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Forum: The Books 01-13-2004, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Falagar: What do you consider grief to be a...

Falagar:

What do you consider grief to be a product of? Would there be grief if there was no love?
Forum: The Books 01-10-2004, 12:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,157
Posted By Carannillion
Eye And let us not forget that of all these more or...

And let us not forget that of all these more or less powerful rings, the three elven were the only ones not influenced by Sauron when they were made. They were made by Celebrimbor alone.
Forum: The Movies 01-09-2004, 05:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,078
Posted By Carannillion
Sting I consider myself a dedicated fan, but one thing...

I consider myself a dedicated fan, but one thing is certain:<P>I hate it when people talk -read: loud and continually - (or make any other noise) during a good film. ESPECIALLY whistling and crying...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2004, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Lúthien is mentioned as the most beautiful to...

Lúthien is mentioned as the most beautiful to ever walk ME, but not as the most powerful elf of all times. I am not saying that she is not, I am simply questioning the background for that statement. ...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2004, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,157
Posted By Carannillion
Sting By Gorthol: and by Lord of Angmar ...

By Gorthol:


and

by Lord of Angmar


Let us first bear in mind that the works of Tolkien sometimes disagree with each other.
Forum: The Books 12-08-2002, 07:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,706
Posted By Carannillion
Sting First of all, I have not had the time to read...

First of all, I have not had the time to read through all the above posts, so I may be repeating things, but I will say them anyway.

Aiwendil, I was thinking about the exact same thing as you:...
Forum: The Books 12-08-2002, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,510
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Gothmog was not a Nazgűl, he was the Balrog Lord,...

Gothmog was not a Nazgűl, he was the Balrog Lord, slain by Glorfindel in the Fall of Gondolin.
Forum: The Books 11-24-2002, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,974
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Bombadil is too mysterious for me to even begin...

Bombadil is too mysterious for me to even begin thinking about... I think... "doh!"
Let us not forget that Bombadil was a very very very special Maia (it is established that he [i]was[/], right?). I...
Forum: The Books 11-24-2002, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,455
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Bill Ferny: Good point, I agree with you....

Bill Ferny:
Good point, I agree with you. Saruman only seemed stronger than Gandalf.

The 15 Valar:
My bad. Only 15 in the beginning.
Sil p. 25,26

Tulkas came to Arda before Melkor was...
Forum: The Books 11-23-2002, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,455
Posted By Carannillion
Ring Hmm... Lots of rather peculiar "facts"...

Hmm...

Lots of rather peculiar "facts" here...

Galorme, your clarification on the creation of things is appreciated, but let me take it further.

In short, only Ilúvatar (Erü) could create....
Forum: The Books 11-09-2002, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,209
Posted By Carannillion
Pipe A very constructive and interesting discussion...

A very constructive and interesting discussion indeed, and Estelyn, I greatly appreciate your "feedback-post".

Tolkien's way of viewing the world is quite often reflected in his books. One...
Forum: The Books 11-05-2002, 02:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,023
Posted By Carannillion
Eye Also, check out the Hope and Hopelessness...

Also, check out the Hope and Hopelessness (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=002408) topic. Some thoughts on the Hobbits and their culture and their influence on...
Forum: The Books 11-04-2002, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,209
Posted By Carannillion
Sting I have been thinking a bit about the hopelessness...

I have been thinking a bit about the hopelessness thing. hope is a very central theme, but still, I find this lack of it to be also quite significant. Not in the same way though.

In my opinion,...
Forum: The Books 11-02-2002, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,599
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Agreed, but remember also, that there is...

Agreed, but remember also, that there is something more going on in the background.

Iluvatar clearly states that Men are his [direct] Children, and only he knows their future. Elves are closely...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 11-02-2002, 10:32 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 33,689
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Just a thought: If the "incorporation" of...

Just a thought: If the "incorporation" of Christianity in Tolkien's books just "happened", was Tolkien aware of it? Did he not become aware of it before somebody pointed it out? Did he ever try to...
Forum: The Books 11-02-2002, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,023
Posted By Carannillion
Sting I may just be repeating things already said, but...

I may just be repeating things already said, but I'll say it anyway.

I agree that the Shire is important. The Shire gives LotR a soul, and makes it cozy and warm, in all its despair. Rivendell,...
Forum: The Books 11-02-2002, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,951
Posted By Carannillion
Silmaril Correct, the cottage in the story is a different...

Correct, the cottage in the story is a different one. It's "lost", never to be found again. The whole idea was abandoned, actually - BoLT is not to be considered canon, it's simply a collection of...
Forum: The Books 10-31-2002, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,523
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Of course Tolkien was no sexist. As many of you...

Of course Tolkien was no sexist. As many of you have so thoroughly proved before me, he actually held women in high regard. It is, however, with Tolkien's writings as with all others. They grow old,...
Forum: The Books 10-31-2002, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,320
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Try comparing this to real life. Has God (or...

Try comparing this to real life. Has God (or Allah or whoever might fit you) abandoned Earth and us humans just because there has not been an "official miracle" the last 2000 years? Many people would...
Forum: The Books 05-13-2002, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,200
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Umm, doesn't "Härskarringen" actually mean "The...

Umm, doesn't "Härskarringen" actually mean "The Ruling Ring", "the Lord's Ring" or "The Ring of the Lord" or something like that? It's definetely not a direct translation of "Lord of the Rings".

[...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2002, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,781
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Ah, if only J. R. R. was here... Actually, I...

Ah, if only J. R. R. was here...

Actually, I find this not knowing somewaht fun and refreshing! I believe that "the West" is in fact The Undying Lands, but I also think that Galadriel and Celeborn...
Forum: The Books 04-28-2002, 02:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,612
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Where does it say that the "Black Numenoreans"...

Where does it say that the "Black Numenoreans" was a political group within Numenor? I was under the impression that the Black Numenoreeans were sort of like traitors: They sacked the coast of...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 04-27-2002, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,203
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Orcs were originally elves. There were some elves...

Orcs were originally elves. There were some elves who in the first Age after their awakening, before they really had any idea of what he was, were captured by Melkor. Melkor tortured and twisted and...
Forum: The Books 04-25-2002, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,857
Posted By Carannillion
Sting Ah yes, good one, Iathspell. "In my...

Ah yes, good one, Iathspell.

"In my experience, there is no such thing as luck."
- Obi-Wan Kenobi

Seriously, I said "...not really just pure luck...". I think that yes, we have to give...
Forum: The Books 04-23-2002, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,857
Posted By Carannillion
Sting The orcs were corrupted elves, but they had been...

The orcs were corrupted elves, but they had been totally destroyed (as elves) in the process. No elegance left there...

The defeat of Sauron ws not really just pure luck. The orcs who killed each...
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