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Obi-Wan and Luke's lightsabers glow blue.
Saruman tries to convince Gandalf to join the evil wizards, thereby bringing order to Middle Earth.
Le Guin's The Language of the Night is by far the best book I've ever come across on the secret inner mechanics of science fiction and fantasy.
Smith provides an abundance of juicy insights on where Tolkien found his inspirations, including fragments and complete versions of many of the source stories.
In an article explaining his obsession called A Secret Vice Tolkien wrote, "The making of language and mythology are related functions.
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Paul's Ford site.
Includes lots of tracing Tolkien's names and story-ideas back to their original sources, plus ruminations on philology, academia, and Tolkien's methods and goals.
For instance, the English word "excruciating" alludes to the story of the crucifixion of Christ.
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