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Middle-earth Conspiracy Theories


Dec 8 2017, 7:35pm

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Middle-earth Conspiracy Theories Can't Post

What is the *real* reason JRR Tolkien never published The Silmarillion?

The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.

Tol Eressea

Dec 8 2017, 9:17pm

Post #2 of 14 (1732 views)
Because he couldn't make up his mind [In reply to] Can't Post

whether or not Feanor would have to pay alimony in the afterlife! Tongue

My Middle-earth fan fictions:

To Look Beyond the Mask Part 1
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Laments of the Broken-hearted

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Book 1-The Girl with the Carpetbag
Book 2-A Glimmer of Hope
Book 3-A New Life


Dec 8 2017, 9:49pm

Post #3 of 14 (1714 views)
Someone might have made a movie trilogy// [In reply to] Can't Post


Where's that old read-through discussion?
A wonderful list of links to previous chapters in the 2014-2016 LOTR read-through (and to previous read-throughs) is curated by our very own 'squire' here http://users.bestweb.net/...-SixthDiscussion.htm


Dec 8 2017, 10:47pm

Post #4 of 14 (1709 views)
Got tired of no one remembering how to say or spell it // [In reply to] Can't Post



We have been there and back again.

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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


Dec 8 2017, 10:55pm

Post #5 of 14 (1707 views)
Couldn't get the rights. Damn Christopher Tolkien! // [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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Ethel Duath

Dec 9 2017, 2:08am

Post #6 of 14 (1699 views)
Because people kept throwing it into the sea, or taking off with it [In reply to] Can't Post

in a flying boat. Or eating it.


Dec 9 2017, 3:50am

Post #7 of 14 (1709 views)
He preferred leaving it as so many stacked manuscript pages - [In reply to] Can't Post

because from the top of the pile he could view the sea.

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Dec 9 2017, 3:51am)


Dec 9 2017, 4:16pm

Post #8 of 14 (1675 views)
He had an Anglo-Saxon class that day. // [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


Dec 9 2017, 5:48pm

Post #9 of 14 (1674 views)
He wrote it so long ago he only discovered it when he was looking for his pipe. [In reply to] Can't Post


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens

Dec 9 2017, 6:02pm

Post #10 of 14 (1669 views)
Melkor kept adding new chapters of his own devising./ [In reply to] Can't Post


And Rose drew him in, and set him on the harpsichord bench, and put little Wilhelm Friedemann upon his lap.

He began composing a fugue. 'Well, I'm Bach,' he said.

Ethel Duath

Dec 10 2017, 2:25am

Post #11 of 14 (1652 views)
Mods up! // [In reply to] Can't Post



Dec 11 2017, 5:48am

Post #12 of 14 (1625 views)
With no conversations between characters [In reply to] Can't Post

he simply could not write the end.


Dec 11 2017, 6:08pm

Post #13 of 14 (1598 views)
"Even now," said The Professor, [In reply to] Can't Post

"I hold in my hand the final draft of The Silmarillion, ready to publish," and he put forth his left hand, but it was empty. Then he held up his right arm, and from that hour he named himself Camlost, the empty-handed. For The Silmarillion had been swallowed whole by the publishing industry. And there was wailing and gnashing of teeth even unto the Outer Darkness.

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


Dec 16 2017, 4:23am

Post #14 of 14 (1512 views)
It was mistakenly blacklisted as "of prurient interest" due to the original title, "Feanor & the Family Jewels."// [In reply to] Can't Post



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