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  Expand entire thread Sticky: General notice re book discussions and the use of copyrighted materials Ataahua 75019 1 Jun 20 2007, 12:34pm Jump to last post in thread (by Wynnie)

  Sticky: Thread Locked Welcome to the Reading Room (-->Including links to old RR discussions!) Altaira 71857 0 Dec 28 2006, 3:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Altaira)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 64217 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

  Expand entire thread Silmarilion Discussion: Chapter 16 -- "Of Maeglin" Maciliel 36396 380 Jun 16 2013, 10:27am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)

  Expand entire thread Silmarillion Discussion, Chapter 19: Of Beren and Luthien: Love, etc. CuriousG 48485 343 Jul 8 2013, 8:00pm Jump to last post in thread (by Brethil)

  Expand entire thread LOTR Unofficial Read Through - The Two Towers Eruonen 40472 322 Jul 24 2017, 8:17pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)

  Expand entire thread The Fellowship of the Ring Discussion, Chapter Two: The Shadow of the Past Kim 31486 226 Dec 22 2014, 1:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Brethil)

  Expand entire thread 'The Fellowship of the Ring' Discussion, Chapter One: A Long-Expected Party Rembrethil 40837 186 Dec 17 2014, 2:33pm Jump to last post in thread (by Rembrethil)

  Expand entire thread The Return of the King - Unofficial read through Eruonen 40905 183 Aug 14 2017, 5:26pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)

  Expand entire thread The Numenorean Kingdoms, part XI - bridge-film material? sador 34007 182 Feb 8 2009, 9:47pm Jump to last post in thread (by simplyaven)

  Expand entire thread Reading Room Culture Dreamdeer 33969 177 Mar 19 2009, 9:38pm Jump to last post in thread (by Idril Celebrindal)

  Expand entire thread Return of the King Part II - the unofficial read through - Book VI onward Eruonen 20341 173 Sep 10 2017, 9:08pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)

  Expand entire thread The Tale of Years (Appendix B): Part I – The 2nd Age, 1 -1600 Morthoron 16507 160 Mar 15 2009, 9:15pm Jump to last post in thread (by Eowyn of Penns Woods)

  Expand entire thread Fellowship - Rookie Reader Review Cygnus 54107 160 Feb 18, 3:57am Jump to last post in thread (by N.E. Brigand)

  Expand entire thread need help filling in some blanks please (First Age, Elros, Elrond, Gil-galad, etc.) erynion 20347 159 Jun 9 2013, 9:36am Jump to last post in thread (by wildespace)

  Expand entire thread Do Elves have free will? visualweasel 33259 156 Mar 23 2009, 3:18pm Jump to last post in thread (by visualweasel)

  Collapse **Unfinished Tales Discussion - Disaster of the Gladden Fields noWizardme 4816 154 Feb 16 2014, 8:46am Jump to last post in thread (by Plurmo)
       Collapse The Disaster of the Gladden Fields - summary of the plot (optional reading!) noWizardme 4292 2 Feb 16 2014, 8:55am
           Nice point about the film's interpretation squire 4247 0 Feb 16 2014, 4:41pm
           Optional discussions are the best! sador 1294 0 Feb 18 2014, 10:14pm
       Collapse Discussion starter 1 - “But this is running against a crucial point in The Lord of the Rings...” noWizardme 4302 39 Feb 16 2014, 8:58am
           Collapse tough call Tulkurin 4232 7 Feb 16 2014, 11:26am
               Collapse That's a meaning for 'Precious' I'd certainly not considered! noWizardme 4232 3 Feb 16 2014, 11:38am
                   Collapse good way to put it Tulkurin 4194 2 Feb 16 2014, 12:41pm
                       Collapse Isildur vs the Ring CuriousG 1336 1 Feb 18 2014, 12:48am
                           The Ring 'cooling'… noWizardme 1298 0 Feb 18 2014, 7:44am
               Collapse Precious is as precious does squire 4219 1 Feb 16 2014, 4:36pm
                   "But how fast does we do it, Precious?" noWizardme 4163 0 Feb 16 2014, 5:59pm
               I tend to disagree sador 1158 0 Feb 20 2014, 11:30am
           Collapse Paralleling Isildur and Bilbo Brethil 4196 15 Feb 16 2014, 8:00pm
               Collapse I'm coming to appreciate this UT Isildur more as we discuss noWizardme 4124 9 Feb 17 2014, 12:50pm
                   I see comparisms to Denethor ElendilTheShort 1287 0 Feb 18 2014, 8:58am
                   Collapse Isildur insights Brethil 1210 7 Feb 19 2014, 1:20am
                     Collapse It hasn't been that great of a discussion so far. CuriousG 1237 6 Feb 19 2014, 1:28am
                         Well, its not for nothing that I call him Furincurunir! // Brethil 1211 0 Feb 19 2014, 1:55am
                         Do discussions have wings? Could one fly the Ring to Mordor?? noWizardme 1189 0 Feb 19 2014, 7:45am
                         Collapse Curses, my evil plan discovered noWizardme 1228 1 Feb 19 2014, 8:03am
                             "Plus I remain disturbed that Wiz only volunteers for chapters that have "Ruin" and "Disaster" in their titles." noWizardme 1216 0 Feb 19 2014, 11:43am
                         Collapse "Surrounded by Puppies and Bunnies and Chocolate..." noWizardme 1210 1 Feb 19 2014, 12:15pm
                               See!!!! I knew you'd find something Dark to say. I knew it!! // CuriousG 1196 0 Feb 19 2014, 12:36pm
               Collapse Giving up the Ring CuriousG 1338 4 Feb 18 2014, 1:12am
                   Collapse More to Isildur would be nice Brethil 1253 3 Feb 18 2014, 5:25pm
                       Collapse How far had Isildur got with the Ring? noWizardme 1264 2 Feb 18 2014, 10:35pm
                           The less-than-complete corruption of Isildur Brethil 1240 0 Feb 18 2014, 10:57pm
                           Oh! sador 1167 0 Feb 20 2014, 12:25pm
           As usual..... elaen32 4136 0 Feb 16 2014, 9:06pm
           Collapse Another crucial point FarFromHome 4155 4 Feb 17 2014, 12:44pm
               Collapse Framed! noWizardme 1324 1 Feb 17 2014, 2:07pm
                   Donnish fun FarFromHome 1259 0 Feb 18 2014, 8:30pm
               Collapse A canon for many voices... noWizardme 1285 1 Feb 18 2014, 4:12pm
                   Tolkien on consistency Darkstone 1269 0 Feb 18 2014, 4:30pm
           Collapse Noble Isildur CuriousG 1321 1 Feb 18 2014, 12:26am
               The greater the fall? FarFromHome 1243 0 Feb 18 2014, 6:52pm
         Collapse Err - erratum; cannon/canon noWizardme 1267 6 Feb 18 2014, 4:59pm
               Collapse Not so different, once upon a time squire 1263 3 Feb 18 2014, 5:24pm
                   Collapse there's also "canon" the musical form acheron 1201 2 Feb 19 2014, 12:47pm
                     Collapse Good point re musical canon… noWizardme 1248 1 Feb 19 2014, 1:32pm
                           hahahaha acheron 1219 0 Feb 19 2014, 2:02pm
               Collapse You're such a loose can(n)on, noWiz! ;-) // FarFromHome 1223 1 Feb 18 2014, 6:45pm
                   Let's just keep him pointed in the general direction of Balrogs. // CuriousG 1240 0 Feb 19 2014, 12:36am
       Collapse Discussion starter 2 - The "clash between 'literary' technique, and … elaborating in detail" noWizardme 4238 7 Feb 16 2014, 9:01am
           Collapse The details are unnecessary but interesting demnation 4211 1 Feb 16 2014, 9:34am
               Tolkien the wargamer noWizardme 4211 0 Feb 16 2014, 10:21am
           Collapse Details, details! Brethil 4152 2 Feb 16 2014, 8:18pm
               Collapse The Morgoth is in the details CuriousG 1297 1 Feb 18 2014, 1:22am
                   Driven on by the post bag? noWizardme 1273 0 Feb 18 2014, 3:22pm
           Collapse As in the movie "Amadeus": too many notes CuriousG 1298 1 Feb 18 2014, 12:39am
               "Tolkien, no doubt, would have seen this point and dealt with it somehow..." noWizardme 1283 0 Feb 18 2014, 12:07pm
       Collapse Discussion starter 3 - to what extent do we see the Ring as Actor here? noWizardme 4181 8 Feb 16 2014, 1:56pm
           Collapse Found: One Gold Ring... Brethil 4153 3 Feb 16 2014, 8:32pm
               Collapse megalomania as an anti-theft device, and the Ring as parasite noWizardme 4104 2 Feb 17 2014, 12:18pm
                   Of parasites and wormy lembas CuriousG 1288 0 Feb 18 2014, 1:29am
                   The Ring as a parasite Brethil 1218 0 Feb 19 2014, 1:22am
           Not sentient maybe but "magnetic" Dame Ioreth 4157 0 Feb 16 2014, 10:33pm
           Semi-sentience CuriousG 1303 0 Feb 18 2014, 1:02am
           Collapse Though the Ring is supposed to be sentient, Plurmo 1221 1 Feb 19 2014, 4:18am
               The wraith world... noWizardme 1167 0 Feb 19 2014, 12:00pm
       Collapse I am going to jump in KingTurgon 4149 38 Feb 17 2014, 12:32am
           Collapse There's that note about Elendur... noWizardme 4119 36 Feb 17 2014, 12:24pm
               Collapse Isildur and Boromir noWizardme 4099 34 Feb 17 2014, 12:44pm
                   Collapse Nice idea. FarFromHome 4100 1 Feb 17 2014, 1:09pm
                       Characters who are seen as "less noble and more corrupted before their deaths, but are rehabilitated after death" noWizardme 1365 0 Feb 17 2014, 2:15pm
                   Collapse Isildur and Boromir Brethil 1250 31 Feb 18 2014, 5:48pm
                       Collapse Replying to myself for a third option... Brethil 1237 18 Feb 18 2014, 6:09pm
                           Collapse My idea of the Ring CuriousG 1210 17 Feb 19 2014, 12:24am
                             Collapse Yours sense wins out! Brethil 1214 16 Feb 19 2014, 1:11am
                                   Collapse Certainly I'd always imagined the Ring tries to find which buttons to push on THIS host noWizardme 1187 15 Feb 19 2014, 3:39pm
                                       Collapse Sam has little ambition acheron 1190 14 Feb 19 2014, 5:51pm
                                           Collapse Except that… noWizardme 1200 13 Feb 19 2014, 8:46pm
                                               indeed acheron 1175 0 Feb 19 2014, 9:12pm
                                               We had a talk on that scene a while ago.. Rembrethil 1202 0 Feb 19 2014, 10:09pm
                                               Collapse What Would Sauron Do? squire 1182 10 Feb 20 2014, 4:25am
                                                   And if you notice... sador 1159 0 Feb 20 2014, 12:32pm
                                                   Collapse It may be harder, but not impossible. FarFromHome 1147 8 Feb 20 2014, 2:29pm
                                                       Collapse Sam also may have felt the danger Darkstone 1152 6 Feb 20 2014, 2:47pm
                                                         Collapse So maybe we nearly had Dark Lord Sam turning the whole of Mordor into an Evil Greenhouse - sounds like a cloche-run thing. noWizardme 1483 5 Feb 20 2014, 10:12pm
                                                               Collapse "Little Shire of Horrors" / Darkstone 1447 4 Feb 20 2014, 10:41pm
                                                                 This is un-cannily catchy...! // Brethil 1479 0 Feb 20 2014, 10:49pm
                                                                   Collapse The Age of the Triffids? // FarFromHome 1465 2 Feb 20 2014, 10:50pm
                                                                       Collapse "Attack of the Killer Potatoes" / Darkstone 1476 1 Feb 20 2014, 10:53pm
                                                                           "Coney, I Shrank the Hobbits" Meneldor 1446 0 Feb 21 2014, 3:33am
                                                       "perhaps the Ring can still tempt you by making you believe that your decisions are based on self-sacrificing love" noWizardme 1495 0 Feb 20 2014, 5:21pm
                       Collapse Well, Boromir knows *about* the Ring FarFromHome 1267 11 Feb 18 2014, 7:24pm
                           Collapse people ought to know about the Ring, but not +too much+ about it noWizardme 1240 7 Feb 18 2014, 10:16pm
                               Collapse Questions that relate back to the Council of Elrond Brethil 1240 2 Feb 18 2014, 11:24pm
                                   Collapse Who knows what and when CuriousG 1235 1 Feb 19 2014, 12:35am
                                       Elrond and Isildur Brethil 1224 0 Feb 19 2014, 12:56am
                             Collapse We can't assume Middle-earth is purely medieval. CuriousG 1233 1 Feb 19 2014, 12:17am
                                 The Eagles wouldn't fly the Ring to Mt. Doom because... noWizardme 1219 0 Feb 19 2014, 12:05pm
                               Collapse "surmise: but well founded" FarFromHome 1180 1 Feb 19 2014, 10:01am
                                   "Surmise: but well-founded" - fair enough noWizardme 1175 0 Feb 19 2014, 11:53am
                           Excellent point about the library FFH Brethil 1215 0 Feb 19 2014, 12:54am
                           Collapse Personally sador 1163 1 Feb 20 2014, 11:48am
                               I'd never thought of that. FarFromHome 1148 0 Feb 20 2014, 1:23pm
               Well, that was my specific reaction too. CuriousG 1298 0 Feb 18 2014, 1:33am
           Welcome, KingTurgon CuriousG 1286 0 Feb 18 2014, 1:45am
       Collapse Sad end to this chapter CuriousG 1336 3 Feb 18 2014, 12:43am
           Collapse Devolution Felagund 1224 2 Feb 19 2014, 1:18pm
               Collapse Devo CuriousG 1199 1 Feb 19 2014, 2:52pm
                   Funny, I find that an appealing course of wisdom. Meneldor 1158 0 Feb 19 2014, 11:09pm
       Collapse And where is Ulmo in all this? noWizardme 1206 50 Feb 19 2014, 12:12pm
           Collapse Tickle me Ulmo? FarFromHome 1207 1 Feb 19 2014, 2:22pm
               Now, kids CuriousG 1200 0 Feb 19 2014, 2:38pm
           Collapse Ulmo about, anyone? Brethil 1482 47 Feb 20 2014, 6:47pm
               Collapse I like the thought of that. CuriousG 1470 46 Feb 20 2014, 8:16pm
                   Collapse Ulmo and credit... Brethil 1480 45 Feb 21 2014, 10:18pm
                       Collapse I think I could roll with that idea too, Plurmo 1493 7 Feb 22 2014, 8:10am
                           Collapse I love how you worked the water theme in here Plurmo Brethil 1414 1 Feb 22 2014, 9:01pm
                               In reply to Brethil, NoWizardhe, Meneldor, Dernwyn, and CuriousG (who had the same intuition.) Plurmo 1585 0 Mar 6 2014, 8:28am
                           Plurmo, please would you say more about your Meriadoc/Ulmo idea? // noWizardme 1416 0 Feb 22 2014, 9:55pm
                           I too am curious Meneldor 1358 0 Feb 23 2014, 9:56pm
                           Collapse And I, as well. dernwyn 1174 2 Feb 25 2014, 3:17am
                               Collapse Merry & Ulmo CuriousG 1169 1 Feb 25 2014, 1:32pm
                                   Oh, that's a good one! dernwyn 1141 0 Feb 26 2014, 1:02am
                       Collapse I like all this talk of Ulmo's helping hand DanielLB 1411 36 Feb 22 2014, 10:14pm
                           Great citations Daniel...and points on water in the literature Brethil 1397 0 Feb 23 2014, 5:12am
                           Collapse I loved this entire thread and all of the postings ltnjmy 1413 17 Feb 23 2014, 5:37pm
                               Collapse Yes, an interesting question about Elrond ltnjmy! Brethil 1388 16 Feb 23 2014, 5:56pm
                                   Collapse They would probably need to use their own Rings to do so. sador 1378 1 Feb 23 2014, 6:05pm
                                       Very true on the corruption of two of the Great Rings // Brethil 1373 0 Feb 23 2014, 8:13pm
                                   Collapse "There was little else that I could do." squire 1389 7 Feb 23 2014, 6:07pm
                                       Collapse Excellent quote here Squire Brethil 1371 6 Feb 23 2014, 8:03pm
                                           Collapse I wonder how much Elrond & Cirdan understood elaen32 1243 5 Feb 23 2014, 10:31pm
                                               Collapse Know or not know about the Ring? Brethil 1194 2 Feb 24 2014, 4:40am
                                                   Collapse Pure ethic FarFromHome 1210 1 Feb 24 2014, 10:22am
                                                       I always thought something similar.... Rembrethil 1188 0 Feb 24 2014, 8:53pm
                                               Collapse It still is an unknown quantity. sador 1213 1 Feb 24 2014, 6:29am
                                                   Excellent point, Sador CuriousG 1149 0 Feb 25 2014, 1:25pm
                                   Collapse Where are Elrond & Isildur at the time if their discussion? noWizardme 1359 5 Feb 23 2014, 6:52pm
                                       Collapse The Last Brawl... Brethil 1383 4 Feb 23 2014, 8:12pm
                                           Collapse Just one correction sador 1381 3 Feb 23 2014, 9:51pm
                                               Collapse Quite right. // Brethil 1203 2 Feb 23 2014, 10:03pm
                                                   Collapse thanks all - I have a bit of a better understanding of elrond's inaction ltnjmy 1204 1 Feb 23 2014, 10:18pm
                                                       Its an excellent question ltnjmy Brethil 1208 0 Feb 24 2014, 4:42am
                           Collapse I don't want to throw cold water on this idea, for sure... FarFromHome 1170 16 Feb 25 2014, 3:56pm
                               That's my take on it too. CuriousG 1133 0 Feb 25 2014, 5:22pm
                               Collapse Surely the Valar still exist in the Third Age squire 1182 3 Feb 25 2014, 7:09pm
                                 Collapse Yes but. " discretion is the better part of Valar"...// noWizardme 1133 1 Feb 25 2014, 9:24pm
                                       "Manwe better lay low for the next Age or so..." // squire 1144 0 Feb 26 2014, 4:11am
                                   For "belief system" read "mythology" FarFromHome 1132 0 Feb 26 2014, 12:59pm
                               Collapse The crumbs from a feast we cannot enter... Rembrethil 1133 10 Feb 26 2014, 2:05am
                                   Collapse That symposium piece sounds interesting FarFromHome 1158 9 Feb 26 2014, 10:47am
                                       Maybe you can PM elaen, Brethil, or Daniel? Rembrethil 1110 0 Feb 26 2014, 1:14pm
                                       Collapse The essay should be available. DanielLB 1115 7 Feb 26 2014, 1:29pm
                                           Collapse Got it! FarFromHome 1107 6 Feb 26 2014, 1:57pm
                                             Collapse You really must have confused the Canadians CuriousG 1109 1 Feb 26 2014, 3:17pm
                                                 It's the Lonely Isle precisely because of under-population - everyone else sailed East...// noWizardme 1083 0 Feb 26 2014, 5:59pm
                                               Collapse I am going to 'disturb class again' silneldor 1579 3 Feb 26 2014, 6:41pm
                                                   *Peers over spectacles* FarFromHome 1592 0 Feb 27 2014, 9:57am
                                                   Collapse I've heard of Windjammer Meneldor 1561 1 Feb 27 2014, 5:36pm
                                                       What riveted me right off the bat, silneldor 1545 0 Feb 28 2014, 4:39pm

  Expand entire thread Fellowship of The Ring - unofficial, unsanctioned, unsolicited read through Eruonen 20173 152 Apr 25 2017, 1:10am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
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