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Forum: The Books 10-21-2002, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,970
Posted By Ravenna
Sting In many ways, Elrond is no different to the...

In many ways, Elrond is no different to the fathers in so many epic stories. The ardent suitor is told he has to prove himself worthy of marrying the princess.
In real life too, many young couples...
Forum: The Books 10-04-2002, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,716
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Aragorn bossy? Yes, at times, but then so were...

Aragorn bossy? Yes, at times, but then so were Gandalf, Theoden, Denethor, even Frodo at times. It's part of the job description that comes with being a leader.
If you are in charge of something,...
Forum: The Books 09-18-2002, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,085
Posted By Ravenna
Sting In FoTR, chapter many meetings, it does say that...

In FoTR, chapter many meetings, it does say that in Arwen thet it was considered that the likeness of Luthien had come back to Middle Earth, but not that she had been reincarnated as Arwen.
Forum: The Books 09-02-2002, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,250
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Sory, but Aragorn was around 80 at the time! ...

Sory, but Aragorn was around 80 at the time! smilies/smile.gif
Seiously though, I never thought of it as love that Eowyn felt, she neve had a chance to get to know Aragorn, so the most she could...
Forum: The Books 09-02-2002, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Ravenna
Sting If memory serves, that wa from the letter given...

If memory serves, that wa from the letter given to frodo at the Prancing Pony, which means it was written, after Gandalf had discovered the writing on the ring and what it really was, so warning...
Forum: The Movies 09-01-2002, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Unless a big issue is made of the fact that the...

Unless a big issue is made of the fact that the Nazgul king cannot be killed by a man, then the significance of both Merry's sword, and the fact that it was a woman and a Hobbit who actually killed...
Forum: The Books 08-30-2002, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Despite the fact that the Silmarils, Unlike the...

Despite the fact that the Silmarils, Unlike the rings of power, had no inherent power of good or evil within themselves, I think Eol may have a point.
Rather than saying that the Silmarils...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 08-27-2002, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,181
Posted By Ravenna
Sting I'd agree with everything said above, but just...

I'd agree with everything said above, but just add one more, they had just heard a Nazgul cry, and there was thunder and lightning around, so presumably, as the clouds closed in, it would have got...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2002, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,911
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Some of the Silmarillion and the bits of HoME...

Some of the Silmarillion and the bits of HoME that I've read, are somewhat confusing, although this is obviously explained by the fact of them being edited by someone other than the author from...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2002, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By Ravenna
Sting I think that Frodo's compassion is inherent in...

I think that Frodo's compassion is inherent in his character and that this, combined with his memory of Gandalf's words about pity for Gollum are a large part of the reason for his treatment of him....
Forum: The Books 08-27-2002, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Ravenna
Sting If you take it that the Silmarils themselves...

If you take it that the Silmarils themselves represented the element of Earth, then the analogy, imo, becomes clearer as then all four elements are involved.

To take it a step further, the three...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-27-2002, 02:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,748
Posted By Ravenna
Sting In some cases, I would say its a case of 'I hate...

In some cases, I would say its a case of 'I hate what I can't understand.' If they find the book too long and too hard going, and don't come to appreciate the full depth and richness of the story...
Forum: The Books 08-24-2002, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,278
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Whilst agreeing with what Mithadan said, I would...

Whilst agreeing with what Mithadan said, I would add that another facet of the shadow of discontent was the issue of eternal life.
The Valar were, of course, unable to give mankind immortality, and...
Forum: The Books 08-21-2002, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,374
Posted By Ravenna
Sting This needs some deep thinking. Off the top...

This needs some deep thinking.

Off the top of my head, I would say that, whereas Bilbo was rushed into his departure, by Gandalf, and the fact that the dwarves were already on their way out of the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-21-2002, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,906
Posted By Ravenna
Sting The first two sections are the most confusing, I...

The first two sections are the most confusing, I find, although, keeping all those elves untangled can be a bit difficult.
I did find, on first reading, that once the elves awaken, it got a bit more...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-20-2002, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 682,373
Posted By Ravenna
Sting With apologies to Nazgulnumber ten! Merry -...

With apologies to Nazgulnumber ten!

Merry - 'Pippin, next time the cave troll farts DON'T SET LIGHT TO IT!!!'
Forum: The Books 08-18-2002, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,723
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Escapism has it's place. When I read a...

Escapism has it's place.

When I read a really good book, I do tend to get absorbed in it and, temporarily at least, I forget the everyday hassles of life, so yes it is a sort of escapism, which I...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-17-2002, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 682,373
Posted By Ravenna
Sting (All together now audience) HE'S BEHIND...

(All together now audience)

HE'S BEHIND YOU!!!

or

(voice from offstage) 'Frodo, keep still, his vision is based on movememt, if you stay still, he can't see you'
(with acknowledgement to...
Forum: The Books 08-17-2002, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ravenna
Sting The elven blood in Elro's veins was not shared by...

The elven blood in Elro's veins was not shared by the othe Numenoreans, although he was their king.

The Edain was the name given to those men, ( there were three distinct families, or houses,...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-16-2002, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 682,373
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Frodo - 'Aaarrghhh! Sam - 'Oh darn, I thought...

Frodo - 'Aaarrghhh!
Sam - 'Oh darn, I thought I had to kiss sleeping beauty BEFORE he woke up!
Forum: The Books 08-16-2002, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ravenna
Sting As far as I am aware, Gil-galad did not marry, so...

As far as I am aware, Gil-galad did not marry, so therefore, he had no children, which was why Elrond (I think), became his heir.
Why did elves in general have so few children, I'm as much in the...
Forum: The Books 08-16-2002, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,166
Posted By Ravenna
Sting You got in before I could birdland. Moving away...

You got in before I could birdland.
Moving away from Eru etc for a moment, if we look at possible reasons for 'ghosts' to exist in our own world, it is frequently said that they have 'unfinished...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-14-2002, 04:08 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,521
Posted By Ravenna
Sting My son keeps asking me to do these, so here's one...

My son keeps asking me to do these, so here's one we did together.

Fire and Water

'Fishtank!' said the Cheese Graterman. 'Lime green fishtank! I have saved you to the last. You have never...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-14-2002, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 682,373
Posted By Ravenna
Sting 'Are those swords? or are you just pleased to see...

'Are those swords? or are you just pleased to see us?'

or

'Go go gadget staff'

Not feeling very imaginative tonight.
Forum: Quotable Quotes 08-14-2002, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ravenna
Sting Faramir to Frodo - I think.

Faramir to Frodo - I think.
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