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Forum: The Books 01-17-2017, 05:18 AM
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Posted By Nerwen
1420! Excuse me. Arwen take Lalaith? Can Arwen rip out...

Excuse me. Arwen take Lalaith? Can Arwen rip out a dragon's spine with her bare hands? Does Arwen have the aid of giant killer geese?

Thought not.
Forum: The Books 01-16-2017, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Nerwen
Balfrog, I at no time claimed that Tolkien always...

Balfrog, I at no time claimed that Tolkien always used inverted commas in one specific way (to express scepticism) and never in any other way (e.g. to single out or highlight text). Recall that the...
Forum: The Books 12-13-2016, 11:18 PM
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Posted By Nerwen
To indicate that the term "allegory" was...

To indicate that the term "allegory" was doubtful, and should be taken with a grain of salt. This seems to me quite possible.
Forum: The Books 11-08-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 78
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Posted By Nerwen
Pipe The debate on whether Maedhros killed Lalaith. ...

The debate on whether Maedhros killed Lalaith.

You would have thought that would be a very short debate, but somehow, mainly because the OP was Lalaith's No 1 fan, it went on for a very long time...
Forum: The Books 11-08-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 78
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Posted By Nerwen
This thread gives you a feeling of dread? Why,...

This thread gives you a feeling of dread? Why, because it never stops? Plain to see you weren't around for the Great Lalaith Debate, Zig.:D
Forum: The Books 11-08-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 78
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Posted By Nerwen
"Clearly" to you, but to me nothing in the...

"Clearly" to you, but to me nothing in the examples you cite suggests the quotes are being used for emphasis in the way the theory requires there either. It's just an assumption you're making.
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Forum: The Books 10-15-2016, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Nerwen
Balfrog, I've already given you my reasoning on...

Balfrog, I've already given you my reasoning on this, but here it is again:


I will break this down further. I'm actually making two points here:
1. Tolkien was explaining that the monster is...
Forum: The Books 09-14-2016, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Nerwen
I'm not quite sure how to reply to this. Perhaps...

I'm not quite sure how to reply to this. Perhaps I didn't make the point clear enough. Basically, I am contending that no, they are not "all the same".


How so?


That's rather a tall order,...
Forum: The Books 06-29-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 78
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Posted By Nerwen
But it's not Tolkien's allegory: He's...

But it's not Tolkien's allegory:

He's talking about how he borrowed the monster from Anglo-Saxon lore, where it apparently has that meaning. But, unless I am much mistaken, the poem...
Forum: The Books 05-23-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,806
Posted By Nerwen
Not sure what you are getting at here???? Yes,...

Not sure what you are getting at here???? Yes, for sure different theories on Bombadil abound. In terms of what Priya Seth has produced, its definitely 'other stuff'. Because I can't find anything...
Forum: The Books 03-31-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,806
Posted By Nerwen
What, this is still going? Of course, but...

What, this is still going?

Of course, but the fact remains that you- not the author- started this thread in order to ask for our "thoughts" on the then-incomplete article. But that is beside the...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 78
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Posted By Nerwen
Pipe Yes! There were a whole lot of those...

Yes! There were a whole lot of those secret-message-historical-conspiracy yarns published around then, and my aunt bought *all* of them. If that's the one I think it was, it's better written than...
Forum: The Books 01-18-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 78
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Posted By Nerwen
I agree jallanite is overly aggressive, and that...

I agree jallanite is overly aggressive, and that this tends to move things away from discussion and towards conflict.

However, calling someone "a crank writer" after dissecting her actual...
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