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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-04-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Congratulations and best wishes, Lommy and...

Congratulations and best wishes, Lommy and Legate, as well as Gaffer Nogrod and Auntie Greenie! How lovely to see the Barrow family growing!
Forum: The Movies 09-30-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Well, at least Bronwyn got to cover her naked...

Well, at least Bronwyn got to cover her naked shoulders in episode 6! Still uncomfortable to have those straps cutting into her skin though...
Forum: The Movies 09-28-2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
You've all mentioned the points I was thinking...

You've all mentioned the points I was thinking while watching, except one only briefly - the wandering song! That alone was worth watching the confused and confusing rest. I love Tolkien's walking...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-07-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4,160
Views: 812,804
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Welcome, Nacilme! I too live in Germany...

Welcome, Nacilme! I too live in Germany (southwest corner, near the French and Swiss borders) and am curious - have you discovered the German Tolkien Society? I've been a member for quite a few years...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-13-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
A wizard - umm, I mean moderator! - is never...

A wizard - umm, I mean moderator! - is never late! :Merisu: I was packing for my first big trip after all the virus restrictions, so I missed posting anything about the Downs' birthday this year!...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-02-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,212
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Tolkien A Sad Deathday

Though we Downers often joke about being dead, in real life death is a sad event. Tolkien readers worldwide are mourning the death of Priscilla Tolkien, who sailed into the West on February 28, 2022....
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-19-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,484
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
It's fascinating to read your account of the...

It's fascinating to read your account of the beginnings, Mithadan! I wasn't here for the start, but joined in January 2002 after reading about the Barrow-Downs in a magazine after the release of the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-07-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,484
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
There is a Facebook group - private, so if you...

There is a Facebook group - private, so if you want to join, you need to contact one of us for an invitation. It's located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204573651/

Quite a few of us have...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-17-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,718
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Silmaril Minor Works -- 3 - Smith of Wootton Major

Like "Leaf", this tale definitely has autobiographical aspects, "translated" into a story of Faery. It was, however, written late in Tolkien's life, and has a completely different focus. It was...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,851
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
I'm not coming this year for two reasons: lack of...

I'm not coming this year for two reasons: lack of time, and the Corona situation in England. Sorry - hopefully next year!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-02-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 112,398
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Hi there, Maril! Lovely to "see" you again! I've...

Hi there, Maril! Lovely to "see" you again! I've contacted the admins in hopes that one of them can help you - it may take a couple of days though...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-30-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,264
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
I would like to add a few thoughts gleaned from...

I would like to add a few thoughts gleaned from Scull and Hammond's "Reader's Guide" on this story before the thread goes "treeish" (appropriately?):

Tolkien himself confirms the allegorical...
Forum: The Books 06-18-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,677
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
I first read Hobbit and LotR in 1973 and was very...

I first read Hobbit and LotR in 1973 and was very disappointed to hear that Tolkien died just a few months later. In the fall of the same year I moved to Germany, had my Ballantine's box and reread...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-09-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,264
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
It certainly has an interesting take on the...

It certainly has an interesting take on the Catholic concept of purgatory - learning to work by the clock!
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-05-2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,264
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Let's talk about the character of Niggle: ...

Let's talk about the character of Niggle:

In the very first sentence he is called a "little" man - I assume that does not refer to his body height, but to his lack of importance in the scheme of...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-01-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,264
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Leaf Minor Works -- 2 - Leaf by Niggle

Thus Tolkien introduces the title character of this tale. The fact that he speaks very similarly of himself in the Foreword to the second edition of the LotR alerts us to the fact that the basic idea...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-01-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,376
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Interest in this discussion seems to be dying...

Interest in this discussion seems to be dying down, but before we move on, I will add my favourite lines, almost at the end of the story - which inspired me to cosplay Queen Agatha: That is such a...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-26-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,376
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Thanks for the examples of greed and its...

Thanks for the examples of greed and its consequences, Legate! I didn't take the time to think about it - Thorin (and to a lesser extent, the other Dwarves) is certainly the character closest to this...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-25-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,376
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Well, Roverandom was based on one of JRRT's...

Well, Roverandom was based on one of JRRT's children's toy dog, that was lost at the beach. The dog's adventures were made up to comfort him and explain where the dog had gone. I'm not aware of a...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-21-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,376
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
There is an actual battle scene in the story,...

There is an actual battle scene in the story, where Giles and the knights ride to the dragon's cave. Once again the knights are so concentrated on matters of "precedence and etiquette" that they did...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-19-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,376
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Well, I feel a bit like I'm talking to myself -...

Well, I feel a bit like I'm talking to myself - what was that Gandalf said about speaking to the wisest person present?! But I like this story too much to quit yet...

Comparisons that remind me of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-15-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,647
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
...bumping up to contribute to the Farmer Giles...

...bumping up to contribute to the Farmer Giles discussion.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-15-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,376
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Some years ago, I realised that there were...

Some years ago, I realised that there were numerous similarities between the tale of Giles and the movie Shrek. I found the thread in which I shared the insights I found (and lectured on in German),...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-13-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,376
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
There are numerous contrasts between the knights,...

There are numerous contrasts between the knights, whose task it is to protect the kingdom, and Giles. One of them is the matter of protocol - the knights need "official" notice and don't act...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-11-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,376
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
The acquisition of those objects is a matter of...

The acquisition of those objects is a matter of luck, isn't it? And Bilbo is said to have a good deal of luck, though it would not suffice without his courage.

I am always amused over the...
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