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  Collapse One character for whom the Silmarillon had a happy ending! Hamfast Gamgee 692 4 Jun 4, 9:16pm Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
       I guess Galadriel is a character from the Silmarillion that eventually went on to a happier ending. Though maybe you counted only princes? InTheChair 630 0 Jun 5, 6:03pm
       Collapse There were quite a few... Morthoron 563 1 Jun 8, 11:50pm
           I suppose at a pinch Hamfast Gamgee 316 0 Jun 11, 10:32pm
       I suppose you might also say Finarfin InTheChair 523 0 Jun 9, 8:24am

Collapse ***The hobbit-read-through: Ch3 – A Short Rest noWizardme 1167 50 Jun 3, 8:29am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse Why is is difficult to work out when Durin's Day is? noWizardme 1044 16 Jun 3, 8:39am
           (The missing reference) noWizardme 1032 0 Jun 3, 9:28am
           Astronomy Roverandom 1023 0 Jun 3, 12:37pm
           Collapse The New Year's Day of the Dwarves Otaku-sempai 1019 8 Jun 3, 1:31pm
               Collapse Perhaps it gets still easier... noWizardme 1009 6 Jun 3, 2:11pm
                   Collapse One would think so, yes. Otaku-sempai 1009 5 Jun 3, 2:21pm
                       Collapse Easier than it looks, then noWizardme 1002 4 Jun 3, 3:24pm
                           Collapse ...or, NOT as easy as all that! Roverandom 995 3 Jun 3, 5:25pm
                               Collapse My thinking was... noWizardme 990 2 Jun 3, 6:05pm
                                   Collapse More Astronomy! Roverandom 962 1 Jun 3, 7:33pm
                                       Um...not quite. Otaku-sempai 959 0 Jun 3, 7:38pm
               Korrekting Myself! Otaku-sempai 560 0 Jun 7, 5:05pm
           Collapse Durin's Day vs. the New Moon Murlo 572 1 Jun 7, 3:54pm
               Durin's Day -- then and now. Otaku-sempai 562 0 Jun 7, 4:56pm
           Collapse It seems a bit like Easter Hamfast Gamgee 129 2 Jun 26, 9:32am
               Yes, similar difficulties noWizardme 128 0 Jun 26, 10:08am
               That is correct! Otaku-sempai 127 0 Jun 26, 11:33am
       Collapse "I wandered out in the world for years sador 997 10 Jun 3, 5:30pm
           Collapse Short Rest, Many Questions Otaku-sempai 977 9 Jun 3, 7:20pm
               Collapse Oops! sador 926 8 Jun 4, 2:38am
                   Collapse Bilbo and the Moon on Durin's Day Otaku-sempai 847 7 Jun 4, 2:52pm
                       Collapse The rune-writer knows the thrush will be there! noWizardme 816 6 Jun 4, 4:12pm
                           Collapse Occam's Razor Otaku-sempai 732 5 Jun 4, 11:11pm
                               Collapse Honestly... No One in Particular 722 4 Jun 5, 1:10am
                                   Collapse Prophesy? Or good planning? Otaku-sempai 703 3 Jun 5, 3:37am
                                       Collapse Gandalf No One in Particular 696 2 Jun 5, 3:51am
                                           Collapse Gandalf being disingenuous? Inconceivable! Otaku-sempai 689 1 Jun 5, 5:03am
                                               I like all these explanations! noWizardme 653 0 Jun 5, 8:56am
       Maps with hidden layers sevilodorf 988 0 Jun 3, 6:29pm
       Moon Runes and Durin's Doors noWizardme 641 0 Jun 5, 12:11pm
       Collapse Wait - is this THE Elrond? noWizardme 742 14 Jun 5, 12:15pm
           Collapse Elrond and the Legendarium Otaku-sempai 736 13 Jun 5, 1:13pm
               Collapse Elrond was little more than a name at the time of the Hobbit's writing squire 717 12 Jun 5, 5:31pm
                   Collapse Well, no. Of course not. Otaku-sempai 706 11 Jun 5, 6:58pm
                       Collapse Yes, about Rivendell squire 699 10 Jun 5, 10:11pm
                           Collapse Elrond was the same; Gandalf was not sador 673 9 Jun 6, 4:38pm
                               Collapse Elrond -- then and now. Otaku-sempai 670 8 Jun 6, 4:53pm
                                   Collapse Of course! sador 657 7 Jun 6, 7:24pm
                                       More of a back and forth then? noWizardme 650 0 Jun 6, 8:36pm
                                       Collapse The council of white wizards Otaku-sempai 650 5 Jun 6, 9:03pm
                                           Collapse Counsels taken stronger than Morgul spells. We know, we used Morgul spell checker... No One in Particular 624 2 Jun 7, 2:58am
                                               Collapse Morgul Spell Checker is faulty. Otaku-sempai 617 1 Jun 7, 4:41am
                                                   Hmmm No One in Particular 544 0 Jun 8, 12:35am
                                           Collapse True Hamfast Gamgee 85 1 Jul 3, 9:11pm
                                               Easy-peasy Otaku-sempai 51 0 Jul 3, 11:35pm
     Collapse Moon runes - jolly inconvenient noWizardme 427 4 Jun 9, 5:45pm
           Collapse Keep it simple? Otaku-sempai 404 3 Jun 9, 10:39pm
             Collapse Ah - that’s why Dashi always seemed to answer *your* letters...:) // noWizardme 386 2 Jun 10, 9:24am
                   Collapse Please the ladies! Otaku-sempai 382 1 Jun 10, 2:51pm
                     Blast! I believed her when she said she had to stay in to 'wash her beard' :( // noWizardme 374 0 Jun 10, 3:17pm

Collapse Where can I find the best maps of Middle-earth through the three ages? Faramir5 647 8 May 31, 10:45pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse C. Tolkien and K. Fonstad Otaku-sempai 632 2 May 31, 10:53pm
           Collapse I'll second Karen Fonstead and also suggest noWizardme 597 1 Jun 1, 8:55am
               Comparing Maps Otaku-sempai 593 0 Jun 1, 9:55am
       Collapse TOLKIEN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA Eruonen 476 2 Jun 3, 7:36pm
           Collapse Another vote for "The Atlas of Middle-earth" by Karen Wynn Fonstad Murlo 388 1 Jun 11, 2:55pm
               Thanks, I was not aware of his inventions - Eruonen 383 0 Jun 11, 3:19pm
       This video is informative: Keridwyn44 412 0 Jun 10, 10:00pm
       Arda Otaku-sempai 373 0 Jun 11, 4:15pm

  Collapse a runes question Alveric 626 2 May 31, 4:34pm Jump to last post in thread (by Elthir)
       ungwe -- spider's web Elthir 583 0 Jun 1, 2:12pm
       Westron names Elthir 447 0 Jun 2, 2:45pm

  Collapse Gandalf the Grey, Moria, and the One Ring newrow 529 7 May 31, 3:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse Interesting, but either I don’t understand, or I don’t agree noWizardme 457 6 Jun 3, 5:48am
           Collapse A reply newrow 396 5 Jun 7, 5:26pm
               Lady Galadriel the Wise Otaku-sempai 389 0 Jun 7, 5:48pm
               Collapse a memory newrow 388 2 Jun 7, 5:50pm
                   I don't think so. Otaku-sempai 383 0 Jun 7, 5:55pm
                   I think you mean this quote? noWizardme 381 0 Jun 7, 6:08pm
               Disagreeing and testing - that’s the spirit! noWizardme 376 0 Jun 7, 7:48pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit Read-through: Ch. 2 - Roast Mutton cats16 1084 43 May 28, 1:46am Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
       Collapse Mockney trolls noWizardme 963 6 May 28, 9:04am
         Collapse [tangent] -rendering accents noWizardme 963 2 May 28, 9:08am
               Collapse IPA--ugh CuriousG 924 1 May 28, 3:58pm
                 Try drinking some IPA first? // noWizardme 912 0 May 28, 4:14pm
           Good point--I never noticed that accents went away CuriousG 927 0 May 28, 3:03pm
           Uncle Remus CuriousG 922 0 May 28, 3:56pm
           American trolls cats16 883 0 May 28, 7:32pm
       Getting Bilbo going noWizardme 950 0 May 28, 11:40am
       Collapse More Questions Than Answers Roverandom 942 9 May 28, 12:51pm
           Collapse The Blades in the Troll-hoard Otaku-sempai 938 4 May 28, 1:27pm
             Collapse Kill the monsters, break down the door, get the treasure... noWizardme 917 3 May 28, 4:24pm
                 Collapse That's the problem with Tolkien--he stole all his story ideas from video games and RPGs. There's nothing new here. // CuriousG 909 1 May 28, 4:41pm
                       And Star Wars Darkstone 630 0 May 30, 1:06pm
                   Of course. Otaku-sempai 830 0 May 29, 2:09am
           Collapse how did these three knuckleheads manage to come by the personal sword of the King of Gondolin, as well as two other magical elven blades? InTheChair 908 1 May 28, 5:35pm
             I suppose that the trolls needed something to brush their teeth with! Hamfast Gamgee 419 0 Jun 4, 9:01pm
           Time cats16 886 0 May 28, 7:38pm
           The Dwarves come to investigate. Otaku-sempai 772 0 May 29, 1:22pm
       Collapse Roast Mutton, and other tasty titles CuriousG 926 3 May 28, 3:44pm
           Collapse Unreliable wizards noWizardme 780 2 May 29, 11:17am
               And yet, Reliable Rangers CuriousG 778 0 May 29, 11:34am
               A Timely Warning Otaku-sempai 765 0 May 29, 1:27pm
       Collapse Tolkien as screenwriter CuriousG 921 1 May 28, 4:07pm
           Nearly-dead nephews cats16 842 0 May 29, 12:08am
       Collapse Bilbo just can't make up his mind and various observations sevilodorf 901 1 May 28, 5:52pm
           Yes Hamfast Gamgee 417 0 Jun 4, 9:03pm
       Collapse "what do you think is motivating Bilbo to continue on the journey by the end of this chapter? " noWizardme 778 1 May 29, 11:37am
           The thrill of it cats16 661 0 May 30, 4:01am
       Collapse Imagine the mess at Bag End noWizardme 701 1 May 29, 5:02pm
           In my headcanon, Gandalf accomplished the cleanup Meneldor 683 0 May 29, 10:17pm
       Collapse "Bolted into the army: July 1915" Darkstone 697 6 May 29, 8:33pm
           Collapse Old Arnor... No One in Particular 686 4 May 30, 1:14am
               Collapse Rhudaur. sador 587 3 May 30, 7:57pm
                   Collapse Elves in the Night Otaku-sempai 572 2 May 31, 12:19am
                       Collapse That is true. sador 509 1 May 31, 5:51pm
                           Far? Otaku-sempai 487 0 May 31, 10:42pm
           You forgot to mention! sador 481 0 Jun 1, 6:36am
       Today in Middle-earth cats16 666 0 May 30, 3:54am
       "And it appears to be a long... time, before the dawn" sador 510 0 May 31, 6:36pm
       Collapse Some additional questions: sador 490 2 Jun 1, 6:33am
           different categories of burglars noWizardme 478 0 Jun 1, 9:20am
           Tolkien's Stone-trolls Otaku-sempai 481 0 Jun 1, 9:35am
       One thing that I think when reading this chapter Hamfast Gamgee 418 0 Jun 4, 9:07pm

Collapse Who is the biggest jerk in Middle-Earth? Faramir5 1113 10 May 25, 8:29pm Jump to last post in thread (by mawguy)
       Collapse Jerks or tragic figures? noWizardme 1050 1 May 26, 8:36am
           Mean, rude, selfish people who like making others unhappy or don't care if they do? CuriousG 1046 0 May 26, 11:12am
       Collapse Eöl wasn't bad, he was just misunderstood... Morthoron 1005 3 May 27, 10:07pm
           Collapse LOL--alternative facts are alive and well CuriousG 946 2 May 28, 2:43pm
               Collapse Merely trying to rehabilitate a character via revisionism ;P // Morthoron 935 1 May 28, 2:52pm
                 I still think Sauron & Morgoth are misunderstood CuriousG 936 0 May 28, 3:22pm
       garden-variety jerks, and epic jerks Maciliel 879 0 May 28, 10:47pm
       I've got to say Morgoth. Petty Dwarf 805 0 May 31, 7:20pm
       where does bill ferny fit into all this??? the 13th warrior 439 0 Jun 14, 1:06am
       the mouth of sauron was a bit of a jerk, methinks! mawguy 247 0 Jun 24, 1:48am

  Another reason why the Calendar of Imladris probably started reckoning from the 1st Year of the Sun in the First Age Murlo 554 0 May 25, 2:53pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)

  Collapse Just a thought Hamfast Gamgee 891 6 May 21, 10:10pm Jump to last post in thread (by Plurmo)
       Collapse Not disagreeing in principle, but CuriousG 838 1 May 22, 11:37am
           i thought the multiple signatures Maciliel 670 0 May 28, 10:55pm
       Collapse I think there's more than a difference in culture noWizardme 776 2 May 25, 8:57am
           Collapse feeling an itch to do a read-through of the sil again Maciliel 673 1 May 28, 10:53pm
               I guess the Refusal* was the deed that Plurmo 632 0 May 30, 2:54am
       a whole different kettle of fish uncle Iorlas 721 0 May 26, 2:11am

Collapse ***The Hobbit Read-through; Ch 1 - An Unexpected Party noWizardme 2749 63 May 20, 9:51am Jump to last post in thread (by joec_34)
       Collapse A Long Expected Read-through CuriousG 2523 3 May 20, 2:34pm
           Dreadful things, and the narrator (who is the narrator, anyway?) noWizardme 2500 0 May 20, 5:14pm
           Both of you make some excellent points about the dwarves. Ithilisa 2434 0 May 21, 4:56am
           Maybe Tolkien should have made Gimli carry some small instrument. InTheChair 2374 0 May 21, 5:54pm
       Collapse An introduction to all of Tolkien in one chapter CuriousG 2521 5 May 20, 3:04pm
           unlikely heroes noWizardme 2497 0 May 20, 5:29pm
           Love that way of looking at it! hanne 2315 0 May 21, 11:09pm
           Collapse Do we also get a taste of one of the book's themes - about greed? noWizardme 1526 2 May 24, 8:33am
               Collapse And since Bilbo did share on a big scale later CuriousG 1520 1 May 24, 11:30am
                   ...it gives us even more of your "all of Tolkien in one chapter" noWizardme 1515 0 May 24, 1:49pm
       Collapse Of Narrators and Dwarves and.... sevilodorf 2459 2 May 21, 12:45am
           Collapse Letting go of the narrator’s hand noWizardme 2422 1 May 21, 6:44am
               First Readings Ettelewen 1695 0 May 23, 7:15pm
       Collapse Gandalf's trickery Hamfast Gamgee 2338 6 May 21, 9:33pm
           Collapse More Gandalf’s trickery CuriousG 2249 4 May 22, 11:42am
               Collapse 'Facilitated' noWizardme 2248 2 May 22, 11:51am
                 Collapse I am sure Darkstone "facilitated" you into thinking that it was your idea. He's tricksy too. // CuriousG 2236 1 May 22, 12:37pm
                     Well... noWizardme 2242 0 May 22, 12:44pm
               all one save Boromir, possibly! Hamfast Gamgee 225 0 Jun 17, 10:15pm
           That's tricky noWizardme 2244 0 May 22, 11:49am
       Collapse There is quite a lot going on in this chapter Hamfast Gamgee 2337 1 May 21, 9:48pm
           There definitely is. hanne 2314 0 May 21, 11:18pm
       Collapse Gandalf needs "nothing short of a total literary resurrection". squire 2304 1 May 22, 3:03am
           "it’s not really about The Lord of the Rings at all" noWizardme 2246 0 May 22, 12:43pm
       Collapse why it’s ‘poor Belladonna’ noWizardme 2254 6 May 22, 12:55pm
           Collapse Or maybe Bilbo declared her mentally incompetent and collected his inheritance early, CuriousG 2203 2 May 22, 5:16pm
             Collapse I heard she had a freak accident with a bedside lamp noWizardme 2198 1 May 22, 5:22pm
                   Yes, one must be careful dernwyn 1783 0 May 23, 1:15am
           Perhaps it's Poor Belladonna because she married down? sevilodorf 1791 0 May 22, 11:57pm
           Well, I checked in the Family Trees (appendix C of LotR) sador 817 0 May 28, 4:47am
           Tookish Adventures joec_34 107 0 Jun 28, 2:06pm
       Collapse "He semeth elvyssh by his contenaunce" Darkstone 2202 1 May 22, 5:42pm
           Doggoneit, Darkstone, was enjoying your story, but your last line was a total downer. Not going to buy your book now. CuriousG 2189 0 May 22, 6:18pm
       Collapse With regards to Chapter One Roverandom 1792 2 May 22, 11:58pm
           Collapse How to give character to 13 characters? CuriousG 1729 1 May 23, 12:39pm
               colour-coded for your convenience noWizardme 1704 0 May 23, 4:59pm
       Collapse Manners -- sevilodorf 1792 6 May 23, 12:06am
           Collapse -- maketh hobbit, but might maketh dwarf differently noWizardme 1747 5 May 23, 9:06am
               Collapse Contrasting manners CuriousG 1736 1 May 23, 12:31pm
                 The Downton Abbey Fight Club? - you are *not* supposed to mention it! :) // noWizardme 1718 0 May 23, 1:03pm
               Collapse Also the dwarves think Bilbo is touting for business FarFromHome 1714 1 May 23, 4:16pm
                   Weirdest job interview ever noWizardme 1714 0 May 23, 5:03pm
               Another practical reason for the Unexpected Party? Murlo 775 0 May 29, 2:58pm
       Collapse How did Tolkien's various rethinkings and reworkings affect this chapter? noWizardme 1535 7 May 24, 8:16am
           Collapse The Quest of Erebor ("QOE") CuriousG 1459 6 May 25, 1:39am
               Collapse Re: your last point entmaiden 1415 3 May 25, 12:46pm
                   Collapse How well did Gandalf know Bilbo? Otaku-sempai 1413 1 May 25, 1:13pm
                       It’s his big QOE miscalculation noWizardme 1108 0 May 26, 8:46am
                   And for geeks like me: a couple articles on 13's history of being lucky or not (real world) CuriousG 1368 0 May 25, 9:26pm
               Collapse QOE Gandalf's machinations sevilodorf 1044 1 May 26, 7:44pm
                   Gandalf and Thráin Otaku-sempai 1028 0 May 26, 10:11pm
       Collapse Better late than never sador 1512 3 May 24, 3:47pm
           Collapse Dwarf roll calls noWizardme 1508 2 May 24, 4:36pm
               Collapse Bedtime Story Roverandom 1493 1 May 24, 6:53pm
                   Reading to children sador 944 0 May 27, 5:17pm
       Collapse Some thoughts cats16 1353 7 May 26, 2:24am
           Collapse I've always assumed payments to goblins Meneldor 1345 1 May 26, 2:31am
               Axe to the skull cats16 1133 0 May 26, 2:44am
           Collapse Shire noWizardme 1119 2 May 26, 6:01am
               Collapse Great Elephants! No "Shire" in The Hobbit? CuriousG 1098 1 May 26, 11:18am
                   Quite true. dernwyn 820 0 May 28, 3:44am
           Collapse The maps! sador 926 1 May 27, 7:53pm
               I would assume... Petty Dwarf 744 0 May 31, 7:16pm

  Collapse Essay: Grace in the Unredeemed Land of Middle-Earth Attalus 963 6 May 18, 7:17pm Jump to last post in thread (by Aelfwine)
       Collapse Gee, look, an actual temple in which Tolkien is the solitary idol. squire 945 3 May 18, 8:32pm
           Collapse "Hagiography" Aelfwine 774 2 May 20, 11:30pm
               Collapse Put another way Aelfwine 772 1 May 20, 11:53pm
                   Put another way still Aelfwine 767 0 May 21, 12:24am
       Collapse Lessons on writing CuriousG 897 1 May 19, 3:49pm
           Glad... Attalus 892 0 May 19, 4:07pm

  Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong for the rest of Book 6, Chapter 5 (through S.R. 1419 Mid-year's Day) Murlo 1102 8 May 18, 2:27pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)
       Collapse A tad OT Murlo, but Bracegirdle 1074 5 May 18, 11:56pm
           Collapse I always thought entmaiden 1068 2 May 19, 12:51am
               Collapse Interesting question. Silverlode 1057 1 May 19, 2:04am
                   It was less than 7 years old Murlo 798 0 May 20, 2:53pm
           Collapse Appendix B tends to focus on Aragorn or Frodo, I noticed Murlo 793 1 May 20, 3:08pm
               Such trivia is always interesting Bracegirdle 764 0 May 21, 3:53pm
       LOTR Lunar Readalong for 1419 Forelithe 6? The sapling of the White Tree becomes laden with blossom Murlo 653 0 May 29, 2:31pm
       Continued.... Murlo 166 0 Jun 23, 6:24pm

  Collapse "Turgon (David E. Smith) [aka Douglas A. Anderson]" N.E. Brigand 609 4 May 17, 2:29am Jump to last post in thread (by N.E. Brigand)
       Jane Chance presented at Kalamazoo. N.E. Brigand 590 0 May 17, 2:46am
       I am surprised squire 591 0 May 17, 2:53am
       Collapse Hmmmm? Voronwë_the_Faithful 554 1 May 17, 3:59pm
           Smith interrogating Anderson? N.E. Brigand 534 0 May 17, 6:28pm

  Collapse Weird noWizardme 1108 8 May 10, 11:08am Jump to last post in thread (by Plurmo)
       The old adage 'I before E except after C' has sooo many exceptions - Now THAT's weird! / Bracegirdle 1050 0 May 10, 3:33pm
       Collapse Tolkien generally uses the word "queer" Petty Dwarf 1038 3 May 10, 7:22pm
           Collapse I was thinking the same thing: he preferred “queer” CuriousG 1014 2 May 11, 11:46am
               Collapse No one knows hanne 991 1 May 11, 4:24pm
                   Tolkien at the OED noWizardme 985 0 May 11, 4:51pm
       Collapse Perhaps he ignored the word based on its Anglo-Saxon origin... Morthoron 947 1 May 12, 5:58pm
           I would have thought he would enjoy using it in the original sense squire 927 0 May 12, 11:10pm
       It is said that Mandos does not come to Middle-earth Plurmo 665 0 May 18, 9:52pm

***Starting May 20: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Read-through noWizardme 560 0 May 9, 7:56pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
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