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  Expand entire thread It's Tolkien Reading Day! Post your ABCs of Tolkien here. N.E. Brigand 70730 148 Apr 4 2010, 7:52pm Jump to last post in thread (by Compa_Mighty)

  Collapse ****LOTR Read through Book V.4 - The Siege of Gondor**** noWizardme 2467 144 Apr 24 2016, 10:26am Jump to last post in thread (by Elizabeth)
       Collapse Nice battering ram - now try getting it up to the next gate (a quibble about how long the siege looks to take) noWizardme 2276 17 Apr 24 2016, 12:36pm
           Collapse I dunno, Wiz, I think you're siding with Sauron here. CuriousG 2259 10 Apr 24 2016, 5:35pm
               Collapse Sauron wants a quick win - because he thinks the Ring is inside Minas Tirith? noWizardme 2242 9 Apr 24 2016, 6:22pm
                   Collapse If the Ring were in Minas Tirith, CuriousG 2240 8 Apr 24 2016, 6:37pm
                       Collapse It would take time for a Ring Lied to emerge noWizardme 2223 7 Apr 24 2016, 7:57pm
                           Collapse How much does Sauron know, and when did he know it? CuriousG 2224 4 Apr 24 2016, 8:10pm
                               Maybe Sauron understands enough to expect a long time of confusion? noWizardme 2213 0 Apr 24 2016, 8:45pm
                               Collapse That's precisely why Aragorn's move made sense. Elizabeth 1037 2 Apr 25 2016, 5:54am
                                   Nice reasoning, Elizabeth CuriousG 1028 0 Apr 25 2016, 10:10am
                                   Yes Hamfast Gamgee 1023 0 Apr 25 2016, 11:34am
                         Collapse "Ring Lied"? How Wagnerian. I meant "Ring Lord".... // noWizardme 2216 1 Apr 24 2016, 8:17pm
                             No, the Ring just made a liar out of you. Careful, it has evil effects on its owners, or so I've heard.// CuriousG 2213 0 Apr 24 2016, 8:32pm
           Hirgon's a pessimist sevilodorf 2255 0 Apr 24 2016, 5:44pm
           Collapse The first gate is the big one Hamfast Gamgee 2245 2 Apr 24 2016, 6:21pm
               Collapse Possible - but the other gates won't be made of plywood noWizardme 2233 1 Apr 24 2016, 6:39pm
                   But possibly wouldn't be that much of an obstacle Hamfast Gamgee 1019 0 Apr 25 2016, 11:31am
           Collapse Uncle Fester in the heart of Denethor? Darkstone 1020 1 Apr 27 2016, 9:00pm
               Your subject line sounds like you're playing a fairly gruesome version of Cluedo... / Ataahua 1007 0 Apr 27 2016, 10:21pm
       Wow, indeed Lily Fairbairn 2261 0 Apr 24 2016, 5:08pm
       Collapse "Horns, horns, horns...Rohan had come at last." CuriousG 2252 3 Apr 24 2016, 5:55pm
           Collapse Can you have both Gandalf vs Witch King and 'horns, horns, horns'? noWizardme 1022 2 Apr 25 2016, 11:21am
               Collapse Time stands still Al Carondas 1019 1 Apr 25 2016, 12:23pm
                   You and Wiz are ultimately right, AC CuriousG 996 0 Apr 25 2016, 7:26pm
       Collapse Oh, there you go shipping characters again CuriousG 2256 12 Apr 24 2016, 6:07pm
         Collapse Sorry, next I'll be finding a nice, lonely palomino mare for Shadowfax :) noWizardme 1024 8 Apr 25 2016, 11:49am
               Collapse Let's ask Shadowfax Darkstone 1008 7 Apr 25 2016, 7:53pm
                 Collapse :) ! noWizardme 993 3 Apr 25 2016, 8:26pm
                       Collapse Just for the record, you joking types CuriousG 994 2 Apr 25 2016, 10:25pm
                         Collapse It was just a bit of fun! Oh you're probably right, as usual.... :) noWizardme 945 1 Apr 26 2016, 2:57pm
                             Go ahead and fiddle while Minas Tirith burns. It made Nero famous, so why not you? // CuriousG 1023 0 Apr 27 2016, 1:36am
                 Collapse Tolkiennymy just sent in this selfie, just to confound you neigh-Sayers .... :) noWizardme 987 1 Apr 25 2016, 9:16pm
                     That's the new banner of Imrahil + Eomer's intermarried dynasty. // CuriousG 980 0 Apr 25 2016, 9:25pm
                   Sounds familiar. Is that a cut from the "Pet Sounds" album?// Al Carondas 971 0 Apr 26 2016, 2:04am
           Collapse Did Faramir disobey or just bend the rules? enanito 978 2 Apr 25 2016, 10:19pm
               Collapse I think Faramir did break the rules with Frodo CuriousG 983 1 Apr 25 2016, 10:33pm
                   Yes, Hama, Beregond, and Faramir are often cited together. Elizabeth 986 0 Apr 25 2016, 10:50pm
       Collapse Words and deeds CuriousG 2234 8 Apr 24 2016, 7:23pm
           Denethor in his own words Al Carondas 2204 0 Apr 24 2016, 10:29pm
           Collapse But on the other hand: Sympathy for the Denethor Al Carondas 2202 3 Apr 24 2016, 11:01pm
               Collapse Denethor and Saruman CuriousG 2200 2 Apr 25 2016, 12:42am
                   Collapse I actually think Hamfast Gamgee 1020 1 Apr 25 2016, 11:37am
                       A thankless vigil enanito 981 0 Apr 25 2016, 10:05pm
           Collapse The sun will come out, tomorrow... enanito 931 2 Apr 26 2016, 7:04pm
               I'm generally not sympathetic to Denethor, but CuriousG 907 0 Apr 26 2016, 11:59pm
               The enemy within Al Carondas 908 0 Apr 27 2016, 12:05am
       Collapse Oh, and what about Pippin? CuriousG 2224 5 Apr 24 2016, 7:45pm
           Collapse I'd say Pippin's decision to save Faramir is sophisticated in its simplicity Al Carondas 2204 1 Apr 24 2016, 11:26pm
               I like your contrast between the two CuriousG 2194 0 Apr 25 2016, 12:25am
           Collapse TRAITOR!! Or maybe not... No One in Particular 2187 2 Apr 25 2016, 2:20am
               Collapse Is there a lawyer in the house? CuriousG 1039 1 Apr 25 2016, 2:44am
                   A time to live, a time to die No One in Particular 1030 0 Apr 25 2016, 3:38am
       Collapse PS. Thanks for being the last-minute subsitute, Wiz! // CuriousG 2191 1 Apr 25 2016, 12:45am
           Agreed! enanito 1102 0 Apr 29 2016, 9:53pm
       Collapse Why call the chapter "The Siege of Gondor" (not, "The Siege of Minas Tirith"? - any ideas? // noWizardme 1012 4 Apr 25 2016, 12:49pm
           Collapse I have often wondered the same thing! Hamfast Gamgee 1016 1 Apr 25 2016, 1:02pm
               No chapter name is discussed in HoME suggesting it was chosen later on noWizardme 1011 0 Apr 25 2016, 3:19pm
           Collapse It is Gondor's fate that is at issue squire 1014 1 Apr 25 2016, 5:22pm
               Just a wild guess about the chapter title Al Carondas 968 0 Apr 26 2016, 2:39am
       Collapse The Pellenor fields Hamfast Gamgee 1017 9 Apr 25 2016, 1:07pm
           Collapse I think Faramir did all he could before being overwhelmed Al Carondas 1010 2 Apr 25 2016, 1:32pm
               Collapse Still it seems odd... noWizardme 1007 1 Apr 25 2016, 2:27pm
                   The Rammas Echor CuriousG 997 0 Apr 25 2016, 7:19pm
           Collapse Hardly "unfought." Elizabeth 985 5 Apr 25 2016, 11:00pm
               Collapse Am I getting the geography confused? noWizardme 959 3 Apr 26 2016, 6:39am
                   Collapse It's a big, long wall, all around the local farms, etc. Elizabeth 960 1 Apr 26 2016, 7:23am
                       Ah thanks - that was my point of confusion noWizardme 945 0 Apr 26 2016, 2:43pm
                   This is the timeline as I read it Al Carondas 957 0 Apr 26 2016, 10:26am
               "Faramir's brave stand made all the difference" N.E. Brigand 912 0 Apr 26 2016, 11:44pm
       Collapse We shall not know the answer till the Riders of Rohan come enanito 983 1 Apr 25 2016, 10:29pm
           Gandalf didn't know about the Paths of the Dead. Elizabeth 980 0 Apr 25 2016, 11:10pm
       Collapse What - me worry? enanito 925 2 Apr 26 2016, 8:28pm
           How Gandalf's intution works, and doesn't CuriousG 902 0 Apr 27 2016, 12:17am
           Gandalf freaking Al Carondas 903 0 Apr 27 2016, 12:21am
       Collapse What Denethor saw Elizabeth 919 51 Apr 26 2016, 10:33pm
           Collapse Hard to say for sure CuriousG 908 25 Apr 27 2016, 12:24am
               Collapse That's true Al Carondas 902 24 Apr 27 2016, 12:37am
                 Collapse No, I've stopped, so you need to carry on. Besides, at least you're agreeing with me. lol // CuriousG 891 23 Apr 27 2016, 1:35am
                       Collapse “Speculating in the old sense (looking into crystal balls) is inevitably disastrous in Tolkien’s fictional world.” noWizardme 1020 22 Apr 27 2016, 10:45am
                           Collapse The Mirror is dangerous as a guide of deeds enanito 1008 19 Apr 27 2016, 12:48pm
                               Collapse Palantir corruption methods - Sauron will need to treat Saruman and Denethor differently noWizardme 984 18 Apr 27 2016, 4:11pm
                                   Collapse Textual evidence if you look ahead CuriousG 962 17 Apr 27 2016, 7:29pm
                                       Everybody underestimates Hobbits Elizabeth 951 0 Apr 27 2016, 7:59pm
                                       Collapse Denethor's cursed palantir - thoughts noWizardme 948 15 Apr 27 2016, 8:26pm
                                           Collapse Denethor cursed that palantir in his own way, too CuriousG 1020 14 Apr 27 2016, 8:53pm
                                               Collapse Palantiri and Mirrors and cats... Rembrethil 1014 13 Apr 27 2016, 9:46pm
                                                   Collapse Technology--worth it? CuriousG 949 12 Apr 28 2016, 8:57pm
                                                       Collapse Winning friends and influencing people enanito 942 6 Apr 28 2016, 9:38pm
                                                           I think the similarites are worth consideration... Rembrethil 946 0 Apr 28 2016, 9:45pm
                                                           "Powerful Tech" produced a sharpness and clarity in others enanito 944 0 Apr 28 2016, 9:46pm
                                                           Collapse Making it easy to be bad CuriousG 1190 3 Apr 28 2016, 10:05pm
                                                               Collapse The palantir came to Saruman rather late in the game squire 1157 2 Apr 29 2016, 4:44am
                                                                   The Orthanc-stone Otaku-sempai 1148 0 Apr 29 2016, 7:14am
                                                                   Fighting on two fronts... Rembrethil 1124 0 Apr 29 2016, 1:23pm
                                                       Even the Wise cannot see all ends.. Rembrethil 947 0 Apr 28 2016, 9:38pm
                                                       Collapse 'If I had! If you had! Such words and ifs are vain.' Al Carondas 1141 1 Apr 29 2016, 10:00am
                                                           You're right, palantiri are like morphine CuriousG 1132 0 Apr 29 2016, 12:08pm
                                                       Collapse A difficult trick for Gandalf was finding the right balance Al Carondas 1136 1 Apr 29 2016, 10:11am
                                                           I think we might disagree a little... Rembrethil 1121 0 Apr 29 2016, 1:43pm
                           Collapse Rebuttals Elizabeth 949 1 Apr 27 2016, 8:16pm
                               Watch out, watch out, theres a hobbit about noWizardme 942 0 Apr 27 2016, 8:40pm
           Collapse The breaking point Al Carondas 903 4 Apr 27 2016, 12:31am
               Collapse I do wonder about this part: CuriousG 1031 3 Apr 27 2016, 1:40am
                   Collapse Despair enanito 1021 1 Apr 27 2016, 2:14am
                       That would make sense (re: Denethor and his palantir vision) CuriousG 966 0 Apr 27 2016, 7:00pm
                   Paranoia or palantirs? noWizardme 1012 0 Apr 27 2016, 11:10am
           Collapse Theoden's and Eomer's bodies? Darkstone 985 19 Apr 28 2016, 5:50pm
               And after I conquer you, there's going to be a parade and balloons and everything! No One in Particular 977 0 Apr 28 2016, 6:51pm
               Collapse Interesting idea, but... Elizabeth 981 17 Apr 28 2016, 6:56pm
                   Collapse That's what I always took it to be. No One in Particular 973 5 Apr 28 2016, 7:09pm
                       It's the 99% against the 1% enanito 956 0 Apr 28 2016, 8:46pm
                       Collapse One has to wonder... Elizabeth 1184 3 Apr 28 2016, 10:49pm
                           Collapse Tricksy palantir enanito 1181 2 Apr 28 2016, 11:28pm
                               Collapse I don't think Sauron knew Al Carondas 1168 1 Apr 29 2016, 1:36am
                                   A funny thing happened on the way to the Harlond... No One in Particular 1161 0 Apr 29 2016, 1:59am
                   Collapse Good point by you and NOiP Darkstone 973 4 Apr 28 2016, 7:14pm
                       Collapse I can't quite make it out. Is that Theoden or random Orc #72 in a wig? No One in Particular 963 3 Apr 28 2016, 8:11pm
                           Collapse Would cgi work? Darkstone 960 2 Apr 28 2016, 8:29pm
                               Collapse Buffering... enanito 957 1 Apr 28 2016, 8:42pm
                                 Or looping CuriousG 950 0 Apr 28 2016, 8:52pm
                   Collapse Deceits, lies, and Saruman... Rembrethil 944 5 Apr 28 2016, 9:35pm
                       Collapse Jujutsu? Darkstone 943 1 Apr 28 2016, 9:47pm
                           How wise are the Wise? Rembrethil 942 0 Apr 28 2016, 9:59pm
                       Collapse I wonder how much deception Saruman needed. CuriousG 1192 2 Apr 28 2016, 10:00pm
                           One man's junk is another's treasure... Rembrethil 1186 0 Apr 28 2016, 10:06pm
                           Saruman and Denethor's corruption; and what did Gandalf see? Al Carondas 1168 0 Apr 29 2016, 1:24am
       Collapse Minas Tirith, and Elves vs Men CuriousG 1024 2 Apr 27 2016, 1:56am
           Collapse Works of men of Westernesse enanito 1018 1 Apr 27 2016, 2:20am
               Moria, stones, and stone-voices? CuriousG 968 0 Apr 27 2016, 6:52pm
       Collapse Time for a few thoughts... Rembrethil 1013 10 Apr 27 2016, 1:05pm
           “Not THE Rembrethil who was responsible for so many quiet threads going off into the Blue for mad adventures?” noWizardme 997 0 Apr 27 2016, 3:04pm
           Collapse “Rembrethil, yes, that was the name. I was Rembrethil. Yes, you may still call me Rembrethil.” And the voice was the voice of their old friend and guide. // Bracegirdle 982 1 Apr 27 2016, 4:07pm
             Hi BG! I hope I won't bore you with my usual loquacity... Rembrethil 983 0 Apr 27 2016, 4:40pm
         Collapse "Horns, horns, horns...Rembrethil had come at last." (!) CuriousG 974 4 Apr 27 2016, 6:48pm
             Collapse Hello Curious. Just stopping by for now, but I hope to be back for a while after exams. Rembrethil 966 1 Apr 27 2016, 6:55pm
                 Well, okay, but CuriousG 958 0 Apr 27 2016, 7:32pm
             Collapse Horns, horns, horns: Granny's Zimmer frame is great, but I wish she'd give up walking across the freeway... // noWizardme 953 1 Apr 27 2016, 7:50pm
                   *snort* :D / Ataahua 1010 0 Apr 27 2016, 10:22pm
           Collapse And that's making a grand re-entrance, I must say CuriousG 956 1 Apr 27 2016, 7:51pm
               Yes, I like the idea of Gandalf as catalyst rather than reagent // noWizardme 1018 0 Apr 27 2016, 8:41pm
       Michael Bay and Tolkien. They'd be mates. Darkstone 984 0 Apr 28 2016, 5:34pm
       Collapse One thing puzzles me Hamfast Gamgee 1100 3 Apr 29 2016, 11:00pm
           Perhaps they were trying to one-up Aragorn... enanito 1094 0 Apr 29 2016, 11:28pm
           Collapse The next chapter explains that squire 1095 1 Apr 30 2016, 12:15am
               Alse, note the map of the Pelennor Elizabeth 1080 0 Apr 30 2016, 4:53am

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