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nandorin elf
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Dec 23 2013, 7:16pm


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Well, I've never posted in the Reading Room before so I hope I'm doing this right. Here goes...
Tuor's is probably my favorite story from the Sil. I love how his journey is expanded on in the UT especially passing through the gates.
As the gates get more and more ornate, it's like the outer "mundane" world is falling away and Tuor is entering another world where the past still lives. It reminds me of Sam's reaction to Lothlorien. I like the build-up the way it is.
Good catch on Maeglin's Gate replacing the Golden Gate. Turgon's crown taking the place of Laurelin seems like a physical representation of the changes in Turgon. He used to listen to Ulmo but now he listens only to those who tell him what he wants to hear. He has set himself up as the ultimate object of reverence. I know it's called Maeglin's Gate but I think Turgon approved of it whole-heartedly.
I like the mention of simbelmyne. It's one of those little details that adds authenticity to Middle-earth.
I, for one, love Voronwe. He risks his life by agreeing to lead Tuor when all he wants is a quiet life far from the perils of the north. I like to think he survived the fall of Gondolin. Then, again, I usually like the sidekicks better than the heroes. I do think their friendship is an interesting contrast to Turin and Beleg or Gwindor. Unlike his cousin, Turin refuses to take the advice of his friends to their mutual destruction.
Thanks for some great questions, Brethil. Smile

Subject User Time
Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin, part 4: The Gates of Gondolin: Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 23 2013, 1:27am
    Some answers nandorin elf Send a private message to nandorin elf Dec 23 2013, 7:16pm
        Nice to see you Nadorin Elf! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 23 2013, 11:04pm
        The build-up CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 25 2013, 2:25pm
    My perception of Tolkien imagery... Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 24 2013, 4:47am
        Gate thoughts Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 24 2013, 7:10pm
    Through the gates cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Dec 24 2013, 5:37am
        Maeglin's Wall Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 24 2013, 2:41pm
            The Seventh Gate cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Dec 26 2013, 6:20am
                Police State? Hmmmm Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 26 2013, 7:25am
                    Restriction cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Dec 26 2013, 8:08am
                        Isolationism in the Firstborn Kings Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 6:49pm
                    Beware the Dictators!! Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 3:01am
                        the best form of government Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Dec 27 2013, 4:01am
                            All good reasons it would not work.. Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 4:26am
                                i think it's just in my nature Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Dec 27 2013, 5:35am
                                    I would have been right behind you! Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 27 2013, 5:52am
                                    Thought from a rebel.. Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 4:21pm
                                        Thoughts back Rem, on ethics and evil Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 7:03pm
                                            Evil, nonexistent? Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 7:27pm
                                                More on good and evil and rabble Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 7:48pm
                                                    Absolute Evil Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 8:04pm
                                                        I love this whole post Rem. All of it! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 8:09pm
                                    Fault in the best sense Telpemairo! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 7:15pm
                                Well Rem... Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 27 2013, 5:36am
                            The truly best social system... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 5:01am
        Notes on Gates and layers... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 24 2013, 7:19pm
    A few thoughts (more later, after sleep) Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 24 2013, 5:56am
        More thoughts Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 24 2013, 5:14pm
        Hills and steps... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 24 2013, 7:58pm
    Where are the pearly gates? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 24 2013, 8:07pm
        Discussing Voronwe's home movies... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 25 2013, 4:02am
        Well said... Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 25 2013, 4:29pm
            Capital punishment and context CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 25 2013, 7:45pm
                High Elves? nandorin elf Send a private message to nandorin elf Dec 25 2013, 8:33pm
                    Extreme punishment? Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 26 2013, 12:46am
                        Gandalf's quote CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 26 2013, 1:54am
                            Some musings Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 26 2013, 4:42am
                                I do have thoughts on this... Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 26 2013, 7:29am
                                Musings on musings... Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 27 2013, 5:33am
                                    nice post Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Dec 27 2013, 5:45am
                                        Well, here's my two cents... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 3:24pm
                                            Very good points Rem Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 27 2013, 4:37pm
                                                A sticky subject Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 4:50pm
                                    Musings *back* on musings...musings squared? Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 7:30pm
                    Imperfect Elves - great points here, Nandorin Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 8:30pm
    An observation on Ecthelion... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 25 2013, 7:57pm
        I thought about this for a day or two Rem Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 3:14am
            I think there is SOME link Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Dec 27 2013, 3:38am
    I have to hand it to you Brethil... Mikah Send a private message to Mikah Dec 27 2013, 5:43am
        Well, you can tip your hat to the Fellowship of the Room here Mikah! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Dec 27 2013, 7:10pm
    Late answers sador Send a private message to sador Jan 1, 4:08pm
        Some quick thoughts back Sador Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 1, 7:32pm

 
 
 

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