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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-05-2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Silmaril Favorite Vala and Maia

I am fascinated by the Valar and Maiar, and naturally, I have my favorites, the ones who attract me the most. I think it probably says a lot about one's personality, the kind of Vala one is drawn...
Forum: The Books 01-05-2005, 11:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,384
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Eye I do not know if I can say that reading Tolkien...

I do not know if I can say that reading Tolkien has made me better morally, made me kinder or more giving or more loving. But I know Tolkien has enriched me. I have a love of beauty and the natural...
Forum: The Movies 01-05-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,813
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield As a whole, these are three of the most...

As a whole, these are three of the most magnificent movies ever created. I am amazed at how they were extraordinary in almost every aspect: in scenery and in score and in acting and in...
Forum: The Books 02-20-2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Eye It does say in Appendix B, toward the end of the...

It does say in Appendix B, toward the end of the Third Age timeline, that Lorien and Mirkwood were both assaulted, so it is possible that Imladris also was. Elrond was no greater or more powerful...
Forum: The Books 02-20-2004, 05:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,230
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield Insignificance and providence

I love how Tolkien uses that which is insignificant to become significant. For instance, hobbits themselves are insignificant, weak, not wise. Yet they shape the history of Middle-earth. Strider...
Forum: The Books 01-31-2004, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,596
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield I've been wondering about this idea myself. It...

I've been wondering about this idea myself. It had occured to me that perhaps Pippin's appearing to drag Gandalf away to rescue Faramir may have saved his (Gandalf's) life. When he was Gandalf the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-31-2004, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield I've been wondering about this idea myself. It...

I've been wondering about this idea myself. It had occured to me that perhaps Pippin's appearing to drag Gandalf away to rescue Faramir may have saved his (Gandalf's) life. When he was Gandalf the...
Forum: The Movies 01-31-2004, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield I did notice that! It greatly amused me.

I did notice that! It greatly amused me.
Forum: The Movies 01-31-2004, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Eye I think that's a splendid idea because it would...

I think that's a splendid idea because it would create the ability to put in all the lovely plot points PJ and Co. were not able to get to. If it were to happen, I would not want it to be soon...
Forum: The Movies 01-31-2004, 06:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,355
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield I must say that Frodo was, mostly due to the...

I must say that Frodo was, mostly due to the magnificent performance Elijah Wood gave, and Sam and Gandalf run very close seconds. In the books, my favorite characters are Aragorn, Faramir, and...
Forum: The Books 01-28-2004, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,300
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Eye In other words, war as war, men killing men, is...

In other words, war as war, men killing men, is terrible and should never happen. But in great need, it is more honourable to go and defend and die than to stay home in cowardice and live.
Forum: The Books 01-28-2004, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,300
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Eye Phantom, the quote you were speaking of is my...

Phantom, the quote you were speaking of is my signature below!
Tolkien hated war, but I believe he saw how war could be necessary. He lived through an unnecessary WWI wherein the lives of a whole...
Forum: The Movies 01-27-2004, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Eye I too missed the Grey Company, especially on the...

I too missed the Grey Company, especially on the Paths of the Dead. It would have been following the book at least a tiny bit better to have them at Helm's Deep,and it would indeed have accomplished...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-27-2004, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield Literature a la Tolkien

Recently I read an old thread that took The Lord of the Rings and translated it into the various styles of other literature. It occured to me that one could also do it the other way; take other...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-27-2004, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield 1. Bill the Pony vs. Shadowfax; For pure pluck...

1. Bill the Pony vs. Shadowfax; For pure pluck and dodgedness, Bill, but I'm afraid Shadowfax would outstrip Bill in beauty, strength, speed, and pure nobility.

2. Treebread vs. Old Man Willow;...
Forum: The Movies 01-23-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,071
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield My apologies: I was incorrect about the son of...

My apologies: I was incorrect about the son of Hama. His name was Haleth, and he was not Viggo Mortensen's son. But I believe I am correct about Viggo's son being in the movie at some point.
Forum: The Movies 01-23-2004, 09:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,254
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield Only one person, Knight of Gondor, I think, has...

Only one person, Knight of Gondor, I think, has mentioned Eomer after he thinks Eowyn is dead. I would fight with him, especially as he laughs at despair and shouts his great cry: <BR>...
Forum: The Movies 01-23-2004, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield Incidentally, what is the title of Andy Serkis'...

Incidentally, what is the title of Andy Serkis' book? I think if each of the actors wrote a book about the making of those movies, I would have to buy all of them.
Forum: The Movies 01-23-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield I am a great lover of the books, and I greatly...

I am a great lover of the books, and I greatly enjoyed the opening to RotK. For one thing, I was very happy that Andy Serkis got to actually play in the movie. He deserved it immensely. And I...
Forum: The Movies 01-23-2004, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,071
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield The two Hobbit children in FotR were indeed PJ's...

The two Hobbit children in FotR were indeed PJ's children. I thought perhaps they were also in Helm's Deep and in Minas Tirith, and it makes sense that they were. Many of the cast and crew had...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2004, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Eye I always thought that Faramir had a different...

I always thought that Faramir had a different mother than Boromir. I see now that I was mistaken, for both were the sons of Finduilas of Dol Amroth.
Forum: The Books 01-23-2004, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,781
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield The eagles are entities in their own rights, not...

The eagles are entities in their own rights, not taxis. Perhaps like Elves they have their own worries and issues. Perhaps like Radagast they rarely come to that area of the world. On the whole...
Forum: The Books 01-16-2004, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,575
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield Thank you all for your knowledge!

Thank you all for your knowledge!
Forum: The Movies 01-14-2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,931
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield Elannar Starfire, I completely agree about some...

Elannar Starfire, I completely agree about some of the bits you mentioned:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> "Don't go where I can't follow"<BR>Charge of the Rohirrim<BR>Pippin's song<BR>Faramir being sent...
Forum: The Books 01-13-2004, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,575
Posted By Eothain Elfwine
Shield Old English scholar needed; Eomer and Eowyn's salutes

In TTT, toward the end of "The King of the Golden Hall," Eomer says to Theoden, "Westu Theoden hal!" and later Eowyn says, "Ferthu Theoden hal!" I am guessing that these are in Old English, which...
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