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  Collapse ***The Hobbit Read-through: Chapter 18 - :"The Return Journey" (Part 2 of 3) Otaku-sempai 74 3 Tue, 4:32am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Bilbo's farewell noWizardme 55 0 Tue, 2:20pm
       Collapse Uses of treasure noWizardme 49 1 Tue, 2:30pm
           The Master's generosity (or lack thereof). Otaku-sempai 49 0 Tue, 2:48pm

Collapse Question about the timeline in Beren and Lúthien. painjoiker 67 1 Mon, 11:59pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Not sure myself, but CuriousG 31 0 Tue, 12:35pm

  Collapse ***The Hobbit Read-through: Chapter 18 - :"The Return Journey" (Part 1 of 3) Otaku-sempai 349 39 Sun, 1:19pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse When I fell asleep we were winning!!?!?? No One in Particular 267 2 Mon, 1:08am
           Collapse Gwaihir Otaku-sempai 259 1 Mon, 1:21am
               Gwaihir's Uber aervice... No One in Particular 253 0 Mon, 1:38am
       Collapse I find it odd sador 254 24 Mon, 2:54am
           Collapse Taking down the chief baddie noWizardme 223 4 Mon, 8:54am
               Collapse Then maybe the counter-question is CuriousG 214 3 Mon, 11:15am
                   Collapse You might well be correct. Otaku-sempai 192 2 Mon, 1:46pm
                       Collapse on the other hand... noWizardme 185 1 Mon, 2:26pm
                           Do or die battles CuriousG 170 0 Mon, 3:51pm
           Collapse Delayus ex machina CuriousG 209 1 Mon, 11:24am
               The problems of independent commands? noWizardme 183 0 Mon, 2:38pm
           Collapse Worms, Orcs and Eagles Otaku-sempai 200 16 Mon, 1:42pm
               Collapse Gwaihir: quick hits Bracegirdle 155 13 Mon, 5:14pm
                   Collapse Gwaihir’s leadership role CuriousG 135 12 Mon, 8:27pm
                       Collapse Here be Kings and Things Bracegirdle 107 11 Tue, 4:21am
                           Collapse Gwaihir and Landroval Otaku-sempai 86 10 Tue, 10:06am
                               Collapse Not to be misread about them there Eagles Bracegirdle 146 9 Tue, 8:22pm
                                   Collapse Comma Commotion Otaku-sempai 142 8 Tue, 9:33pm
                                       Collapse Outside information... Bracegirdle 120 7 Wed, 3:28am
                                           Collapse Plurals Otaku-sempai 102 6 Wed, 8:33am
                                               Collapse King of All Birds, wearing a golden crown, with courtier eagles wearing golden collars... squire 87 1 Wed, 11:47am
                                                   Crowned with Gold Otaku-sempai 78 0 Wed, 1:45pm
                                               Collapse A final Eagle thought (I hope) Bracegirdle 64 3 Wed, 4:27pm
                                                   Collapse That's not quite right. Otaku-sempai 59 2 Wed, 4:46pm
                                                       Collapse What we mean and how we are interpreted… Bracegirdle 40 1 Wed, 8:09pm
                                                           Are they the same? Otaku-sempai 30 0 Wed, 9:10pm
               Collapse My apologies sador 102 1 Tue, 6:04am
                   No problem. Otaku-sempai 90 0 Tue, 9:49am
       Collapse Random Stone noWizardme 223 1 Mon, 8:43am
         Stone giants playing dice CuriousG 213 0 Mon, 11:10am
       Beorn and Treebeard CuriousG 132 0 Mon, 9:04pm
       Collapse Ransome note noWizardme 85 2 Tue, 10:51am
         Collapse Wait, now you’re bringing up worms too? CuriousG 71 1 Tue, 12:25pm
               Yeah, really shouldn’t have eaten that orc food noWizardme 172 0 Tue, 12:53pm
       Collapse 'child of the kindly West' noWizardme 78 4 Tue, 11:11am
           Who you calling a child, gramps? CuriousG 175 0 Tue, 12:32pm
           Collapse The Kindly West Otaku-sempai 169 2 Tue, 1:03pm
               Collapse I was also wondering about religious interpretations noWizardme 164 1 Tue, 1:11pm
                   Yeah... Otaku-sempai 157 0 Tue, 1:22pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Clouds Burst: 3 of 3: The Battle of 5 Armies noWizardme 433 11 Sep 13, 10:27am Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       This battle does remind me a bit Hamfast Gamgee 384 0 Sep 13, 10:58pm
       Collapse What where the actual numbers here? Hamfast Gamgee 385 1 Sep 13, 11:05pm
           BoFA by the Numbers Otaku-sempai 377 0 Sep 14, 1:01am
       Beorn Hamfast Gamgee 381 0 Sep 13, 11:14pm
       Goblin-bashing and Bilbo CuriousG 219 0 Sep 14, 8:56pm
       Collapse Battle plans CuriousG 214 1 Sep 14, 9:10pm
           Geography of Lonely Mountain Otaku-sempai 190 0 Sep 15, 12:12am
       The Beagles are coming! CuriousG 214 0 Sep 14, 9:25pm
       The battle: laughter and tears CuriousG 212 0 Sep 14, 9:38pm
       Collapse "Miserere mei!" N.E. Brigand 104 1 Sat, 7:42pm
           Maybe his magic ring has is charged up with 1 wish he can use. // CuriousG 78 0 Sun, 12:05am

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Clouds Burst: 2 of 3 Dain noWizardme 261 7 Sep 11, 8:07am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Clouds bursting and otherwise. Otaku-sempai 228 0 Sep 11, 12:48pm
       Looking toward the future... No One in Particular 203 0 Sep 12, 1:58am
       Collapse Which direction does the storm come from? // N.E. Brigand 198 3 Sep 12, 2:43am
           Collapse I think that's unclear noWizardme 191 2 Sep 12, 8:28am
               Collapse "The next day the wind shifted west..." N.E. Brigand 127 1 Sep 13, 4:54am
                   That helps a bit... noWizardme 101 0 Sep 13, 10:44am
       Dain's options sador 146 0 Sep 12, 8:00pm

  Collapse Sharkey and the Dunedain emre43 597 14 Sep 10, 11:55am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse Driven Off Otaku-sempai 564 3 Sep 10, 12:06pm
           Collapse Did it say anywhere in the books how many Dunadain were there? elentari3018 478 2 Sep 11, 1:13am
               No noWizardme 404 0 Sep 11, 8:21am
               The Dúnedain of the North Otaku-sempai 380 0 Sep 11, 12:14pm
       Collapse I think it's implied the Rangers all went south to help Aragorn win the war. squire 562 4 Sep 10, 12:52pm
           Collapse The Defense of the North Otaku-sempai 554 3 Sep 10, 1:30pm
               Collapse That's as plausible as not squire 552 2 Sep 10, 1:51pm
                   It would be a nice irony if... noWizardme 544 0 Sep 10, 3:18pm
                   Black Story Holels Otaku-sempai 532 0 Sep 10, 4:43pm
       Collapse It's because of his "mountainish inhumanity". // N.E. Brigand 505 3 Sep 10, 9:35pm
           Collapse --"Sir Thomas More" (Wm. Shakespeare and others) N.E. Brigand 478 2 Sep 11, 5:53am
               Collapse Fishing for Shakespeare squire 389 1 Sep 11, 1:20pm
                   Don't 'ee like it, squire? // N.E. Brigand 262 0 Sep 12, 3:02am
       "Sharkey and the Dunedain" - name of my band when I was in college... noWizardme 231 0 Sep 12, 12:18pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Clouds Burst: 1 of 3 "Miserable Hobbit!" noWizardme 400 17 Sep 9, 11:22am Jump to last post in thread (by Hamfast Gamgee)
       Collapse Why Gandalf? Otaku-sempai 349 3 Sep 9, 1:47pm
           Collapse Gandalf's spoiler (the goblins are coming, but don't tell anyone) noWizardme 332 2 Sep 9, 4:10pm
               Today is my Sunday of ambivalence CuriousG 314 0 Sep 9, 8:17pm
               Maybe Gandalf did tell them Hamfast Gamgee 53 0 Sep 13, 10:56pm
       Collapse Bilbo's success or lack thereof CuriousG 318 1 Sep 9, 8:10pm
           A for effort, E for achievement, F for fate? noWizardme 280 0 Sep 10, 8:50am
       Collapse Thorin, Gandalf, Bilbo, Reason CuriousG 315 7 Sep 9, 8:21pm
           Collapse being the Voice of Reason when someone is in a near-murderous rage doesn't win you any points noWizardme 270 6 Sep 10, 3:00pm
               Collapse Qutoing Smaug, of all people. sador 190 5 Sep 12, 12:08pm
                   Does this mean that Thorin was at the bottom honourable noWizardme 186 0 Sep 12, 12:21pm
                   Collapse The mithril coat was not the mithril coat back then. squire 153 3 Sep 12, 9:21pm
                       Collapse Mithril noWizardme 115 2 Sep 13, 1:47pm
                           Collapse To answer just the question about the occurrence of 'mithril' in The Hobbit squire 84 1 Sep 13, 5:37pm
                               In the days that elves were smaller... noWizardme 70 0 Sep 13, 7:10pm
       When the good guys are Thieves/Burglars, and we loves them forever CuriousG 311 0 Sep 9, 8:33pm
       Collapse Just one comment: sador 192 1 Sep 12, 12:04pm
           the terms have been set noWizardme 185 0 Sep 12, 12:25pm

Collapse ***The hobbit-read-through: ch. 16 – A Thief in the Night sador 1173 40 Sep 2, 7:48am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse Happiness is a Warm Arkenstone Darkstone 1067 9 Sep 2, 9:12am
           Collapse I agree with Darkenstone; and, Schrödinger's silmaril noWizardme 1015 8 Sep 2, 5:40pm
               Collapse semi-silmaril Finding Frodo 810 2 Sep 3, 7:39pm
                   Collapse If it looks like a silmaril, scintillates like a silmaril, and engenders possessive lust like a silmaril.... Darkstone 749 1 Sep 4, 7:36am
                       Arkenstone vs. Silmarilli Otaku-sempai 705 0 Sep 4, 12:02pm
               Collapse The tree of Aulë had a heart of light. Plurmo 271 4 Sep 9, 3:11am
                   Collapse "A lonely star" Otaku-sempai 241 3 Sep 9, 9:50am
                       Collapse I think that the Mirrormere crown implies Plurmo 178 2 Sep 9, 11:40pm
                           The resting sites of the Seven Fathers Otaku-sempai 167 0 Sep 10, 1:37am
                         "Outright fanfiction" perhaps, but a lovely idea. // noWizardme 126 0 Sep 10, 8:38am
       Collapse I don't think that word means what you think it means. Otaku-sempai 1050 2 Sep 2, 12:16pm
           Collapse Well, sador 1048 1 Sep 2, 12:25pm
               My apologies. Otaku-sempai 1040 0 Sep 2, 12:49pm
       Collapse With Regards to the Arkenstone and Anduril Roverandom 1037 5 Sep 2, 1:36pm
           Collapse Thrain? Which Thrain? Otaku-sempai 1030 4 Sep 2, 1:53pm
               Collapse Too Many Thrains Roverandom 1026 3 Sep 2, 2:40pm
                   'I'm going off the rails on a Crazy Thrain...' noWizardme 1007 0 Sep 2, 6:05pm
                   Collapse Here a Thrain, there a Thrain squire 1006 1 Sep 2, 6:27pm
                     'change Thrains at Erebor for the remoter Mountains...' // noWizardme 905 0 Sep 3, 1:42pm
       Collapse 16-0, “What’s in a name?” (with a trigger warning) sador 1028 1 Sep 2, 3:31pm
           splendid scriptural sleuthing! noWizardme 872 0 Sep 3, 3:14pm
       Collapse 16-1, The thief sador 877 3 Sep 3, 3:43pm
           "Hide your lights!" Otaku-sempai 822 0 Sep 3, 7:11pm
           The other thief? noWizardme 683 0 Sep 4, 4:11pm
           thief in the night. Hamfast Gamgee 550 0 Sep 6, 9:35am
       Collapse 16-2, The businessman sador 677 3 Sep 4, 3:55pm
           Some thoughts noWizardme 678 0 Sep 4, 4:45pm
           Collapse The non-Art of the Deal CuriousG 545 1 Sep 5, 12:21pm
               From burglar to bungler noWizardme 533 0 Sep 5, 2:06pm
       Collapse 16-3, His Finest Moment sador 541 9 Sep 5, 1:51pm
           I agree noWizardme 643 0 Sep 5, 3:39pm
           Capacity for Friendship is one of Bilbo's best qualities noWizardme 633 0 Sep 5, 5:16pm
           In a real world, I think Bilbo would be dead CuriousG 622 0 Sep 5, 8:34pm
           Bombur noWizardme 546 0 Sep 6, 10:55am
           Collapse Bombur in LOTR CuriousG 480 3 Sep 7, 11:20am
               Collapse "YMMV." looks very rune-like noWizardme 467 1 Sep 7, 1:47pm
                 I thought it was CuriousG 439 0 Sep 7, 8:10pm
               I agree, but sador 460 0 Sep 7, 2:51pm
           The Elvenking’s wonder at Bilbo CuriousG 435 0 Sep 7, 8:31pm
       All this talk of complex negotians Hamfast Gamgee 550 0 Sep 6, 9:37am

  Collapse What does the One Ring look like? uncle Iorlas 403 4 Sep 1, 4:17am Jump to last post in thread (by Petty Dwarf)
       Collapse Gandalf being slow? noWizardme 352 1 Sep 1, 12:25pm
           Thinking about this some more noWizardme 345 0 Sep 1, 3:27pm
       Collapse Gandalf might have been speaking with the benefit of hindsight Hamfast Gamgee 212 1 Sep 6, 9:44am
           All true. Petty Dwarf 121 0 Sep 11, 2:47am

  Collapse A question about the Hobbit read-through Hamfast Gamgee 280 3 Aug 31, 10:08pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Collapse Good idea - how about when we get to the end of the book? noWizardme 220 2 Sep 1, 2:55pm
           Collapse Yes, that's an idea Hamfast Gamgee 156 1 Sep 6, 9:33am
               The main problem may be lack of enthusiasm noWizardme 157 0 Sep 6, 10:59am

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Gathering of the Clouds: 5 of 5: Tone, and everything else noWizardme 206 2 Aug 31, 1:17pm Jump to last post in thread (by uncle Iorlas)
       Here's a little point Hamfast Gamgee 181 0 Aug 31, 10:01pm
       avunculus uncle Iorlas 171 0 Sep 1, 4:04am

  Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong for the month of S.R. 1419 Halimath, Book VI Ch.6 continued: More Partings and Return to Rivendell for Bilbo's 129th birthday Murlo 308 3 Aug 30, 11:59pm Jump to last post in thread (by Murlo)
       LOTR Lunar Readalong for 1419 Halimath 13: Celeborn and Galadriel depart, the others set out for Rivendell. Murlo 265 0 Sep 6, 2:00pm
       Collapse LOTR Lunar Readalong for the week of Bilbo's 129th birthday. Murlo 60 1 Sep 14, 1:54pm
           1 year since Frodo's 50th birthday and his setting out on his Quest Murlo 24 0 Sun, 10:23pm

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Gathering of the Clouds: 4 of 5: Thorin won't negotiate noWizardme 286 7 Aug 30, 12:45pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
     Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -Thorin won't negotiate (detail) noWizardme 262 5 Aug 30, 12:51pm
           The allied military threat; Bilbo’s role CuriousG 250 0 Aug 31, 12:11pm
           Collapse The debatable potency of “dragon-sickness” CuriousG 249 1 Aug 31, 12:39pm
               Dragon sickness noWizardme 193 0 Sep 1, 3:13pm
           Collapse The rights & wrongs of the parley CuriousG 249 1 Aug 31, 12:47pm
               Negotiations ancient and modern noWizardme 240 0 Aug 31, 2:38pm
       nice meaty discussion in general by the by uncle Iorlas 206 0 Sep 1, 3:42am

  Collapse The dunedains after the fall of Arnor. Victariongreyjoy 526 11 Aug 29, 9:31pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       It seems like the Arnor Dunedain always had a fertility problem CuriousG 499 0 Aug 29, 9:47pm
       Collapse No one really knows. squire 497 9 Aug 29, 10:02pm
           Collapse Vulnerability Otaku-sempai 469 8 Aug 30, 12:41am
               Collapse "little to no evidence" is an open term. squire 471 2 Aug 30, 12:52am
                   Collapse Let me change that to "no evidence". Otaku-sempai 467 1 Aug 30, 1:00am
                       I should have been more clear. "North", capitalized, is as you say the entire Eriador region. squire 455 0 Aug 30, 1:13am
               Collapse Near The Grey Havens Victariongreyjoy 371 4 Aug 31, 1:23am
                   Collapse That's not impossible. Otaku-sempai 367 2 Aug 31, 1:41am
                       Collapse A Edoras size post Arnor city near Grey Havens? Victariongreyjoy 166 1 Sep 9, 6:38pm
                           I don't think so. Otaku-sempai 153 0 Sep 10, 1:25am
                   Sure they could have done that squire 356 0 Aug 31, 3:01am

Collapse ***The Hobbit read-through -The Gathering of the Clouds: 3 of 5: Bard negotiates noWizardme 774 35 Aug 28, 11:02am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
     Collapse **Bard negotiates - analysed in detail, with lots more questions! noWizardme 714 23 Aug 28, 11:11am
           Collapse Holy negotiations, Batman! Wiz just deconstructed Tolkien again. CuriousG 709 10 Aug 28, 1:56pm
               Collapse 'recollects..The Council of Elrond' noWizardme 682 7 Aug 28, 3:42pm
                   Collapse Contrasting Bard and Thorin here with Boromir and Aragorn at Council noWizardme 545 6 Aug 29, 9:54am
                       Collapse What if turning to negotiations was the first mistake? CuriousG 540 5 Aug 29, 11:51am
                           Collapse looking for win/win noWizardme 523 2 Aug 29, 1:15pm
                             Aha! Now we know why you broke this chapter into 5 parts CuriousG 483 0 Aug 29, 5:37pm
                               Win/win can options can exist if you look for them CuriousG 483 0 Aug 29, 5:45pm
                           Collapse What if the negotiations aren't really sincere? noWizardme 514 1 Aug 29, 1:42pm
                               Or maybe the negotiations are half-sincere CuriousG 266 0 Aug 29, 5:50pm
               eating Gold noWizardme 679 0 Aug 28, 4:22pm
               'legal ownership is entirely different.' noWizardme 662 0 Aug 28, 6:18pm
           Collapse If Dale breaks free from Esgaroth, is that Dexit? CuriousG 697 1 Aug 28, 2:16pm
             All reports of elves being involved are Fae News// noWizardme 680 0 Aug 28, 3:45pm
           More questions than answers at this point CuriousG 690 0 Aug 28, 2:31pm
           Collapse Getting into the Nitty-gritty. Otaku-sempai 679 8 Aug 28, 4:56pm
               Collapse "the Elevenking is my friend" = a statement of loyalty ? noWizardme 664 4 Aug 28, 5:52pm
                 Collapse Wait, there were points involved??? It's Bard, Bard, Bard, I tell you!! // CuriousG 619 1 Aug 29, 12:04am
                     What, you don't yet have a Bard Card? They're made of Best Bared Beer Board.... noWizardme 521 0 Aug 29, 1:22pm
                   Collapse realpolitik uncle Iorlas 208 1 Sep 1, 4:00am
                       'Bard is a blurry crayon scribble of Aragorn that is to be' noWizardme 198 0 Sep 1, 12:13pm
               Collapse ‘…calling himself King Under the Mountain’ noWizardme 633 2 Aug 28, 9:30pm
                   Collapse Was Bard a Hero or a Thug? Otaku-sempai 616 1 Aug 29, 12:10am
                       Is Bard's Grim Brand His Bane? Let's Brood, Bro! noWizardme 551 0 Aug 29, 9:21am
     LOL! This was my very first thought. CuriousG 705 0 Aug 28, 12:58pm
       Collapse Responses to the Introduction Otaku-sempai 707 1 Aug 28, 2:12pm
           not yet skilled in the arts of diplomacy noWizardme 640 0 Aug 28, 8:58pm
       Collapse Why don't the Elves and Men simply storm the Mountain? Hamfast Gamgee 255 7 Aug 29, 9:03pm
           Collapse You do raise a good point CuriousG 257 6 Aug 29, 9:22pm
               Collapse Frontal attack? After you! noWizardme 250 5 Aug 30, 8:34am
                   ...and Thorin’s wall might be just Round 1 of the defence noWizardme 241 0 Aug 30, 9:00am
                   Collapse When goblin attacks are a godsend CuriousG 238 1 Aug 30, 11:19am
                       A Bolg move by Tolkien! noWizardme 228 0 Aug 30, 1:12pm
                   Collapse Well Hamfast Gamgee 211 1 Aug 31, 9:53pm
                       other attack plans may be possible :) noWizardme 198 0 Sep 1, 11:34am
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