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merlilot 06-27-2002 12:30 PM

Backwards quotes
I am never gonna be able to break into the one that's on here, unless someone doesn't

See, sister! These are duller than thy feet. Fail but twice more to restore my place and the hatred of my mother and surely it will add to the Vanyar one who seeks to be the servant of kings.

Daniel Telcontar 06-27-2002 12:54 PM

It is Feanor threating Fingolfin, right?

I think I understand the system.

merlilot 06-27-2002 01:18 PM

Yeah, you got it. There is a thread similar to this one, but I will never break into I made my own!

Daniel Telcontar 06-27-2002 01:57 PM

Alright, new quote then:

Give this Ring, for you will have great happiness and be free of care, and it will support you in nothing and let you be weary.

Joy 06-27-2002 05:12 PM

I know that this one has already been answered, but I just want to write the correct quote also.


See, sister! These are duller than thy feet. Fail but twice more to restore my place and the hatred of my mother and surely it will add to the Vanyar one who seeks to be the servant of kings.
See half-brother! This is sharper than thy tongue. Try but once more to usurp my place and the love of my father, and maybe it will rid the Noldor of one who seeks to be the master of thralls.

For the next quote,

Give this Ring, for you will have great happiness and be free of care, and it will support you in nothing and let you be weary.
It is Cirdan to Olorin/Mithrandir/Gandalf.

Take now this ring for thy labors and thy cares will be heavy, but it will support thee and defend thee from weariness.

Daniel Telcontar 06-28-2002 03:12 AM

You are correct, Joy, but you probably knew that already. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
Please proceed.

Orome 07-16-2002 03:35 PM

Joy? are you there?

Joy 08-17-2002 02:59 PM

Hey guys, lost this topic for a while. I was out sick for a time. I'll give a post later tonight, unless someone else wants a go.

Susan Delgado 10-05-2002 02:06 PM

I'll go.


"Silverleaf!" she whispered, "Oh, naked geezer! Ever are they greeting him and see him every day!

Susan Delgado 10-06-2002 02:17 PM

Is it really that hard? It's in Fellowship, if that helps.

Estelyn Telcontar 10-06-2002 03:42 PM

I found it, Susan - yes, that clue narrowed down the possibilities! It was Frodo; here is the original quote:

'Goldberry!' he cried. 'My fair lady, clad all in silver green! We have never said farewell to her, nor seen her since the evening!'

Susan Delgado 10-06-2002 04:53 PM

You got it [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Estelyn Telcontar 10-07-2002 06:11 AM

OK, this one shouldn't be too hard:

But later, sir, since you hate the lady ____, crawl as slowly as my knees and throw away queen's iron, since here is no branch out of the country.

Estelyn Telcontar 10-14-2002 02:44 PM

This quote has been up a week with no takers - I'll give a hint in hopes of encouraging some brave soul. The key word is "queen's iron" - think of the thinnest form of metal you know as the opposite of iron. And the opposite of queen should be obvious...

mark12_30 10-14-2002 03:33 PM

I don't think so, Rimbaud; I think it's Aragorn to Ioreth. "And now, dame, if you love the Lord Faramir, run as quick as your tongue and get me kingsfoil, if there is a leaf in the city."

Run as quick as your tongue. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Aragorn doesn't get nearly the credit for his humor that he should.

Estelyn Telcontar 10-15-2002 02:06 AM

*Estelyn applauds* You got it, mark12_30! Yes, I've always loved the humor in that chapter - and yet another aspect of Aragorn's character that makes him so fantastic! Your turn - looking forward to what you come up with!

*Estelyn briefly considers sueing Rimbaud just for fun, then remembers that his knowledge of legal matters is greater than hers and dismisses the idea.*

mark12_30 10-15-2002 06:45 AM

"No, they have not seen anything since they first looked away from the window, " she said to her shadow. "And then for a grievous parting!"

[ October 15, 2002: Message edited by: mark12_30 ]

Estelyn Telcontar 10-15-2002 07:40 AM

That one took some serious searching, but I found it; the speaker is Frodo, in Rivendell.

'Yes, you have seen a thing or two since you last peeped out of a looking-glass,' he said to his reflection. 'But now for a merry meeting!'

mark12_30 10-15-2002 07:48 AM

Bravo, Estelyn! That was fast! Your turn.

Estelyn Telcontar 10-15-2002 08:47 AM

These are fun, both to guess and to pose! Try this one:

Yea, the hostess who has been caught in the cellar will not feel once when she goes away through the window.

Susan Delgado 10-18-2002 12:25 PM

It sounds like, "No, the King who has gone to the tower (something) when he enters through the door"

Denethor, perhaps? Let me ferret out a quote...

[ October 18, 2002: Message edited by: Susan Delgado ]

Susan Delgado 10-19-2002 01:23 AM

Of course, I went away for the weekend and forgot to bring my book [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] Ah, well, somebody else take it.

HerenIstarion 10-19-2002 02:50 AM

Gandalf to Saruman


Nay, the guest who has escaped from the roof, will think twice before he comes back in by the door

Estelyn Telcontar 10-19-2002 03:04 AM

Very good, HI - proceed at will.

HerenIstarion 10-19-2002 03:32 AM

merlilot, we are going to take this place over as well

just kiddin. k, next one:


Forbid his arms give our entity, they haven’t been carried so near yet

Estelyn Telcontar 10-22-2002 05:57 AM

This quote has me puzzled, HI - I thought of the Three Runners, but nothing there seemed to fit. I also thought of the Eagles, but again, found no match. Will you give a clue, please?

HerenIstarion 10-22-2002 06:19 AM

Certain amount of angry fellaz snapping at one poor chap

HerenIstarion 10-24-2002 11:40 PM

well. further hinting: in The Hobbit [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Estelyn Telcontar 10-25-2002 07:36 AM

Thanks for another clue, HI - I've almost reread the Hobbit and still can't find it. The word 'entity' is puzzling me - if it were 'enemy', it could be this quote by Thorin to Bilbo:

"Get down now to your friends!" he said to Bilbo, "or I will throw you down."

HerenIstarion 10-28-2002 01:06 AM

entity: 1 a : BEING, EXISTENCE; especially : independent, separate, or <font color="FF0029">self-contained existence b : the existence of a thing as contrasted with its attributes

think along lines suggested by colored definition of the word "entity", as thing self contained and therefore not divided, or shared (hint, hint
[img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] )

Estelyn Telcontar 10-28-2002 09:17 AM

Is it Bilbo speaking to Thorin?

Take it that I have disposed of my share as I wish, and let it go at that!

HerenIstarion 10-29-2002 01:03 AM

well, try situation which occured a bit earlier, sometime in August 2941 TA

Estelyn Telcontar 10-29-2002 10:48 PM

OK, I finally found it:

Let your legs take their share, we have carried you far enough.
That's what the dwarves say to Bombur in Mirkwood.

HerenIstarion 10-30-2002 12:00 AM

Aye Estelyn, you've got it. I assume reverse quote was quite crude, since you have spent so much time in guessing it out. Sorry for that. Proceed

Estelyn Telcontar 10-30-2002 10:02 AM

Here's a new one to try:

Here is nothing which is not worse to end and to accept, since the beginning has been light.
(No, HI, yours wasn't crude - just not one of the better known quotes, and it was difficult to guess the opposite of the word 'entity'!)

HerenIstarion 10-31-2002 02:49 AM

Aragorn to Gimli and Legolas at Fangorn:


There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark.
I suppose [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Estelyn Telcontar 10-31-2002 03:07 AM

Quite right, HI - I guess that was fairly obvious. It is a nice quote, isn't it? Go ahead with a new one!

HerenIstarion 10-31-2002 03:33 AM

funny thing to follow, methinks:


pacifists are not lazy loving each other in nearest pool

Orodoliel 11-03-2002 01:41 PM

Could we have a clue please?
Just a small one?
Nothing I can find seems to fit.

HerenIstarion 11-03-2002 02:05 PM

The Hobbit [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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