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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-15-2005, 05:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,873
Posted By aelithes
I'd have to say The Princess Bride, Willow, and...

I'd have to say The Princess Bride, Willow, and Legend. Now, my choice of fantasy movies is almost entirely a matter of circumstance and a product the generation I grew up in, so I make no claims...
Forum: The Movies 02-15-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,995
Posted By aelithes
I would have to admit that I'm an Edain movie...

I would have to admit that I'm an Edain movie recruit, but in fact my first exposure to Tolkien was when I was in middle school about ten years ago and saw my older brother reading The Hobbit. I...
Forum: The Movies 02-15-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By aelithes
For some inexplicable reason, I'm a big fan of...

For some inexplicable reason, I'm a big fan of members of the crew whom you see in the EE documentaries making cameos in the films. I especially like Gino Acevedo - he does the best personal...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-09-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,929
Posted By aelithes
I agree with Ruoutorin that fate has a part to...

I agree with Ruoutorin that fate has a part to play in what transpires in LOTR, but it's certainly not absolute, nor does Tolkien wish us to think so; he is careful to not make his characters mere...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-28-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,407
Posted By aelithes
I do quite enjoy creative writing and writing...

I do quite enjoy creative writing and writing fantasy, but am a bit more into constructing my own cultures and especially constructing languages. Being somewhat of a linguist myself (only somewhat...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-28-2005, 05:17 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 73,212
Posted By aelithes
Neurion, is your real name Jacob (meaning...

Neurion, is your real name Jacob (meaning 'supplanter' or 'successor')??
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-28-2005, 05:09 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 73,212
Posted By aelithes
My screenname is rather nerdy, really. It's...

My screenname is rather nerdy, really. It's actually a word from my own constructed language - the nominative singular of the word for moon (pronounced EYE-thee-lace, with the th as in 'thick', not...
Forum: The Movies 01-28-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,774
Posted By aelithes
Anyone who's seen the extended editions of the...

Anyone who's seen the extended editions of the three films (or even just one of them) can get a sense of the absolute gi-normity of this project - I think it's pretty unrealistic to expect the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-27-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,423
Posted By aelithes
Make that two wizards! Or maybe half a wizard...

Make that two wizards! Or maybe half a wizard and half a Lorien Elf (I can't decide)! Men would be better at brute-force fighting, but I like the allure of this rather mysterious, otherworldly...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-26-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,005
Posted By aelithes
I'm a bit torn between Elves and Hobbits. I...

I'm a bit torn between Elves and Hobbits. I always associate a sort of melancholic nature with the Elves though (the burden of immortality and the whole lot). So maybe there is much happiness to be...
Forum: The Movies 01-26-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,663
Posted By aelithes
Purely in terms of melody, I really like Eowyn's...

Purely in terms of melody, I really like Eowyn's lament in Rohan - it's simple, and evocative in itself but doubly powerful when coupled with her acting.


I thought Pippin's song in Minas Tirith...
Forum: The Movies 01-26-2005, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,139
Posted By aelithes
I agree with a lot of what people have already...

I agree with a lot of what people have already said, but just a couple further comments (I'm treating almost exclusively vocal delivery and close-up acting, but I in no way claim full...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-25-2005, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,090
Views: 368,894
Posted By aelithes
Mithalwen: Yes, I do know about the Purcell! ...

Mithalwen: Yes, I do know about the Purcell! Thanks! I do like my name well enough, but it doesn't stand up to nicknaming all too well (e.g., 'Sissy' - bleh!).
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-25-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,090
Views: 368,894
Posted By aelithes
Thanks all, for the kind welcome! ...

Thanks all, for the kind welcome!

elronds_daughter, I am in fact American! But I've been in the UK for some time to do my postgrad work. Cecily's actually my middle name (the most famous example...
Forum: The Movies 01-24-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,834
Posted By aelithes
Favourite Character - I will have to second an...

Favourite Character - I will have to second an earlier motion and go with Gandalf. Despite the fact that he's a bit different to the Gandalf of the book, I simply love Ian McKellen's portrayal of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-24-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,988
Posted By aelithes
Hmm... I'm not quite sure what my flatmates would...

Hmm... I'm not quite sure what my flatmates would be, but my brother (I don't actually live with him, but we can pretend) is definitely Boromir - a natural leader and well-liked by most people. He...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-24-2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,090
Views: 368,894
Posted By aelithes
Hello all! I'm brand-new here, so I thought I...

Hello all!
I'm brand-new here, so I thought I might introduce myself. I'm 22 and live in London, where I'm doing an MA in Classics.

Some of my favourite books besides LOTR are Vergil's Aeneid,...
Forum: The Movies 01-24-2005, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,545
Posted By aelithes
Well, when I think of Frodo from the book, I'm...

Well, when I think of Frodo from the book, I'm filled with this incredibly warm feeling of affection for him; I love his quaintness and charm and innocence. But these attributes (in particular the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-24-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 136,931
Posted By aelithes
Bartimaeus Trilogy

I highly recommend the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud (only the first two instalments have been released thus far: The Amulet of Samarkand and The Golem's Eye). There seem to be quite a few...
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