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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-05-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,233
Views: 465,238
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril I assign my Fantasy professor, who lectures on...

I assign my Fantasy professor, who lectures on Tolkien without knowing anything about him and then labels him as racist, sexist, and simplistic, and who makes us regurgitate pointless things on our...
Forum: The Books 04-04-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,100
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril From Coal to Diamonds

I think Man-of-the-Wold's ideas here are very compelling. Wish I'd found them three months sooner so I could plagiarise it for a term paper. ;)

In seriousness, though, I think you're really...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-04-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril Interesting concept. Nothing like this ever...

Interesting concept. Nothing like this ever occurred to me. It really gets to the heart of a lot of questions about the text, like exactly what the properties of the Ring are, how far it can affect...
Forum: The Books 03-28-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 82,581
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril Having read all the evidence posted here and...

Having read all the evidence posted here and consulted Tolkien's own Letters , I'm afraid that I don't accept Teleporno's contention that Tolkien inserted a riddle to explain the Entwives'...
Forum: The Books 03-28-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,807
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril Child of the Seventh Age, you’re scaring me. I...

Child of the Seventh Age, you’re scaring me. I am also about to start training to be a librarian, and my boyfriend is entering law school. Spooky.

Actually, I’m in my last year of my undergrads...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-07-2004, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,062
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril Given enough time, Lachwen, I'm sure he would...

Given enough time, Lachwen, I'm sure he would have done just that. :D

As for overlooked characters, I'm with Imladris. Nobody thinks of Legolas as an overlooked character anymore because of all...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-07-2004, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,757
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril I also tend to lurk, albeit unintentionally. ...

I also tend to lurk, albeit unintentionally. Often I'll only post when I feel like I have something to contribute that hasn't been said already by somebody much more articulate than I am. Since...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-22-2004, 11:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,266
Posted By Iris Alantiel
I have no problem at all with people who put in...

I have no problem at all with people who put in the effort, read the book, and then come ask me questions about it. Actually it's flattering because it makes me the acknowledged Tolkien expert in our...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-04-2004, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,911
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Amen, ninlaith. Beautifully said. I've said...

Amen, ninlaith. Beautifully said.

I've said it before and will say it again: Sam is my favourite character because of his hopefulness, his loyalty, and his courage. I aspire to be more like Sam...
Forum: The Books 08-19-2004, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,760
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril Perhaps Celeborn took it as a compliment and was...

Perhaps Celeborn took it as a compliment and was pleased to think that his wife was "that which is fairest". Or perhaps he just didn't feel especially threatened by Gimli's dwarvish masculinity.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-11-2004, 05:38 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 149,055
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril "Iris", besides being my favourite flower, is...

"Iris", besides being my favourite flower, is also the Greek goddess of rainbows, and I've always loved rainbows, since they are a symbol of hope and full of pretty colours besides. As for...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-08-2004, 10:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,916
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril Despite the fact that I think Sam is completely...

Despite the fact that I think Sam is completely underappreciated at times (he probably would prefer it that way), I think the character I pity the most would have to be Faramir. Just try to imagine...
Forum: The Books 05-15-2004, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,030
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril I always thought one of the saddest things about...

I always thought one of the saddest things about the Elves' fate was that they had to watch the decaying of the splendour of the world and the passing of beautiful things that could not be created...
Forum: The Movies 05-11-2004, 09:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,308
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril As much as I would love to play an elf maiden...

As much as I would love to play an elf maiden with their beautiful gowns and pointy ears, I have to admit that I'm a hobbit at heart, and that is what I would end up choosing to play. I would love to...
Forum: The Movies 04-07-2004, 11:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,634
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril I agree that "A diversion" was a fairly obvious...

I agree that "A diversion" was a fairly obvious line, but last time I went to see RotK, I noticed something. There are a lot of instances where characters state the obvious. A couple of examples I...
Forum: The Books 03-20-2004, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,504
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril I guess what I'm asking is, how can the Ents and...

I guess what I'm asking is, how can the Ents and Entwives get past their differences well enough to create a life together? I agree with all that you've all said, about how the Ents and Entwives...
Forum: The Movies 03-16-2004, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,272
Posted By Iris Alantiel
I always attributed Aragorn's pause to the fact...

I always attributed Aragorn's pause to the fact that Theoden speaks of the "victorious" dead. At this point, Sauron still reigns and Aragorn does not know what has become of Frodo. Since there is...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2004, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,504
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril An Entish Reunion

I've been thinking through a couple of ideas and doing some research of old forum topics, and I'm having a really hard time coming to any sort of conclusion on this, so I thought I'd open it up to...
Forum: The Movies 03-10-2004, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,174
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril The fight between Éowyn and the Witchking has my...

The fight between Éowyn and the Witchking has my vote. When we saw that scene for the first time on Trilogy Tuesday, the entire theatre just erupted in cheers. Just thinking about it brings me back...
Forum: The Movies 03-10-2004, 09:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,786
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril Actually, I was really excited to see RotK win as...

Actually, I was really excited to see RotK win as many Oscars as it did. I actually cheered out loud when they got Best Director and Best Picture (my housemates must have hated me that night). I...
Forum: The Movies 03-10-2004, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,529
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril If anybody is interested, I've found a link to...

If anybody is interested, I've found a link to the package art (http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=3504) for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy box set. Worth taking a look at - it's pretty...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-10-2004, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,639
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril If not for the confrontational tone of the...

If not for the confrontational tone of the article, I would actually feel really sorry for this journalist. I feel sorry for anyone who just dismisses Tolkien without giving him a chance, because...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-17-2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,900
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril Amen, Saucepan. How can anything that brings...

Amen, Saucepan. How can anything that brings more attention to the wonderful world of Tolkien possibly be all bad?

In my particular case, I achieved short-term celebrity status among my circle of...
Forum: The Books 02-17-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,942
Posted By Iris Alantiel
But if Sam had been the one to bear the ring,...

But if Sam had been the one to bear the ring, wouldn't he have felt its effects and needed to save himself? Wouldn't it have become more personal for him? It might have started out as a labour of...
Forum: The Movies 02-17-2004, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,166
Posted By Iris Alantiel
Silmaril I always thought they had Gimli hand Aragorn the...

I always thought they had Gimli hand Aragorn the crown so that all of the Fellowship could have a role in the coronation. You can work Legolas and the hobbits' little moments into the scene very...
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