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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jan 13 2017, 3:43am

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Pick some common homily from literature, folklore, etc. and add a twist for Middle-earth. Example:

GANDALF (to THRAIN): In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king--until the lights go out.



It does not need to be attributed to a specific character.

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Jan 13 2017, 3:45am)


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Jan 13 2017, 4:10am

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When all you've got is Grond, everything looks like the Nail of the Underworld.// [In reply to] Can't Post



Darkstone
Immortal


Jan 13 2017, 6:18pm

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"Never play cards with a guy nicknamed 'The Grey', never stay at a place with the word 'Prancing' in its name, and always remember a fool and The One Ring were lucky to ever get together in the first place." // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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“Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
"Come not between the Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
"Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."
"Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
"But no living man am I! I am Eowyn, daughter of Theodwyn!”
"Er, really? My mother's name was Theodwyn, too!"
"No way!"
"Way!"
"Wow! Let's stop fighting and be best friends!"
"Cool!!"

-Zack Snyder's The Return of the King


Darkstone
Immortal


Jan 13 2017, 6:21pm

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"Give a person a fish and he eats for one day. Teach a person to fish and he finds The One Ring, burrows under the Misty Mountains, and eats for the rest of his life." /// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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“Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
"Come not between the Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
"Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."
"Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
"But no living man am I! I am Eowyn, daughter of Theodwyn!”
"Er, really? My mother's name was Theodwyn, too!"
"No way!"
"Way!"
"Wow! Let's stop fighting and be best friends!"
"Cool!!"

-Zack Snyder's The Return of the King


Darkstone
Immortal


Jan 13 2017, 6:46pm

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"There is no 'I' in 'Fellowship'! (Er, wait....)" /// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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“Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
"Come not between the Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
"Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."
"Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
"But no living man am I! I am Eowyn, daughter of Theodwyn!”
"Er, really? My mother's name was Theodwyn, too!"
"No way!"
"Way!"
"Wow! Let's stop fighting and be best friends!"
"Cool!!"

-Zack Snyder's The Return of the King


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Jan 13 2017, 7:10pm

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Where there's a whip, there's a way! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


dormouse
Half-elven


Jan 13 2017, 7:34pm

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Never put off till tomorrow what you can throw into the Crack of Doom today. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood and every spring
there is a different green. . .


Belegdir
Lorien


Jan 13 2017, 8:02pm

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A ring in the hand is worth ALL THE POWER OVER MIDDLE-EARTH! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


weathertop
Rohan


Jan 13 2017, 8:05pm

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If you don't control your mind, Sauron will. [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jan 13 2017, 9:42pm

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A ring worth destroying is worth destroying well. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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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squire
Half-elven


Jan 13 2017, 10:01pm

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A shutting-spell in time, saves nine. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



squire online:
RR Discussions: The Valaquenta, A Shortcut to Mushrooms, and Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
Lights! Action! Discuss on the Movie board!: 'A Journey in the Dark'. and 'Designing The Two Towers'.
Archive: All the TORn Reading Room Book Discussions (including the 1st BotR Discussion!) and Footerama: "Tolkien would have LOVED it!"
Dr. Squire introduces the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: A Reader's Diary


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 13 2017, 10:30pm

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It's not the size of the hobbit in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the hobbit // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



sample

We have been there and back again.


TIME Google Calendar


6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observations List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observations List - May 15, 2014

5th draft of TH:BotFA Geeky Observations List - January 30, 2015


TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Jan 13 2017, 10:36pm

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There are some great entries here! [In reply to] Can't Post

i'm glad I haven't committed myself to picking a winner. This is just for fun!

"He who lies artistically, treads closer to the truth than ever he knows." -- Favorite proverb of the wizard Ningauble of the Seven Eyes


Meneldor
Valinor


Jan 13 2017, 11:09pm

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The pen is mightier than the sword. [In reply to] Can't Post

Except for Anduril. Anduril RULZ!!!


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. -Psalm 107


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 13 2017, 11:38pm

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You can lead Shadowfax to water but you can’t make him drink. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

‘. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 13 2017, 11:40pm

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Two’s company, three’s a set of Elven Rings. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

‘. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




Meneldor
Valinor


Jan 13 2017, 11:44pm

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A woman's place is on a horse. // [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. -Psalm 107


Simon L. de Paiva
Bree


Jan 14 2017, 1:13am

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You can take the hobbit out of the Shire, but you can't take the Shire out of the hobbit. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Jan 14 2017, 1:18am

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It's all fun and games until someone loses an Eye. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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!


Simon L. de Paiva
Bree


Jan 14 2017, 1:23am

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You need to take a Balrog by the horns, and a man by his word. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Simon L. de Paiva
Bree


Jan 14 2017, 1:40am

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Minas Tirith wasn't built in a day. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Jan 14 2017, 2:21am

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A bad day riding to ruin and the world's ending is better than a good day working.// [In reply to] Can't Post



Bracegirdle
Valinor


Jan 14 2017, 3:18am

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Hell hath no fury like a tossed Dwarf. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

‘. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jan 14 2017, 3:43am

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*snort* / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jan 14 2017, 3:44am

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I wonder if I can get that on a bumper sticker... / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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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