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Forum: Quiz Room 05-25-2013, 04:24 AM
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Posted By Ardent
Well I'm happy for you to pose us the next riddle...

Well I'm happy for you to pose us the next riddle Mithalwrm (I presume "Ardemy" is a typo of Ardent: the M is next to the N and the Y to the T on the keyboard). I did the previous one and prefer to...
Forum: Quiz Room 05-23-2013, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Ardent
Is it Fundin? Funding loses the G to become...

Is it Fundin? Funding loses the G to become Balin's father.


Odo (Proudfoot) + R (Radagast's initial) + ruin (destruction) = Orodruin (where both Smeagol and Sauron finally fell).
Not sure where...
Forum: Quiz Room 05-10-2013, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Ardent
I just found the term in LOTR. In The Ride of the...

I just found the term in LOTR. In The Ride of the Rohirrim, when merry hears the drums in Druadan Forest, Elfhelm tells him it is not Orc drums but Wood Woses.

By the rules Nerwen got the...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-30-2013, 07:24 AM
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Posted By Ardent
Yes, it only appears in the name "Dwarrowdelf" in...

Yes, it only appears in the name "Dwarrowdelf" in the books. I read somewhere that JRR considerd the term because he didn't like the depiction of dwarves in Disney's Snow White.
You got the password...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-27-2013, 09:31 PM
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Posted By Ardent
Kind of logical but no, though part of the word...

Kind of logical but no, though part of the word play includes a more formal word for hike.

Undomesticated = Wild ... yes
You're on the right track. There was a third term considered for...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-25-2013, 03:53 AM
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Posted By Ardent
I don't know if he had an elvish name either, but...

I don't know if he had an elvish name either, but you're correct. It's the 'Old' that makes the key letter:

1. A term considered to remove a race from Disneyland.
2. To stride Shire-ward, when...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-22-2013, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Ardent
Yes, but his full title is... ?

Yes, but his full title is... ?
Forum: Quiz Room 04-22-2013, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Ardent
Correct. 1. A term considered to remove a...

Correct.

1. A term considered to remove a race from Disneyland.
2. To stride Shire-ward, when it's all over, for a Feanorian title.
3. Anorien.
4. Rumil.
5. Rivendell.
6. He eats dirt, drinks...
Forum: Quiz Room 04-22-2013, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Ardent
Erm, what are they? Anyway, no, not THAT obscure....

Erm, what are they? Anyway, no, not THAT obscure. This one is a play on words spoken by Saruman.
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-26-2013, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Ardent
and D's too, s'il vous plait.

and D's too, s'il vous plait.
Forum: The Books 03-25-2013, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Ardent
Not entirely true. Rumil of Tirion is supposed to...

Not entirely true. Rumil of Tirion is supposed to have written several books, which were continued by Pengolodh of Gondolin. They must have been preserved into the Third Age because Bilbo is supposed...
Forum: The Books 03-21-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,084
Posted By Ardent
Do you think this is a point Tolkien intended to...

Do you think this is a point Tolkien intended to convey?
...[/QUOTE]
It seems quite certain that Tolkien intended this connection. In the words of Faramir:



As for my first reading of the...
Forum: The Books 03-03-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,795
Posted By Ardent
The concealed nature is consistant with Morgoth's...

The concealed nature is consistant with Morgoth's habits. When first arriving in ME he worked in secret and the Valar only detected his presence by the discord he created. It seems to me that a...
Forum: The Books 03-03-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,587
Posted By Ardent
I don't think there is much in Tolkien that was...

I don't think there is much in Tolkien that was truly new. As you say, his main input was making it fresh for his time. He drew on sources, what Jung calls archetypes, from Norse and Celtic...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-03-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 60
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Posted By Ardent
I did not intend to imply that the Maiar or Eldar...

I did not intend to imply that the Maiar or Eldar did not enjoy sex, only that their memory of a higher state of being, a state of "at one-ness", would have made it more difficult for sex to become a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-27-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By Ardent
I don't think Sauron or the Maia in general would...

I don't think Sauron or the Maia in general would consider sex as leisure. The reason being that, as you say, they already have a much greater level of intimacy which would make sex seem trivial.
...
Forum: The Movies 02-27-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,891
Posted By Ardent
The book has so many endings: The destruction of...

The book has so many endings: The destruction of the Ring, the crowning and wedding of Aragorn, the battle for the Shire, the Grey Havens. Why not go the whole hog and have a narated tale with...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-21-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,676
Posted By Ardent
Wow. The whole thing makes me imagine R. Dawkins,...

Wow. The whole thing makes me imagine R. Dawkins, S. Hawking, B.Cox and D.Attenborough wearing furs and sitting around a fire telling tales of old. You've even managed to get the name Deagol in there...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-20-2013, 07:05 PM
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Views: 1,349
Posted By Ardent
The writing is in Feanorian characters without...

The writing is in Feanorian characters without tehta (vowel signs) but does not look like the mode of Beleriand. The characters are:

ANGA/ ARDA/ HWESTA/ HWESTA/ FORMEN/ ANGA/ ANGA

Which I...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-20-2013, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Ardent
Gooseberry jam and butter that has been...

Gooseberry jam

and butter that has been spread over toast while it is still hot (and not spread too thin).
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-20-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,676
Posted By Ardent
Ditto. I'm also curious. I presume you're...

Ditto. I'm also curious. I presume you're refering to Cold Dark Matter, the stuff that's been invented to balance the mathematics?
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-20-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,986
Posted By Ardent
We can be fairly confident that the Istari never...

We can be fairly confident that the Istari never did 'uncloak' in their youth because we are told that at incarnation they assumed the form of OLD men:

"They came therefore in the shape of Men,...
Forum: The Books 02-20-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Ardent
This is one of those quantum things: Is it a...

This is one of those quantum things:

Is it a particle?
Yes
Is it a wave?
Yes.

or the Heisenburg uncertainty principle where we can either measure an object's position or velocity but not...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-17-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,805
Posted By Ardent
I wish I had not looked. It's like Lydia the...

I wish I had not looked. It's like Lydia the Tattooed Lady: "with a view of Niagara that nobody has"
Forum: Quiz Room 02-17-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,912
Views: 159,982
Posted By Ardent
I'd say you got all the clues bar 2: As you...

I'd say you got all the clues bar 2:
As you deduced, the whole first section is describing how we read a book (unless it's written in Hebrew or Chinese, but they're not ME writing systems).
As...
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