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Comments For Character of the Month Biographies
I read the bio recently, and I'm glad I did.
I read about Tolkien's time travel story, although I didn't read the text itself, and it always was told in a most complicated way that never made me want to actually read the text.
You changed that for me. Thank you.
Yay, I'm glad the bio was of use! If Tolkien had been a woman and he had done such a blatant self-insert these days, he would have been accused of Mary-Sue-ism. But you are right that the story seems unedited and it's not easy to digest.
Thanks for the review!
Excellent essay, Russa! So nice to have all the research in one location. I particularly liked your discussion of the evolution of Amandil as a character, which I didn't know, and your questions at the end, which are all questions that I've had too. I've gone over some of the same material for my epic, but you've given me food for thought here, including some bunnies.
Good job and thanks so much!
Hi elfscribe, thanks for your review! I found the info on Amandil scattered all over the place in HoME, and a pain to glue together. In a way I wished I had spent more time on it, because the story of the character is very extensive, even if he does not feature that much in the final Silmarillion - Tolkien wanted to be Amandil, after all... . In the end, well, I ran out of time... I have a plot-bunny too, I might include it in my Mairon story! ;o)
A very useful and important biography to have on the site (especially for the likes of me who doesn't know Numenor as well as I should). The points about why there were not rebellions or we do not hear of more even underground resistance is an interesting one. Maybe they did exist and Tolkien never got around to writing them. Plot bunnies anyone?
Thanks for reading and for your review, oshun! Greatly appreciated, given the awesome biographies you write. Plot-bunnies, there must have been rebellions, I thought. Found nothing, except for Isildur stealing the fruit of Nimloth. I have another plot bunny as a result of this bio, not about rebellions, but close. And by the way, I don't know Numenor that well either, but it makes for interesting exploration of HoME...