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Chocolate-Soda
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Tolkien rips off Harry Potter a lot

Overall, I like "Lord of the Rings." However, I do feel that Tolkien kind of rips off "Harry Potter" in many ways. There are several parallels, such as elves, dwarfs, wizards, goblins, trolls, magic (especially invisibility), etc. Sauron is referred to as “Dark Lord” just like Voldemort is. There is also the elder white-haired bearded wizard who serves almost as a mentor, Gandalf, who is reminiscent of Dumbledore. Some of the character names are similar, such as Wormtongue as opposed to Wormtail, too. There is even a gigantic spider (Shelob) at the end of "The Two Towers" that reminds one of Aragog from "Chamber of Secrets." I even noticed that the plots of both series begin with the protagonists’ birthday. Now Tolkien, this unoriginal stupid idiot, is coming out with "The Hobbit," which is apparently a prequel to "LOTR." This would be fine, but why didn't he just write this book first to begin with? I still like "Lord of the Rings," though--don't get me wrong--but I wonder if Tolkien has ever said in interviews whether he borrowed elements from "Harry Potter." I’ll be watching the extended DVDs later this week and I think he’s featured on the commentary track, so I look forward to that.

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wait i thought lord of the rings came about first...
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i see what you did there

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i didnt see it
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Did this joke really have to be a paragraph long?

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what joke

tolkien is a plagarist
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obviously i only read the first sentence
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This is too well-composed not to be a troll lmao.

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It's not a paragraph if there's no indentation.
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Maybe it's just a copy + paste from another site...

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hes a time traveler

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Are you naturally that stupid or do you have to work on it?? Try googling something before you open your mouth and sound like a #### moron.  Tolkien died in 1973... which is the first problem with your argument. The second is that The Hobbit was written first and because of its popularity he was persuaded to write LOTR... all of this took place between 1937 and 1949... Where as the first Harry Potter book wasn't released until June of 1997.  Incase you can't do the math yourself that is a 48 year gap between when Tolkien released his books and Rowling released hers.  Next time look things up before you start running off at the mouth...

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LOTR was first written in 1937, HP 60 years later.


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Tolkien took a time machine, a concept ripped off from H.G. Wells, to get his copies of Harry Potter

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Harry Potter rips off Naruto ALL. THE. TIME.

A villain who has a proclivity for snakes, who has used inhuman, nefarious means to gain an insidious measure of immortality, with milky white skin?

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are you Soda Shack?

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No_Soup_For_You wrote:
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That's the joke.
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Elle_Eccentric wrote:
That's the joke.

oh wow

 

such a knee slapper

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I know... it's the oldest troll move in the book.
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What a moron
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I feel like somewhere, there is an actual person who has said that and genuinely believed it.

 

 

Which physically hurts my brain. :smileyindifferent:

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weren't both series wrtten by rowling...

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noooo rowling wrote lord of the flies
gawd farnsworth ur so stoopid
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no that was stephen king >_>.. come on elle really

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