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A Quick Response to Malcolm the Cynic

This is from the comment thread on the previous post:

“You can prefer pre-Tolkienian fantasy if you like. You can dislike how too many people copied Tolkien if you’d like. But one thing you cannot do, at least not honestly or at least accurately, is claim that Tolkien didn’t make exactly what he wanted to make exactly the way he wanted to make it.”

I agree.

Going down that path at all is clearly not constructive. It was a mistake.

Those of you that wanted me to explicitly walk that stuff back before trying a different angle on this… consider it done!


4 responses to “A Quick Response to Malcolm the Cynic

  1. malcolmthecynic September 2, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Bwahaha, victory!

    Nah I’m just kidding, it’s all good.

  2. H.P. September 2, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Reading The King of Elfland’s Daughter now and will have some thoughts directly on the comparison with Tolkien this week or the next.

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