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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-14-2020, 10:37 AM
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Far from new but it feels like a fresh start -- I could not remember my password for the Downs and could not find it saved on either of my computers! For several days I was entirely locked from my...
Forum: The Books 08-21-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,161
Balrogs again

Yeah, but did they have wings? (Loathly or not.)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-02-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,433
A dim figure, small and unobtrusive, cloaked so...

A dim figure, small and unobtrusive, cloaked so close about that he was hardly visible, sate in the corner quietly sipping a fine mug of ale. Pulling the pipe from his mouth and blowing out a...
Forum: The Books 01-12-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 29,532
Let's not get into this again.....

Let's not get into this again.....
Forum: The Books 11-01-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,182
Cause you asked for it

The final 1,078,564 words ( the subject.
Forum: The Books 10-28-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,078
I need a snack

I've always seen evil in Middle-Earth not as a presence (the Manichean heresy) but as absence (nicely orthodox of me and fitting for our very religiously conservative professor): in particular, as an...
Forum: The Books 10-28-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,216
So why the big secret?

Well, having considered the matter I tend to subscribe to a new, combination theory I suppose -- that it was originally #3 (a fragmentary 'mistake' by the author as a result of many drafts and...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,216
A tidbit

A quick review of the relevant thread from the CBC forum finds this post:

In which Davem (who else?!) throws some potentially...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,216
Gandalf....fortune teller??

Quick Query About Something I Have Wondered About For Years:

In Gandalf's letter to Frodo in the chapter "Strider" (you all know it: the letter that Barliman neglects to deliver), Gandalf adds the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-23-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 582,931
I'm actually around the Forums quite a bit -- I...

I'm actually around the Forums quite a bit -- I just don't post anymore, being much more content to read and think.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-22-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 582,931
Thank you for the good wishes, they make me feel...

Thank you for the good wishes, they make me feel fifty years younger!
Forum: The Books 02-09-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,533
*Big cheerful wave back*

*Big cheerful wave back*
Forum: The Books 02-02-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,533

Love it.
Forum: The Books 07-07-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,447
Depressing idea

I think the truly sad answer to the question is that to the minds of many (Tolkien and myself included) Sauron did win and is now very much in the process of laying waste to the Earth in the pursuit...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 49,123
Bilbo's greatest moment

The only thing that matters to Bilbo is trying to find a way to prevent all-out war and he's willing to betray his friends and give up all hope of treasure if that means he can stop the killing. He's...
Forum: The Books 10-22-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,646
What the Professor says

"It is not difficult to imagine the peculiar excitement and joy that one would feel, if any specially beautiful fairy-story were found to be “primarily” true, its narrative to be history, without...
Forum: The Movies 10-21-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 79,204
Then see it in Spanish: El Hobito. "Donde esta...

Then see it in Spanish: El Hobito. "Donde esta Smauga? Aqui? EEEEEYAAAAA, vamanos Thorino!"
Forum: The Movies 10-17-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 79,204
I still say it was a fun movie. And the new one...

I still say it was a fun movie. And the new one looks fun too. It ain't The Hobbit, but it looks fun nonetheless. Somebody pass me the popcorn.
Forum: The Books 07-09-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,875
Saruman the fool

It really just shows how foolish Saruman has become: in his reckoning, the loss of power in Middle Earth that Galadriel and the Elves now face is terrible; for a long time (until she was tested by...
Forum: The Movies 01-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 79,204
Yeah: what Phillip Said

I could write a lengthy review or simply post this link -- the best review I've read of the film (written, incidentally, by one of the best writers of YA fantasy).
Forum: The Movies 01-19-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 63,158
Hell, I liked it

I saw the film over the hols and thoroughly enjoyed it -- sure, it wasn't the book, but I wasn't expecting it to be. I was very pleasantly surprised to see how much of the 'added' material was...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,140
More about the cast
Forum: The Books 10-19-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,189
Why do we even need to assume that anyone or...

Why do we even need to assume that anyone or anything or any force 'sent' the dream to either of them? Aren't dreams self-generated? I've always just assumed that Faramir and Boromir didn't just...
Forum: The Books 10-13-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 94,522
Aha! ...

Forum: The Books 10-13-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 31,878
Pretty darn big.

Pretty darn big.
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