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Official Shire Discussion Sign-up thread! Third and seventh/eighth taken so far. Sign up in a reply

Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 5, 6:41pm

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to this post.

Perhaps we could manage a starting date of next week, if posts 1 and 2 get covered? And I think elentari's idea of every 2 weeks is a good one, although we could change that at any time.

1. First post

General Hobbit culture in the Hobbit and early LOTR, not focused on comparing the two yet, but seeing how both books together can describe the Shire more completely, including CuriousG’s idea here: “I’m thinking Bilbo's party could be 1-2 posts about general hobbit culture, including even the goodbye notes on the gifts he gave away and what that tells us about Shire culture. “

2. Second Post

Curious: “A discussion of trees in the Shire. And perhaps flora and fauna in general, as well as trees. But mostly trees.”

3. Third Post:
oliphaunt

"Bilbo’s Shire vs. Frodo’s Shire: Changes in the Shire from the world of The Hobbit to the world of The Lord of the Rings. How does Bilbo’s Shire and Bilbo’s experience of the Shire compare to Frodo’s” in these book sections?

4. Fourth post (but could be included in the first post, or if it gets too long, make the first post into 2, and adjust accordingly.)

NoWiz’s idea about “The Shire, a gazetteer. Once Three is Company, we get a tour of the unexpectedly wild and secret corridor of The Shire.”

5. Fifth Post

"The Shire from Near and Far:

How does the Shire, memories of the Shire or the idea of the Shire, work for characters when they are outside its borders?

How does the reality of the Shire align with Shire from afar?"

6. Sixth Post

General discussion of “changes in the Shire from A Long-Expected Party to The Grey Havens” which could include Oliphaunts’s “Bilbo’s worldview (Shire-view?) versus Frodo’s worldview from departure to homecoming to departure,” or that could be the next post.

7. Seventh or Eighth Post:
elentari3018

"Evolution of hobbits and how their seed of courage had been awakened": The growth of courage in the the “Quest Hobbits,” including Bilbo in the Hobbit and LOTR, and also Fredegar I think, with Elentari’s idea of Filght to the Ford as an essential part of the theme of bravery.
After that, something on the general theme of bravery or something else from people’s ideas in the Pollantir post and on here?




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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 6, 12:55pm

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Calling Curious! :) Are you able to [In reply to] Can't Post

post the Trees in the Shire discussion in about a month? We generally do Tuesdays, but that's not set in stone at all.



Asger
Rivendell


Apr 7, 8:37am

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Trees [In reply to] Can't Post

‘Olvar o Suza’ by Kalimac Brandagamba is a great source-book for that Wink

"Don't take life seriously, it ain't nohow permanent!" Pogo
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Curious
Half-elven


Apr 8, 12:03pm

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Please put me down for number two, a discussion of trees. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Curious
Half-elven


Apr 8, 12:06pm

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Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ethel Duath
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Apr 8, 4:26pm

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Curious will be doing our second post on Trees. :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



CuriousG
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Apr 9, 12:58am

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I can do 1st post if I can get another week--starting Tues, 16 April? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 9, 2:08am

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I would think the 16th should be just fine. Thank you!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 



Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 9, 2:10am

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CuriousG is doing the first post: General Hobbit culture in the Hobbit and early LOTR, starting [In reply to] Can't Post

Tues. April 16th, and we'll probably do every 2 weeks after that.
Let the games begin! Smile



elentari3018
Rohan


Apr 10, 1:01am

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Thanks for organizing! [In reply to] Can't Post

it'll be fun to start this month! =)

"By Elbereth and Luthien the fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me!" ~Frodo

"And then Gandalf arose and bid all men rise, and they rose, and he said: 'Here is a last hail ere the feast endeth. Last but not least. For I name now those who shall not be forgotten and without whose valour nought else that was done would have availed; and I name before you all Frodo of the Shire and Samwise his servant. And the bards and the minstrels should give them new names: Bronwe athan Harthad and Harthad Uluithiad , Endurance beyond Hope and Hope Unquenchable.." ~Gandalf, The End of the Third Age , from The History of Middle Earth series

"He knew now why Beregond spoke his name with love. He was a captain that men would follow, that he would follow, even under the shadow of the black wings."- Siege of Gondor, RotK


Curious
Half-elven


Apr 13, 9:50pm

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So I'll post about trees on April 30th, right? [In reply to] Can't Post

Looking forward to it!


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 14, 12:05am

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Yes, Yessss. I think [In reply to] Can't Post

every 2 weeks is best to at least start with, and the first post covers a lot of ground. Of course, so do trees. Smile



Curious
Half-elven


Apr 14, 6:53pm

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Literally and figuratively! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ethel Duath
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Apr 14, 8:12pm

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Oh, yeah. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder if at some point we should explore, if just peripherally, the Old Forest and Mirkwood, in relation to the Shire trees.
Ahem, branch out.



CuriousG
Half-elven


Apr 15, 3:43pm

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I would leave those areas alone. I ent going there, I ent. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ethel Duath
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Apr 15, 4:34pm

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But . . . that's Entertainment! (Cue Ent puns.)// [In reply to] Can't Post

 



dernwyn
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Apr 19, 12:43am

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Go on, be relENTless! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Apr 19, 1:54am

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