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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-11-2005, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,907
Posted By Bill Ferny
Ressurection

Um... I don't.

But I'll venture my freedom to post to say this... after two years my friend still has his Games Workshop LotR toy soldiers. :D
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 05-26-2003, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,472
Posted By Bill Ferny
Sting Return of the King, Appendix A, The Stewards: ...

Return of the King, Appendix A, The Stewards:



I've been corrected on this, myself smilies/wink.gif. However, the fact that the uruk-hai were bred by Sauron does not negate the possibility...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-26-2003, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,774
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up No, I don’t think you are on topic, Menelien. ...

No, I don’t think you are on topic, Menelien. smilies/wink.gif That’s definitely not a chatty thread. But this does bring up the related issue of what is and what is not “on topic.”

As the guy...
Forum: The Books 05-25-2003, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,908
Posted By Bill Ferny
Sting I wonder if Tolkien’s use of quotation marks...

I wonder if Tolkien’s use of quotation marks around the word “mad” indicates a reference to Strabo who wrote about the Celts: “The whole race is war mad.” Is it possible that Tolkien used Celtic...
Forum: The Books 05-25-2003, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,908
Posted By Bill Ferny
Sting Lalaith, we parallel posted. I don’t...

Lalaith, we parallel posted.



I don’t think that Frodo Baggins is saying that Tolkien was more influenced by Irish mythology than any other, but that Tolkien’s construction of Elves was...
Forum: The Books 05-25-2003, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,908
Posted By Bill Ferny
Sting Note to forum: I realize that this forum is a...

Note to forum: I realize that this forum is a free exchange of ideas related to the life and work of JRR Tolkien, a free exchange between all community members, each member deserving respect and...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2003, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,908
Posted By Bill Ferny
Sting Lalaith is correct. Welsh, Breton and the...

Lalaith is correct. Welsh, Breton and the extinct Cornish were not spoken in Ireland. Did Tolkien know Gaelic?

However, this is splitting hairs. Both Goidhelic and Brythonic languages have a...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2003, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,908
Posted By Bill Ferny
Sting Ah, well that explains it. Dr. James Bonwick was...

Ah, well that explains it. Dr. James Bonwick was a nineteenth century speculative historian, whose specialty was Egyptology. He, of course, worked without the benefit of modern archaeology, and he...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-21-2003, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,471
Posted By Bill Ferny
White-Hand I could be wrong... but I do think there are fan...

I could be wrong... but I do think there are fan forums for the X-Men, and maybe even Cat in the Hat.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-20-2003, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,239
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up I just recently started teaching medieval history...

I just recently started teaching medieval history and western civilization after working for years as a freelance researcher and content editor. My degrees in Medieval Studies come from an interest...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-19-2003, 11:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,828
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up I feel honored to have inspired a rant. ...

I feel honored to have inspired a rant. smilies/wink.gif Now, I’m waiting for the illustrators to toss an apple in regards to dental hygiene.

Out of respect for forum policies, I feel compelled...
Forum: The Books 05-19-2003, 10:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,844
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up One Axe, You might be interested in the...

One Axe,

You might be interested in the discussions on this forum: The Arador Library (http://www.arador.com/forum/index.html)

I find the Arador website very interesting, and the forum pretty...
Forum: The Books 05-18-2003, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,543
Posted By Bill Ferny
Question A white hart appears at the marriage of Arthur...

A white hart appears at the marriage of Arthur and Guenever and leads Sir Gawaine on a rather reckless adventure in which he inadvertently kills a maiden due to his refusal to give quarter to a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-18-2003, 08:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,828
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up From munster.com Research department of...

From munster.com

Research department of national marketing and advertisement firm seeks Tolkienologist to identify, collect and analyze pertinent methods to capitalize on Tolkien mania.
...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-18-2003, 11:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,828
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up You Can! Shaker State University of South...

You Can!

Shaker State University of South Florida
Deus adjuva nobis omnibus!

School of Tolkienology at Shaker State University of South Florida

The School of Tolkienology aspires to develop...
Forum: The Books 05-16-2003, 05:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,689
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up Once again Daughter hits the nail on the head! ...

Once again Daughter hits the nail on the head! Once again, hats off to an excellent and provocative post. smilies/wink.gif It's all in the definition! Like on many other threads, what seems to be...
Forum: The Books 05-12-2003, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,735
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up In fact, Stephen King and Louis Lamour made a...

In fact, Stephen King and Louis Lamour made a killing at it. smilies/biggrin.gif

Whether or not Tolkien is archetypal or stereotypical is beside the point; if someone doesn’t like that sort of...
Forum: The Books 05-11-2003, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By Bill Ferny
The Eye smilies/mad.gif^^...

smilies/mad.gif^^ (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000801) smilies/mad.gif

[ May 11, 2003: Message edited by: Bill Ferny ]
Forum: The Books 05-11-2003, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,735
Posted By Bill Ferny
White-Hand Stereotypical of other fantasy? Tolkien has been...

Stereotypical of other fantasy? Tolkien has been called the father of modern fantasy. That could be a compliment from one perspective, and an insult from another. Here are some similar threads...
Forum: The Books 05-11-2003, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,384
Posted By Bill Ferny
The Eye Some mythologies are not fictional.

Some mythologies are not fictional.
Forum: The Books 05-10-2003, 11:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,689
Posted By Bill Ferny
White-Hand Hmm. Well help me out then. I thought you were...

Hmm. Well help me out then. I thought you were saying that, basically, morality is relative.



Except, of course, for the millions of people who continue to pay for the affects of an...
Forum: The Books 05-10-2003, 05:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,689
Posted By Bill Ferny
Sting There’s no such part. All reality is...

There’s no such part. All reality is interconnected.

What’s all this lightning struck mud stuff? If that’s really how you see yourself, then you must have a really low opinion of everyone else. ...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-09-2003, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,457
Posted By Bill Ferny
Sting I really have to stop eating all those apples...

I really have to stop eating all those apples people throw at me. I could re-cycle. smilies/evil.gif
Forum: The Books 05-08-2003, 02:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,689
Posted By Bill Ferny
Thumbs up No, I’m not the person to ask smilies/wink.gif. ...

No, I’m not the person to ask smilies/wink.gif. (For Lush: I DUNNO! smilies/biggrin.gif) There are far better Tolkienologists on this forum, and a search of “free will” and “inherent evil” will...
Forum: The Books 05-06-2003, 08:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,689
Posted By Bill Ferny
Eye We parallel posted, Trippo. smilies/smile.gif ...

We parallel posted, Trippo. smilies/smile.gif



Too late… do a search of God, Catholic, creation, or free will. smilies/biggrin.gif



Are you saying that the standard I use to judge is...
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