March 1st, 2005

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I just finished watching Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Extra Super Extended DVD edition for the first time. In commemoration of that, it seemed like a good idea to post this excellent essay about the problems that Tolkien causes modern fantasy writers. (I originally discovered it posted on genreneep by oracne.)

http://www.reflectionsedge.com/archives/mar2005/dtw_sm.html
"Doing Tolkien Wrong: Why Fantasy Shouldn't Follow in Tolkien's Footsteps" by Sarah Monette
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