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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:15 pm 
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Who is/was Sue Tolkien? A quick google search only comes up with various articles about lawsuits the Tolkien Estate has been involved in, or a few articles about Tolkien at the website "The Mary Sue".

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:38 pm 
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Sue Tolkien was an artifact of a TORC thread Should I read the books (or something like that), a tongue in cheek thread born from frustration with the movie centric tone of the boards at the time.

Someone complained about Tolkien preemptively ripping off the movies with his novels, someone else replied "Sue Tolkien!" and so Sue Tolkien was born and blamed for all the ways in which the books did not live up to the movies.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:32 pm 
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Ah, okay. I don't recall that at all, but that doesn't mean that I wasn't involved. I tried to do a search at TORC, but I could find anything.

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I found this one Is teh bok as good as teh m00bie?? but it references Sue Tolkien in the first few posts and I don't have time to search further.

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Ah, well that explains why I didn't find it, and why I don't recall it. It was in the Books forum, not the m00bies forum, where I participated, and where I was looking.

ETA: Or did it get moved from the Movies forum to the Books forum at some point? I do see an awful lot of familiar names.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:53 pm 
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There was another thread in Movies IRRC. The best part was when an innocent newbie came along and lectured everyone on the virtues of the book. They'd get increasingly absurd replies until it finally dawned on them that they walked into a trap. It was fairly good natured, by the standards of the forum in those days.

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While I was looking around, I spent some time re-looking at some of the old m00bies threads. What an incredible time that was.

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