienprof
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@ig8842 2 роки тому
This guy really knows what he’s tolkien about
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To build a fictional world that is so intricate and complex that there are experts and professors on your material... Tolkien really was a genius and a one of a kind.
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A small family memory : Tolkien was my grandfather’s tutor at Oxford. My mother’s name was Mariel Elizabeth and my grandfather called her Malbeth. Tolkien collected names he liked and my mother became “ Malbeth the Seer”.
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A few fun facts for those who are curious: Merry and Pippin were buried at Gondor, and Aragorn was buried alongside them when he died at the age of 210 (after being king for over a century). Following his death, Legolas and Gimli built a ship and sailed off to Valinor together.
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Arwen: I abandon my immortality for my beloved.
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Fun fact: after announcing his treason in the books, Saruman denounced his role as the white wizard and began calling himself “Saruman of Many Colors.” I think this represented how Saruman no longer wanted to be restricted by his assigned role, and desired the power to do whatever he pleased.
@ree4184 2 роки тому
There's nothing better than a dude whos truly passionate about a subject.
Can we take a second to appreciate that these are real questions and not just “what about the eagles?” questions.
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Imagine writing a book thinking “heck yea I did it. I hope people will like it” and 80 years later EVERYONE reveres it and it is the basis of an entire genre throughout generations?
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I love so much that Tolkien, the great linguist, who created tons of written and oral languages, even got fired up over a linguistic rule like 'dwarfs' that he considered stupid and just decided to do whatever tf he wanted 😂 Our professors' motto in film school was always "know the rules well so that you know how, why, and when to break them." That's just like what Tolkien did!
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So basically the Valar sacked an underperforming employee but instead of replacing him with someone new, they merged two jobs into one. Typical upper management
In the chapter "Of the Maiar" it says that Olorin (Gandalf) walked unseen for many years with the Elves and even took up Elven form among them. There are then many "mysterious Elf Lords" taking part in very important missions without any title given to them. For example when the Silmaril set in the Nauglamir returns to the Elves after the death of Beren and Luthien, it was taken to them by a single Elf lord, which seems an extremely risky mission to take alone unless you are actually Olorin? What do you think?
@jamiemckelvie342 2 роки тому
If only all Tolkien fans were like him, Tolkien books are heavy complicated and hard to understand everything; he explains everything without insulting anybody’s intelligence and that’s cool
The response to the Denethor/Theoden questions warmed my heart <3 I love that he consistently takes the time to answer each question so thoroughly and to address the implications/intent of the question, as well as the details of how they asked it/why they thought it. It feels like he lead a proper discussion on each topic rather than answered your query. This is an enjoyable and educational conversation for absolutely any level of Tolkien knowledge, and that's pretty hard to do.
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Tolkien was like "I helped write the dictionary, don't tell me Dwarves is wrong."
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That was awesome. It’s so awesome that Tolkien created such a world that felt real and alive that it continues to live so fully even today. It’s just mind blowing. I wonder if when he began these stories did he really grasped how impactful they would be?
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Why did my high school counselor not tell me that “Lord of the Rings Expert” was a potential career?
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