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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-27-2003, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,560
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I like Cirdan. He's probably of the firstborn...

I like Cirdan. He's probably of the firstborn elves and stays in Middle Earth until the last ship leaves. He's unique among elves in that he has grey hair and a beard.

He once possessed Narya,...
Forum: The Books 06-27-2003, 03:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,329
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I wanted to see a wearier more ageless attitude...

I wanted to see a wearier more ageless attitude in the elves. I'm not sure I'd fault the actors so much as the plot changes and dialog. I really hated the whole Elrond trying to send Arwen off to...
Forum: The Books 06-26-2003, 04:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,329
Posted By greyhavener
Sting In TTT movie Gollum is leaning against a tree...

In TTT movie Gollum is leaning against a tree having one of his Gollum/Smeagol arguments and says something along the lines of "I could give them to her. I think this is referring to Shelob, which I...
Forum: The Books 06-24-2003, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,606
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I think there are several references in LOTR...

I think there are several references in LOTR about various individuals who have died and gone to the "halls of their fathers" or something along those lines. I'm too lazy to look them up.
...
Forum: The Books 06-24-2003, 08:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,145
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril Lady_Galadriel, I'm with you. I think reading...

Lady_Galadriel, I'm with you. I think reading Dickens is not an assignment it's a sentence. Fortunately the English teacher at our school who assigns Oliver Twisted also assigns The Hobbit and...
Forum: The Books 06-23-2003, 10:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,145
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I just finished Dark Night of the Soul by St....

I just finished Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross. Very challenging. I think I'll try something lighter next. I'm thinking about Churchill's history of WWII next.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-18-2003, 08:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,316
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I was about twelve or thirteen. My cousin gave...

I was about twelve or thirteen. My cousin gave me his old LOTR set and a copy of the Hobbit telling me he thought I'd like it. I read it all over spring break and thought it was the best thing I...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-16-2003, 11:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,930
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I got Boromir for the character I usually get...

I got Boromir for the character I usually get Merry or Sam, but I can see it.
I got the Watcher in the Water for the Villian.
Forum: The Books 06-13-2003, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril Perhaps the elves resist change because often...

Perhaps the elves resist change because often change is not an improvement for their own way of life. When you have such a long perspective on things it would tend to create an attitude that change...
Forum: The Movies 06-12-2003, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,713
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril At the end when Sam gives his wonderful monologue...

At the end when Sam gives his wonderful monologue and the music swells, my teenagers, under their breaths were chanting "Rudy" "Rudy". It was a little schmaltzy but I loved it anyway. <P>I think...
Forum: The Books 06-10-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,062
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril Boromir chose to give in. Aragorn had ample...

Boromir chose to give in. Aragorn had ample opportunity to seize the ring from Frodo but chose not to. Faramir resisted as well. All three would have acted out of the same motives. Gandalf...
Forum: The Books 06-10-2003, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,916
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril Positive: I'd put clear delineation between...

Positive:
I'd put clear delineation between good and evil as a positive. I don't see evil as oversimplified but simply stripped down and revealed as the malicious destructive force it really is. ...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-09-2003, 04:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,775
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I love Sam. He embodies all the hobbits best...

I love Sam. He embodies all the hobbits best qualities. He isn't stagnant, but learns and grows throughout the story. The Sam who hid in the bushes listening under Frodos window could never have...
Forum: The Books 06-06-2003, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,165
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I read Leaf By Niggle for the first time this...

I read Leaf By Niggle for the first time this year. I fell in love with it. I find the end intriguing as well. For me it seemed to imply that one little leaf sprung from Tolkien's imagination:...
Forum: The Books 06-03-2003, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,203
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I found several sources particularly helpful in...

I found several sources particularly helpful in studying Tolkien and myth:

Joseph Pearce's Tolkien: Man and Myth,
Bradley J. Birzer's Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle Earth ; ...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-02-2003, 10:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,809
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril Well said, Annalaliath. I appreciate your...

Well said, Annalaliath. I appreciate your careful documentation and well-thought out responses.

I wonder if Mr. Lusko actually read either of the works he attacks. Had he read them he would...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-28-2003, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril That sounds wonderful. I think I'd like to delve...

That sounds wonderful. I think I'd like to delve into some of the northern myths that influenced LOTR. I've been reading some of his shorter works. I've fallen in love with "Leaf By Niggle." I...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-28-2003, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,399
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril Please, NO!

Please, NO!
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-28-2003, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I love this story just the way it is, but if it...

I love this story just the way it is, but if it were mine, I might have provided more background on Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and Elrond's previous involvement in fighting Mordor and include some...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-28-2003, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,602
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril From what I've read about Tolkien he would have...

From what I've read about Tolkien he would have thought all of us ought to "get a life" but would have said it more politely. He might have appreciated serious discussion and criticism and might...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 03-04-2003, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril He will have his eyeball pierced and wear it...

He will have his eyeball pierced and wear it dangling from a safety pin.
Forum: The Movies 03-04-2003, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,391
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I thought the LOTR was an attempt to make...

I thought the LOTR was an attempt to make something at a time there was not the technology to support the concept. I remember seeing it in theatres and being disappointed.<P>I liked the animated...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 03-04-2003, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,441
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I think Tolkien has been pictured with his pipe...

I think Tolkien has been pictured with his pipe in several photos. As someone as already mentioned, nobody knew it was unhealthy in the thirties. If smoking is as enjoyable as it looks, if I were...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-27-2003, 05:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,178
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril I live in Austin where Harry Knowles met Elijah...

I live in Austin where Harry Knowles met Elijah Wood and encouraged him to read LOTR saying something along the lines of "You're Frodo, dude."
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-27-2003, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By greyhavener
Silmaril The Balrog rises out of the dephths of Moria and...

The Balrog rises out of the dephths of Moria and as Barney cowers on the bridge the Balrog breaths fire into Barney's face...
"Barney...I am your father!"

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