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Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 3:55pm

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It''s International Book Week! Can't Post

The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence. Don't mention the title. Here's mine:

"Then I'd better hang up and start reading."


(Oooh, isn't that always good advice!)

“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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Meneldor
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 4:20pm

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"That is against her will." / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.

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Magpie
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 4:21pm

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kind of hard to choose... [In reply to] Can't Post

Since I have dozens and dozens of books pretty much equidistant from me. I chose the one that was easiest to pull off the shelf.

(not sure what "past the 5th sentence" means. Are you saying go past the 5th sentence and write the 6th? If so....)

"Both parents watched Leonard Bernstein on TV."


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Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 4:26pm

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Oops, I meant *post the 5th sentence [In reply to] Can't Post

 

“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 4:27pm

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"Well, then, what if a fireman accidentally, really not intending anything, takes a book home with him?" [In reply to] Can't Post

I reached over to my shelf of books waiting for processing here in the library, and the closest was a graphic novelization of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Appropos! Cool


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 4:28pm

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Changed to that, now! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Magpie
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 4:31pm

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well, okay then. :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's the fifth:

"Mom adored Joan Sutherland, and the sound of coloratura arias filled the house."

I did understand this direction: "Don't mention the title."

:-p


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Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 4:34pm

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Fun Ioreth! [In reply to] Can't Post

"In this fallen world we have as our only guides, prudence, wisdom (rare in youth, too late in age), a clean heart, and fidelity of will... "

(oops, edited to take out the title!)

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!








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Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 4:35pm

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

 
I think I need computer glasses... didn't see the typo.

“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 4:37pm

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I know what you're reading! [In reply to] Can't Post

 

“Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


Brethil
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 4:39pm

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Haha! Quite literally had it still in hand after leaving the RR ... ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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!








dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 4:45pm

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Oh, I thought [In reply to] Can't Post

that meant "don't mention the title in the subject line"! Blush


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"






Magpie
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 4:52pm

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well, who knows [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not at the top of my game, today. That's clear. :-)


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Riven Delve
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 4:57pm

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"The 12-bar song form, the bent notes and the basic attitude of the blues--that joyful music can come out of real pain--have filtered into rock directly." [In reply to] Can't Post

  
That is from Mr. RD's music stuff right here beside me: A Brief History of Rock 'n' Roll by Nick Johnstone.

What fun, Ioreth! Smile

"It was just a sword, beautiful in the way of a weapon, with the jewels in the hilt set in gold scrollwork, and the blade glimmering and eager, as if it would fight of itself. Weapons are named for this; some are eager fighters, some dogged, some unwilling; but all are alive."--The Hollow Hills



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Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 5:02pm

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"To this day nobody knows [In reply to] Can't Post

how many Roman soldiers died that day, and how many simply deserted into the hills, or even joined the barbarians."

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 5:05pm

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In Shou Lung, the Impossible Palace of the Silver Domes [-649, 560] reappears for two weeks, then disappears again.


'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Darkstone
Immortal


Sep 20 2013, 5:19pm

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"There are three phases in the recovery process following a WMD or terrorism incident" / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Sometime hours and hours hence:
In The Green Dragon two ales could buy
And drank the one less filling I
And that has made all the difference.
- The Ale Less Filling, by Robert Frostymug


Kim
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 6:05pm

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Well, I'm sure no one will be able to figure this one out: [In reply to] Can't Post

"It was the wizard's voice that had kept the trolls bickering and quarrelling, until the light came and made an end of them." Tongue

Fun post!


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea


Sep 20 2013, 6:33pm

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"There was no sullenness or resentment in her tone." [In reply to] Can't Post

Obscure book. 10 points to the person who can find the title.


Ataahua
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 7:16pm

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"George Mazuran arrived in New Zealand from Croatia in 1926." [In reply to] Can't Post

I had to go to page 53 - 52 was a map.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 20 2013, 7:25pm

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Not that anyone will understand, but here's mine [In reply to] Can't Post

Deze situaties doen zich steeds vaker voor.

It is from my marketingcommuncations strategy book for school. It is in Dutch, in English it says: "These situations will occur more often". It is about promotions as a marketing tool.



Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 7:28pm

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"Eggs are laid in moist soil." [In reply to] Can't Post

I just shut my eyes and reached toward the bookshelf. The first book I touched was Texas Bug Book--the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Page 52 is about crickets. Laugh



I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!


Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Sep 20 2013, 7:40pm

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Okay... [In reply to] Can't Post

"Before long, a day was named for a tournament to be held between the Normans and Bretons on a sandy hill pasture."

...but I wouldn't have recognized it, either. =)

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Starling
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 7:49pm

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"He tried to tell me he was also developing house-maid's knee through too much scrubbing." // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


squire
Half-elven


Sep 20 2013, 8:50pm

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"(The Fischer Test will tell you whether his apparent character is real or assumed -- see 'Nice Chapmanship', p. 29)" // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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