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Forum: The Books 06-15-2007, 01:55 PM
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Posted By drigel
The reason I put in the space that asks for a...

The reason I put in the space that asks for a reason for deletion: manners

I have never wanted to offend anyone here. My hackles have been raised enough to warrant my self imposed exile. I...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 323
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Posted By drigel
Fordim, I know what I have said goes against...

Fordim,

I know what I have said goes against the grain of the dominant opinion at this site. Dont get me wrong, I am not advocating that all that fanfic is wrong and should be stopped. Internet...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 323
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Posted By drigel
It is an interesting idea, contemplating how the...

It is an interesting idea, contemplating how the works will be regarded in the future, but I think that is overevaluating the internet. Tokien (among other great authors) utilized a spark that...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2007, 09:59 AM
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Posted By drigel
In a casual sense, yes, he did. But anything...

In a casual sense, yes, he did. But anything beyond the alternate faerie world that his works inhabited, I would say that Beth's term (in another context) is apt. He would consider anything beyond...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,127
Posted By drigel
I enjoyed your thread MathewM. Spot on ...

I enjoyed your thread MathewM. Spot on



..the leaves are falling all around, time I was on my way....

Another way the northern air influences the feeling is in the dead of winter. The...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,127
Posted By drigel
exactly. As if the moderate\southern clime...

exactly.

As if the moderate\southern clime that I inhabit is somehow foreign to me.
Forum: The Books 06-12-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,127
Posted By drigel
The whole autumnal themes of the books sets the...

The whole autumnal themes of the books sets the framework for the northern air feel for me. Especially so in my primary world, in the winter, when the angle of the sun is such that the light becomes...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,946
Posted By drigel
Morwen, That was my point. Prove to me that...

Morwen,

That was my point. Prove to me that he never discouraged new writings from other folks, then the conjecture that he might have encouraged new writings, will somewhat make sense.
Forum: The Books 06-12-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 27,946
Posted By drigel
You guys are killing me. When did JRRT NOT...

You guys are killing me. When did JRRT NOT discourage new ME stories from other persons than himself? Riddle me that question.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-06-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,926
Posted By drigel
Thumbs up nice thread :) For me way early was Tales of...

nice thread :)

For me way early was Tales of Alladin and Sinbad. RE Howard (Conan) a little later... cinema would have to be The 300 Spartans. A total cheese movie (for even back then really),...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-05-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By drigel
I agree. Where are those eagle when you need...

I agree. Where are those eagle when you need them?

Fantastic to see the author's publisher finally dipping their toes in to the internet medium.

nicely done
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-23-2007, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,963
Posted By drigel
SPM your post sums up a lot of my teenage years...

SPM your post sums up a lot of my teenage years (minus the clinking of bottles and the sound of flicking lighters :) ) !! well done.

It was so basic when we were playing. A few figurines, some...
Forum: The Books 02-23-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 26,907
Posted By drigel
Great point. "beyond redemption" is the...

Great point.

"beyond redemption" is the problem. But, when they chose to have the devil reside amongst them, free will becomes hijacked, I suppose. Sauron's deific powers, and his desire to be...
Forum: The Books 02-22-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 26,907
Posted By drigel
Raynor, thanks for the inquiry, and sorry this...

Raynor, thanks for the inquiry, and sorry this isnt complete. I have to work instead of slack. :)

This was a generality I threw out, based on my studies. I will give more specifics when I can. ...
Forum: The Books 02-22-2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 26,907
Posted By drigel
Well put. And IMO Sauron simply hastened the...

Well put. And IMO Sauron simply hastened the inevitable. Such is the lot for mortals.



I submit that the creation of Numenor was far more damaging to many more people than it's destruction....
Forum: The Books 01-26-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 26,907
Posted By drigel
a way is made ready

Ive been enjoying this thread. I think this story is about all of the afore mentioned reasons - Atlantis, the Old Testament, etc. It is not complete in it's message, as I believe that JRRT wasn't...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-25-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,906
Posted By drigel
The posts here are appreciated. It seems that...

The posts here are appreciated. It seems that everyones position, and how they saw things as it went to the breaking down point is clear (although it hasn't changed anyones opinions - nor should,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-20-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,906
Posted By drigel
Since I signed, I will say my piece here. It is...

Since I signed, I will say my piece here. It is that time of year for me - so pardon the football references. This is completely all my opinion, so take it for what it's worth.

Monday Morning...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,341
Posted By drigel
I always looked at that somewhat the same, but a...

I always looked at that somewhat the same, but a little different. Rivendell was the home of Elrond Half Elven. More ties and more responsibilities with mortals. But I always thought that...
Forum: The Books 09-07-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,177
Posted By drigel
elemental

The essential characteristics of the scary things seem out of context to the modern world. But, in the context of the ME primordial world, they are all nature (or nature corrupted) oriented, primary...
Forum: The Books 08-24-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,335
Posted By drigel
IMDB states that other wanted actors are; Ian...

IMDB states that other wanted actors are;
Ian McShane, Jason Isaacs and Samual L Jackson. That might be just enough to suck me in. I am a big McShane fan after seeing the Deadwood series.
Forum: The Books 08-24-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,544
Posted By drigel
Thats a great read. My only thought was: "You...

Thats a great read. My only thought was: "You took the time to ask him about Queen Berúthiel, but not Bombadil?? why??????" arrgh

I totally agree with the crow. horns, horns....
Forum: The Books 08-24-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By drigel
I would say that the vast and broad appeal of ME...

I would say that the vast and broad appeal of ME and the Legendarium in general exists. I would also so say that there is a reason or explanation for that reason. The reasons are as varied and...
Forum: The Books 08-22-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By drigel
cycles unknown

Im no histoy expert, rather a buff or a hobbyist. But, that wont stop me from taking ahold of SPM and Squatter's threads, and ride them out a little further. This may make me sound like a Fairy...
Forum: The Books 08-21-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,335
Posted By drigel
Thats the way I had always viewed that quote: ...

Thats the way I had always viewed that quote: Going from something like the early Silm to LOTR, was going from extreme (elvish POV) 3rd person to humble (lowly hobbit) 1st person would take not only...
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