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Forum: The Books 11-04-2004, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,879
Posted By akhtene
I really canít remember anything the Ring...

I really canít remember anything the Ring directly OFFERED to Its bearers. It simply kindled their deepest desires, the will to achieve what they wanted (by ways the Ring chose for them). So IMHO...
Forum: The Books 11-04-2004, 06:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,253
Posted By akhtene
Question For some time I've been wondering over the...

For some time I've been wondering over the following question - was Tolkien familiar with Russian and could he make use of some Russian words?

While reading UT I came across the word DRUG. In...
Forum: The Books 11-02-2004, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,001
Posted By akhtene
Amon Sul was built by Elendil (Numenorian) for...

Amon Sul was built by Elendil (Numenorian) for keeping the Palantir
Forum: The Books 09-07-2004, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,218
Posted By akhtene
My thanks to Saucepan Man for the link to this...

My thanks to Saucepan Man for the link to this most fascinating thread.
I wholeheartedly agree with Squatterís view and donít hope Iíll contribute much. Nevertheless hereís a couple of ideas.
...
Forum: The Books 08-30-2004, 04:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,260
Posted By akhtene
This couldn't be, as Feanor wasn't among the...

This couldn't be, as Feanor wasn't among the ambassadors invited by the Valar (his father Finwť was). Feanor was born in Tirion.

Oh, following your brother's logic, maybe he was the first of the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-26-2004, 05:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,712
Posted By akhtene
:rolleyes: I probably belong to that weird...

:rolleyes: I probably belong to that weird minority of parents who would like my child to spend more time at the computer, but she hardly would (too much into sport).
I would mostly wish her to...
Forum: The Books 08-25-2004, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By akhtene
Davem, your post is what I was actually...

Davem,
your post is what I was actually thinking about while reading the whole thread. Hobbits had to be protected, just like ant-hills are fenced near kidsí playgrounds. An ant can bite, so what?...
Forum: The Books 08-25-2004, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,959
Posted By akhtene
Sting I agree absolutely that Aragorn would have never...

I agree absolutely that Aragorn would have never given up in the middle of the war, even if Arwen had suddenly changed her mind.

But I strongly believe his fate could be quite different if he got...
Forum: The Books 08-10-2004, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By akhtene
Maybe it's living for so long in one place?...

Maybe it's living for so long in one place? Everyone wants a change.
What's more, the enchanting tales of a realm, the door to which has at last been opened.
Forum: The Books 08-10-2004, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,625
Posted By akhtene
Exactly this is what I am thinking. Besides...

Exactly this is what I am thinking.

Besides by their oath the Feanorians were caught between two outcomes equally unpleasant for them. If they kept it, they would envoke the rage of the Valar. If...
Forum: The Books 08-08-2004, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,625
Posted By akhtene
Silmaril I would think it depends on TO whom and BY WHOSE...

I would think it depends on TO whom and BY WHOSE NAME(S) the oath is sworn.

In Feanorís case the oath was sworn to themselves, nobody really wanted or expected them to do what they promised. So...
Forum: The Books 08-08-2004, 07:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,150
Posted By akhtene
Question Erendis vs Eowyn

After reading ďAldarion and ErendisĒ I still canít make up my mind whether to despise her or pity. Of course, she made hell out of her own life and of othersí around her (see DAVEMís post). On the...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-03-2003, 08:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,684
Posted By akhtene
Ring I haven't ever been called anything - perhaps...

I haven't ever been called anything - perhaps because nobody around cares. But I really love 'Ringies' smilies/biggrin.gif Wearing 5 to 7 rings on my fingers - what else could I be called.

I've...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2003, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By akhtene
Sting Thanks for the info, Saucepan Man. That was...

Thanks for the info, Saucepan Man. That was really lucky for Frodo. And for Bilbo too (who could otherwise have been eaten in his sleep smilies/wink.gif )

And welcome to the Downs, Morgoth the...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-03-2003, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By akhtene
Shield M-E features in our world

This site already has a wonderful collection of M-E signs.
Now, can we find any M-E objects in our world? I don’t mean jewellery or any other collectables. Something grander. For example, this...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 07-03-2003, 05:59 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 97,692
Posted By akhtene
Right. Please procede

Right. Please procede
Forum: The Books 07-03-2003, 05:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,260
Posted By akhtene
Sting Perhaps my opinion will be too human (and too...

Perhaps my opinion will be too human (and too emotional) but here it is.

Nobody was thinking rationally at any given moment, or trying to really come to any reasonable terms.

There are victims,...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2003, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By akhtene
Question How could Gollum know the whereabouts of the...

How could Gollum know the whereabouts of the Shire? He was born far from the place and hardly travelled much. And if he did know it, why didn't he 'visit' Bilbo and reclaim the Ring?

Howerever, I...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 07-02-2003, 09:16 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 97,692
Posted By akhtene
Sting Gosh, it's not Tolkien at all, terribly sorry if...

Gosh, it's not Tolkien at all, terribly sorry if I mislead any of you here!
smilies/frown.gif

To keep the thread going – some more of boring Russian:
Forum: The Books 07-02-2003, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By akhtene
Sting I'd say yes, but only due to the encouraged...

I'd say yes, but only due to the encouraged attack on Valinor. I don't believe that even the fallen Numenorians had any grievances against M-E.

Besides, I suppose, time should also be considered....
Forum: The Books 07-02-2003, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By akhtene
Sting It was Eru's initial design that Elves and men...

It was Eru's initial design that Elves and men dwell in M-E. But the Valar took most of elves away from it. IMHO they were just exercising the power given to them. And probably it made sense...
Forum: The Books 07-02-2003, 06:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,253
Posted By akhtene
Just found this in a dictionary. A road closed...

Just found this in a dictionary.
A road closed at one end is called French fashion cul-de-sac which means the bottom of the sack. Or Bag-End , doesn't it?

Here's a phrase I love very much (Sam ...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 07-02-2003, 12:21 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 97,692
Posted By akhtene
The thread deserves being bumped up! That...

The thread deserves being bumped up!

That was Gandalf talking to Saruman of Many Colours. (I guessed the speaker at once but it took some 3 days to find the scene smilies/frown.gif )
Forum: The Books 06-29-2003, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By akhtene
Ring It's not said definitely that the Ring gave...

It's not said definitely that the Ring gave understanding of tongues, only 'perhaps'. But it sharpened some senses for sure.

But they were not. Shagrat was an Uruk, and Snaga - some lesser orc,...
Forum: The Books 06-14-2003, 06:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,954
Posted By akhtene
Question Sorry if it's not the right thread to post it,...

Sorry if it's not the right thread to post it, but...

Manardariel wrote in another thread *Happy Marriages* that couples had to part and wait before they could get married, and it worked well...
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