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Old 11-06-2017, 12:30 PM   #34
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This actually brings up an issue we have not discussed with Aiwendil, and I meant to comment on, but had forgotten. Fin and I, in our editing, have been replacing the word "magic," since Tolkien expressed distaste for the word, and equated it with an evil power. In Lord of the Rings, Galadriel expresses no knowledge of what is meant by magic when Sam asks her, and so I think that we should avoid the use of the word, at least whenever it does not refer to the work of Morgoth. Spells, however, we have agreed to keep, as also enchantments, since spells are referenced in LotR by Gandalf in a positive way, and "enchantments" has a good connotation. Wherever "magic" appears, I replace it, usually with something like "power." That is what I used in the Valimar segment, but in the Aule's Hall description, I used "cunning." I cannot remember any of the others off the top of my head, but they are all fairly straightforward.
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