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[edit] Welcome!

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[edit] Rings of Power cast roles

I saw you added Tyra and Oren to the cast list, but has this been officially confirmed? Is there a source? Also, are these the real namse of the characters or the code names used by Amazon? Thanks. --Oromë 18:02, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

Hello Oromë. No, there has been no official confirmation, only the Deadline articles in late 2019.
I feel that until we know otherwise that there is no harm in listing them as such, especially as they are already mentioned in the same page further down. JR Snow 18:17, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

[edit] England redlinks

Do we really want to delete all the links to England? Seems to me that would be an important and valuable article to have, as England was not just Tolkien’s home but a crucial part of his inspiration for creating his mythology. --Pachyderminator 15:29, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

I do understand but articles such as Middle-earth already contain that information and I don’t believe it needs repeating in a page for England. This page was also deleted by Admins a few years ago for being unnecessary.
I removed the red links today as it appeared that this had simply not been done at the time of the page deletion.
If you feel that a page for England has merit on it’s own, independent of other articles (and one is subsequently created) I’d be happy to undo my edits. -JR Snow 15:42, 13 April 2022 (UTC)
I don't know. The Middle-earth and Legendarium articles don't go into enough detail on this - e.g. they don't mention what Letter 131 says about the idea of a mythology "dedicated to England." Perhaps that should just go into those articles rather than a separate one, but still, England is important for much of Tolkien's work outside the legendarium as well: he seems to have seen Beowulf as a quintessentially "English" work in "The Monsters and the Critics," and Farmer Giles of Ham is a very English setting.
I think an independent article would have merit if it had some substance on the importance of England in Tolkien's work as a whole. But I'm not committing to writing this article myself in the immediate future. --Pachyderminator 04:55, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
I tried writing an article one time about what I thought were the main inspirations of Tolkien's work. However, I found it suprisingly hard to actually write, and I think a lot of what could be written in such an article would just be repeating things that are better written on individual articles. An "England" article could probably be written, but a lot of things like saying the Shire is in the location of Oxford or Hengrist and Horsa being descendants of Elfwine are probably better in their relevant articles. Even things like England's importance to works outside Middle-earth seem like they could go on existing pages. Turiannerevarine 11:46, 14 April 2022 (UTC)