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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:12 pm 
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Tolkien's legendarium is of course an unfinished project, with only LotR and The Hobbit as the absolutely definitive "canon" (and even there, The Hobbit is problematic in some ways). So what do you wish he had written more about?

The biggest one that will be obvious to anyone who's dove deep into the legendarium is the aborted rewrite of Fall of Gondolin. A completed version would have been spectacular indeed.

I wish we knew more about the outer nations of Harad, Rhun, Khand, etc and he would have developed their history and culture further. The racial or at least ethnocentric critique that the non-western nations are, even if not inherently evil, all monolithically deceived by Sauron has some legitimacy I think. Tolkien was thinking in the right direction with his late reconsideration of the blue wizards (see HoME XII), having pockets of resistance against Sauron in the East for thousands of years even back to the Second Age - too bad he never got to elaborate. (It would be a nice irony if Harad was resisting Sauron more effectively than late Númenor!)

I would like to hear more about Beorn and the Beornings outside The Hobbit, as well as the woodmen.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:38 pm 
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I'd like to know what was happening in the War in the North during the War of the Ring.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:40 pm 
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I'd like to know what was happening in the War in the North during the War of the Ring.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:47 pm 
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I would have liked to read the stories in The Silmarillion, but told from the point of view of everyday people. That's one of the things that made LOTR so compelling.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:54 pm 
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I would really like to know about the two Blue Istari.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:11 pm 
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I've always been intrigued by the grim hillmen of Lamedon...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:14 pm 
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Poor, poor Ghan Buri Ghan. Nobody ever wants to know more about them. :cry:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:33 pm 
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Poor, poor Ghan Buri Ghan. Nobody ever wants to know more about them. :cry:
I do!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:51 pm 
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There's a whole section in Unfinished Tales about the Drúedain, Ghan's people.


Personally, I would like to hear more about the three remarkable daughters of Gerontius "the Old Took" Took.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:38 pm 
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Like Vinnie, I've always wanted to know more about the peoples of the east.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:28 pm 
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Actually, I read something, and now what I want is a romantic comedy detailing Beorn's courtship and marriage. Because, who? And how?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:23 am 
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What did you read?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:52 am 
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What did you read?
Someone asking that very question. Possibly on the blog that I linked in the Bree thread.

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