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  Sticky: Thread Locked Welcome to the Reading Room (-->Including links to old RR discussions!) Altaira 66951 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 53106 1 Jun 20 2007, 5:15am Jump to last post in thread (by Wynnie)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 59367 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

  Collapse Synopsis Spoiler? Roverandom 186 4 Mon, 2:41pm Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)
       Tolkien in 1951: FOTR "ends with the death of Boromor fighting the orcs". N.E. Brigand 131 0 Mon, 9:29pm
       Collapse I don't see there is much of a contradiction here Hamfast Gamgee 73 2 Tue, 8:22am
           Collapse And yet skyofcoffeebeans 58 1 Tue, 3:46pm
               yes noWizardme 54 0 Tue, 5:03pm

  Collapse Fellowship - Rookie Reader Review Cygnus 1120 74 Jan 14, 5:38pm Jump to last post in thread (by jlj93byu)
       Collapse Funny about Bilbo; don't read all of Appendix A CuriousG 939 4 Jan 14, 7:02pm
           Collapse There's a scene dernwyn 762 1 Jan 15, 12:33pm
               The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen Otaku-sempai 744 0 Jan 15, 3:08pm
           Collapse thanks Cygnus 690 1 Jan 15, 5:09pm
               The Appendix covers it all, entmaiden 645 0 Jan 15, 10:17pm
       Collapse I have Ataahua 922 2 Jan 14, 9:14pm
           Collapse the end Cygnus 687 1 Jan 15, 5:19pm
               Into the West. N.E. Brigand 674 0 Jan 15, 6:19pm
       Collapse Variations between different editions of LOTR are interesting but minor. N.E. Brigand 914 6 Jan 14, 10:08pm
           Collapse Melancholic Tolkien is the best Tolkien Chen G. 910 5 Jan 14, 10:29pm
               Collapse Agree - it's that idea of eucatastrophe entmaiden 903 4 Jan 14, 11:17pm
                   Collapse Correction Chen G. 902 2 Jan 14, 11:21pm
                       Collapse I was trying to avoid spoilers, entmaiden 897 1 Jan 14, 11:26pm
                           spoilers Cygnus 680 0 Jan 15, 5:27pm
                   Yep, I know. Ataahua 894 0 Jan 14, 11:40pm
       So glad you love the Foreword! entmaiden 900 0 Jan 14, 11:19pm
       Collapse So it begins.... Silverlode 893 1 Jan 15, 1:06am
           Not just Hobbits Chen G. 765 0 Jan 15, 12:02pm
       Collapse By the time you reach the end, Plurmo 700 6 Jan 15, 4:54pm
           LOL Cygnus 685 0 Jan 15, 5:25pm
           This was how I felt, too. Lissuin 676 0 Jan 15, 5:48pm
           Collapse Yes. This. entmaiden 646 3 Jan 15, 10:19pm
               Collapse Oh, it wasn't as bad as all that. squire 647 2 Jan 15, 11:06pm
                   Though of course... noWizardme 550 0 Jan 16, 2:20pm
                   So maybe Tolkien wouldn't have minded too much Hamfast Gamgee 258 0 Tue, 8:30am
       Collapse Wow! Cygnus 755 17 Jan 16, 6:52pm
           17 years. N.E. Brigand 739 0 Jan 16, 7:38pm
           Tolkien’s prose is powerful Ardamírë 740 0 Jan 16, 7:38pm
           Your quote Alassea Elensar 730 0 Jan 16, 8:50pm
           Oh, yes entmaiden 723 0 Jan 16, 9:09pm
           Collapse You’re soon arriving in unfilmed parts noWizardme 726 12 Jan 16, 9:32pm
             And to this day, if I am hiking, I will NOT stop and talk to men riding horses, dressed in black, and smelling the ground. I know, it's just me. // CuriousG 688 0 Jan 17, 1:42am
               I always find the book version scarier. Silverlode 692 0 Jan 17, 2:53am
               Collapse Moving on Cygnus 684 8 Jan 17, 5:44am
                   Collapse Elbereth Silverlode 684 3 Jan 17, 6:32am
                       Collapse In rough terms, imagine she’s somewhere between a goddess and a saint noWizardme 622 1 Jan 17, 1:44pm
                           “Glimpses” noWizardme 614 0 Jan 17, 3:03pm
                       thank you Cygnus 234 0 Jan 18, 5:06pm
                   Collapse One of the things I love about LOTR entmaiden 615 2 Jan 17, 3:09pm
                       Collapse Those glimpses are tantalizing (and not evidence of poor writing!) enanito 202 1 Fri, 7:42pm
                           Yes, it's impressive. Silverlode 691 0 Fri, 8:19pm
                   "Who is Elbereth? Should I know?" It depends. N.E. Brigand 605 0 Jan 17, 4:22pm
               Yes, that part "grew [on me] in the reading" and Ethel Duath 416 0 Jan 18, 4:02am
     Avoiding backcovers, chapter titles... but never the maps! enanito 743 0 Jan 16, 7:27pm
       Collapse It's delightful Roheryn 373 2 Jan 18, 10:11am
           Well, you found your own Strider entmaiden 286 0 Jan 18, 3:57pm
           Amen to that. Ataahua 201 0 Fri, 7:42pm
       Collapse the Ferry Cygnus 238 11 Jan 18, 5:35pm
           Collapse Bath Tolkien is the best Tolkien Plurmo 233 1 Jan 18, 5:51pm
               I bet most of us would like Ethel Duath 412 0 Sun, 4:43pm
           I wouldn't worry too much CuriousG 220 0 Jan 18, 6:28pm
           Collapse I wish we could dig up links to the old boards entmaiden 687 7 Fri, 10:46pm
               Collapse Lol Starling 646 3 Sat, 4:41am
                   Collapse That would require Ataahua 641 2 Sat, 4:52am
                       Collapse I'm sure that can be arranged Starling 639 1 Sat, 5:08am
                           Remember when... Silverlode 628 0 Sat, 7:05am
               different perspective Cygnus 534 0 Sun, 12:29am
               "We do have a long term project to restore the old boards..." N.E. Brigand 519 0 Sun, 2:12am
               It should also be said that Two Towers and Return of the King were more controversial kzer_za 502 0 Sun, 4:35am
       Just popping in to say Kimi 211 0 Fri, 7:43pm
       Collapse moving on Cygnus 216 5 Tue, 5:34pm
           That wasn't my experience. Ataahua 201 0 Tue, 7:09pm
           Collapse I understand what you're saying, but CuriousG 197 1 Tue, 7:23pm
               Love them! Cygnus 106 0 3:08am
           Anticlimactic? Not really, but it’s hard to explain noWizardme 184 0 Tue, 9:50pm
           I am a movie firster. jlj93byu 16 0 5:50pm
       Collapse Mysterious Cygnus 134 7 Tue, 11:03pm
           Collapse Barrows are underground tombs; Wights are ghostly spirits. squire 131 3 Tue, 11:11pm
               Collapse Words Cygnus 110 1 3:03am
                   Wight Otaku-sempai 57 0 1:57pm
               Barrows noWizardme 69 0 11:14am
           Collapse The Tom Bombadil discussion entmaiden 46 2 3:33pm
               Collapse agree with both Cygnus 35 1 5:04pm
                   That first shot of Aragorn in the movie entmaiden 23 0 5:42pm

  Collapse When do the surviving Dwarves of the Hobbit finally die? Hamfast Gamgee 465 5 Jan 12, 12:21am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse Partial answers Otaku-sempai 428 3 Jan 12, 3:28am
           Always amazed Cygnus 196 0 Jan 14, 4:46am
           Collapse Interesting Hamfast Gamgee 51 1 Tue, 8:26am
               Appendix A: The Line of Durin Otaku-sempai 51 0 Tue, 2:12pm
       Dwalin lived a very long time. N.E. Brigand 326 0 Jan 13, 12:51am

  Collapse Do Frodo and Sam meet again? Melilot Brandybock 598 19 Jan 9, 8:11pm Jump to last post in thread (by Plurmo)
       I think there's a mention in The Grey Havens chapter entmaiden 551 0 Jan 9, 8:17pm
       Look in the Tales of Years in the Appendices skyofcoffeebeans 545 0 Jan 9, 8:53pm
       Collapse There is a long fan-fic tradition about that squire 551 4 Jan 9, 9:11pm
           Collapse Seems plausible Chen G. 542 3 Jan 9, 9:35pm
               Collapse “Tolkien loved those kinds of endings.” noWizardme 503 2 Jan 10, 8:33am
                   Collapse Well, I think of several reasons Chen G. 496 1 Jan 10, 9:30am
                       I instinctively dig for counter-examples to test out ideas in my mind CuriousG 460 0 Jan 10, 4:19pm
       Collapse Great job Cygnus 522 1 Jan 10, 3:21am
           This is the best part of my day! Melilot Brandybock 386 0 Jan 11, 9:30pm
       Collapse Tolkien wrote an Epilogue to LotR FarFromHome 494 6 Jan 10, 11:34am
           Collapse Link to the Epilogue (link removed) FarFromHome 485 2 Jan 10, 11:52am
               Collapse The link goes to copyrighted material entmaiden 468 1 Jan 10, 3:50pm
                   Thanks Entmaiden FarFromHome 458 0 Jan 10, 4:16pm
           Collapse Treasures noWizardme 478 1 Jan 10, 1:42pm
               Well I know I'm an old softie... FarFromHome 462 0 Jan 10, 4:14pm
           This is what I had in mind Melilot Brandybock 387 0 Jan 11, 9:09pm
       Collapse “Go not to the Reading Room for advice...” noWizardme 487 1 Jan 10, 11:34am
           Thanks noWizardme and thanks to all of you! Melilot Brandybock 379 0 Jan 11, 9:53pm
       The paradox is Plurmo 119 0 Jan 17, 6:25am

  Collapse Saruman's blood on the Shire Alveric 601 12 Jan 4, 6:54pm Jump to last post in thread (by N.E. Brigand)
       Collapse Idle threat, IMO CuriousG 565 1 Jan 4, 7:14pm
           I'm picking, too, that Sam's Lothlorien dirt Ataahua 559 0 Jan 4, 7:41pm
       Bluffing, according to Frodo noWizardme 559 0 Jan 4, 7:56pm
       Maybe the 600-pound what-if in the corner of our minds is CuriousG 553 0 Jan 4, 8:41pm
       Collapse I think he lost his authority and his power Silverlode 541 4 Jan 5, 1:32am
           Collapse I was just thinking about this. FarFromHome 514 3 Jan 5, 1:56pm
               Collapse I like that (in fact I'm 'blown away'!) noWizardme 500 1 Jan 5, 2:46pm
                   And both events happen in Mordor. N.E. Brigand 417 0 Jan 7, 9:46pm
               Oh, that's very nice. // N.E. Brigand 408 0 Jan 7, 9:44pm
       I think any curse was diverted Belegdir 493 0 Jan 5, 4:40pm
       Collapse all very reasonable Alveric 431 1 Jan 7, 7:01pm
           I have always taken Saruman's threat to be Cirashala 417 0 Jan 7, 9:27pm

  Collapse Durin's Bane Balrog as a dark lord Victariongreyjoy 479 6 Jan 3, 12:16am Jump to last post in thread (by Victariongreyjoy)
       Maybe we start by being clearer on what "could" means in this kind of question squire 462 0 Jan 3, 1:22am
       Collapse It seems to me the Moria orcs already serve him to some degree CuriousG 438 2 Jan 3, 11:57am
           I don't know Chen G. 428 0 Jan 3, 2:52pm
           Durin's Bane fits as a dark lord. Victariongreyjoy 363 0 Jan 4, 8:08pm
       Seems to have been more of a stay at home guy. InTheChair 403 0 Jan 3, 10:53pm
       Perhaps Plurmo 366 0 Jan 4, 7:43pm

  Collapse The 2019 Rookie Reader Review Cygnus 1400 93 Jan 1, 6:09am Jump to last post in thread (by entmaiden)
       Collapse Surprised already! Cygnus 1208 17 Jan 1, 6:42am
           Collapse Hobbit is very much a children’s book... noWizardme 1186 1 Jan 1, 9:26am
               It certainly starts like one Chen G. 1183 0 Jan 1, 10:06am
           Collapse Wow. Paulo Gabriel 1202 4 Jan 1, 11:16am
               Collapse It’s our convention on this board to keep things positive and to welcome ‘rookies’’ noWizardme 1073 3 Jan 2, 10:43am
                   Collapse You misunderstoood. Paulo Gabriel 1001 2 Jan 3, 1:30am
                       Collapse No problem Cygnus 782 1 Jan 3, 10:53pm
                           Well it's your opinion that counts most here, Cygnus... noWizardme 621 0 Jan 5, 2:06pm
           You will reach some familiar parts, and soon CuriousG 1127 0 Jan 2, 12:33am
           Collapse Dragon Cygnus 1123 7 Jan 2, 1:47am
               Collapse You don't need to use threaded unless you want to. Silverlode 1123 2 Jan 2, 2:00am
                   Collapse Separate posts for separate chapters would also be an option noWizardme 1078 1 Jan 2, 8:32am
                       Yes. Silverlode 1078 0 Jan 2, 9:40am
               Collapse The Dragon and the Necromancer Otaku-sempai 1104 3 Jan 2, 5:22am
                   Collapse The Necromancer's 'true identity'? squire 1091 1 Jan 2, 6:05am
                       Don't read too much into my post. Otaku-sempai 1087 0 Jan 2, 6:20am
                   Speaking of dragons. N.E. Brigand 1004 0 Jan 3, 12:24am
           You weren't born with that knowledge in your DNA? Darkstone 1059 0 Jan 2, 6:54pm
       So excited for you! Ethel Duath 1145 0 Jan 1, 9:37pm
       Collapse How exciting! entmaiden 1114 7 Jan 2, 2:20am
           Collapse It's more like back-shadowing than fore-shadowing squire 1109 6 Jan 2, 4:31am
               Collapse “How to enjoy The Hobbit” noWizardme 1078 5 Jan 2, 9:25am
                   Collapse Or as part of the Silmarillion Chen G. 1012 4 Jan 2, 11:03pm
                       Collapse That's an interesting idea: one-way borrowings, do you think? noWizardme 925 3 Jan 3, 2:32pm
                           I think its more than borrowing Chen G. 918 0 Jan 3, 2:46pm
                           Collapse One way borrowing Voronwë_the_Faithful 615 1 Jan 8, 12:42am
                               feigned history, versus legend noWizardme 568 0 Jan 8, 5:05pm
       Have fun! N.E. Brigand 1095 0 Jan 2, 6:00am
       Collapse a lot to soak in Cygnus 781 10 Jan 3, 11:22pm
           Happy stargazing! N.E. Brigand 773 0 Jan 3, 11:46pm
           Collapse Not just having read it first... Silverlode 780 5 Jan 4, 12:55am
               Collapse I have similar experiences skyofcoffeebeans 774 4 Jan 4, 1:10am
                   Collapse I read The Hobbit first entmaiden 759 3 Jan 4, 2:08am
                       Collapse Yes. Silverlode 752 2 Jan 4, 4:11am
                           Collapse Bilbo and Frodo (and Sam) noWizardme 717 1 Jan 4, 11:17am
                               I've had exactly the same experience, and Ethel Duath 646 0 Jan 4, 10:47pm
           Collapse What did you think of the book trolls vs the movie trolls scene? CuriousG 695 2 Jan 4, 2:22pm
               Agreed (hobbit weight) skyofcoffeebeans 691 0 Jan 4, 2:48pm
               CuriousG Cygnus 663 0 Jan 4, 8:58pm
       I think the book Hobbit is best when read aloud by a good reader. Lissuin 747 0 Jan 4, 4:13am
       Collapse Two more chapters Cygnus 658 1 Jan 4, 9:27pm
           Keep on wording! N.E. Brigand 654 0 Jan 4, 10:05pm
       Collapse As a character says, later on in your reading: dernwyn 561 4 Jan 6, 10:18pm
           Collapse Im so sorry Cygnus 530 3 Jan 7, 3:59am
               Collapse Don't panic! You're doing fine. Silverlode 530 1 Jan 7, 5:48am
                   slow tech learner Cygnus 428 0 Jan 7, 5:40pm
               You're doing great! Voronwë_the_Faithful 461 0 Jan 7, 3:50pm
       Collapse Into the fire Cygnus 432 6 Jan 7, 5:33pm
           Likewise skyofcoffeebeans 423 0 Jan 7, 5:56pm
           Collapse An Eagle memory hanne 401 3 Jan 7, 10:49pm
               Collapse That's funny Starling 627 2 Jan 7, 11:25pm
                   Collapse Hee! hanne 601 1 Jan 8, 2:49am
                       Youth Cygnus 599 0 Jan 8, 3:28am
           That's one of my favorite things about Tolkien's works. Ethel Duath 612 0 Jan 8, 1:58am
       Collapse Chapter VI and VII Cygnus 400 1 Jan 7, 11:17pm
           "That belongs to the next chapter" squire 625 0 Jan 7, 11:55pm
       Collapse entertaining then not Cygnus 580 10 Jan 8, 5:23pm
           Collapse no negative side effects noWizardme 570 5 Jan 8, 6:07pm
               Collapse makes sense Cygnus 491 1 Jan 9, 12:33pm
                   Please don’t stop having fun though! noWizardme 467 0 Jan 9, 2:57pm
               Collapse However Chen G. 482 2 Jan 9, 2:04pm
                   Collapse It’s fascinating... noWizardme 475 1 Jan 9, 2:44pm
                       No problem Chen G. 470 0 Jan 9, 2:55pm
           Collapse No Alfrid Voronwë_the_Faithful 566 3 Jan 8, 6:28pm
               Collapse And no Tauriel or Legolas CuriousG 543 2 Jan 8, 11:28pm
                   I believe it had something to do with Ethel Duath 540 0 Jan 9, 12:15am
                   I think Tolkien put that in the foreword to LOTR entmaiden 531 0 Jan 9, 2:00am
       Bilbo - is he Rankin/Bass', Peter Jackson's, or still my Bilbo? enanito 565 0 Jan 8, 8:22pm
       Collapse Smaug Cygnus 458 4 Jan 9, 5:29pm
           Collapse Radagast, Legolas and Dwarves Otaku-sempai 452 2 Jan 9, 7:13pm
               Collapse I think Tolkien joked (!) that it would be Dwarrows as the proper plural for Dwarf. squire 449 1 Jan 9, 8:01pm
                   Dwarrows Otaku-sempai 417 0 Jan 10, 1:04am
           Touches like the thrush behaviour remind me... hanne 435 0 Jan 9, 9:14pm
       Collapse Wrapping things up Cygnus 400 1 Jan 10, 3:13am
           Do you like maps? Otaku-sempai 593 0 Jan 10, 2:25pm
       Collapse The end Cygnus 590 5 Jan 10, 5:25pm
           You moved quickly! skyofcoffeebeans 581 0 Jan 10, 6:20pm
           A few answers Chen G. 569 0 Jan 10, 7:47pm
           Hobbit 3rd edition Elthir 557 0 Jan 10, 8:36pm
           I've been reading The Hobbit and LOTR entmaiden 552 0 Jan 10, 9:02pm
           Don't be afraid to read it again in a Ethel Duath 549 0 Jan 10, 10:23pm
       Collapse the next step Cygnus 445 2 Jan 11, 4:59pm
           That's right! dernwyn 437 0 Jan 11, 5:07pm
           Yes, that's right! Silverlode 435 0 Jan 11, 5:39pm
       "Do you think Lord of the Rings will be succesful?" CuriousG 339 0 Jan 13, 7:38pm
       Collapse Much thanks Cygnus 287 7 Jan 14, 4:52am
           Collapse Yay! Fellowship is my favorite! Silverlode 282 6 Jan 14, 6:16am
               Collapse Seconded skyofcoffeebeans 245 4 Jan 14, 12:57pm
                   Collapse Oh, gosh, I love the Forewrord entmaiden 242 3 Jan 14, 2:04pm
                       Collapse Don't get me wrong, re: the foreword skyofcoffeebeans 240 2 Jan 14, 2:17pm
                           Diegesis: a definition CuriousG 235 0 Jan 14, 2:36pm
                           I do tend to think of the Foreword and Prologue entmaiden 200 0 Jan 14, 11:22pm
               step ahead Cygnus 224 0 Jan 14, 4:52pm

  Collapse Tolkien’s verses noWizardme 839 10 Dec 31 2018, 8:53am Jump to last post in thread (by hanne)
       Collapse It's All in the Length Roverandom 791 4 Dec 31 2018, 2:30pm
           Collapse Earendil Was a Mariner noWizardme 767 2 Dec 31 2018, 6:17pm
               Earendil Roverandom 755 0 Dec 31 2018, 7:39pm
               Considering Earendil was Elrond's dad Cirashala 716 0 Jan 1, 2:46am
           I agree, about the Rohirrim songs, Ethel Duath 570 0 Jan 5, 7:20pm
       Collapse I mostly skip them. I notice other people find a lot of information to mine from them, so my bad.// CuriousG 723 1 Dec 31 2018, 11:40pm
           I’m more patient with them nowadays... noWizardme 690 0 Jan 1, 10:52am
       Collapse Tunes, official or otherwise noWizardme 604 1 Jan 5, 9:04am
           Thanks! I really enjoyed that :) hanne 380 0 Jan 7, 10:15pm
       I usually read all of them, and like some. I think they add too much to the plot-- Ethel Duath 582 0 Jan 5, 5:48pm

  Collapse Warships, elves and other musings Cirashala 964 62 Dec 30 2018, 12:24am Jump to last post in thread (by hanne)
       Collapse Fun and challenging questions and thoughts! squire 839 8 Dec 30 2018, 1:53am
           Collapse Great thoughts! :) Cirashala 831 7 Dec 30 2018, 2:18am
               Collapse Tolkien did address the downside of male aging squire 839 6 Dec 30 2018, 2:39am
                   Collapse Beauty - a lot going on noWizardme 791 2 Dec 30 2018, 12:58pm
                       That is true Cirashala 705 0 Dec 31 2018, 12:34am
                       I’m sorry - SirDennisC 701 0 Dec 31 2018, 2:04am
                   Collapse It runs deeper Chen G. 778 1 Dec 30 2018, 1:48pm
                       Yes Cirashala 706 0 Dec 31 2018, 12:40am
                   Good point- I forgot about that Cirashala 710 0 Dec 31 2018, 12:23am
       Collapse One point about warships Hamfast Gamgee 801 23 Dec 30 2018, 10:35am
           Collapse A very good question squire 781 5 Dec 30 2018, 1:54pm
               Collapse In my headcanon, Numenor's ships Meneldor 746 3 Dec 30 2018, 8:09pm
                   Collapse Can you draw, Meneldor? Cirashala 705 2 Dec 31 2018, 12:43am
                       Collapse See the inestimable Squire's comprehensive post for caravels and galleons. Meneldor 643 1 Dec 31 2018, 7:07pm
                           That ship is beautiful :) Cirashala 623 0 Jan 1, 2:13am
               Oh thank goodness Cirashala 706 0 Dec 31 2018, 12:41am
           Collapse Nelson? Cirashala 713 16 Dec 31 2018, 12:30am
               Collapse Nelson commanded a battle fleet at the height of the Age of Sail squire 712 15 Dec 31 2018, 2:08am
                   Collapse Nothing to forgive! Cirashala 701 2 Dec 31 2018, 2:22am
                       Collapse Horatio Nelson, British Admiral - and a tangent about naval museums noWizardme 635 1 Dec 31 2018, 10:52pm
                           Add that to the list Cirashala 622 0 Jan 1, 2:16am
                   Collapse Battleships getting bigger... noWizardme 637 5 Dec 31 2018, 11:00pm
                       Collapse All that rigging though Cirashala 626 4 Jan 1, 2:20am
                           Collapse It does rule out levers, I think noWizardme 616 2 Jan 1, 8:54am
                               Collapse Númenórean Artillery Otaku-sempai 464 1 Jan 1, 2:58pm
                                   That could possibly work Cirashala 454 0 Jan 1, 5:06pm
                           This is after all a fantasy universe, so we may resort to fantasy universe research sources squire 467 0 Jan 1, 2:10pm
                   Collapse Rabbit hole: How big a ship to transport the Stone of Erech? hanne 372 5 Jan 7, 11:20pm
                       I never would have thought that Cirashala 365 0 Jan 8, 2:37am
                       Collapse A Carrack was generally smaller than a Galleon, but not always squire 361 1 Jan 8, 4:32am
                           Thanks! hanne 315 0 Jan 8, 10:48pm
                       Mannish Ships of the Third Age. Otaku-sempai 328 0 Jan 8, 3:22pm
                       Númenórean Ships return to Middle-Earth Otaku-sempai 324 0 Jan 8, 3:55pm
       Collapse Another question I have Cirashala 437 14 Jan 2, 1:05am
           Check out used book sales and sevilodorf 426 0 Jan 2, 4:54am
           Collapse Luminous Elves CuriousG 393 9 Jan 3, 11:51am
               Those are very helpful answers :) Cirashala 384 0 Jan 3, 5:16pm
               Collapse It's subtle, but Tolkien is not describing a 'glow in the dark' phenomenon squire 377 7 Jan 3, 6:54pm
                   Collapse On the other hand, there's this: FarFromHome 346 6 Jan 3, 11:22pm
                       Collapse Could it be Cirashala 338 5 Jan 4, 12:53am
                           That's a very nice idea. FarFromHome 315 0 Jan 4, 1:44pm
                           Collapse shot with silver Elthir 291 3 Jan 4, 9:39pm
                               Collapse I like that too Cirashala 279 2 Jan 4, 11:58pm
                                   Collapse Tolkien has a Nordic aesthetic though. FarFromHome 251 1 Jan 5, 1:04pm
                                       And since we bring up men/women CuriousG 239 0 Jan 5, 3:16pm
           Collapse A second-best light. Kimi 337 2 Jan 4, 12:05am
               Collapse That would be a sight to see Cirashala 335 1 Jan 4, 1:06am
                   Venus. Kimi 332 0 Jan 4, 1:18am
       Collapse Pity the elves and pity the humans InTheChair 343 6 Jan 3, 11:46pm
           Collapse On the warship question InTheChair 343 4 Jan 3, 11:48pm
               I have no idea Cirashala 331 0 Jan 4, 1:05am
               Not in a naval context, but Saruman certainly has something like Greek Fire squire 335 0 Jan 4, 1:18am
               Collapse Chemical Weapons! Otaku-sempai 308 1 Jan 4, 2:13pm
                   I always thought it was firepowder, anyway Chen G. 300 0 Jan 4, 6:19pm
           On pain Cirashala 333 0 Jan 4, 1:04am
       Collapse 8. cattle...scary cattle hanne 366 4 Jan 7, 11:19pm
           Collapse Ah- good catch :) Cirashala 362 3 Jan 8, 2:34am
               Collapse Some cow and ram's horns being played... noWizardme 327 2 Jan 8, 5:17pm
                   Collapse Cool. hanne 316 1 Jan 8, 10:51pm
                       “Horns, horns, horns." noWizardme 308 0 Jan 9, 3:03pm
       Collapse Seen as we are musing Hamfast Gamgee 223 1 Jan 12, 12:11am
           I think it's Tolkien taking advantage of the dreaminess of the place hanne 163 0 Jan 14, 3:13pm

  Collapse Mirkwood Spiders and Sauron's forces Victariongreyjoy 581 4 Dec 25 2018, 7:27pm Jump to last post in thread (by No One in Particular)
       I somehow think of the spiders as free agents CuriousG 549 0 Dec 26 2018, 12:19am
       Spiders No One in Particular 539 0 Dec 26 2018, 2:39am
       Collapse "Cannot people imagine things hostile to men and hobbits who prey on them without being in league with the Devil!" squire 539 1 Dec 26 2018, 3:05am
           Spider in service to Sauron No One in Particular 509 0 Dec 27 2018, 12:05am

  Collapse Did Merry & Pippin have longer hair than other Hobbits? Saruman 1416 6 Dec 16 2018, 10:13pm Jump to last post in thread (by Saruman)
       Collapse I have always assumed so Thor 'n' Oakenshield 1391 5 Dec 16 2018, 10:37pm
           Collapse Ah yes, thank you - Saruman 1381 4 Dec 17 2018, 1:13am
               Collapse Well, as I see it Thor 'n' Oakenshield 1376 3 Dec 17 2018, 1:23am
                   Collapse Very true Saruman 1257 2 Dec 21 2018, 12:13am
                       Collapse Haha, that imagery is pretty funny Thor 'n' Oakenshield 1104 1 Dec 22 2018, 2:45pm
                           Haha Saruman 1065 0 Dec 23 2018, 1:15am

  Collapse The Power of Galadriel in the Third age- That of a Maiar? Tolkien R.J.J 1634 17 Dec 15 2018, 9:48pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Collapse When making an argument as fundamental as this squire 1570 1 Dec 16 2018, 2:14am
           I agree Tolkien R.J.J 1563 0 Dec 16 2018, 2:22am
       Collapse The Power of Galadriel in the Third age- That of a Maiar? InTheChair 1482 13 Dec 16 2018, 7:47pm
           Collapse It seems strange to me... Saruman 1334 12 Dec 24 2018, 6:20am
               Collapse Maiar is a classification, not an armament kit. squire 1336 11 Dec 24 2018, 7:12am
                   Collapse And, moreover, Tolkien does not explain the 'rules' noWizardme 1325 6 Dec 24 2018, 11:14am
                       Collapse Oh my God, here comes the Pseudo-philosophic Disquisition Inquisition! squire 1306 1 Dec 24 2018, 2:30pm
                         Nobody expects the Pseudo-philosophic Disquisition Inquisition! noWizardme 1295 0 Dec 24 2018, 3:49pm
                       Collapse Hmm. Not sure this point holds true for Tolkien CuriousG 1218 3 Dec 25 2018, 1:29pm
                           Collapse These are good objections... noWizardme 1114 2 Dec 27 2018, 6:19pm
                               Collapse "Some magic happened, while you were {swooned/ away/ busy}." noWizardme 1048 1 Dec 28 2018, 12:49pm
                                   OMG, you're recycling posts from 3 years ago. But, that is environmentally friendly. CuriousG 1021 0 Dec 28 2018, 5:28pm
                   Collapse Absurd? Saruman 1005 3 Dec 28 2018, 9:08pm
                       Collapse I think Gandalf himself does talk at some point about not beeing strong enough to face the witch-king. Although... InTheChair 944 1 Dec 29 2018, 12:09pm
                           Death Battle! Gandalf the White vs. The Witch King of Angmar! No One in Particular 826 0 Dec 31 2018, 1:39am
                       Not absurd at all. Tolkien teased readers with his own power comparisons and rankings CuriousG 793 0 Dec 31 2018, 11:38pm
       to the power of zero uncle Iorlas 961 0 Dec 29 2018, 2:04am

  Collapse Celebrian Cirashala 2910 41 Dec 3 2018, 9:04pm Jump to last post in thread (by uncle Iorlas)
       Collapse She was wounded by orcs, I believe Thor 'n' Oakenshield 2844 4 Dec 3 2018, 10:53pm
           Collapse PTSD would be expected in that situation Cirashala 2841 3 Dec 3 2018, 11:06pm
               Not even Frodo was entirely healed. Ataahua 2837 0 Dec 4 2018, 12:18am
               Collapse I don't even want to imagine what the orcs did to her Thor 'n' Oakenshield 2833 1 Dec 4 2018, 12:48am
                   That very well could be Cirashala 2832 0 Dec 4 2018, 12:57am
       Collapse An enormous story of which we have only a couple footnotes. uncle Iorlas 2678 30 Dec 8 2018, 3:48am
           I've thought a lot about Celebrian too! Thor 'n' Oakenshield 2605 0 Dec 8 2018, 3:57pm
           Collapse Is he? Chen G. 2520 28 Dec 9 2018, 11:02am
               Collapse "their mother's torment in the dens of the orcs" squire 2521 27 Dec 9 2018, 1:58pm
                   Collapse an Elf so forced Elthir 1912 26 Dec 17 2018, 7:16pm
                       Collapse Could it possibly be Cirashala 1879 25 Dec 17 2018, 8:11pm
                           Collapse possibilities abound Elthir 1864 6 Dec 17 2018, 9:27pm
                               All very good points Cirashala 1827 0 Dec 17 2018, 11:40pm
                               Collapse You will remember how your head got into that canon squire 1829 4 Dec 18 2018, 12:08am
                                   Collapse my days of youth Elthir 1812 3 Dec 18 2018, 1:58am
                                       Collapse Men, elves, orcs Cirashala 1807 2 Dec 18 2018, 2:08am
                                           Collapse Galadriel's history Elthir 1805 1 Dec 18 2018, 2:21am
                                               Meh Cirashala 1626 0 Dec 18 2018, 4:13pm
                           Collapse Interesting point on Feanor's sons uncle Iorlas 1551 17 Dec 18 2018, 11:10pm
                               Collapse I agree Cirashala 1113 16 Dec 18 2018, 11:17pm
                                   Collapse In the name of consistency, I meant, sorry. uncle Iorlas 885 15 Dec 24 2018, 3:19am
                                       Collapse No worries! Cirashala 882 14 Dec 24 2018, 3:26am
                                           Collapse Glad you'll be on the mend soon! CuriousG 842 13 Dec 25 2018, 1:36pm
                                               Collapse I know everyone thinks TH's losses reflect Tolkien's war experience Cirashala 767 12 Dec 26 2018, 3:44am
                                                   Collapse There are indeed letters on this subject. Kimi 761 11 Dec 26 2018, 5:36am
                                                       Collapse Thanks for that Kimi! Cirashala 731 10 Dec 26 2018, 3:50pm
                                                           Collapse Well Chen G. 721 7 Dec 26 2018, 4:55pm
                                                               Collapse I agree with you there Cirashala 711 6 Dec 26 2018, 5:58pm
                                                                   Collapse It should be noted Chen G. 708 5 Dec 26 2018, 6:04pm
                                                                       Collapse I think the Ar-pharazon thing Cirashala 703 4 Dec 26 2018, 6:08pm
                                                                           Collapse The Valar are pretty disappointing CuriousG 622 3 Dec 28 2018, 5:08pm
                                                                               Collapse I feel like Cirashala 614 2 Dec 28 2018, 8:41pm
  Collapse And Tolkien undermines his own point on that abandonment CuriousG 615 1 Dec 28 2018, 8:47pm
       The First Age is mythic tall-tale goofiness. uncle Iorlas 578 0 Dec 29 2018, 2:11am
                                                           Collapse I think the Valar do not fully understand Men, rather than not 'loving' them squire 713 1 Dec 26 2018, 6:01pm
                                                               That's fair, to a point Cirashala 708 0 Dec 26 2018, 6:06pm
       Collapse As a random thought of the day… Thor 'n' Oakenshield 2499 4 Dec 9 2018, 4:52pm
           Collapse Lyrics do very well Cirashala 2457 3 Dec 10 2018, 12:47am
               lol, I know! :D Thor 'n' Oakenshield 2450 0 Dec 10 2018, 1:40am
               Collapse I was thinking about soundtrack a while back. uncle Iorlas 2433 1 Dec 10 2018, 5:19am
                   There's a Swedish or Norwegian singer I like Thor 'n' Oakenshield 2395 0 Dec 10 2018, 2:37pm

  Reminder: get your two books for Reading Room in January! ElanorTX 1202 0 Dec 3 2018, 7:46am Jump to last post in thread (by ElanorTX)

  Collapse Climate of the eastern lands/Mumakil, Haradrim, etc. Cirashala 2694 13 Nov 27 2018, 11:18pm Jump to last post in thread (by Thor 'n' Oakenshield)
       I don't think you're supposed to be able to 'visualize' the Easterlings and Southrons beyond what the Prof gives you squire 2657 0 Nov 28 2018, 2:31am
       Collapse East AND South Otaku-sempai 2627 11 Nov 28 2018, 3:08pm
           Collapse So what real-world places Cirashala 2539 2 Dec 3 2018, 11:21pm
               Collapse Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa Otaku-sempai 2532 1 Dec 4 2018, 6:11am
                   thanks Otaku-sempai! Cirashala 2488 0 Dec 4 2018, 5:38pm
           Moreover Chen G. 2093 0 Dec 9 2018, 11:14am
           Collapse Do you think that Umbar correlates to the Nile River Delta? Cirashala 1927 6 Dec 13 2018, 6:50pm
               Collapse Not one-for-one. Otaku-sempai 1874 5 Dec 13 2018, 8:53pm
                   Collapse Tolkien compared Umbar to Troy Chen G. 1708 4 Dec 14 2018, 11:35pm
                       Collapse I asked this on another thread, but wasn't it Pelargir? Thor 'n' Oakenshield 1699 3 Dec 15 2018, 1:03am
                           Collapse You're correct Kimi 1694 2 Dec 15 2018, 2:03am
                               Umbar Otaku-sempai 1691 0 Dec 15 2018, 2:31am
                               Thank you! Thor 'n' Oakenshield 1645 0 Dec 15 2018, 9:03pm
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