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Collapse ***The Hobbit Read-through; Ch 9 - Barrels out of bond noWizardme 256 26 Sun, 10:04am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
     Collapse **sub-thread: the symbolism of forests noWizardme 216 2 Sun, 10:06am
           Collapse Bilbo comes of age in the forest CuriousG 169 1 Sun, 10:11pm
               An addendum on Mirkwood: the journey home CuriousG 158 0 Mon, 12:11am
     Collapse **sub-thread: the perils of invisibility (some thoughts) noWizardme 216 14 Sun, 10:11am
           Ethics of Invisibility Otaku-sempai 204 0 Sun, 4:38pm
           Collapse The affect of invisibility upon behavior sevilodorf 190 12 Sun, 6:27pm
               Collapse Invisibility and theft CuriousG 179 11 Sun, 9:35pm
                   Collapse Invisibility - consequences and mechanisms (more ramblings) noWizardme 83 10 Tue, 11:10am
                       Collapse That seems the key point CuriousG 80 5 Tue, 12:15pm
                           Collapse Tangential Topics Otaku-sempai 75 4 Tue, 12:30pm
                               Collapse Have folks read 'There and back again' by Max Merriwell (Pat Murphy really)? noWizardme 68 3 Tue, 1:38pm
                                   Collapse African or European Giant Eagles? Otaku-sempai 65 2 Tue, 2:14pm
                                       Collapse I was thinking more Monty Python than palaeontology... noWizardme 45 1 Tue, 2:50pm
                                           If nothing else... Otaku-sempai 42 0 Tue, 3:10pm
                       Collapse Re: Invisibility - consequences and mechanisms (more ramblings) Otaku-sempai 79 2 Tue, 12:19pm
                           Collapse I wonder whether SF tends to be more mechanism-y than fantasy? noWizardme 72 1 Tue, 3:22pm
                               Conventions of Science Fiction Otaku-sempai 64 0 Tue, 3:38pm
                       If there must be a mechanism... noWizardme 40 0 Tue, 3:08pm
       Wood-elves, and Dwarves and Baggins, oh my! Otaku-sempai 205 0 Sun, 4:16pm
       Collapse "Both sides are wrong" CuriousG 166 2 Sun, 11:58pm
           Collapse I wonder what hospitality norms are in Middle-earth noWizardme 68 1 Tue, 1:50pm
               Rules of Hospitality Otaku-sempai 62 0 Tue, 2:25pm
       Collapse We're having barrels of fun CuriousG 124 1 Mon, 1:32pm
           Well... Otaku-sempai 116 0 Mon, 3:09pm
     Collapse **speculation corner: what if Gandalf had stayed on? noWizardme 50 1 Tue, 2:37pm
           If Gandalf had remained with the company. Otaku-sempai 45 0 Tue, 3:05pm

Collapse Hobbit read-through volunteers - anyone like to introduce a chapter? noWizardme 342 11 Jul 9, 11:18am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse I'm really sorry. Petty Dwarf 301 1 Jul 9, 12:57pm
           No problems - would anyone like to take over 'The Clouds Burst'? //. noWizardme 289 0 Jul 9, 1:10pm
       Collapse It might be fun to take on "The Return Journey" Otaku-sempai 292 1 Jul 9, 1:10pm
           Thanks - that's yours then, Otaku-sempai // noWizardme 284 0 Jul 9, 1:13pm
       Collapse Inside Information Roverandom 277 1 Jul 9, 6:57pm
           Thank you! noWizardme 269 0 Jul 9, 8:15pm
       Collapse I could take Barrels out of Bond of your hands! Hamfast Gamgee 222 1 Jul 11, 11:29pm
           I'm all set for barrels, thanks... noWizardme 217 0 Jul 12, 11:39am
       Collapse Here's the schedule as it is now noWizardme 124 2 Sun, 10:19am
           Collapse Phew! Otaku-sempai 102 1 Mon, 8:56pm
               Should be fun!// noWizardme 82 0 Mon, 9:51pm

  Collapse *** The Hobbit read-through Chapter 8 Flies and Spiders Hamfast Gamgee 591 41 Jul 9, 7:14am Jump to last post in thread (by Morthoron)
       Collapse Mirkwood - not a normal place noWizardme 497 10 Jul 9, 11:00am
           Collapse "Don't leave the path" CuriousG 455 8 Jul 9, 10:58pm
               Collapse Straying from the path. Otaku-sempai 437 7 Jul 10, 12:46am
                   Collapse Paths and white hinds noWizardme 390 4 Jul 10, 10:49am
                       Collapse Black harts, white hinds and fawns. Otaku-sempai 386 2 Jul 10, 11:56am
                           Collapse There is definitely a faerie feel... noWizardme 363 1 Jul 10, 2:08pm
                               Fairy feel of The Hobbit vs LOTR CuriousG 352 0 Jul 10, 8:10pm
                       A long time ago in a life far, far away CuriousG 372 0 Jul 10, 12:19pm
                   Collapse The elf-road was no good either CuriousG 343 1 Jul 10, 9:46pm
                       Okay. Otaku-sempai 331 0 Jul 10, 10:38pm
           An odd mixture indeed CuriousG 449 0 Jul 9, 11:14pm
       Travel through Mirkwood Otaku-sempai 492 0 Jul 9, 12:48pm
       The strangeness of Mirkwood Petty Dwarf 480 0 Jul 9, 1:17pm
       Collapse How dangerous were the forest creatures? Also, who was singing & laughing? CuriousG 449 1 Jul 9, 11:29pm
           Wood-elves, most likely. Otaku-sempai 439 0 Jul 10, 12:49am
       Collapse Now for the eight-legged freaks! Hamfast Gamgee 249 24 Jul 11, 11:25pm
           Spiders and Flies Otaku-sempai 245 0 Jul 12, 12:48am
           You have a point about Bilbo becoming Master Tactician literally overnight CuriousG 208 0 Fri, 6:08pm
           Collapse Those hostile elves CuriousG 209 19 Fri, 6:13pm
               Collapse Faerie behaviour noWizardme 205 1 Fri, 8:31pm
                   The danger of fairy rings.... Morthoron 172 0 Sat, 4:21am
               Collapse I'm not sure such logic belongs in Faerie squire 194 16 Sat, 12:35am
                   Collapse applying 'realism' to the old conventions and tropes noWizardme 126 15 Sat, 4:37pm
                       Collapse There's Elves and then there's elves CuriousG 232 7 Sat, 8:23pm
                           Collapse Differing situations. Petty Dwarf 206 2 Sat, 10:26pm
                               Collapse Heavens, no! CuriousG 172 1 Sat, 11:56pm
                                   The magic is in the place then? noWizardme 131 0 Sun, 9:32am
                           Collapse ..and then there's the not very fairy Legolas noWizardme 129 3 Sun, 9:44am
                               Collapse Legoas the Fae Otaku-sempai 130 2 Sun, 1:23pm
                                   Collapse But the exotic qualities don’t count for much noWizardme 123 1 Sun, 3:56pm
                                       As someone said, "There are elves, and then there are Elves." Morthoron 117 0 Sun, 7:15pm
                       Collapse A logician in faerie II noWizardme 141 6 Sun, 7:19am
                           Collapse I can brush off some appeals to logic CuriousG 106 5 Sun, 8:56pm
                               Collapse The logic of elf magic FarFromHome 81 4 Mon, 8:52am
                                   Collapse Thank you - but what about the Silmarillion? squire 74 2 Mon, 12:14pm
                                       For me, the Silmarillion has a get-out-of-jail-free card FarFromHome 62 0 Mon, 6:38pm
                                       Just look to the "Dark Elf" himself.... Morthoron 30 0 3:14am
                                   Elvish singing and Aragorn's singing CuriousG 65 0 Mon, 1:07pm
           Collapse Someone is missing! - but it takes a while to realise noWizardme 114 1 Sat, 6:37pm
               Yeah, I can see overlooking an Ori or a Nori CuriousG 231 0 Sat, 8:20pm
       Fili, Kili and their order of birth Otaku-sempai 131 0 Sun, 1:18pm

  Collapse Aragorn and kingship and the paths of the dead, in general. Hamfast Gamgee 171 3 Jul 3, 9:30pm Jump to last post in thread (by InTheChair)
       Line of Succession Roverandom 137 0 Jul 4, 11:24am
       From Appendix A part V sevilodorf 124 0 Jul 4, 3:17pm
       For the line to end, not only the Heir would have needed to die but also his brothers and his parents. InTheChair 107 0 Jul 4, 5:18pm

  Collapse * * * The Hobbit read-through: Chapter 7 - Queer Lodgings Roverandom 609 41 Jul 1, 7:26am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse Ho Beorn Bear-at-night, Beorn Bear-at-night O! noWizardme 524 1 Jul 1, 11:02am
           Vegetarian hippies and dog-waiters CuriousG 388 0 Jul 2, 6:18pm
       Collapse The poem: "The wind was on the withered heath" noWizardme 516 1 Jul 1, 11:52am
           The Wind on the Withered Heath Otaku-sempai 497 0 Jul 1, 12:15pm
       Beorn Otaku-sempai 514 0 Jul 1, 11:55am
       Collapse Peril by numbers - structures in the book noWizardme 422 3 Jul 2, 9:35am
           Collapse Looking backward instead of ahead CuriousG 392 2 Jul 2, 5:44pm
               Collapse Bilbo seems oddly content that burglaring will come to him noWizardme 322 1 Jul 3, 10:30am
                   Not just Bilbo CuriousG 300 0 Jul 3, 3:37pm
       Collapse Failed creepiness? noWizardme 425 2 Jul 2, 9:55am
           Collapse Some of both CuriousG 393 1 Jul 2, 5:29pm
               Don't leave the path! Otaku-sempai 381 0 Jul 2, 8:02pm
       Collapse When is it polite to spy on your host? CuriousG 391 7 Jul 2, 6:39pm
           Collapse And also *why*? noWizardme 235 6 Jul 4, 8:34am
               Collapse Keeping the focus on Bilbo. Otaku-sempai 225 4 Jul 4, 2:10pm
                   Collapse I'm rather surprised.... Morthoron 201 3 Jul 4, 7:12pm
                       Dat A-S! noWizardme 309 0 Jul 5, 10:28am
                       Collapse And Norse origins too CuriousG 223 1 Jul 7, 12:34pm
                           Interestingly enough... Morthoron 209 0 Jul 7, 2:40pm
               It may be a clumsy narrative device CuriousG 175 0 Jul 5, 1:08am
       Collapse I'll skip the question about odd and even-numbered chapters. sador 310 4 Jul 3, 2:13pm
           Collapse In what way is Beorn 'uninchanted'? Otaku-sempai 310 2 Jul 3, 3:23pm
               Collapse Well, sador 214 1 Jul 4, 5:20pm
                   The History of The Hobbit Otaku-sempai 205 0 Jul 4, 5:48pm
           Oops! I meant: 'unenchanted'. Otaku-sempai 275 0 Jul 3, 7:02pm
       Collapse Good leading of the chapter, well done! Hamfast Gamgee 261 1 Jul 3, 9:18pm
         Yeah, and after THAT party got underway, they started hallucinating that animals were their waiters. // CuriousG 244 0 Jul 4, 4:33am
       Collapse What happens to the shape-shifter idea later? noWizardme 310 13 Jul 5, 10:51am
           Grimbeorn the Old? Otaku-sempai 304 0 Jul 5, 12:15pm
           Collapse I believe this issue is... Morthoron 281 11 Jul 7, 12:41am
               Collapse Excellent example about the Hollin Wargs--thanks! They're as mysterious as Bombadil. // CuriousG 222 5 Jul 7, 12:26pm
                   Collapse Evaporating Wargs = Werewolves? Otaku-sempai 217 4 Jul 7, 1:25pm
                       Collapse I am quite sure.... Morthoron 207 3 Jul 7, 2:46pm
                           Collapse True. Otaku-sempai 201 2 Jul 7, 3:24pm
                               Collapse Werewolves? There wolves! Morthoron 190 1 Jul 7, 5:23pm
                                   Are you acquainted with Abby-someone? Otaku-sempai 180 0 Jul 7, 7:44pm
               Collapse "His fire was quenched, but now he was a thing of slime, stronger than a strangling snake" sador 151 4 Jul 8, 3:06am
                   Collapse I don't think Tolkien liked his women slimy... Morthoron 92 3 Jul 8, 5:46pm
                       Collapse A Witch-queen? Otaku-sempai 88 2 Jul 8, 6:30pm
                           Collapse Yes, I.C.E. "created" a female Nazgul... Morthoron 80 1 Jul 8, 7:09pm
                               Dragons, young and old. Otaku-sempai 71 0 Jul 8, 8:01pm

  Collapse The Tolkien gaze - Meeting 'fair' people in Middle-earth noWizardme 547 27 Jun 27, 2:56pm Jump to last post in thread (by Eruonen)
       Collapse Quick reply now, more later CuriousG 480 2 Jun 27, 5:11pm
           Collapse 'Such loveliness in living thing... ' noWizardme 472 1 Jun 27, 6:07pm
               I don’t think he’s objectifying her CuriousG 469 0 Jun 27, 6:48pm
       Collapse There is a whole lot of “white” involved in Tolkien’s conception of beauty, isn’t there? CuriousG 464 4 Jun 27, 9:29pm
           Collapse Yes, but he doesn't get too lazy about it noWizardme 424 2 Jun 28, 10:37am
               Collapse True CuriousG 418 1 Jun 28, 12:28pm
                   Saruman's underwear noWizardme 410 0 Jun 28, 1:56pm
           Goldberry's colour palette is different I notice noWizardme 421 0 Jun 28, 11:12am
       Collapse There’s something particularly eventful in how Aragorn sees Eowyn CuriousG 453 4 Jun 27, 10:04pm
           Collapse I think it is well-written noWizardme 426 3 Jun 28, 9:41am
               Collapse Tolkien loves describing hair, but not other body parts CuriousG 422 2 Jun 28, 12:13pm
                   I think a lot of Tolkien's art is tricking the reader into doing the work noWizardme 403 0 Jun 28, 2:41pm
                   Deja viewed noWizardme 404 0 Jun 28, 2:51pm
       Collapse Beauty, love, awe, and leadership CuriousG 419 5 Jun 28, 1:03pm
           Collapse I'm not sure they're poles apart noWizardme 411 3 Jun 28, 2:18pm
               Collapse I was forgetting Haldir, so you're right about them not being so different CuriousG 380 2 Jun 28, 7:12pm
                   PS on Hobbits, Men, trust, charisma CuriousG 370 0 Jun 28, 7:55pm
                   On Aragorn, there... Petty Dwarf 292 0 Jun 29, 9:18pm
           Plenty of worms left :) noWizardme 398 0 Jun 28, 4:08pm
       Collapse A small sidestep to ask something that stuck out when reading this InTheChair 398 2 Jun 28, 5:42pm
           Collapse Wouldn’t Glorfindel be the eldest of the 3 anyway? noWizardme 222 1 Jul 1, 7:24am
               Actually: if he were that Glorfindel, wouldn’t his body be younger (being a reincarnation)? InTheChair 216 0 Jul 1, 8:20am
       Collapse Legolas is an interesting case noWizardme 207 1 Jul 1, 10:32am
           Funny thing about Legolas CuriousG 137 0 Jul 2, 6:53pm
       Collapse mostly watching this one with popcorn uncle Iorlas 189 1 Jul 2, 5:49am
           You may find this take of interest re Beauty and Virtue Eruonen 101 0 Jul 5, 8:22pm
       Beautiful snippets to read - his prose language just captures the reader. Eruonen 116 0 Jul 5, 4:17pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through: Chapter 6 - Out Of The Frying-Pan Into The Fire noWizardme 564 24 Jun 24, 5:31pm Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
     Collapse **Gandalf sub-thread noWizardme 493 3 Jun 24, 5:36pm
           I'm sure the Blue Wizards had all the fire extinguishers CuriousG 453 0 Jun 25, 2:56pm
           Collapse "All that the unsuspecting Bilbo saw that morning was an old man with a staff" sador 141 1 Jun 28, 1:31pm
               Hmmm... No One in Particular 107 0 Jul 2, 2:25am
     Collapse **Bilbo sub-thread noWizardme 491 3 Jun 24, 6:58pm
           Ring? What Ring? I didn't find any Ring down there... No One in Particular 477 0 Jun 25, 1:10am
           Bilbo and the Ring CuriousG 444 0 Jun 25, 3:42pm
           Not yet the Ring, merely the ring. sador 137 0 Jun 28, 2:00pm
       Collapse Undifferentiated dwarves noWizardme 455 1 Jun 25, 12:22pm
           He does point out the nice ones CuriousG 451 0 Jun 25, 3:13pm
       Collapse Nice catch on the writing CuriousG 450 7 Jun 25, 3:54pm
           Collapse Button Button who's got the button? sevilodorf 429 4 Jun 25, 6:52pm
               Collapse It's actually quite literal. Otaku-sempai 420 3 Jun 25, 8:02pm
                   Collapse And yet at the same time the list is funny noWizardme 417 2 Jun 25, 8:28pm
                       Buttons were definitely for status CuriousG 411 0 Jun 25, 8:54pm
                       Oh, yes indeed. Otaku-sempai 399 0 Jun 25, 11:01pm
           Collapse Is a hood more or less important than buttons? Hamfast Gamgee 319 1 Jun 26, 9:30am
             I wondered if a hood was more or less important than a cloak. // CuriousG 304 0 Jun 26, 11:41am
       Collapse An unexpected pop-in... Mikah 231 2 Jun 27, 3:00am
           I agree - characterisation through writing style noWizardme 192 0 Jun 27, 9:31am
         *Waves at Mikah*. Great to see you here!!!! Good luck on the move. // CuriousG 159 0 Jun 27, 4:50pm
       I love this chapter! sador 169 0 Jun 27, 3:35pm
       Words, Words, Words Roverandom 157 0 Jun 28, 2:27am
       One thing about this chapter Hamfast Gamgee 72 0 Jul 3, 9:08pm

  Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong for the Lithedays (and Mid-year's Day) of S.R. 1419, and through Afterlithe (the rest of Book VI, Chapter 5 and the start of Chapter 6) Murlo 94 3 Jun 23, 6:13pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)
       Visually comparing Shire Reckoning with the Stewards' and New Reckoning calendars. Murlo 34 0 Jul 10, 2:41pm
       LOTR Lunar Readalong for the week of 1419 Afterlithe 15: Many Partings after the wedding festival Murlo 32 0 Jul 10, 2:46pm
       LOTR Lunar Readalong for 1419 Afterlithe 22: The funeral escort of King Théoden sets out Murlo 7 0 Tue, 2:33pm

  Collapse Another another question about dialogue Hamfast Gamgee 124 1 Jun 22, 11:01pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       I can certainly imagine it that way noWizardme 51 0 Jun 27, 5:54pm

  Collapse Interracial Marriages Laineth 497 23 Jun 20, 5:03pm Jump to last post in thread (by Laineth)
       Collapse "Maybe it's just my experience as an American?" N.E. Brigand 422 1 Jun 20, 10:19pm
           Yes Laineth 345 0 Jun 21, 10:50pm
       Collapse In addition to the "no politics" rule, entmaiden 412 2 Jun 20, 10:32pm
           Collapse Fair use Laineth 347 1 Jun 21, 11:10pm
               We've got more information Ataahua 315 0 Jun 22, 10:06am
       Collapse Not the only explanation, I think noWizardme 392 14 Jun 21, 11:22am
           Collapse Tolkien's Femals Laineth 348 13 Jun 21, 11:22pm
               Collapse Remoteness noWizardme 317 12 Jun 22, 9:59am
                   Collapse I understand Laineth 235 11 Jun 27, 4:27am
                       Collapse Certainly nothing I've written contradicts your points that... noWizardme 223 2 Jun 27, 9:09am
                           Collapse I see Laineth 203 1 Jun 27, 3:39pm
                               arts from the subconcious noWizardme 200 0 Jun 27, 4:13pm
                       Collapse Real-world Racism Otaku-sempai 223 7 Jun 27, 1:09pm
                           Collapse American Racism Laineth 206 6 Jun 27, 3:58pm
                               Collapse I think the point also stands if it is broadened noWizardme 202 1 Jun 27, 4:43pm
                                   Elves vs us Laineth 171 0 Jun 28, 2:36am
                               Collapse That's fine. Otaku-sempai 188 3 Jun 28, 1:19am
                                   Collapse Racial narratives Laineth 177 2 Jun 28, 3:28am
                                       Collapse Um... Otaku-sempai 149 1 Jun 28, 12:26pm
                                           Sources Laineth 120 0 Jun 29, 3:40pm
       It seems to me... Petty Dwarf 363 0 Jun 21, 7:46pm
       Collapse Another rambly idea - escape from deathlessness noWizardme 196 1 Jun 27, 5:43pm
           Tolkien vs Elves Laineth 170 0 Jun 28, 2:50am

  Collapse Did Aragorn want to be King? Eledhwen 427 8 Jun 20, 11:30am Jump to last post in thread (by FarFromHome)
       Collapse Aragorn might find that question rather odd. noWizardme 387 4 Jun 20, 2:25pm
           Collapse I agree he's meant to be king Eledhwen 351 3 Jun 21, 9:12am
               Ah - yes that quote does make your point! noWizardme 346 0 Jun 21, 9:42am
               Collapse I suppose no one's life is a straight line. Ataahua 281 1 Jun 22, 10:23am
                   Aragorn's decision point noWizardme 265 0 Jun 22, 5:45pm
       as it happens uncle Iorlas 313 0 Jun 22, 4:08am
       Aragorn had a feeling he was going to be the special one Hamfast Gamgee 181 0 Jun 26, 9:26am
       I'd argue that Arwen is a huge part of it. FarFromHome 142 0 Jun 30, 11:14am

Collapse ***The hobbit-read-through: Ch5 – Riddles In The Dark noWizardme 827 53 Jun 17, 9:01am Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
     Collapse **'Bilbo in the Dark' subthread noWizardme 670 8 Jun 17, 9:04am
           Collapse The phial and the sword... Petty Dwarf 627 2 Jun 17, 6:10pm
               Interesting- a technological link in that case, as well as a thematic one? // noWizardme 611 0 Jun 17, 7:08pm
               They are both of Elvish make, and quite possible are both light of the Two Trees. InTheChair 598 0 Jun 17, 8:59pm
           Collapse Sting sevilodorf 367 1 Jun 19, 9:29pm
               Sting. Bilbo and Gollum Otaku-sempai 354 0 Jun 20, 12:42am
           Fog on the Barrow-downs, anyone? CuriousG 313 0 Jun 20, 11:40pm
           Late Again sador 223 0 Jun 22, 11:44am
           Way Down We Go noWizardme 209 0 Jun 22, 2:58pm
     Collapse **Gollum subthread noWizardme 677 22 Jun 17, 9:07am
           a few comments on Gollum elostirion74 566 0 Jun 18, 4:04pm
           Gollum -- tangential thoughts sevilodorf 365 0 Jun 19, 9:41pm
           Collapse Gollum vs the Balrog--wait, is this the Arena? CuriousG 241 5 Jun 20, 11:33pm
               Collapse Gollum versus Yoda (still not The Arena) noWizardme 281 4 Jun 21, 10:27am
                   Collapse Why this coming did we not see it, Precious? CuriousG 282 3 Jun 21, 11:37am
                     Collapse It was the accent :) noWizardme 274 2 Jun 21, 12:35pm
                           Collapse more seriously though, I agree... noWizardme 257 1 Jun 21, 1:59pm
                               Well, it's been a few hundred years. Petty Dwarf 231 0 Jun 21, 7:42pm
           Do we have any bilingual contributors? noWizardme 281 0 Jun 21, 10:29am
           Collapse Gollum and Goblins Hamfast Gamgee 192 1 Jun 22, 10:54pm
               How long? Otaku-sempai 188 0 Jun 23, 12:13am
           Collapse "Hey, daddy-o / I don't wanna go down to the basemewnt / There's something there" sador 118 10 Jun 24, 1:49pm
               Collapse The unexpected luck of widows' sons. Otaku-sempai 108 5 Jun 24, 4:31pm
                   Collapse What counts as cannibalistic? noWizardme 107 4 Jun 24, 5:59pm
                       Gollum's diet. Otaku-sempai 99 0 Jun 24, 8:11pm
                       Collapse But. some of my best friends are cannibals CuriousG 43 2 Jun 25, 12:53pm
                           Oops, I did miss a reference CuriousG 38 0 Jun 25, 1:26pm
                           Maybe not in 'The Hobbit'. Otaku-sempai 56 0 Jun 25, 3:37pm
               Collapse Whence this creature's precious features? squire 84 3 Jun 25, 3:09am
                   Collapse I remembered the longer one as well sador 59 1 Jun 25, 7:27am
                       I think that's a really interesting idea - Gollum as gothic horror granny noWizardme 44 0 Jun 25, 11:43am
                   Although as we know Hamfast Gamgee 37 0 Jun 26, 9:28am
     Collapse **Riddles subthread noWizardme 665 6 Jun 17, 9:10am
           I didn't get any of them either! Hamfast Gamgee 590 0 Jun 17, 10:22pm
           Collapse Getting it in the neck - riddles in the dark ages noWizardme 409 2 Jun 19, 5:23pm
               Collapse Tolkien once delivered a paper titled "A Neck-verse". // N.E. Brigand 403 1 Jun 19, 5:35pm
                   Can't imagine Tolkien doing a paper round... noWizardme 404 0 Jun 19, 5:44pm
           Riddles --- sevilodorf 370 0 Jun 19, 9:54pm
           "Near a tree by a river there's a hole in the ground / where an old man of Aran goes around and around" sador 111 0 Jun 24, 2:34pm
     Collapse **Tolkien's unusual changes to the second edition, and their significance - subthread noWizardme 674 11 Jun 17, 9:32am
           Collapse Hobbits and cheating/ethics CuriousG 450 3 Jun 19, 12:01pm
               Collapse I think it's also possible to see Frodo's furious defence of Bilbo... noWizardme 408 2 Jun 19, 5:42pm
                   I have always seen another angle to Frodo's outrage squire 389 0 Jun 19, 7:03pm
                   Good points CuriousG 243 0 Jun 20, 11:05pm
           Collapse Tolkien's changes from a publisher's perspective CuriousG 248 1 Jun 20, 11:14pm
               Three cheers for Unwins... noWizardme 269 0 Jun 21, 1:15pm
           Collapse "And I'm giving youy a longing look / every day I write the book" sador 63 4 Jun 25, 7:25am
               Arkenstone rehersal noWizardme 43 0 Jun 25, 11:41am
               Collapse There's cheating and then there's cheating squire 44 2 Jun 25, 12:09pm
                   Collapse On the other hand... noWizardme 57 1 Jun 25, 3:44pm
                       Sure, for the Ring modification the cheating issue grows in importance squire 54 0 Jun 25, 5:04pm
       Collapse New from John Rateliff: "I was wrong about Tolkien's start date". N.E. Brigand 512 1 Jun 18, 9:21pm
           Thanks for adding this! // noWizardme 461 0 Jun 19, 6:21am

Collapse ***The hobbit-read-through: Ch4 – Over Hill and Under Hill sador 1275 78 Jun 10, 12:04pm Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
       Collapse Amusing and horrifying goblins noWizardme 1084 4 Jun 10, 3:19pm
           Collapse The landscape. sador 921 1 Jun 11, 1:54pm
               You’re right... noWizardme 918 0 Jun 11, 2:07pm
           Goblin king as Great Dictator CuriousG 896 0 Jun 11, 4:40pm
           Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia using slaves? Hamfast Gamgee 452 0 Jun 15, 10:04pm
       Collapse Traveling in the Realm of the Dead Otaku-sempai 1078 5 Jun 10, 3:54pm
           Collapse Did the goblins hear the swords' names? sador 810 4 Jun 11, 9:40pm
               Weapons of Renown Otaku-sempai 805 0 Jun 11, 10:01pm
               Gondolin's swords CuriousG 559 0 Jun 11, 10:28pm
               Collapse Is it specified that Orcrist was also from Gondolin? InTheChair 476 1 Jun 12, 6:02pm
                   Orcrist and Glamdring Otaku-sempai 473 0 Jun 12, 6:24pm
       Going Underground - gaining and losing things noWizardme 1067 0 Jun 10, 4:04pm
       Collapse Swords 'burning with rage' noWizardme 1064 5 Jun 10, 5:01pm
           Collapse Anthropomorphic swords? Meneldor 1053 2 Jun 10, 6:41pm
               Yes, I've always taken this to mean Glamdring is sentient CuriousG 1033 0 Jun 11, 12:12am
               Very nice! sador 503 0 Jun 12, 4:32pm
           Collapse True about Anglachel. sador 806 1 Jun 11, 9:47pm
               Anduril was only reforged by elves. Meneldor 507 0 Jun 12, 3:16pm
       Collapse "There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something" noWizardme 1054 1 Jun 10, 6:24pm
           It also sounds like something the Gaffer would say. CuriousG 1034 0 Jun 11, 12:10am
       Collapse Way waaay under hill.... No One in Particular 1021 3 Jun 11, 2:29am
           Collapse Goblin-town as "claustrophobic" and playful goblin villains CuriousG 908 2 Jun 11, 4:14pm
               Collapse Down down to Cirith Ungol Town... No One in Particular 550 1 Jun 12, 3:12am
                   I suppose one difference is... noWizardme 536 0 Jun 12, 6:39am
       Collapse It's the Hero's Underground Journey Eastwards - and other cheerful stuff squire 1007 14 Jun 11, 11:48am
           Collapse The rising sun? Otaku-sempai 921 10 Jun 11, 2:23pm
               Collapse Layers - onions, ogres and tales have layers noWizardme 533 5 Jun 12, 11:16am
                   Collapse I would link going underground with going through a forest CuriousG 535 3 Jun 12, 12:42pm
                       Mirkwood noWizardme 505 0 Jun 12, 3:14pm
                       Collapse Tom Shippey wrote about this comparison sador 417 1 Jun 13, 12:47pm
                           Great minds think alike. // CuriousG 346 0 Jun 14, 1:33am
                   We agree. Otaku-sempai 528 0 Jun 12, 1:02pm
               Collapse The Gladden headwaters pass sador 416 3 Jun 13, 12:44pm
                   Mountain Passes Otaku-sempai 408 0 Jun 13, 1:03pm
                   Collapse The mountains were rife with Orcs... No One in Particular 350 1 Jun 14, 1:45am
                       That's possible sador 490 0 Jun 15, 2:06pm
           "a sudden attack of amnesia regarding the fact that the dwarves were being made into chutney" noWizardme 535 0 Jun 12, 12:01pm
           Collapse "I've been waiting so long" sador 424 1 Jun 13, 12:26pm
               Oh dear. dernwyn 364 0 Jun 14, 12:52am
       Collapse "A merry troop of fools!" sador 943 8 Jun 11, 12:49pm
           Collapse The other dwarves, and Bilbo's nightmare noWizardme 929 1 Jun 11, 1:53pm
               Thank you! sador 415 0 Jun 13, 12:31pm
           Connection to the dwarves? CuriousG 894 0 Jun 11, 4:56pm
           Collapse Luck vs higher powers CuriousG 899 1 Jun 11, 5:06pm
               Bilbo's luck is often mentioned in this story Hamfast Gamgee 299 0 Jun 15, 10:00pm
           Leadership CuriousG 892 0 Jun 11, 5:21pm
           Collapse the lack of individual features for the dwarves elostirion74 582 1 Jun 14, 7:39pm
               Dwarvish racketeering sador 465 0 Jun 15, 3:32pm
       Mountains, storms, and stone giants CuriousG 904 0 Jun 11, 4:29pm
       Collapse You tried to trim it down! Hamfast Gamgee 561 1 Jun 11, 10:30pm
           Trust me, I did. sador 548 0 Jun 12, 3:42am
       Collapse “He found himself in what appeared to be a large cavern, surrounded on all sides by crowds of goblins, ugly and grim” sador 419 18 Jun 13, 10:45am
           Collapse Mystery and completeness noWizardme 328 3 Jun 14, 9:08am
               Collapse The mystery of desiring to remain mystified CuriousG 626 2 Jun 14, 11:15am
                   illogical crystal balls and fridge logic noWizardme 616 0 Jun 14, 1:06pm
                   What I wonder about the Mirror of Galadriel sador 470 0 Jun 15, 2:59pm
           Collapse Stone giants, specifically noWizardme 327 1 Jun 14, 9:28am
               Well, yes sador 476 0 Jun 15, 2:43pm
           Collapse two different stories which don't have to be reconciled with each other to be enjoyed elostirion74 615 2 Jun 14, 1:32pm
               Lovely to see you again. my friend sador 470 0 Jun 15, 3:18pm
               That insight is most interesting. Plurmo 306 0 Jun 17, 1:17am
           Collapse The Hobbit within the scope of Middle Earth and Orcs... sevilodorf 600 8 Jun 14, 5:23pm
               Collapse The Muster of the Orcs Otaku-sempai 547 7 Jun 14, 11:46pm
                   Collapse As far as I understand sador 464 6 Jun 15, 3:37pm
                       Collapse Well, that's just it. Otaku-sempai 352 5 Jun 15, 7:05pm
                           Collapse Oh to know the habits of Orcs sevilodorf 342 4 Jun 15, 7:53pm
                               Collapse Questions with few answers. Otaku-sempai 314 3 Jun 15, 8:37pm
                                   Collapse Slave labor squire 306 2 Jun 15, 9:24pm
                                       Collapse Mordor slaves Otaku-sempai 303 1 Jun 15, 9:52pm
                                           I thought of the slaves of Nurnen squire 439 0 Jun 15, 11:06pm
       Collapse Finally - “The disapproval of intelligent children” sador 637 6 Jun 14, 10:49am
           Collapse Home sweet home CuriousG 628 1 Jun 14, 11:08am
               I think the other hobbits do sador 475 0 Jun 15, 2:50pm
         Collapse I think I've been reading it wrong. noWizardme 602 1 Jun 14, 5:25pm
               Read aloud voice sevilodorf 596 0 Jun 14, 5:43pm
           Collapse The Narrator of tales like this always seems to come from the same stable Hamfast Gamgee 307 1 Jun 15, 9:48pm
               Actually to be fair on this one Hamfast Gamgee 168 0 Jun 17, 10:19pm
       One little point, though Hamfast Gamgee 306 0 Jun 15, 9:52pm

  Collapse Elves and immortality uncle Iorlas 1077 20 Jun 9, 7:56pm Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
       my short answers Elthir 1022 0 Jun 9, 9:55pm
       Collapse The Immortal Lives of Elves Otaku-sempai 1010 4 Jun 9, 10:52pm
           Collapse citations on any of this? uncle Iorlas 982 3 Jun 10, 3:29am
               Because I said so (just joking!). Otaku-sempai 972 0 Jun 10, 4:40am
               Collapse What's that illustration with a bearded Thranduil? InTheChair 911 1 Jun 10, 3:03pm
                   Bearded Thranduil Otaku-sempai 900 0 Jun 10, 3:08pm
       Collapse Tolkien side-stepped some interesting gender-relations consequences noWizardme 897 5 Jun 10, 4:34pm
           Collapse ...and the jokes noWizardme 892 2 Jun 10, 4:42pm
               Collapse incidentally uncle Iorlas 751 1 Jun 11, 5:34pm
                   I guess you’d also drive yourself nuts... noWizardme 736 0 Jun 11, 6:12pm
           Elven Maturity Rates Otaku-sempai 883 0 Jun 10, 5:15pm
           We learned that none of the Ainur were forced to enter Arda. Plurmo 707 0 Jun 11, 10:15pm
       Collapse my longer answer about Elven maturation Elthir 871 6 Jun 10, 6:30pm
           Elvish Growth Otaku-sempai 859 0 Jun 10, 7:00pm
           Collapse now this is all fascinating uncle Iorlas 830 4 Jun 11, 4:28am
               Collapse three thousand Elthir 825 3 Jun 11, 5:06am
                   Collapse Otherwise... noWizardme 739 2 Jun 11, 6:14pm
                     Collapse On the bright side, CuriousG 725 1 Jun 11, 7:33pm
                         I was imagining it from the POV of the parents... :) noWizardme 676 0 Jun 12, 6:44am
       One trouble with living forever Hamfast Gamgee 465 0 Jun 17, 10:24pm

  Collapse Looking for the Book of Mazarbul MerlinEngine 579 4 Jun 5, 9:56pm Jump to last post in thread (by MerlinEngine)
       Collapse All in Cirth? Otaku-sempai 554 3 Jun 6, 12:20am
           Collapse Both in Cirth MerlinEngine 426 2 Jun 7, 10:23am
               Collapse Try the 50th anniversary edition of LOTR Murlo 420 1 Jun 7, 1:48pm
                   Thanks! I'll look it up MerlinEngine 343 0 Jun 10, 4:04pm
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