Has anyone read the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis? If any of you are philosophically inclined or just like to read, I highly recommend it. If you don't like to read, John Cleese (aka the man who played Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail) has an audio book you can listen to... Soyeahbye
@CRS10114, Cleese also voiced a character in Over the Garden Wall
@origamiguyljb, Ori!!! Long time no see
@CRS10114, I miss the server T-T
@CRS10114, it's a great read, C. S. Lewis is my favorite author
@CRS10114, he was Nearly Headless Nick in Harry Potter too.
@CRS10114, it truly is a fantastic book.
Lewis and Tolkien were actually very good friends. Tolkien was actually one of the people that brought Lewis back to Christianity after years of atheism.
@Toad, EPIC RAP BATTLES OF HISTORY!!JRR TOLKIEN VS CS LEWIS!?BEGIN!
@Toad, Indeed. Tolkien actually taught at the same university in London as Lewis, and they challenged each other to write the best fantasy novel. Those series are the result. Also, if you've ever read Beowulf in school, you can thank JRR Tolkien. It used to be believed that fiction stories had no relevance on history, but Tolkien presented a paper on how fantasy stories could illustrate the thought processes of the time, and his main reference was to the virtually unheard of story of Beowulf.
I like that they split The Hobbit into three movies. I think that they put more of the books into these movies than the Lord of the Rings
@GalacticDreamer, they put out of book content in it from the similarian too, which most people missed and claim they just added random stuff, but in reality there is only so much one can do when 90% of the books are just scenic landscape description.
@GalacticDreamer, the Hobbit movies are hooooooorible! He TOTALLY missed the spirit of the book.
@Toad, if he captured the spirit of the book properly it'd take 3 month to watch it and every moment would be an excruciating torrent of boredom and misery.
@Captain Swordsman, the battle scenes were extremely ridiculous, extended, and gratuitous. What Jackson missed is that it is supposed to be a children's book.
@Toad, what everyone else missed is that it's a horrible children's book. Everyone go ahead and downvote me, idc. If JRR Tolkein wasn't already an established religion, no one would have a problem with legitimate criticism of his books, but if you try to actually point out something wrong with them, everyone gets assblasted and can't walk right for a week.
@Captain Swordsman, hpw was it a horrible childrens book? The Hobbit doesn't have nearly as mich detail as LOTR. It was the first chapter book my father read to me. And I read it to my kids (4 and 2) twice and they had no problem following it.
@thecorpsebride, well I dunno, I just remember the torture of being forced to read through the whole thing when I had a very fast paced action book I wanted to read instead.
Everyone, spam ERB's inbox with this.