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Old 08-03-2002, 08:19 AM   #1
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Tolkien If Tolkien wrote one more book what would you want it to be about?

If Tolkien wrote one more book I would hope it would be a book about the Gandalf/The White Rider
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Old 08-03-2002, 08:47 AM   #2
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[img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Legolas and Gimli from the end of LoTR's to their sailing into the west.
[img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] No, Aragorn's adventures as strider.
[img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] No, The Dwarves re occupying Moria.
[img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] No, oh so many - I give up! [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

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Old 08-03-2002, 09:09 AM   #3
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I would want it to be a continuation of the Hobbits. Cause I know it tells you what happened in the appendixes and stuff like that, but I would like to read a book about that. Of course, Frodo woudln't be there. But I would like to read about Merry and Pippin and especially Sam.
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Old 08-03-2002, 11:00 AM   #4
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Tales of the Fourth Age.
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Old 08-03-2002, 11:00 AM   #5
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I would like to know what happened to Galadriel and the other exiled Elves when they returned to the Undying Lands.
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Old 08-03-2002, 01:32 PM   #6
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I would want to hear more about Strider too.

I would also want to hear a more indepth history of hobbits, maybe the adventures of Bullroarer Took. The Fourth Age would be nice too.
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Old 08-03-2002, 01:43 PM   #7
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Elves! Give me some proper naratives of the great times of the elves. The fall of Doriath! I would love a full Lay or Leithian. Or The War of Wrath. Ohhh so torn. How about a whole new book with the Elves in their full glory. A re-write of the Notion Club Papers or something about the Children of Earendel (the decendants of Earendil who have heir hearts awoken by his stars). Or a full "how to speak Quenya and Sindar".
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Old 08-03-2002, 11:51 PM   #8
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The story of the kings of Gondor and Rohan after Aragorn and Eomer. Kind of like the lines of kings in the appendix to ROTK, just longer.
Or maybe an expanded story on the War of the Ring in the North, in Dale.
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Here are a few that spring to mind

Old English for Dummies
Beowulf: Original and translation on facing pages, with introduction, notes and appendices (I'm sure he'd have some more revolutionary perspectives to offer by now).
Poetry of the Eldar - New Pieces with Commentary
On Translating Sindarin

I wouldn't mind seeing some quietly satirical opinion pieces as well. They could be about things like:
Television
Motor cars
Modern English Literature degree syllabi
The New International English dictionary
Dame Barbara Cartland
The plan to mine for coal beneath Lord Byron's home
etc, etc, ad nauseam...

Anything where his sense of humour could come across anyway. I'd like that.
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Old 08-04-2002, 08:45 AM   #10
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I wanna know about Faramir and owyn once they start living in Ithilien. I think that would be very interesting since we don't find out much about them once they're married.
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Old 08-04-2002, 02:42 PM   #11
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I would most definitely like to see a book that centers around a love story. Or, I might settle for a book with some more awesome women characters!!
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Old 08-04-2002, 06:24 PM   #12
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I'd like to read a story a little before the time of The Hobbit, about Gandalf, Saruman (before he went bad) and Radagast, doing some cool wizardy stuff, fighting evil.
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I'd like to know about other servants of Morgoth.
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If he hadn't already said he didn't know about Alatar and Pallando, I would've loved their story. Maybe the tale of them and Curunr, before he returned from the East.

If not those, then definetly an expanded story of the War of Wrath.
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The War of wrath as seen throught the eyes of Eonwe.
Dwarves,Dwarves and more Dwarves.
A full length lay of Leithien.
A Quenya dictionary.
A Kuzdul dictionary.
More about Arnor and the war against the Witch.
A first person view of the battle of Fornost.
See I don't ask for much.
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Old 08-05-2002, 11:45 AM   #16
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The War of wrath as seen throught the eyes of Eonwe.
Dwarves,Dwarves and more Dwarves.
A full length lay of Leithien.
A Quenya dictionary.
A Kuzdul dictionary.
More about Arnor and the war against the Witch King.
A first person view of the battle of Fornost.
See I don't ask for much.
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Old 08-05-2002, 12:26 PM   #17
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I agree with Eruwen. I would love to hear more about Merry, Pippin, and Sam after the Battle of Bywater and departure of Frodo, especially of their marriages and children. It would also be interesting to hear more about the earlier hobbits, like Bullroarer Took.

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Old 08-05-2002, 03:45 PM   #18
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Maybe some about Marcho andn Blanco, the founders of the Shire
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Old 08-06-2002, 01:13 AM   #19
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I would definately have to hope for more about Eowyn and Faramir... two such great warriors/leaders would make a fabulous adventure, even if it was just the rebuilding of their great city.
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I want another trilogy. Here's a rough outline:

Book one could follow the goings on in middle earth, life among the Hobbits, the kingdoms of Men: Aragorn and Arwen, Faramir and Eowyn, the Dwarves, the Elves who remained in middle earth giving details on everything that is hinted at in the Appendices, perhaps up until Sam departs.

Book two would begin when Bilbo, Frodo, and the elves board the ship at the Greyhavens. I'd like to see some interaction with the Maia. Perhaps some conflict among some ambitious Maia and the newly arrived heroes.
It would also deal with the passing of the races other than men. It would be sad. There could be the passing of the last Dwarf and we find out once and for all what happens to Dwarves when they die. The last Ent could fall asleep, the last Elf could board the last ship and sail into the West. Orcs and Goblins could enter into a war with one another and fight to the last creature. Hobbits become a more closed society, seldom venturing into the terretories of men and again become the stuff of legend.

Book Three would deal with the kingdoms of Men and the descendants of Gondor and Rohan would then be faced with a new evil originating from an unholy alliance of renegade Maia bred with women of the South...intelligent giants. Tom Bombadil would reappear (having never left his boundaries) and give some kind of aid. Hobbits would be forced out of hiding and into battle...
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Old 08-06-2002, 09:09 AM   #21
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I'm like Owain, there are so many things I wanna know... [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] I guess we might never know what he intended for our heros... but to hear more on the hobbits, and Gimli and Lego-boy, and the tale of Estel... I wish he did write about these events.(Or and more detail in the case of the hobbits returning and Gimli.)
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I would really like to read about what happened to the Fellowship after they split up. Especially stuff about Legolas and Gimli. And Gandalf of course.
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Old 08-08-2002, 07:32 PM   #23
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I would quite enjoy reading a love story surrounding Legolas(my baby [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] )!) And I'm sure I'm not the only insanely obsessed Legolas stalker that would invest their money in it. [img]smilies/evil.gif[/img]
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Old 08-11-2002, 01:20 PM   #24
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1. A full length Tale of Earendil.
2. A LotR-scale work about the Downfall of Numenor and/or the Last Alliance
3. Something about the 1st age Druedain and the Folk of Haleth
4. Tal-Elmar
5. Balrogs: A Complete Anatomy
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Old 08-11-2002, 01:25 PM   #25
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How about "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lord of the Rings and other works by J.R.R. Tolkien"? I'd buy it.
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Old 08-11-2002, 01:29 PM   #26
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Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Middle-Earth, but were afraid to find out
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My wish list:

Origins and Early History of the Hobbits

Tales from Tol Eressea (Sorry Mithadan,
for poaching the title)

Stories of Taniquetil

Family History of Sam Gamgee and his
descendents

Legolas and Gimli: An Unlikely Partnership

Frodo and Bilbo, the Lost Years (2943-3000,
T.A.)

sharon, the 7th age hobbit
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Old 08-12-2002, 02:31 PM   #28
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I would want it to be about Frodo and Bilbo in Valinor or the happenings of the Shire. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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About the Grey Havens and whats the land of the undying is like... and Sam, Merry, and Pippin and all the others who didn't go to the GH and all the stuff mentioned in the appendices.
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Old 08-12-2002, 03:44 PM   #30
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1. A Quenya dictionary
2. Aragorn & Arwen
3. Faramir & Eowyn
4. More about hobbits
5. Legolas & Gimli
6. What happens after they got to Aman
7. When Middle Earth ends
8. ANYTHING OTHER THAN A LEGOLAS LOVE STORY *throws up*
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Stories from the Elves before they were found by the Valar.

Everyday happenings in Angband.

Despair, a vist to the pits of the Necromancer of Dol Gul-dur. The tale of how Gandalf found Thorin's father and escaped undetected.

Cronicles of the Nazgul.

I mostly wanna hear about all the cool bad guys! Tolkien definately has the best villians, neh?
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Exactly my thoughts, Elrian!

Although what I would like to see even more is a history of the halflings... hints as to how they came into being, their history between the time period after their awakening and before they inhabited the Shire, how the Harfoots and Fallohides were sundered, etc. etc. I would be very interested to gain a little more insight as to how it was in the beginning for the hobbits.
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Old 08-17-2002, 01:03 AM   #34
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I would love for an auto-biography Tolkien-style. Not necessarily dry and completely non-fictional, but a parallel, perhaps encompassing his previous LOTR characters. Ah, to only have met the man in person... This would be the next best thing, I believe.
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