A Non-Newtonian Fluid (maddening) wrote,
A Non-Newtonian Fluid

I am Jack's smirking smirkiness

Looking up some basis to throw in dlbags's face next time he tells me Lucas is a genius and I tell him that lucas is a rip off artist, I found some connections between Lucas and Tolkien on several sites.
Now, I loathe Tolkien. I cannot read his books they're just very very bad. Dave told me that you have to get most of the way through the Lord of the Rings before you actually get into it... and that's just going a little far on the "stick with it" front for me. I'm all for reading for the purpose of educating myself, so I will read books that aren't entertaining, but they have to make up for it by being really fucking informative. I just don't seen Tolkien doing that for me.
Anyway, one of the hits I got was from an ezboard.com message board and the first message from "The Dwarf" , an unregistered user reads as follows:

Tolkien's stealing of stories
Hello. Is for the obvious that "Lord of the Rings" is writes for many years before Star Wars so is not copies by Tolkiens of Lucas.

But is not for manys of knows that Tolkiens is STEALINGS of manys of stories and names from Icelandic writes of Snorri Sturluson whos is writes in 12th century which is very far befores the writes of Rings as from Tolkien.

If is wants for see prooves of this for the looks at page of THE DWARF

Is for the thinks of THE DWARF as to very bads for Tolkiens for steals from stories and is makes many monies. Please tell of your mind here!!!!

That "THE DWARF" site is written in the same very horribly crippled english as this post.
Fun stuff. It's worth it just for the line "Is there a resembling? YES!"
And the board is worth reading just for some of the incredibly inane and wacked out things people say there. Like the force is based on Wiccan beliefs about "mind over matter."
And Lucas ripped off Kurosawa. Saying someone is "influenced" by someone else in the movie directing arena usually is pretty equivelant to saying that they stole, lock stock and barrel, a style from an older, better director.

I'm "getting on my high horse" and handing out my opinon. Scroll bar, dude... scroll bar.

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