Like Pat, I plan on ignoring any further posts from Jakob Lier --
unless there seems to be some kind of consensus here that I should
respond to some particular post -- because I've already said all that
needs to be said to him.
(Oh, also because I've noticed from the headers of Lier's posts that
he is sending his messages from 188.8.131.52, which oddly enough
happens to be at Bergen University, Norway, which oddly enough
happens to be Helge Fauskanger's university and the host of
_Ardalambion_; and which oddly enough happens to be _VERY_ close to
the IP address from which Helge posts to Elfling: 184.108.40.206.)
But I did want to note that William Hicklin's reply to the points
that Lier apparently raised in his latest post are exactly correct.
On Sep 14, 2007, at 2:07 PM, William C. Hicklin wrote:
> "The fact that in the early nineties, your journal was regularly
> bimonthly does raise the question of why you can’t achieve at least
> quarterly publication now that you have far more important material to
> Precisely because the unpublished material is far more difficult. It's
> vastly more laborious to decipher JRRT's manuscripts than to make
> observations, however astute, about nicely typeset and indexed
> "If Christopher Tolkien really insists that the work is to be done
> just as
> you are doing it, why can’t you ask him to make a public statement
> to that
> effect? We never hear anything but YOUR assurances that Christopher
> approves of your plans. "
> Except, of course, that without CRT's approval *nothing* gets
> remember? The fact of publication is I think fairly substantial
> in itself - as is the example of CRT's History of Middle-earth, also
> presented chronologically.