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  Sticky: Thread Locked Welcome to the Reading Room (-->Including links to old RR discussions!) Altaira 62935 0 Dec 28 2006, 3:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Altaira)

  Collapse Sticky: General notice re book discussions and the use of copyrighted materials Ataahua 49002 1 Jun 20 2007, 5:15am Jump to last post in thread (by Wynnie)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 55494 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

  Collapse The Hobbit read-through, chapter 13 not at home Hamfast Gamgee 410 19 Tue, 7:22am Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
       Collapse A couple of quick thoughts - Smaug air raid, and Arkenstone discovery noWizardme 326 8 Tue, 5:29pm
           Collapse I have said before Hamfast Gamgee 293 5 Tue, 11:09pm
               Collapse The Power of the Arkenstone Otaku-sempai 283 2 Wed, 12:29am
                   Collapse Something to look out for in the rest of the Reading, perhaps... noWizardme 252 1 Wed, 5:59am
                       A Cursed Treasure Otaku-sempai 222 0 Wed, 12:27pm
               Collapse The Arkenstone vs the One Ring CuriousG 56 1 Fri, 7:03pm
                   Whilst it might not be magical the way we think of magic Hamfast Gamgee 41 0 Fri, 9:18pm
           "The secret tunnel... No One in Particular 284 0 Wed, 12:24am
           Dwarf claustrophobia CuriousG 52 0 Fri, 7:13pm
     Collapse Goblin music? I'd have thought they'd have an orc-hestra :) // noWizardme 321 1 Tue, 5:30pm
         Of course! Hamfast Gamgee 293 0 Tue, 11:14pm
       Collapse Balin, Hobbit-friend Otaku-sempai 326 1 Tue, 5:44pm
           Although maybe Hamfast Gamgee 295 0 Tue, 11:05pm
       A moment of pathos noWizardme 304 0 Tue, 8:47pm
       Collapse Ravenhill - hideout or trap? noWizardme 84 3 Fri, 1:26pm
           Collapse A logical diversion? CuriousG 57 2 Fri, 7:10pm
               Can’t let go? noWizardme 51 0 Fri, 7:36pm
               As I've said before Hamfast Gamgee 39 0 Fri, 9:20pm
       Some more points Hamfast Gamgee 43 0 Fri, 9:15pm

  Collapse Questions About Arda Reconstructed Tolkien R.J.J 157 1 Wed, 9:45pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Arda reconstructed CuriousG 24 0 Fri, 6:46pm

  Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong for the month of S.R. 1419 Wedmath, Book VI Chapter 6 continued: The funeral of King Théoden, followed by the return to Isengard on the journey back to Rivendell Murlo 214 4 Aug 1, 2:08pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)
       A gibbous moon setting before the escort on the westward road to Meduseld. Murlo 191 0 Aug 5, 3:05am
       Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong the week of 1419 Wedmath 14: The guests take leave of King Éomer then come to Helm's Deep. Murlo 165 1 Aug 8, 2:09pm
           Additional timeline dates from the Reader's Companion Murlo 130 0 Tue, 6:10am
       LOTR Lunar Readalong for 1419 Wedmath 22: They come to Isengard, then take leave of the King of the West at sunset. Murlo 115 0 Thu, 1:51pm

  Collapse Gandalf and his travels newrow 242 7 Aug 10, 7:15am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse North-western Middle-earth Otaku-sempai 200 2 Aug 10, 12:50pm
           Collapse JRRT newrow 72 1 Tue, 7:56pm
               Gandalf and Saruman Otaku-sempai 64 0 Wed, 1:10am
       Collapse You've omitted the wives squire 193 2 Aug 10, 5:39pm
           or well the wives I guess uncle Iorlas 183 0 Aug 10, 5:52pm
           No, not ‘My Wife’ for the Blue Wizards off that album... Dunadan of North Arnor 169 0 Aug 11, 7:19am
       Fascinating uncle Iorlas 186 0 Aug 10, 5:46pm

  Collapse Tolkien's late self-critical period kzer_za 286 4 Aug 10, 6:13pm Jump to last post in thread (by newrow)
       Collapse 'a way to square the circle without messing with fixed canon' noWizardme 206 2 Aug 12, 1:33pm
           Collapse Agreed... Morthoron 200 1 Aug 12, 4:17pm
               'he tried to soften the harder edges of his more Norse narrative brutality' noWizardme 193 0 Aug 12, 5:10pm
       Square the Circle newrow 56 0 Tue, 8:07pm

  Collapse * * * The Hobbit read-through: Chapter 12 - Inside Information (Part Two) Roverandom 378 17 Aug 10, 1:14am Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Collapse Familiarity breeds contempt sador 316 2 Aug 10, 7:20am
           Collapse The last of the dragons? Otaku-sempai 270 1 Aug 10, 1:08pm
               True; but that's not what I've meant. sador 209 0 Aug 11, 6:26pm
       Collapse Bilbo gets cocky - and some other observations noWizardme 218 6 Aug 11, 4:00pm
           Collapse More Smaug, Please! Roverandom 175 5 Aug 12, 11:37am
               Collapse Excellent noWizardme 166 4 Aug 12, 12:46pm
                   Collapse Monsters as Challenges Otaku-sempai 163 2 Aug 12, 1:16pm
                       Collapse I wonder whether this crosses-over with the 'literary pedigree' subthread? noWizardme 157 1 Aug 12, 2:00pm
                           D&D Monsters Otaku-sempai 150 0 Aug 12, 2:23pm
                   Smaug, Saruman, and people CuriousG 99 0 Mon, 7:13pm
       Collapse What is the literary pedigree of such creatures? noWizardme 220 5 Aug 11, 4:38pm
           Collapse Dragons of Europe Otaku-sempai 197 4 Aug 11, 9:09pm
               Collapse The other dragons noWizardme 173 3 Aug 12, 11:24am
                   Collapse Dragon Legends Otaku-sempai 168 1 Aug 12, 12:55pm
                       Seems possible! - and meanwhile, I simultaneous-posted about local English dragon legends// noWizardme 158 0 Aug 12, 1:13pm
                   Dragons in English local legend noWizardme 163 0 Aug 12, 1:11pm
       What did annoy Smaug more? Hamfast Gamgee 186 0 Aug 11, 11:15pm

  Collapse * * * The Hobbit read-through: Chapter 12 - Inside Information (Part One) Roverandom 526 17 Aug 5, 8:14pm Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
       Collapse Weathervane dwarves noWizardme 434 1 Aug 6, 6:24am
           It is interesting Hamfast Gamgee 84 0 Aug 11, 11:17pm
       Bilbo takes charge CuriousG 398 0 Aug 7, 10:41pm
       Collapse the bravest thing he ever did? noWizardme 374 3 Aug 8, 11:24am
           Bilbo does discover Smaug's weak spot Hamfast Gamgee 348 0 Aug 8, 8:27pm
           Collapse "He fought the real battle in the tunnel alone, before he ever saw the vast danger that lay in wait." Meneldor 330 1 Aug 9, 12:13am
               I thought it had a military/battlefield sound to it also. // CuriousG 125 0 Aug 10, 8:17pm
       Words fail Tolkien- in an effective way noWizardme 374 0 Aug 8, 11:29am
       Down the Worm-hole, and what Bilbo found there. sador 375 0 Aug 8, 12:23pm
       Collapse Interesting question about the cup Hamfast Gamgee 354 1 Aug 8, 8:16pm
           First Prize Roverandom 347 0 Aug 8, 10:19pm
       Collapse Dwarves and dragons uncle Iorlas 328 5 Aug 9, 2:18am
           Collapse Dwarves or Dwarrow Otaku-sempai 263 2 Aug 9, 12:37pm
               Collapse Dwarrows is the word Tolkien imagined. squire 205 1 Aug 9, 6:07pm
                   Sorry. My mistake. Otaku-sempai 173 0 Aug 9, 10:21pm
           Collapse I was wrong! Otaku-sempai 172 1 Aug 9, 10:26pm
               no trouble of course uncle Iorlas 139 0 Aug 10, 4:42pm

  Collapse Siege Towers, Ladders, Catapults etc Tolkien R.J.J 118 4 Aug 10, 12:55am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse The Second Age? Otaku-sempai 108 3 Aug 10, 1:02am
           Collapse Atomic bomb Tolkien R.J.J 87 2 Aug 10, 11:33pm
               Here's the quote we're talking about, I believe squire 86 0 Aug 10, 11:59pm
               Ingenious devices for killing. Otaku-sempai 81 0 Aug 11, 12:25am

  Collapse Numbering the Maiar of Middle-Earth by the Ages Tolkien R.J.J 123 6 Aug 9, 10:32pm Jump to last post in thread (by Tolkien R.J.J)
       Collapse I don't think we can ever have a precise count. Otaku-sempai 110 1 Aug 9, 11:11pm
           Confirmed only Tolkien R.J.J 100 0 Aug 10, 12:41am
       Collapse As noted, we just don't have the info. Tolkien didn't think that way. squire 102 1 Aug 10, 12:11am
           Liberal use of maiar Tolkien R.J.J 99 0 Aug 10, 12:44am
       Collapse I agree with everyone uncle Iorlas 74 1 Aug 10, 4:49pm
           wild guess Tolkien R.J.J 39 0 Aug 10, 11:36pm

  Collapse Another another question about dialogue Hamfast Gamgee 727 3 Jun 22, 11:01pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)
       I can certainly imagine it that way noWizardme 648 0 Jun 27, 5:54pm
       life experience newrow 504 0 Aug 7, 11:07pm
       He might have remembered sador 494 0 Aug 8, 2:20am

  Collapse Did Aragorn want to be King? Eledhwen 854 9 Jun 20, 11:30am Jump to last post in thread (by newrow)
       Collapse Aragorn might find that question rather odd. noWizardme 812 4 Jun 20, 2:25pm
           Collapse I agree he's meant to be king Eledhwen 776 3 Jun 21, 9:12am
               Ah - yes that quote does make your point! noWizardme 771 0 Jun 21, 9:42am
               Collapse I suppose no one's life is a straight line. Ataahua 706 1 Jun 22, 10:23am
                   Aragorn's decision point noWizardme 690 0 Jun 22, 5:45pm
       as it happens uncle Iorlas 738 0 Jun 22, 4:08am
       Aragorn had a feeling he was going to be the special one Hamfast Gamgee 606 0 Jun 26, 9:26am
       I'd argue that Arwen is a huge part of it. FarFromHome 567 0 Jun 30, 11:14am
       Aragorn II wanted justice newrow 373 0 Aug 7, 11:05pm

  Collapse The bad habit uncle Iorlas 231 4 Aug 6, 3:24am Jump to last post in thread (by dreamflower)
       Collapse Tolkien was well aware of his own contradictory impulses - he was both an artist and a scientist squire 213 2 Aug 6, 4:31am
           Collapse It certainly put Tolkien into a bind noWizardme 206 1 Aug 6, 7:15am
               The final word of old textbooks FarFromHome 199 0 Aug 6, 9:05am
       Not necessarily a bad thing dreamflower 120 0 Aug 7, 11:52am

  Collapse **On The Doorstep** - 3. “The key!” shouted Bilbo. “The key that went with the map! Try it now while there is still time!” squire 486 10 Aug 4, 1:40am Jump to last post in thread (by Kimi)
       Collapse It's All About the Magic Roverandom 392 4 Aug 4, 4:05pm
           This is *it* noWizardme 378 0 Aug 4, 5:50pm
           Collapse "Giant snails and enormous thrushes. Larger than normal = magic?" Otaku-sempai 337 2 Aug 4, 9:13pm
               Collapse giant snails alarawany 293 1 Aug 5, 6:28am
                   Thanks! And then there're the Elves. Otaku-sempai 258 0 Aug 5, 1:32pm
       There’s a feeling I get when I look to the West... noWizardme 374 0 Aug 4, 6:05pm
       Thrush -- sevilodorf 372 0 Aug 4, 7:30pm
       When winter first begins to bite Kimi 280 0 Aug 5, 9:56am
       Collapse Live and learn, I guess... sador 172 1 Aug 6, 1:23pm
           :) :) // Kimi 135 0 Aug 6, 9:19pm

  Collapse **On The Doorstep** - 1. They were come to the Desolation of the Dragon, and they were come at the waning of the year. squire 425 17 Jul 30, 2:23am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       First random thoughts... No One in Particular 361 0 Jul 30, 3:23am
       Collapse The soul of a landscape (answering in part Qns EGHIJT) noWizardme 323 2 Jul 30, 10:45am
           Collapse The Land and the King Are One Roverandom 180 1 Aug 2, 1:42am
               The Return of the King, but not King Arthur exactly noWizardme 134 0 Aug 2, 10:31am
       A. Why [send] some supplies by boat and some by land? Because ponies? noWizardme 324 0 Jul 30, 10:47am
       Q. How can a major river rise inside a mountain? noWizardme 328 0 Jul 30, 11:09am
     N. Is that an Ent? Stumped. // :) noWizardme 320 0 Jul 30, 11:10am
       the company enters a state of plodding gloom elostirion74 316 0 Jul 30, 1:47pm
       Lake-town to Erebor Otaku-sempai 306 0 Jul 30, 4:17pm
       K. Why send a “scouting expedition” that might arouse the dragon? (and L) noWizardme 300 0 Jul 30, 4:52pm
       "We're off to see the dragon" sador 219 0 Aug 1, 4:24pm
       Some Possible Answers Roverandom 182 0 Aug 2, 1:33am
       This and that uncle Iorlas 101 0 Aug 2, 3:09pm
       Collapse E and G and H sevilodorf 55 3 Aug 4, 5:16pm
           Collapse The Last Desert = the Desolation of Smaug? Otaku-sempai 48 2 Aug 4, 7:47pm
               Collapse it was a facetious comment// sevilodorf 42 1 Aug 4, 7:57pm
                   Damn you, cold hard print! // Otaku-sempai 38 0 Aug 4, 8:10pm

  Collapse **On The Doorstep** - 2. No sign was there of post or lintel or threshold…; yet they did not doubt that they had found the door at last. squire 406 13 Aug 1, 2:08am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Only a few responses. Otaku-sempai 342 0 Aug 1, 3:38am
       Collapse Don't just do something, sit there! noWizardme 325 1 Aug 1, 8:17am
           The Last Moon of Autumn Otaku-sempai 302 0 Aug 1, 4:00pm
       Holy great stones that stand alone like a pillar, Batman! noWizardme 327 0 Aug 1, 8:30am
       Bombur - bit of a lazy stereotype really noWizardme 324 0 Aug 1, 9:00am
       Bilbo as the '"me" character' and some other observations noWizardme 322 0 Aug 1, 10:23am
       a few observations elostirion74 307 0 Aug 1, 2:32pm
       Men are from Mars, Dwarves are from Mercury sador 266 0 Aug 2, 2:34pm
       The Path and the Door Roverandom 260 0 Aug 2, 5:38pm
       realism of emotions and behaviour vs logistics and landscape features elostirion74 190 0 Aug 3, 2:57pm
       S. What is the point of the path that leads beyond the ledge to the upper, creepy, and hostile reaches of the mountain? Meneldor 119 0 Aug 3, 10:19pm
       Collapse Logistics... who needs logistics sevilodorf 67 1 Aug 4, 5:29pm
           Logistics Dwarven Secrets Otaku-sempai 59 0 Aug 4, 8:08pm
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