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Post by Lorient Avandi Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:13 am

Here be as critical as you want of PJ's adaption. Go ahead Petty, be free Twisted Evil
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Post by Eldorion Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:41 pm

Since when has Petty ever held back? Twisted Evil
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Post by Ally Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:19 pm

What you will find is originally it was only a few dozen Tolkien Fanatics who disliked the films. Then other people who were trying to become fanatics after seeing the film caught on and thought 'If I want to be a true fanatic I should say I disliked the film and thought them insulting to Tolkien'. So now it is trend that if your a genuine loremaster of Tolkien you have to dislike the films.

I fell into this trap the other day, was discussing the films with a friend in my class, and I couldn't just help myself recite all the criticisms that everyone on this forum has with the films, though OTOH it would get pretty boring with us going "yeah amazing films" all the time- not much of a discussion! But still, I felt like such a sheep, for sure! Very Happy

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Post by Ally Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:22 pm

God, I felt edgy though... Nod

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Post by Eldorion Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:31 pm

Well, I know people who are critical of the films who would shudder to be described as Tolkien loremasters. Razz Still, I maintain that it is fully possible to enjoy the films and also recognize their flaws. People who point out the flaws only come off as super-critical because the status quo is one of blind worshipfulness towards PJ. Evil or Very Mad

Who's the sheep now? Razz
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:08 pm

What the hell is this? Its a cunning ploy isn't it to syphon off all my hatred, venom and anger to a single thread. It won't bloody well work I can tell you that my crabbitt levels exceed any attempt to confine it ok!! Evil or Very Mad

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Post by odo banks Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:00 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:What the hell is this? Its a cunning ploy isn't it to syphon off all my hatred, venom and anger to a single thread. It won't bloody well work I can tell you that my crabbitt levels exceed any attempt to confine it ok!! Evil or Very Mad

Well put Petty! How's this idea? You see the movies, knowing no better, and like them a lot. Then you read the books, fall in love with them. Then you watch the movies and feel really diisappointed, knowing suddenly that there are not only flaws, but that it is not a good adaptation of the books. Because you now see the books for how great they are, you find quite a lot of PJ's version insulting to Tolkien's vision. You guys need to learn how to think - I mean it kindly - like we Purists do. Very Happy

Btw Ally, NEVER be influenced by Peer Groups -- err -- at least, never admit you are! Laughing

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Post by Lorient Avandi Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:06 pm

I'm not trying to confine it. But you should be the one to get the ball rolling on this thread. Twisted Evil No holding back people! Extremely Crabbit

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Post by Eldorion Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:11 pm

Okay then ... Peter Jackson is a fat, drama-loving, SFX-wanking Kiwihobbit who wouldn't know a good movie if it bit him in his bermuda shorts!!! Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil


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Post by Eldorion Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:12 pm

I feel so ... Scotshobbit after saying that. drunken
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:45 pm

That brings a tear to my eye Eldo. I'm so proud of you.

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Post by Orwell Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:04 am

Ah! The joy of intelligent and elegant discussion. We should do it more often.

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Post by Eldorion Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:25 am

lol! This thread is pretty awesome.
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:26 am

And I haven't even got my burning PJ effigy gif yet.

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Post by Eldorion Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:29 am

Why have we not seen this before?! Shocked
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Post by Orwell Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:30 am

Eldorion wrote:Why have we not seen this before?! Shocked

Good point, Eldo! Mad (Shows that not everything you contribute is daft btw Very Happy )

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:32 am

Because I dont have it yet! Sheesh!

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Post by Eldorion Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:33 am

Thanks, Orwell. I just try my best not to be too pompous. cyclops
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Post by Eldorion Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:33 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Because I dont have it yet! Sheesh!

Lazy Scotshobbits! Mad
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Post by Orwell Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:36 am

Eldorion wrote:Thanks, Orwell. I just try my best not to be too pompous. cyclops

Suspect I mislike that comment, methinks. Suspect

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Post by Eldorion Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:37 am

Just returning the favor, buddy! Very Happy
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Post by Orwell Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:37 am

Eldorion wrote:
Pettytyrant101 wrote:Because I dont have it yet! Sheesh!

Lazy Scotshobbits! Mad

Eldo can be quite impertinent at times, Petty. I see that now.


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Post by Orwell Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:38 am

Eldorion wrote:Just returning the favor, buddy! Very Happy

I shot dead the last person who called me 'buddy', buddy! Mad

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Post by Lorient Avandi Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:40 am

Don't be too hasty buddy! Very Happy
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Post by Eldorion Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:41 am

Orwell wrote:I shot dead the last person who called me 'buddy', buddy! Mad

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, no way! Shocked
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