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Forum: The Books 03-18-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Selador
I have to disagree. I don't see any fundamental...

I have to disagree. I don't see any fundamental difference. Many individual men fell, but many others did not. There were certainly good men, and so I don't think that one can say that the entire...
Forum: The Books 03-04-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By Selador
I agree with littlemanpoet. The Elves too fall. I...

I agree with littlemanpoet. The Elves too fall. I think to Tolkien's mind, every story entailed some kind of fall. In the First Age, FŽanor's possessiveness precipitates the fall of the Noldor. They...
Forum: The Books 02-24-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,842
Posted By Selador
Pipe :) littlemanpoet. There's always a "Mim", isn't...

:) littlemanpoet. There's always a "Mim", isn't there?



I don't think anyone could argue against the fact that the Elves were better protected and instructed than were Men. I also think it may...
Forum: The Books 02-21-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,842
Posted By Selador
Gandalf's death was devastating blow,...

Gandalf's death was devastating blow, littlemanpoet, but even despite Aragorn's words, I don't think that all Hope truly died with Gandalf. Or, perhaps it can be said that Hope can always be reborn....
Forum: The Books 02-21-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,842
Posted By Selador
I think Faith is the key element. The ability of...

I think Faith is the key element. The ability of Men to walk a righteous path in Middle-earth seems to be closely related to how much they are able to put their faith in Eru's divine plan. The...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-12-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,825
Posted By Selador
And I do appreciate your candor, Alatar. I'm not...

And I do appreciate your candor, Alatar. I'm not offended by your comments. Besides, it all hypothetical, and really, I might do much better than I have theorized were I to be truly tested. So, don't...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-12-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,825
Posted By Selador
Oh, heck yeah. I'm not afraid to admit it. I am...

Oh, heck yeah. I'm not afraid to admit it. I am wise enough to know that I should not use such a ring, but the urge to do good with it would be too strong for me to resist and would lead me down a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-11-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,825
Posted By Selador
First, my apologies for placing this in the wrong...

First, my apologies for placing this in the wrong forum. But wow! What great responses!

I have to admit it, a Ring of Invisibility would definitely be on my Christmas List. I would use it, too....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-10-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,825
Posted By Selador
Thanks for your reply, Vaire. I really do want to...

Thanks for your reply, Vaire. I really do want to tie this back to something specific in the books, actually, but I want to wait until there are some responses before I do that. Otherwise it will...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-10-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,825
Posted By Selador
Invisibility

I will keep the question simple, but please answer as fully and honestly as you dare:

What would you do if you had a magic ring that made you invisible?
Forum: The Books 11-28-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By Selador
Yes, Alfirin, That is very interesting. Also,...

Yes, Alfirin, That is very interesting. Also, Tolkien writes that the "Harfoots had much to do with Dwarves in ancient times", "The Stoors...were less shy of Men", and "The Fallohides...were more...
Forum: The Books 11-28-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,065
Posted By Selador
I am reminded of the move The Prestige, wherein...

I am reminded of the move The Prestige, wherein Michael Caine's character explains the second act of every magic trick:

"The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something...
Forum: The Books 11-28-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By Selador
A big game. Yes! It is that. The story itself...

A big game. Yes! It is that. The story itself throws off branches in so many directions that it seems to provide no end of inspirations for 'play'. For writing, for discussion, for artwork, for...
Forum: The Books 11-28-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,232
Posted By Selador
The origins of Hobbits remains a mystery that I...

The origins of Hobbits remains a mystery that I think Tolkien preferred to leave unsolved. I think that it is better left that way. But really, the existence of Hobbits is a sort of an historical...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-28-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,060
Posted By Selador
I had begun to get into in Dungeons and Dragons...

I had begun to get into in Dungeons and Dragons (RPG) back in the late 70's. I was about 12 or 13 at the time. The cartoon versions of the stories, both TH and LOTR, were being aired on TV, and these...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-28-2008, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Selador
The last thing I need, the last thing I have time...

The last thing I need, the last thing I have time for, the last thing I should be doing is spending my days discussing every minute detail of the incredibly intricate world of Middle Earth.

And...
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