I'm from Outer Space...Dont Overthink it.
- Oct 15, 2016
yes, that sounds about right.GoT first few seasons were pretty much up there with the best of TV. That HotD is even close to that level is amazing.
I liked the Witcher well enough, but it wasn't the same quality and is a huge drop off from the best of TV standard. HotD is better than that so far.
WoT should be canceled and the rights returned. Maybe in 20 years someone could do it right.
RoP is better than WoT, but it seems like its ceiling is the Witcher, which isn't bad, but......
A lot of hard-core Witcher fans didn't like the show much. I read the books, but didn't play the video games. It was good enough, but....
RoP is making huge changes that didn't need to be made, which is a problem. Maybe it will improve, but.... it feels like fanfic that almost any fan could improve upon.
I don't feel like Tolkien much focused on skin color in his writing. He was just writing a story which had a lot of Germanic and Norse elements, so he was coming from a particular background; he wasn't really thinking sociopolitically. The world has changed a lot since then and his stories are now global, so of course they would seek to incorporate more diversified elements as part of connecting with a global audience.
It's the producer's story of how they were a priveleged chauvinistic white male and then they matured, got enlightened and become more feminine and woke.Yeah. That's got to be it.
The Elves were like Ainur in spirit; they loved all beauty of nature, especially water, the Sea and the stars, since they were the first things they saw; as a consequence Ulmo and Varda were the Ainur closest to them. They were marked by an insatiable curiosity and a desire of learning and creating.
They detested all evil and were usually more resistant to being corrupted than Men, unless evil tricked them with fair form, like Annatar. Conversely, their work harmed evil, like lembas and the Elven rope that brought pain to Gollum's skin. They were, however, susceptible to greed, pride and jealousy, as exemplified by the story of the House of Fëanor, or the jealous and unjustified hatred of Saeros toward Túrin.