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Gimli 04:38, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your contributions! I award ye this star Gimli 02:40, 29 January 2007 (UTC)


Hey there Arwen, glad to see another Star Wars and LotR fan. I was just curious what you thought about my post on community portal regarding merging the two Tolkien wikis. --Hyarion 01:20, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Arwen, Thank you very much for QC'ing my work in the LOTR Differences articles. I have been very busy the past few weeks both at home and at work, and it has kept me from doing much of anything. I finished up an important project this past week, so I hope to have more time now to get back to things that I enjoy and so seldom can work on.—N3rus 06:05, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. I'm glad you're back.


In the special features of the theatrical release version of The Fellowship of the Ring (film), in the first documentary, one of the interviewees mentions that J.R.R. Tolkien hoped other people would add to his mythology, even in different media. I think that hope justifies viewing The Lord of the Rings film trilogy as a part of the canon, or perhaps as a different canon. The movies are a valid interpretation, or perhaps translation, of Tolkien's work in a very different media. Many of the differences between book and screenplay can be accounted for by considering the requirements and limits of the very visual media of film as opposed to the verbal media of story-telling. While I still prefer the books, (and I despise some of the changes the movies made,) the movies don't deserve to be relegated to "non-canon," as some Tolkien purists seem to think.

See Also

Tolkien vs. Jackson: Differences Between Story and Screenplay

Article Attack Award

Congratulations! You have won April's Aticle Attack Award for the most valued edits towards the Army of the dead article. You may put it on your user page if you wish. Well Done!-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  19:18, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

AAA Article Attack Award

Arwen Skywalker has recieved this medal for contributing the most valued edits to nominated Article Attack

Awarded for the Army of the dead article.


Wiki Name

I know exactly what you mean, I thought that myself. But 'One Wiki to Rule Them All' I feel is very creative. 'The Lord of the Rings Wiki' however I feel is very unimaginative. Plus if 'One Wiki to Rule Them All' has the most votes, I'll put something like, "From the One Wiki to Rule Them All, a Lord of the Rings encyclopedia", under the title of each page-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  10:31, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

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