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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-08-2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By Kalimac
Which raises the question of what exactly Gandalf...

Which raises the question of what exactly Gandalf was capable of becoming if he was the only one who could have used the Ring against Sauron. And if the example of Saruman is anything to go by,...
Forum: The Books 02-04-2004, 01:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,098
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Well said, Lush smilies/smile.gif. Another thing...

Well said, Lush smilies/smile.gif. Another thing to keep in mind is whose point of view we're seeing the story from; the four hobbits are all very 3D characters, but the further away from them the...
Forum: The Books 02-04-2004, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Strange - I always pictured hobgoblins as being...

Strange - I always pictured hobgoblins as being tinier than usual. Probably because they share a first syllable with hobbits...
Forum: The Movies 01-27-2004, 09:03 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,727
Posted By Kalimac
1420! I thought "A Mighty Wind" was hilarious, though...

I thought "A Mighty Wind" was hilarious, though I'm not sure how well the song handles by itself. I agree that Sean Astin was robbed, though. I've seen a lot of those other performances, and his is...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2004, 07:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 33,357
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Eutychus, thank you. Feel free to put up any of...

Eutychus, thank you. Feel free to put up any of my parodies that you want - my Tom Wolfe parody was nabbed by the Straight Dope poster, but if you want the others, feel free. (Odd that the Wolfe one...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-25-2004, 02:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,963
Posted By Kalimac
1420! I like Pippin a lot, but I have to agree with...

I like Pippin a lot, but I have to agree with those who think that he'd probably be the next to go. Aragorn et al would feel the lure, but they'd know it for what it was and would resist for a long...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2004, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,120
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Lobelia - Sam and Rosie were probably in that...

Lobelia - Sam and Rosie were probably in that stage where everyone knows it's going to happen one day, but she couldn't have been his fiancee yet. In ROTK, Sam says that Rosie didn't like the idea of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-25-2004, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By Kalimac
1420! I agree with Eomer - it would have happened, just...

I agree with Eomer - it would have happened, just not so quickly and efficiently. Saruman spent a long time studying the art of the enemy, originally in order to use it to fight him, but he seems to...
Forum: The Movies 01-25-2004, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,394
Posted By Kalimac
1420! I thought it was very good - it might have worked...

I thought it was very good - it might have worked in TTT as well, but it made a good opening for ROTK because it was a quick and vivid refresher course on what the Ring is capable of doing to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-15-2004, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Hmmm. Well, for the size issue - these are *old*...

Hmmm. Well, for the size issue - these are *old* clothes of Frodo's, and it's stated that Frodo has gotten much thinner recently, what with all the walking (probably also with stress). So Frodo may...
Forum: The Movies 01-15-2004, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,068
Posted By Kalimac
1420! I really liked the portrayal of Boromir in both...

I really liked the portrayal of Boromir in both movies (that extra scene in TTT was a treat), and I agree with Finwe; they showed how his virtues led him (for a while) down the wrong path. I didn't...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,765
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Squatter - just wanted to say, nicely put. The...

Squatter - just wanted to say, nicely put. The bit about "Thou, Melkor" reminds me of Aquinas's dictum that it is one of the greatest miracles that "out of evil cometh good." I don't like...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
Posted By Kalimac
1420! You could say that Galadriel has foresight, if...

You could say that Galadriel has foresight, if not of a very specific or necessarily reliable nature; she's got her mirror, after all. Her explanation to Sam shows what a two-edged sword foreseeing...
Forum: The Movies 01-08-2004, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Gorwingel - Nah, not really. We don't know how...

Gorwingel - Nah, not really. We don't know how old he is, after all. He's probably had a lot of time to study history, and who's to say if he hasn't been travelling before, at least a little? And I'm...
Forum: The Movies 01-08-2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,859
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Kronos, you said "With Art it is all about the...

Kronos, you said "With Art it is all about the viewer/reader/whomever and their experiencing of said art."<P>But again, how is the art itself responsible for its own interpretations? (I'm discounting...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-07-2004, 01:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,064
Posted By Kalimac
1420! I took it three times and each time got Elrond...

I took it three times and each time got Elrond and his PMS. Sigh... smilies/smile.gif
Forum: The Movies 01-07-2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,372
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Denethor's Flaming Cannonball was definitely a...

Denethor's Flaming Cannonball was definitely a mistake. He's the stoic type; he's not going to die like that. Better by far to have him remain on the pyre, unmoving, or possibly only moving in order...
Forum: The Books 01-06-2004, 08:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By Kalimac
1420! They are, but they're also the elements behind...

They are, but they're also the elements behind many stories; Narnia (as you mentioned) uses this story in several variations, Wheel of Time has the same thing going on, Neil Gaiman in "Neverwhere"...
Forum: The Books 01-06-2004, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,274
Posted By Kalimac
1420! I like that quote, Man of the Old Hope - perfect...

I like that quote, Man of the Old Hope - perfect analysis of the situation.

One more thing; I wouldn't say they made Faramir quite as bad as Boromir; for one thing, with a lot more personnel and...
Forum: The Movies 01-06-2004, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By Kalimac
1420! I liked the audience dialogue - very accurate to...

I liked the audience dialogue - very accurate to what I was thinking, most of the time. (Including "Arachnophobes in the audience" and "people who forget this isn't a horror film" )
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-06-2004, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,578
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Saucepan Man - Ooh, the cooperative game with...

Saucepan Man - Ooh, the cooperative game with five hobbits! I've played that, and liked it a lot (this is the one that comes with the Sauron expansion pack, right?). We don't own it, but one of our...
Forum: The Movies 01-06-2004, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,859
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Kronos, I don't mean to be rude but this whole...

Kronos, I don't mean to be rude but this whole thread has been about how people can misinterpret Tolkien's work in such ways - what we were saying was not that the book *cannot* be interpreted in...
Forum: The Books 01-06-2004, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Whoa, whoa, Gurthang, hang on. Very few of us, if...

Whoa, whoa, Gurthang, hang on. Very few of us, if any, are saying that all fantasy authors rip off Tolkien (I can think of quite a few authors - a lot have been named - whom no sane person would...
Forum: The Movies 01-05-2004, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Gollum had only emerged from the Misty Mountains...

Gollum had only emerged from the Misty Mountains within the last sixty years or so (after Bilbo left them) so there's no way he could have been captured by Mordor hundreds of years ago. As has...
Forum: The Books 01-05-2004, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,274
Posted By Kalimac
1420! Well, for one thing, Faramir originally made his...

Well, for one thing, Faramir originally made his "not if I found it in the highway would I take it" remark before he had any idea that he would come within shouting distance of the Ring itself. This...
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