Friday, June 10, 2005


The chief pleasure of fantasy is the pleasure of nostalgia. It projects not a new world but an old one seen through the sentimental daze of longing for comfort and simplicity. It provides a clear-cut distinction between good and evil, and yet at the same time reduces the stature of evil to a black hat on an arbitrarily chosen player. It offers a complicated action whose outcome is known in advance. It simplifies the post-industrial landscape into a never-never land of green meadows, cosy country inns, and unpolluted rivers. It reduces technology to one-dimensional magic.
- Excerpt from " Tolkien: the Lord of Fantasy"

Wow- the perfect explanation for fantasy- and also about why I like the world of fantasy. It will always be a world where I would want to be.

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