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Forum: The Books 10-05-2006, 10:33 AM
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Wings or no wings, the quote below is the only...

Wings or no wings, the quote below is the only thing I've ever read that changed the way I imagine Balrogs when I read about them. Not sure if I appreciate that or not, obloquy! :)



As for...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-05-2006, 09:15 AM
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It's been so long since I last visited the...

It's been so long since I last visited the Barrow-Downs that I can't remember where I got my signature. I think it's from a movie. Anyone recognize it?

<looks around> Guess I need to do some...
Forum: The Books 10-05-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 102
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Silmaril <cough cough...blows dust off the thread>

No, but how smitten Luthien was by Beren has a lot to do with it.

Seems like the arguments for Hurin boil down to his stint in the chair facing Morgoth....resisting Morgoth's will. Hurin did...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2003, 12:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,176
Sting Ah. Well, Nils, you missed the point of what I...

Ah. Well, Nils, you missed the point of what I was trying to say there. The main idea there is the corrupted hroa and it's influence on the fea, or on a being's decisions. I was addressing your...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2003, 12:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,176
Sting A more accurate quote of myself should read TO...

A more accurate quote of myself should read TO CHOOSE against the purposes of Eru. My point is the evil is in the choice, not the hroa or the fea. Hroa are just molocules and cannot be evil. Fea...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2003, 11:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,176
Sting That, I completely agree with. Evil is not...

That, I completely agree with. Evil is not passed on to them by their creator.



That, I do not agree with. The choices Melkor made in creating orcs are what was evil. Their creation was...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2003, 10:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,176
Sting Good point, Nils. But..... then someone with a...

Good point, Nils. But..... then someone with a handicap (a corrupted hroa in some way) could claim that as justification for doing something against the will of Eru? I see your point, but I don't...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2003, 10:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,176
Sting OK then, we are in agreement about Eru. Looks...

OK then, we are in agreement about Eru. Looks like we are not with regard to Orcs.



If you look back at my post, you will see that I presented the idea that the ONLY thing that is inherently...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2003, 02:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,176
Sting Great thread. I will attempt to swim with the...

Great thread. I will attempt to swim with the big fish in here.

Good = that which is consistant with the will of Eru. Evil = that which is not consistant with the will of Eru. Therefore, the...
Forum: The Books 04-29-2003, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,662
Sting At the risk of sounding stupid...but didn't the...

At the risk of sounding stupid...but didn't the writers of ancient mythology actually believe in what they were writing about? JRRT's work doesn't fit in my mind as true mythology because it never...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-29-2003, 07:07 AM
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Sting *nods to Saucepan man* Sorry, I missed your...

*nods to Saucepan man*

Sorry, I missed your post Saucepanman. This thread was six pages when I got to it, lot of authors mentioned.

Someone help me out.....can't remember an author's name..he...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-26-2003, 10:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,606
Sting Glaurung for me, with Smaug a close second. ...

Glaurung for me, with Smaug a close second.



Sounds to me like littlemanpoet is asking for opinions obloquy. So voting for Scatha is legit, however misguided, and does not merit your sarcasm...
Forum: The Books 04-26-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,483
Sting The greatest don't always lead. And perhaps...

The greatest don't always lead. And perhaps Gandalf's proclivity for wandering about made him a lesser candidate for leadership of the White Counsel since at times he may not be reachable. And maybe...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-26-2003, 09:55 PM
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Views: 255,683
Sting For Arthurian Legend fans I'd suggest Mary...

For Arthurian Legend fans I'd suggest Mary Stewart, Bernard Cornwell, Jack Whyte, and Stephen Lawhead. Susan Cooper also wrote a sort of Aurthurian spin off.

Only one other fan of Stephen R....
Forum: The Books 04-26-2003, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,556
Sting Ah....Bill Ferny. I forgot to add I liked yours...

Ah....Bill Ferny. I forgot to add I liked yours best.

[ April 27, 2003: Message edited by: Keneldil the Polka-dot ]
Forum: The Books 04-26-2003, 08:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,556
Sting Keneldil the Polka-Dot Dead in the ground ...

Keneldil the Polka-Dot
Dead in the ground
This is the place
Where he can be found
Speak soft as you go
And don't muss the grass
He is buried face down
So you can all kiss his.... boots.
...
Forum: The Movies 12-20-2002, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,385
Sting The Hobbit--yes. Provided it is recreated as...

The Hobbit--yes. Provided it is recreated as faithfully as possible. It is a simpler, stand alone type story, no reason or excuse why it couldn't be done right.<P>The Silmarillion--no. I shudder to...
Forum: The Movies 12-20-2002, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,900
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>How can you concieve of...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>How can you concieve of making a movie following a book to a tee? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Point taken. Some changes are necessary. However, in the first movie PJ made a remarkable...
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2002, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,908
Sting All we're asking for is an EXTENDED correct...

All we're asking for is an EXTENDED correct version. So my EXTENDED version means PJ has to go back to work... I think he has some work that needs doing. I was quick to EXTEND my applause to him for...
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2002, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,908
Sting Good point Kalimac. I didn't think of that one....

Good point Kalimac. I didn't think of that one. Still....to heck with that. PJ has a responsibilty and he fell down on the job.
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2002, 06:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,908
Sting HA...a PJ apology. Followed by all of the above...

HA...a PJ apology. Followed by all of the above suggested fixes of course. REPENT PJ.
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2002, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,900
Sting TTT was far worse. FoTR left a high standard and...

TTT was far worse. FoTR left a high standard and TTT did not live up to it.
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2002, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,908
Sting Faramir restored to what Tolkien wrote him to be....

Faramir restored to what Tolkien wrote him to be. That whole interaction with him and Frodo redone, being taken to Osgiliath removed. I did like the close ups of the Nazgul and his mount in that...
Forum: The Movies 12-19-2002, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,988
Sting I left that movie feeling disappointed, but...

I left that movie feeling disappointed, but Gollumn was one of the bright spots. Take away a fabulous job with the Gollum character and TTT would have been hardly more than mediocre. The FoTR...
Forum: The Books 12-16-2002, 02:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,602
Sting I did go check out those threads(thanks for the...

I did go check out those threads(thanks for the links smilies/smile.gif ), and while I did appreciate the discussion it didn't take that for me to come to the conclusion Tolkien wasn't a racist....
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