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well, they do seem pretty sharp!

weaver
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Jan 16 2013, 8:52pm


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well, they do seem pretty sharp! [In reply to] Can't Post

(sorry, but someone had to say it!)

In the world of the films, they made the Ring a character, that carried out actions on its own - "it abandoned Gollum", etc. It even talks on occasion. I wouldn't put the film swords in that same category though -- I see them more as more extensions of the characters who carry them, or touchstones for the cultures and heritage they represent.

In the books, I don't see the swords as having any kind of will or intelligence though, except for Turin's. And in that case, Turin is really at his wit's end by then -- the sword-dialogue to me seems more like a manifestation of his thoughts, or a projection. Or a way to externalize his thoughts for the reader, perhaps.

And now you have me thinking of Stormbringer in the Elric saga -- which is like a very, very bad boss I once worked for!

Weaver


Subject User Time
Are the swords sentient beings? Danielos Send a private message to Danielos Jan 11 2013, 6:18pm
    You can read that Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 11 2013, 6:29pm
    Glaurung was 100% sentient! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 11 2013, 6:30pm
        Ooops... Danielos Send a private message to Danielos Jan 11 2013, 6:35pm
        Independent or not? Danielos Send a private message to Danielos Jan 11 2013, 6:36pm
            Maybe it was like The One Ring? Rane Send a private message to Rane Jan 11 2013, 6:47pm
                like a horcrux? as bad as that is to say elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 11 2013, 6:55pm
        LOL ok Daniel, we know you dig the purse :P :P XD // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jan 12 2013, 2:01am
            I had to slip it in there somewhere ;-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 12 2013, 10:32am
                Talking purses Danielos Send a private message to Danielos Jan 12 2013, 11:19am
                    If they can do talking refrigerators and cars, why not?? sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Jan 12 2013, 4:44pm
                    I see a business opportunity here Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 16 2013, 5:06pm
    interesting elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 11 2013, 6:43pm
    It's a pretty multi-faceted issue. Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Jan 11 2013, 6:54pm
    It could be that Eöl had the lore to put in Anglachel Plurmo Send a private message to Plurmo Jan 12 2013, 1:13am
    well, they do seem pretty sharp! weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 16 2013, 8:52pm

 
 
 

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