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Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,461
Posted By Boromir88
I've always appreciated how the chapters in Book...

I've always appreciated how the chapters in Book I and Book II follow the same pattern, to the point where they nearly mirror each other.

A Long-Expected Party - Many Meetings

What happens in...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-19-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,396
Posted By Boromir88
Indeed, as I'm just finishing Many Meetings, it...

Indeed, as I'm just finishing Many Meetings, it says Elladan and Elrohir weren't present because they were away on errantry as they often would be with the Rangers and hunting orcs. Drat...well I...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,396
Posted By Boromir88
Interesting because while reading it this time...

Interesting because while reading it this time through, I kept saying to myself "this feels like Sam's chapter." Frodo's still the prominent hobbit, as we get a look into the life of a wraith, by...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-17-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,126
Posted By Boromir88
This chapter has a ton of action packed into a...

This chapter has a ton of action packed into a short number of pages.

I rather like the cut to Crickhollow at the beginning. The previous chapter ended with the hobbits fearing the Black Riders...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-12-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,887
Posted By Boromir88
One thing is for certain after reading this...

One thing is for certain after reading this chapter...Tolkien knew how to write cliffhangers. :p This chapter leaves us the reminder that Frodo promised two private talks with Strider and Butterbur...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-10-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,796
Posted By Boromir88
I usually blitz read through this chapter,...

I usually blitz read through this chapter, because I want to "get back" to Middle-earth. Tom's house always felt like a detour, but on this reading I'm noticing so much more.

1. The imagery of...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-07-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,652
Posted By Boromir88
Random, but 2 major thoughts on this chapter: ...

Random, but 2 major thoughts on this chapter:

The amount of times in this chapter Frodo, Sam and Pippin rest underneath or inside trees. Or the amount of times the hobbits use trees for...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-07-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,428
Posted By Boromir88
Could it be the lines engraved on the One Ring...

Could it be the lines engraved on the One Ring were just a later addition to the poem. The original being:

Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-04-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,260
Posted By Boromir88
It continues to amaze me how you can latch on to...

It continues to amaze me how you can latch on to a different snippet and tiny detail every time you reread Tolkien. This time, probably with The Hobbit more fresh in my memory it's Bilbo's garments...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-30-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Boromir88
Good stuff. As a linguist, it's not surprising...

Good stuff. As a linguist, it's not surprising Tolkien's had this impact on his readers. For Tolkien, first came the name, or word, and then came the story. And it's significant when Tolkien...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-30-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,019
Posted By Boromir88
For me, I'll give a very Elvish answer and say...

For me, I'll give a very Elvish answer and say both, yes and no. Yes, they are creepier and their threat is indeed more upclose and personal than the Ringwraiths up to this point.

The...
Forum: The Books 07-25-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,622
Posted By Boromir88
This is like all the other Priya Seth arguments...

This is like all the other Priya Seth arguments she has put forward (or I should say Balfrog has put forward for her) claiming that Tolkien was a chronic liar and didn't mean what he meant when...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,777
Posted By Boromir88
Something that really stuck out this time going...

Something that really stuck out this time going through the prologue (and there was some earlier posts on it), is "The Authorities":



Which begs the question who are the Authorities? There's...
Forum: The Movies 07-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,990
Posted By Boromir88
It is a difficult balance, but can be done. ...

It is a difficult balance, but can be done. Sounds like they're trying to go with a "faithful fan-fiction" approach. Not too dissimilar from our RPG structure on the 'Downs. I was never very...
Forum: The Books 07-12-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Boromir88
I think that Letter 131 quote is about Sauron's...

I think that Letter 131 quote is about Sauron's power to corrupt and dominate the minds and wills of others was enhanced, but the "power" Morthoron is talking about is Sauron's (and I have no better...
Forum: The Books 07-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Boromir88
Good stuff. I agree stealth has a major role...

Good stuff.

I agree stealth has a major role and not just in LOTR. I wonder how often brute force wins out in the end.

Sauron's end came because of stealth, not by strength of arms against...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-04-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
And here I was just going to vote for myself...

And here I was just going to vote for myself because I havenít the faintest clue. Oh well going with my gut.

++Huey
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-03-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
I actually think none of you 3 are the wolf...it...

I actually think none of you 3 are the wolf...it would be quite a good play if it was Shasta. Sally would be rolling over in her grave chucking glitter everywhere. She had done so well...too well...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-02-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
Serious in that I've done everything I think I...

Serious in that I've done everything I think I could...it's going to be close though.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-02-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
Understand that I hold you in the highest...

Understand that I hold you in the highest respects, no matter what plays out tonight and tomorrow, I will be mourning.

This is hard on me, but unfortunately I really hate getting my hands...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-02-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
I will be here for DL, just going to have to use...

I will be here for DL, just going to have to use my phone rest of night so wonít be able to do much except make my vote post.

I think either Pitch or Huey are our best bets today.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-02-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
The case against Lal seems pretty weak...I mean...

The case against Lal seems pretty weak...I mean to me it seems based off not a very good track record of voting, but when you're flying blind I'd be suspicious of anyone who had a squeaky clean...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-02-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
Correct, which is why I'm claiming the deaths of...

Correct, which is why I'm claiming the deaths of Zil and Morsul make you look the worst of everyone here, so either you're innocent and the night kills are setting you up for an easy lynch target, or...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-02-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
Aye. She had posted not too long before that, so...

Aye. She had posted not too long before that, so I assumed she was around at the DL and would be voting to save herself.





No. Sally's not the wolf. Taking into account, her Day 1 vote for...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-02-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 8,572
Posted By Boromir88
Well, he could have been giving a signal of who...

Well, he could have been giving a signal of who he was going to dream of the next, which left wolf-Huey to go after the Morsul-seer who was now going to be unprotected at night and if wolf-Huey...
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