In a message dated 1/2/03 12:35:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> PS: Sparkplug, don't bother. I already told you I'm taking up your offer
> not to read you any more. I deleted your e-mails unread, dumped my trash
> buffer so I wouldn't even be tempted to retrieve them, and have now added
> you to my kill file so I won't have to see any more of your inanities. I'm
> free! Free!
Let's just hope my horrible words don't linger in your mind for a decade
everytime you read an e-mail. I wouldn't want you having nightmares about
someone actually disagreeing with you.
The name's Sparkdog, btw. With reading skills like that, I'm no longer
surprised at our communication problems.
Oh, well, you won't be reading this anyway...
I recently poked through some online galleries of Tolkien art. Its
interesting to see different painters interpret the books. If I were looking
at these with zero familiarity with LOTR, I'd think they were illustrations
to generic fantasy ideas; to me this shows just how deep is Tolkien's
influence on the fantasy genre. Off the top of my head, I'd guess at least
90% of currently published fantasy novels descend from Tolkien.
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