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Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-28-2021, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Well argued, Legate.

Well argued, Legate.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-27-2021, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Well, originally it was Verlyn Vlieger. :) ...

Well, originally it was Verlyn Vlieger. :)


in her essay which examines many of the contradictions in Tolkien's comments and his writing, https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol38/iss1/3/.

That...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-26-2021, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Of course he would. That's why he's the writer he...

Of course he would. That's why he's the writer he is and not some and not some second or third string hack or pulp.

What Tolkien does is transform motifs in fairy tales (and elsewhere). In so...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-25-2021, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Well, I am going to have to disagree with you...

Well, I am going to have to disagree with you about Beren and Luthien.

Largely because I was referring to the entire concept of Beren and Luthien, that started with "The Tale of Tinuviel" which we...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-25-2021, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Posting some general thoughts in reply to...

Posting some general thoughts in reply to everyone posting on the issue of who can enter Fairie.

It is true that Tolkien's thoughts about what a proper fairy story is developed in response to his...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-23-2021, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Bęthberry
One of the things I have been contemplating as I...

One of the things I have been contemplating as I reread this, is why Fairie has to be limited to just one human with access at a time.

Why does only Smith have access to Fairie and not anyone...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-22-2021, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Bęthberry
Well, when I was on trek to discover/recover some...

Well, when I was on trek to discover/recover some of my maternal grandmother's past, I went to Iron Acton, Glocestershire, where her family was supposed to have lived at Hill House. Imagine my...
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