30th Anniversary of Tolkien's Death

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  1. Boomer

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    Yesterday marked the 30th Anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien's Death. We know we are a little late in reporting this but let us use this thread to let people know why he has inspired us or has caught our imaginations.
     
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    Well...I dont know what to say really...Nothing much I can say...But maybe I should say how grateful I am for what he did...he got me into reading alot more...
     
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    Yeah he definately got me reading a lot more I can vouch for that. Once I read The Hobbit I could not put it down nor any of his books.
     
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    I am giving a moment of silence for him
     
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    As we all should
     
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    Tolkien got me interested in thinking about what I read, and pondering character actions etc. Before that I really never gave thought to aspects of novels. I just read.
     
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    I never read for recreation until earlier this year when I got hooked on LOTR. Now I am a Fantasy junkie. I can't get enough of middle earth.
     
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    Same here. It's amazing. Hopefully these boards though will open you up to some other Fantasy Novels and Author's. :)
     
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    Proffessor Tolkien makes me dream everyday.. he let me see the world in a different point of view..
    30 years ago, Tolkien's body left us, but his soul is alive in each page of his books, in each word he wrote..
     
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    Great Words. Much respect.
     
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    I honour Tolkien with my eternal respect for the wrld of Middle-earth he fathomed, the races and creatures that inhabit such a wrld, the languages and the eventful history he comprised from scratch. He gifted me with a newly-forged imagination with which I endow the skill of my hands in conceptualizing his vision.
    ..... A moment of silence in tribute to the genius of J. R. R. Tolkien and the memory of him that lies in the books we each cherish so much. Alas, I lament for the death of him, though let his fantasy live on forever in the hearts of many as a band of Tolkienites who serve their allegiances to the end of their days.