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Re: [RC] Shadowfax - Lynn Kinsky

BTW, I think it is so funny how all of the 'closet' Tolkein fans are coming out
of the woodwork now that the movies are out. My brother is the same way and
he's always explaining or correcting our pronunciation. ha ha ha My other
brother and I always tease him and ask him if he's a "Level 3 Dungeon Master".
These movies seem to have the same hype and following as Trekkie movies. hee
hee hee


It's not particularly a matter of being a "closet" Tolkein fan as just having part of one's youth brought to the fore. The three novels came out in paperback when I was a college senior in 1965 and *everyone* read them -- the books were a respite from the war in Vietnam, and of having ones friends and relatives drafted and maybe killed there (I sent copies to my cousin in Da Nang and they were read to shreds by his platoon mates. They were among the personal belongings the Air Force shipped back with his body). By the time I was in grad school it was common to read the trilogy every mid term or finals week -- escape from reality through drugs hadn't caught on yet <g>, so escape through reading was popular.

Dungeons and Dragons followed a few years later for those who wanted to escape for longer periods.
Lynn Kinsky Santa Ynez, CA

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