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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2004, 05:56:44 am »
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ermmm...quite right, LegolasBuzzGirl.
The Used: what's ripp off of LotR?? 

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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2004, 09:07:16 am »
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Heaps of it has been ripped off. But then most fantasy has been ripped off from something else. The whole idea of the one little guy who has to save all of 'humanity' by defeating the evil guy who noone else can kill. And in the first book with the philsophers stone, which can return all his power, like the ring etc etc. And the dementors/nazgul etc etc. and the whole shelob/aragog giant spidery thing. the list goes on...
Not that I don't like Harry! I loooooove HP. I'm an obsessed fan. But I can see how it's been ripped off.
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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2004, 09:57:56 am »
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oh, ok...like a general myth thing that goes with all those very fashionable movies these days.. thanks 
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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2004, 11:13:39 pm »
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Yeah I see what you mean.  I found it annoying at first.  There are billions of books that rip off LOTR, or seem like they do.  But they're still great books.  Like the Wheel of Time series... I read the prelude, and it was such a ripoff I wanted to cry.  They had a 'Black Rider' which when it passed you, you felt cold and not happy and just bleh.  They had 'The Mountains of Mist' if that's not subtle enough.
But I don't think its quite fair not to read them simply because they're based loosely around the greatest storyline in the world. 
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« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2004, 02:35:55 am »
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anyone seen 'secret window'??? there are more than one great story line in the world, and you can mix them...was it revenge, love...i can't remember, Morton Raigney was explaining them to his wife.

this is anna: 'black rider, mountains of mist'??? that's being a copycat??? 
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« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2004, 02:59:49 am »
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I saw Secret Window...sadly, I don't remember that part, lol.

I definitely don't think HP is a rip-off of LOTR. Frankly, I like HP better.

I would try not to read biographies...but The Diary of Anne Frank was awesome. Whee.
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« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2004, 07:34:14 am »
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it's a really short part in secret window...i've seen it too many times i guess.. 

maybe hp is better because it's not over yet.

bios???...i've read anna frank too, and it was very sad...i'd rather read something happier from time to time..when it's a true story, it makes me sad.  read to escape reality, i do not really like bios and political stuff 
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« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2004, 08:30:03 am »
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For all of you guys who won't read Harry Potter because you think it's a 'rip off' or 'too babyish' or you just don't want to read it cause everyone else is.. It's really your loss.
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« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2004, 10:15:24 am »
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Quote from: Galadriel on September 06, 2004, 08:30:03 am   

For all of you guys who won't read Harry Potter because you think it's a 'rip off' or 'too babyish' or you just don't want to read it cause everyone else is.. It's really your loss.

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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2004, 11:40:16 am »
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I've read 'Secret Window' (Steven King, in a short novells's book called 'Four Past Midnight' if anyone wants to know!) and it was ace! Need to see the film.

The only 'bios' I read are the ones for murders and stuff. But then I'm wierd!

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Quote from: Phlegerty on September 05, 2004, 09:07:16 am   

Heaps of it has been ripped off. But then most fantasy has been ripped off from something else. The whole idea of the one little guy who has to save all of 'humanity' by defeating the evil guy who noone else can kill. And in the first book with the philsophers stone, which can return all his power, like the ring etc etc. And the dementors/nazgul etc etc. and the whole shelob/aragog giant spidery thing. the list goes on...
Not that I don't like Harry! I loooooove HP. I'm an obsessed fan. But I can see how it's been ripped off.
Exactly, its the general idea, maybe harry potter isent like a hobbit with harry feet and currly hair, but its the same idea...little guy goes to save the world.
harry potter isent the only thing that has the same idea as tolkiens books, theres alot more.
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« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2004, 03:38:29 pm »
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legolasbuzzgirl: the end of the movie is not the same as the one in the book...it's even better!!!!! *tries very hard not to tell the end* 

galadriel and hermajesty: i guess i'm not reading HP because i do not have time and i've got requirements to read these days (and they suck  ) but maybe i'll read the HP books when i'm very old 
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« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2004, 05:16:06 pm »
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John Grisham I won't read because they all sound so mass marketed and just too much the same. "The Jury" "The Firm" "The Client." Not my cup of tea. I have worked in a law firm and it's stuffy and boring and I sure don't want to read about it, lol. Besides I don't really like to read what everyone else is reading. There are exceptions like Harry Potter and Da Vinci Code, but generally I like to scout for lesser known novels.

Also I won't read anything from Oprah's book club because they're all insanely depressing. I like to enjoy what I read, not want to shoot myself, lol.
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« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2004, 05:33:45 pm »
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I'll never say never to a book, but I can tell you lot NEVER EVER EVEN CONSIDER reading Anita and me by Meera syal. I did it in english literature and it was the most boring book ever. I have never put a book down when I've started it, i always try to read it to the end just in case it gets better but i just wanted to burn that book! just a word of warning to the world 

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Quote from: The Used on September 06, 2004, 03:23:00 pm   

maybe harry potter isent like a hobbit with harry feet and currly hair, but its the same idea...little guy goes to save the world.

There are a lot of books, stories, and novels with that general theme that were around waaaaay before Tolkien ever came about.  There are also countless books after LOTR that have that same idea, but you wouldn't say those authors ripped LOTR off. 
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