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Forum: The Books 01-19-2003, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,497
Posted By Nar
Sting Hey! Someone revived my question! Thank you...

Hey! Someone revived my question! Thank you very much!

Child that was lovely, forgive my belated thanks. The fact that there isn't a Hell mentioned in Tolkien's cosmos, the fact that all the...
Forum: The Books 12-09-2002, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,747
Posted By Nar
Sting The beauty of the title is that it scans in...

The beauty of the title is that it scans in several ways, all relevant. It could mean Sauron, it could mean the Ring -- great idea, ! The basic plot turns on the question 'who will be the Lord of...
Forum: The Books 11-14-2002, 10:11 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 33,564
Posted By Nar
Sting Great, Kalimac! I knew there was something fishy...

Great, Kalimac! I knew there was something fishy about that queer Hobbiton place! Uh-oh. Guilty. The titles alone... 'The colour out of Space'! 'The rats in the walls'! Just who or what was...
Forum: The Books 11-13-2002, 10:16 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 33,564
Posted By Nar
Sting Dear dear oh dear ... great last line!!! ...

Dear dear oh dear ... great last line!!! smilies/biggrin.gif

*sniff* poor Sam! Can't decide who I'm sorrier for, the very surprised Balrog from Lostgaeriel's or your throttled Sam ... they're...
Forum: The Books 11-04-2002, 01:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,759
Posted By Nar
Sting LMP, Yer flaming right I would! Have a flaming...

LMP, Yer flaming right I would! Have a flaming rum punch!
(&)
Rumil, Well said: Another thing I notice is that whatever Tolkien introduced, he took his time with variations on the words ......
Forum: The Books 10-31-2002, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,800
Posted By Nar
Sting smilies/biggrin.gif Yeah! Beautiful,...

smilies/biggrin.gif Yeah! Beautiful, Lostgaeriel! I'm inspired! The Land of Larder! Aieee! How fearsome! The wise, merry pastry-chefs! The nine doomed to fry! The Bleu Chef and his hot crock!...
Forum: The Books 10-31-2002, 12:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,759
Posted By Nar
Sting While I think you've hit on a truth here,...

While I think you've hit on a truth here, Evanstar1, I would qualify it a bit. I would say JRRT was writing stories backed by myths, among other things. Some of the Silmarillion reads like myth but...
Forum: The Books 10-29-2002, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By Nar
Sting Oh yes, I agree, Sharon. Sauron was scanning the...

Oh yes, I agree, Sharon. Sauron was scanning the skies for exactly that sort of thing-- they'd have been right in Barad-Dur's sightline, you couldn't ask for a more guaranteed disaster! Sauron was...
Forum: The Books 10-29-2002, 01:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,759
Posted By Nar
Sting I consider a work in the spirit of Tolkien to be...

I consider a work in the spirit of Tolkien to be a work that is cathartic, well-told and well-characterized, with a sense of place which may include a sense of history. It need not be fantasy. I...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 10-27-2002, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,193
Posted By Nar
Sting Soul-swapping??? Well, I did ask you to...

Soul-swapping??? Well, I did ask you to speculate, Bill, didn't I!

The usual interpretation of the 'twisting' of elves into orcs from the earlier conception to the 'twisting' of men and beasts...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2002, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By Nar
Sting Go, Sharon! Well said, Child of the 7th Age! I...

Go, Sharon! Well said, Child of the 7th Age! I agree. I love that Frodo's whole life and an apparently minor (and strategically foolish) act of kindness (a two-generation act of kindness) actually...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 10-26-2002, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,193
Posted By Nar
Sting Yes, that's my impression, too, Uruk-hai means...

Yes, that's my impression, too, Uruk-hai means something like 'Uruk-folk' or 'Uruk-company' (my money would be on the later). The connection between Sauron's sorcery having something to do with the...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2002, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,759
Posted By Nar
Sting *blows the dust off the bar* *shouts* Hey,...

*blows the dust off the bar*
*shouts* Hey, Saxony Tarn, where's you put that barrel O' Mead of Inspiration 1420? Ah, here it is! I like my Mead in a teacup.
\_/? Ahh! I believe something's...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2002, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Posted By Nar
Sting An unsinkable boat can still capsize, and you end...

An unsinkable boat can still capsize, and you end up in the river all the same. 'But we didn't sink, we merely capsized, so that's all right,' Gimli'd be thinking as he went down for the third time....
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 10-24-2002, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,193
Posted By Nar
Sting Good and thorough post, Bill! As you know, I...

Good and thorough post, Bill! As you know, I agree with you about Saruman wishing to immitate and better the exploits of Melkor and Sauron -- and even Gandalf. However, I don't think that the...
Forum: The Books 10-21-2002, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By Nar
Sting Bone! Bone! Rowrf! Hmm, well, Gandalf...

Bone! Bone! Rowrf!

Hmm, well, Gandalf said that the Balrog was a thing of slime when his fire was put out. It had spent all those centuries in the deeps of the word sunk in that underground...
Forum: The Books 10-21-2002, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,006
Posted By Nar
Sting smilies/biggrin.gif Very nice. Very moving. ...

smilies/biggrin.gif Very nice. Very moving.

Good point about the Teleri, considering the renewal of the body after leaving the Halls, death for the elves was the equivalent of extensive...
Forum: The Books 10-20-2002, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,800
Posted By Nar
Sting Elfling, I'm glad you approve. I think your...

Elfling, I'm glad you approve. I think your precious book would do those orcs more good.
smilies/biggrin.gif Thanks, Gildor, I like that! The Omlette of Doom, the Mushroom Mysterians and the...
Forum: The Books 10-18-2002, 06:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 33,564
Posted By Nar
Sting smilies/biggrin.gif That was brilliant,...

smilies/biggrin.gif That was brilliant, Lostgaeriel! The poor Balrog! 'I wonder if it will be friends with me?' *sniff!* O Balrog, Balrog, I knew your wings were ornamental! And Frodo the...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 10-16-2002, 11:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 29,483
Posted By Nar
Sting I believe you're referring to my post, not...

I believe you're referring to my post, not Bethberry's, and I thank you kindly, Helen. smilies/smile.gif Bethberry's is the one with the excellent poetry and 'most wild washing day' and I had the...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 10-15-2002, 11:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 29,483
Posted By Nar
Sting *sailing around the room on this most glorious...

*sailing around the room on this most glorious smokeship* 'Wheeeeeee! Thank you, Gandalf the Grey! Hoist the Jib! Belay the haubards!' (Um, what is that thing you belay as I think it's not...
Forum: The Books 10-15-2002, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,800
Posted By Nar
Sting Thanks! I was actually planning to call it 'The...

Thanks! I was actually planning to call it 'The Omlette of Doom'. smilies/tongue.gif
Forum: The Books 10-14-2002, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,800
Posted By Nar
Sting Oh yes, LMP, I think I read that appendix. It's...

Oh yes, LMP, I think I read that appendix. It's included in HoME 17.5, is it not?

'Show me the precious pan!' Greatgulf said.

Oddly reluctant, Lodo extracted the ancient pan from his...
Forum: The Books 10-14-2002, 07:57 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 42,139
Posted By Nar
Sting *sniff* And thanks to all, and to you, LMP ......

*sniff* And thanks to all, and to you, LMP ... *snuffle* And all these great people who just showed up like Bethberry, Eol, and Eruialiwen ... and Saxony Tarn tending the bar over there ... I need...
Forum: The Books 10-14-2002, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,800
Posted By Nar
Sting smilies/biggrin.gif elfling: Let us hope your...

smilies/biggrin.gif elfling: Let us hope your need is never that desperate, that you would have to throw your copy of the Fellowship of the Ring into a dark and cheerless gorge! smilies/eek.gif ...
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