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Forum: The Books 09-23-2014, 02:11 AM
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Posted By shadowfax
Could be. But why would Tolkien even bother...

Could be.

But why would Tolkien even bother mentioning that Gimli took the book. Surely it was not the only souvenir that was acquired along the way?

And there is nothing in the narrative that...
Forum: The Books 09-19-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By shadowfax
Just my two cents worth on this. In The...

Just my two cents worth on this.

In The Hobbit, we discover that the moon runes and other runic writings on the map are formed of runic characters but the language is ... Modern English.
...
Forum: The Books 09-11-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,747
Posted By shadowfax
What did Rosie Cotton's name mean if they didn't...

What did Rosie Cotton's name mean if they didn't know what cotton was?
Forum: The Books 09-09-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,747
Posted By shadowfax
The highest quality of paper is not made from...

The highest quality of paper is not made from wood pulp (too acidic) but from cotton.
Forum: The Books 09-09-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,747
Posted By shadowfax
And such things would have taken a long long time...

And such things would have taken a long long time to recite. :)

As far as we know, Ents didn't write anything down. I suppose they didn't need to as their memories stretched back virtually to the...
Forum: The Books 09-08-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,747
Posted By shadowfax
Just my own irrelevant observations here. In...

Just my own irrelevant observations here.

In contrast to the Elves of Dwarves, the Hobbits didn't have much of a heroic mythology they could refer to or justify their nationhood with. They didn't...
Forum: The Books 09-04-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,680
Posted By shadowfax
If I recall correctly, the realisation that the...

If I recall correctly, the realisation that the Corsairs were bearing reinforcements for the enemy did in fact dishearten Sauron's troops. So even if he considered them to be of little tactical...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,680
Posted By shadowfax
Interesting. This raises another point in my...

Interesting.

This raises another point in my mind.

Did Sauron actually know that Aragorn had captured the Corsair ships?

It would seem at least at the battle of Pellenor Field, that his...
Forum: The Books 09-02-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 41,647
Posted By shadowfax
Forgive me if I'm going in circles here as I...

Forgive me if I'm going in circles here as I admit to not having read every post in thius thread

But there is another relationship that interests me as well.

what about Morgoth and Luthien....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-02-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,727
Posted By shadowfax
I hope the mods will tolerate my little pluig...

I hope the mods will tolerate my little pluig here.

Walking Tree Publishers are currently finalising a fan fiction by Edward S. Louis, The Monster Specialist.

The first part of this book was...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-02-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,241
Posted By shadowfax
I think Tom Shippey convincingly formulates the...

I think Tom Shippey convincingly formulates the theory that Sackville Baggins is a wordplay on cul-de-sac and his general disapproval of using French words to describe things for which there are...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 09-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,445
Posted By shadowfax
Yes. I bought a copy in Jena. It's a very nice...

Yes. I bought a copy in Jena. It's a very nice volume, and a tribute to all those who contributed.

(and to think i was starting to get worried it would never happen)
Forum: The Books 09-02-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,084
Posted By shadowfax
Tolkien speaks about the "fathers of the fathers...

Tolkien speaks about the "fathers of the fathers of trees", and that in fangorn, there were some very old trees still alive.

When I read the following, I could not help but think of Tolkien

A...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 10-04-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,445
Posted By shadowfax
German version: Musik in Mittelerde

Earlier announcements indicated that the German version was to be launched at the Rincon (which starts tomorrow?). Can anybody with inside information confirm that this is actually so? Will sales...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 06-13-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,654
Posted By shadowfax
The best place to see Anke's art (besides her...

The best place to see Anke's art (besides her exhibitions of course) is her website. Of course better still is at home (I have a picture of Gandalf in my study). But not wishing to rival any of that,...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 10-19-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,255
Posted By shadowfax
Good post Formendacil. I believe that the...

Good post Formendacil.

I believe that the "emenies" or "bad guys" in Tolkien are not specific to any culture or manifestation of any culture but are a mixed bunch drawing on all the types of...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 07-21-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,264
Posted By shadowfax
A review has been published (in German) in...

A review has been published (in German) in Inklings Jahrbuch 28.

The author and editor kindly agreed to let me use their text online so here it is:
...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 01-19-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,408
Posted By shadowfax
Interesting point. Also remember that Lewis was...

Interesting point. Also remember that Lewis was writing for children and so there was a limit to the level of analogy and metaphor that he could expect them them to grasp. So whereas I believe that...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 08-03-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,014
Posted By shadowfax
I agree wholly. I heard Heidi's talk at the...

I agree wholly.

I heard Heidi's talk at the Jena Tolkien Confeence in 2008 (?). I believe the article was developed from this talk. It provided me with a whole new insight on an episode about...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,034
Posted By shadowfax
Had a situation arisen where the enemy would...

Had a situation arisen where the enemy would certainaly have taken the Ring had Gandalf not done something, I'm sure he would have taken it. What would have happened then and whether he would have...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 05-03-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,014
Posted By shadowfax
Which ties back nicely to the renaissance Italy...

Which ties back nicely to the renaissance Italy analogy as the reason that Italian towns had such high church towers during this period was

a) they doubled as watchtowers, helping watch out for...
Forum: The Books 03-31-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,501
Posted By shadowfax
I can't remember the exact quote, but at the...

I can't remember the exact quote, but at the Council of Elrond, Elrond says something about solving the problems of now, and that future generations will have to solve their own problems.

In the...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 03-29-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,344
Posted By shadowfax
yes, I know. I was actually thinking of your...

yes, I know. I was actually thinking of your chapter and also your talk in Jena when I wrote that. :p
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 03-29-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,632
Posted By shadowfax
We can today savour the authentic sounds of...

We can today savour the authentic sounds of baroque music because skilled people have reconstructed instruments from that period using the correct designs, materials and techniques and so reproduced...
Forum: Music in Middle-earth 03-29-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,344
Posted By shadowfax
Hi Faramir, Thanks for responding... and...

Hi Faramir,

Thanks for responding... and also well met and thanks for the excellent article.

This topic is extremely fascinating and I don't really know where to start.

The anachronism...
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