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Who would be interested in a new Reading Room project - 'favourite chapters'?
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noWizardme
Valinor


Nov 19, 9:19am

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There is a serious other side - 'inclusion' needs to be balanced with 'support' [In reply to] Can't Post

As someone who has formerly posted a lot here, I think it's right that I should worry about doing things that prevent other people from participating (even if that is thoughtlessly or accidentely).

But there's only so much I can do about that without receiving some feedback about how things might be improved. And feedback of another sort - interesting replies, friendly encouragement - is why I've bothered posting things here rather than on one of the many other Internet self-publishing platforms ('WargPress' or 'Bolger' for example, or even 'Teleporno'). So people who could make a brief reply or comment have a role to play too, I think.

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"Go down to the shovel store and take your pick." Traditional prank played on dwarves when they start down the mine.


sador
Half-elven


Nov 19, 1:04pm

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This is a neat idea. Thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

I would like to participate - but am not sure yet how much. I am constrained for time, and do not know if I could undertake leading a discussion.

Which is a pity - I have discussed three chapters in the Sil, and four of the Hobbit - but in LotR, only one chapter per book! If I will be able to, it would behoove me to improve on that record.

Thinking about things I don't understand


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 20, 2:54am

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"There have been many signs I have seen that bode ill for all, in the Sty and elsewhere." [In reply to] Can't Post

A long-absent tome is creeping stealthily back into the venerated Reading Room. The signs are clear: it is time for the final chapter of Bored of the Rings to be discussed.

And as squire performed the obligations for Chapter VIII, it falls to me to take Chapter IX, and make posts against a sea of Boggies, and by discussing, end them.

It will probably take five or six posts to wade through the chapter, but these can be interspersed with the "legitimate" discussions. I shall endeavor to commence this undertaking sometime in January!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


sador
Half-elven


Nov 20, 5:28am

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Did you mean to say [In reply to] Can't Post

"It will probably take five or six posts to wade through the soup"?

I'm just asking.

Thinking about things I don't understand


Solicitr
Rohan

Nov 20, 7:32am

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OK [In reply to] Can't Post


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Fantastic - just one possible vacancy left in 2019 (23 December), unless that's too close to Christmas, in which case we can start taking bookings for January 2020!


I'll take that one, the underappreciated "In the House of Tom Bombadil"


noWizardme
Valinor


Nov 20, 10:19am

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That's great! - I've added you to the schedule [In reply to] Can't Post

Many thanks.

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"Go down to the shovel store and take your pick." Traditional prank played on dwarves when they start down the mine.


noWizardme
Valinor


Nov 20, 10:41am

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Further Chapters, January 2020 onwards - please add yourself if & when you want to [In reply to] Can't Post

We're now 'booked' up to Monday 23 December. Thank you once again to our volunteers!

If somebody would like to take the next Monday, 30 December, please do. Or take a Monday in January if you like (the gap between Christmas and New Year might be particularly good or particularly bad for people as a time to host a discussion).

I think though that there is no rush to book further chapters. People can add themselves to the schedule when and if they decide they'd like to do a chapter. Some potential leaders will, I'm sure, want to wait until nearer the time when they know more about how busy they might be. And some people may feel more confident about volunteering after they've seen some discussions, have a better idea of what to do, and see that we're having fun.

If we do run out of chapter leaders we can stop and discuss whether the idea has run its course or isn't working etc. But I think there's no point in schedulling a time to stop and take stock yet, because we don't know when we might need to.

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"Go down to the shovel store and take your pick." Traditional prank played on dwarves when they start down the mine.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 20, 12:49pm

Post #33 of 48 (661 views)
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Minas Troney soup, no less. [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder which image of "Italian Wedding Cake" will be best to use...

Laugh


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


CuriousG
Half-elven


Nov 20, 1:06pm

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There's a balrog in the woodpile! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


CuriousG
Half-elven


Nov 20, 1:07pm

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I'm a Bombadil fan [In reply to] Can't Post

and look forward to your chapter discussion.


noWizardme
Valinor


Nov 20, 5:16pm

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And now we're deep into January! [In reply to] Can't Post

It just goes to show that things are coming on quckly now, and you do need to check the schedule thread to see what's happening! Wink

I decided to slot in on 20 Jan after Uncle Iorlas (13 Jan) , thus giving us a bit of a New year's break, or enough time to do Solicitr's chapter justice in the New Year if replies come in slowly over Christmas.

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"Go down to the shovel store and take your pick." Traditional prank played on dwarves when they start down the mine.


squire
Half-elven


Nov 20, 8:02pm

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"I understand," said the stranger solemnly, "that you undertake quests." [In reply to] Can't Post

Excellent suggestion, Dernwyn. I've been mulling the dilemma of the uncompleted BotR discussion for some time, with little hope of a solution given the desultory pace and attendance here lately.

I pledge to cover the oft-forgotten, left-out-of-the-film, and utterly-neglible final chapter X, "Be It Ever So Horrid" at some indeterminate point after you do all the real work with Chapter IX.



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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squire
Half-elven


Nov 20, 8:37pm

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What fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

Underappreciated: yes, I know what you mean. I had fun with this chapter myself, in a RR discussion a number of years ago. Lots to unpack - looking forward to your thoughts.



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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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 21, 2:27am

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Dribble. Dribble. Fake. Dribble. Fake. Shoot. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 21, 2:46am

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Hot puppies! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd been thinking of including Chapter X's full page-and-a-half as an epilogue to chapter IX, but you're welcome to tackle it! That will be a fitting official ending of the discussion.


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


squire
Half-elven


Nov 21, 3:55am

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For those who don't know what the heck Dernwyn is talking about... [In reply to] Can't Post

Here is a link to the 'official' [spews onto screen at the very idea...] index to the First Bored of the Rings Reading Room Discussion.

Luckily the preliminary matters ("Should we even do this?"; The Cover; The Map; The Foreword; etc.) have been buried in the tomb of the Old Servers.

Unfortunately, the discussion threads of the Prologue and the text itself, Chapters 1-8, are still available for your perusal.

Enjoy ... or flee.



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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Solicitr
Rohan

Nov 21, 5:34pm

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Aieeee! [In reply to] Can't Post


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Dribble. Dribble. Fake. Dribble. Fake. Shoot.


It's a Ballhog! A Ballhog is come!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 24, 1:49am

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Back, vile hoopster! [In reply to] Can't Post

Note that the black sphere is substantial, but the Ballhog itself is described as a "shadow". Does this mean that the creature is merely metaphorical, and the ball is dribbling itself?

Typical Tolkienesque ambiguity!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


CuriousG
Half-elven


Nov 24, 4:43pm

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I'm sure the black sphere has wings, too. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 24, 11:09pm

Post #45 of 48 (468 views)
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You mean...it's a Black Snitch? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


Hamfast Gamgee
Grey Havens

Nov 26, 1:38am

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Well this idea seems to have taken off [In reply to] Can't Post

I wonder if at some time I could do the Black Gate Opens, please?


noWizardme
Valinor


Nov 26, 1:46pm

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That would be great - please add yourself to the schedule when.... [In reply to] Can't Post

That would be great - please add yourself to the schedule (http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=967482#967482 ) whenever you're ready.

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"Go down to the shovel store and take your pick." Traditional prank played on dwarves when they start down the mine.


noWizardme
Valinor


Nov 28, 3:54pm

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I see you've added THE MUSTER OF ROHAN - so thank *you*! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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"Go down to the shovel store and take your pick." Traditional prank played on dwarves when they start down the mine.

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