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Re: Reading Eragon into it

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:43 am

Dwarves and orcs were not invented by J.R.R. Tolkien. Nor were vampires invented by Bram Stoker or the Drow invented by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. We could go on for a long time like this. I've not read Eragon but I did partially watch the movie. Yeah, I just turned the channel after a bit but, it did seem to me that it followed the classic epic story fomula that we've seen so many times before. It seems logical to equate the current LEGO line with it because it's easy to see that if dragons are tameable, you could ride them. As for it being stolen from Star Wars, I'd disagree. While Lucas has admited that his story isn't really his own, what made it original was the setting. In my opinion, Star Wars is a retelling of the Aurthurian legend.
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Re: Reading Eragon into it

Postby friskywhiskers » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:11 am

I just finished reading Eragon. It was awsome! :) I agree with you. The people would be easy to build but the places would be very difficult.
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Re: Reading Eragon into it

Postby Reeper » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:11 pm

Now for my two cents:
Personally I loved the Eragon books. Yes, I do acknowlege that the story of Eragon and Luke Skywalker are pretty much the exact same with some extremely minor changes, however, I enjoy them both immensely.
They both follow the Journey of the Hero as does almost every story ever written by man. :wink:
The sad truth is, there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to storytelling. There are really only a handful of stories that are just personalized to fit an author's vision. For instance, almost any story you read that was written (or filmed, since film is just moving stories. :wink: ) within the last ten or twenty years, and you can probably find countless similarities with it and either mythological stories from centuries ago, or even from any of William Shakespeare's works, (which were actually in and of themselves inspired by acient stories).
In a nutshell, there is no reason to argue about what came first the Tolkien orc or Lewis dwarf or whatever, we can all agree that an author hyas creative freedom, and that the LEGOcompany probably used tons of sources for their fantasy era LEGOs, and personally, I'm glad they did. :)

Thanks for reading.
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Re: Reading Eragon into it

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:27 pm

Reeper wrote:Now for my two cents:
Personally I loved the Eragon books. Yes, I do acknowlege that the story of Eragon and Luke Skywalker are pretty much the exact same with some extremely minor changes, however, I enjoy them both immensely.
They both follow the Journey of the Hero as does almost every story ever written by man. :wink:
The sad truth is, there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to storytelling. There are really only a handful of stories that are just personalized to fit an author's vision. For instance, almost any story you read that was written (or filmed, since film is just moving stories. :wink: ) within the last ten or twenty years, and you can probably find countless similarities with it and either mythological stories from centuries ago, or even from any of William Shakespeare's works, (which were actually in and of themselves inspired by acient stories).
In a nutshell, there is no reason to argue about what came first the Tolkien orc or Lewis dwarf or whatever, we can all agree that an author hyas creative freedom, and that the LEGOcompany probably used tons of sources for their fantasy era LEGOs, and personally, I'm glad they did. :)

Thanks for reading.

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Re: Reading Eragon into it

Postby mystuffiscool » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:39 am

Blue Moon Knight wrote:
Reeper wrote:Now for my two cents:
Personally I loved the Eragon books. Yes, I do acknowlege that the story of Eragon and Luke Skywalker are pretty much the exact same with some extremely minor changes, however, I enjoy them both immensely.
They both follow the Journey of the Hero as does almost every story ever written by man. :wink:
The sad truth is, there's nothing new under the sun when it comes to storytelling. There are really only a handful of stories that are just personalized to fit an author's vision. For instance, almost any story you read that was written (or filmed, since film is just moving stories. :wink: ) within the last ten or twenty years, and you can probably find countless similarities with it and either mythological stories from centuries ago, or even from any of William Shakespeare's works, (which were actually in and of themselves inspired by acient stories).
In a nutshell, there is no reason to argue about what came first the Tolkien orc or Lewis dwarf or whatever, we can all agree that an author hyas creative freedom, and that the LEGOcompany probably used tons of sources for their fantasy era LEGOs, and personally, I'm glad they did. :)

Thanks for reading.

Agreed 100%.


Agreed as well. Even though they're nearly identical, Inheritance yet remains my <strike>trilogy</strike> cycle :wink: of choice.
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Re: Reading Eragon into it

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:45 pm

mystuffiscool wrote:Agreed as well. Even though they're nearly identical, Inheritance yet remains my <strike>trilogy</strike> cycle :wink: of choice.

Is that the word? Cycle? I thought it was series... I learned something today.
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Re: Reading Eragon into it

Postby Reeper » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:30 pm

It's great to learn....




Cuz' knowledge is power!! :lol:
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Re: Reading Eragon into it

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:15 pm

Reeper wrote:It's great to learn....




(because)' knowledge is power!! :lol:

And knowing is half the battle! :D

Anyway, ummm...Eragon is awesome!
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