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Silmarillion Discussion: Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
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sador
Half-elven


Sep 11 2013, 8:24am

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At the rate you're going - [In reply to] Can't Post

You will be half-elven, and out of Mandos' way, long before CuriousG gets to Alqualonde! Although by the rate I'm going, I will still be around here, and will be able to escort him to the underground place we humans hang out in.
Do you want me to intoduce you? I'm sure you'll be relieved to take off those stupid ears for a while. What would Thorin think if he saw you like that, I daren't think.


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I will keep the bench warm for you in Huan's. And we all just stick those latex Elf ears on, Mandos hasn't noticed a thing so far.





Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 11 2013, 10:54am

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Thank you Sador! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, these ears do pull after a while...glad to have a place to get some intros and relax with our underground network...

Hmmm...you bring up a very valid point ...I can only hope Thorin doesn't take offense at the ear-styling.LaughLaugh


(Good to see you BTW!)

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CuriousG
Valinor


Sep 11 2013, 12:00pm

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Good point [In reply to] Can't Post

Breth needs to look her level best when meeting Thorin. But something tells me that all costumes and accessories will be quickly doffed anyway upon that encounter. The ears might even be bitten/chewed off. Further speculation will reside on the TORN-XXX site.


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 11 2013, 6:23pm

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Speak 'friend' and enter? [In reply to] Can't Post


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Breth needs to look her level best when meeting Thorin. But something tells me that all costumes and accessories will be quickly doffed anyway upon that encounter. The ears might even be bitten/chewed off. Further speculation will reside on the TORN-XXX site.




You know - the password.

Why what did you think I meant? LaughShocked

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 11 2013, 8:57pm

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I'm a sucker for tragedies [In reply to] Can't Post

I've never been one to associate escapism with "happy ending". I just like to get caught up in a story and see where it leads. If I know it has to have a happy ending, or that it's automatically going to have a happy ending just because, it cheapens the work for me. I want to have the appropriate ending.

Perhaps this is why I also adore Aldarion and Erendis. It's just so natural and so heartbreaking. I so wish that Tolkien had actually completed that one. (I'm not sure how it would have been published, though. Would it have made a full-length novel?)

'Twas in the Land of Willows that I heard th'unfathomed breath
Of the Horns of Ylmir calling - and shall hear them till my death.


Ardamírë
Valinor


Sep 11 2013, 8:59pm

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It's similar (for me) to Star Wars III [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't support what the main character does, but the course of events is so immersive and engaging. I just love the journey through the story, even though it leads to a very sad ending.

'Twas in the Land of Willows that I heard th'unfathomed breath
Of the Horns of Ylmir calling - and shall hear them till my death.


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 11 2013, 9:31pm

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Interesting parallel... [In reply to] Can't Post


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I can't support what the main character does, but the course of events is so immersive and engaging. I just love the journey through the story, even though it leads to a very sad ending.


...which I can agree with very personally because that part of the SW prequels is the bit I really enjoy. But as you said with Turin, i have that feeling here of getting caught up in the tale yet being a bit frustrated at the main character (and I can totally feel the need to bop Anakin in the head.) I think it works especially well in that example because it is a great tragic bridge to the next step. Turin is a bit tougher as it stands more alone so you dont feel the payoff of the hope rising from tragedy quite the same way.

Is there a Tolkien topic that you have wanted to look into more deeply, and write about your thoughts on it? If so, we'd like to hear from you for the next TORn Amateur Symposium- coming in November. Happy writing!








CuriousG
Valinor


Sep 12 2013, 1:21am

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Turin is epic in scope [In reply to] Can't Post

His story covers a lot of ground: Dor-Lomin, Nargothrond, Doriath, Brethil, and involves Elves, Men, (Petty) Dwarves, and a talking dragon-king. (Orcs are everywhere, of course, but so are roaches.) Then throw in a special helm and a special sword.

People we wouldn't otherwise get to see are scooped up: Beleg the great warrior, whom we get to know (I wish Mablung got this much exposure), and Finduilas, a rare Elven princess (I don't count Galadriel, since she's a house guest, so that leaves Idril, Aredhel, and Luthien; Finduilas is distinct from all of them). Those are things I like about the story, similar to Beren & Lu covering a lot of ground and touching on different kingdoms. Tolkien has a great way of using characters and kingdoms as puzzle pieces that he fits together in different ways for different stories. Nothing goes unused! Or maybe he's a great cook who makes great meals with slightly different ingredients. Or maybe he's a...well, I guess I made my point.

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