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Forum: The Books 01-04-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,387
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Fallings Off and Veerings Off at the End of the Road...

At the risk of lagging and taking off on an aside, I might address something that made me think in Lal's quoted post here: the inclusion of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast "trilogy." I think this body of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-26-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,703
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Oddly enough, I don't seem to be able to...

Oddly enough, I don't seem to be able to extricate "best looking" from "best character portrayal." I was so amazed by what Sean Bean did for Boromir that I found him irresistible. He won me over and...
Forum: The Books 12-26-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,387
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
1420! Chattering

Thanks, Lal, for enlightening this backwoods Tennessee-American about an important aspect of Pullman's personality in a cultural context. I haven't really followed the brouhaha concerning the author...
Forum: The Books 12-25-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,558
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Narya Evil Minion Beacon

The omnidirection evil minion beacon is an apt turn of phrase. After all, the Watcher in the Water seems to have singled Frodo out...the influence of the Ring perhaps vibrates on the frequency...
Forum: The Movies 12-23-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,102
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Tolkien I don't think it would be too far out of line to...

I don't think it would be too far out of line to suggest John Rhys-Davies as Gimli's dad Gloin, eh? On a slightly creepier note, what if they used Orlando Bloom as Legolas' dad Thranduil, too? ;)
Forum: The Books 12-23-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,308
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Leaf Perhaps the equation of "hero" with the essential...

Perhaps the equation of "hero" with the essential nature of what the character does is a bit of an exercise in futility. For what would have become of our Fellowship had not the "small stones" come...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2005, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,099
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Musings

Indeed, Galadriel seems to have emerged into the active secondary world of Middle Earth and then faded back into the 'cauldron of story,' perhaps much on a theme of the elder race 'fading' at the end...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-11-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
May the Two Trees be With You

One difference here: Luke acts on his fears, while Sam puts them in their place and reaffirms that his place is by Frodo's side. Also, Yoda counsels, and Galadriel merely chides, suggesting Sam's own...
Forum: The Books 09-09-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,474
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
No Witty Title Here

This line of thought reminds me of the argument my husband and I have over Gandalf's "abandonment" of the hobbits before they return to the Shire and begin the Scouring. Gandalf as Ring Lord could...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-09-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,083
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Mad Silmaril Disease?

Posted moments ago in the same "Belling the Ring " thread by alatar:
What ever would Feanor think of that? :eek:

Cheers!
Lyta
Forum: Quiz Room 09-09-2005, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 77,131
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Whim #758499

Wild offhand guess, completely impulsive: Lyra, as in Lyra Greenleaf? (Is the southern cross in constellation of Lyra or is my memory really faulty?)
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-09-2005, 12:15 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 15,092
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
A Journey into Realms of the Ridiculous

I think Ainaserkewen also had that title for awhile! :D Probably some others, too. It would be amusing if someone actually chose that for a PT!

Or, you may be taken completely by surprise like I...
Forum: The Books 09-09-2005, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,474
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Literary Entanglements

I have absolutely nothing to add in the cats vs. dogs debate, however, if I might draw a couple of literary device parallels, albeit both more contemporary references (don't read if you don't wish to...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 09-08-2005, 11:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,383
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Poor Frodo Baggins! His name translates to a full...

Poor Frodo Baggins! His name translates to a full sentence: "I Swindle Baggins."

It's the Italian to English that does it. It comes out the same with the addition of the Oriental languages too....
Forum: The Books 09-08-2005, 09:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,558
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Evil and Son of Evil

Well thumbed, indeed! I think I made reference to it earlier obliquely (the "better to have been" thought). The conclusion is, of course ambiguous and no conclusion at all: these evils that have...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-08-2005, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,216
Views: 232,290
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Journey to Babel

Hahahaha! This brings to mind all sorts of things! Mainly the experience of the hobbits with Orcs. Pippin is surprised he can understand their speech at one point, mainly because orcs speak so many...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-07-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 183,954
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Disappearing Railroad Blues...

In the spirit of VanimaEdhel's rant on the experience of particular cities (I've never been to Boston, and NYC only the airport, so I'll add my own Southern fried experience of a city much talked of...
Forum: The Books 09-07-2005, 10:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,558
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
More Meanderings

I can't see Legolas OR Gimli falling right away, either. Legolas has to be the most humble elf I've ever seen, even with his proud words at the beginning. He learns easily and quickly, and bows to...
Forum: The Books 09-06-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,558
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Brief Nonsequitur

An interesting way to phrase it, davem! I've heard this very thing applied to religious dogma and political systems as well. One could apply it to the written word in many forms--words are dangerous,...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,840
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
A short swipe at Gandalf...

Also the "far green land under a swift sunrise" line, while appropriate for Frodo, is NOT appropriate for Pippin, who, poor hobbit, will never see it, and so Gandalf's explanation only points up how...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 09-06-2005, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
The Master of 70's Cheese--Wanderlust as a Theme

Good old Leonard Nimoy! You should hear him sing! (On the other hand, you might not want to live with PTSD...) It is interesting that he tried so hard to sing and IMO, failed miserably, while Spock's...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-04-2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,211
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Katrina's Unfortunate Visit

Katrina didn't get near us as we thought it would, and being inland in Tennessee, we escaped much of her fury. However, for a couple of days, the hurricane center forecast had it plopping right down...
Forum: The Books 08-26-2005, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,971
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
originally posted by Child of the 7th Age: ...

originally posted by Child of the 7th Age:
originally posted by Estelyn Telcontar:
An interesting discussion indeed! And I do think it is significant that the good guys all remember their origins...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-26-2005, 07:45 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 15,092
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Forgive me, Elonve, but for both Boromir88 and...

Forgive me, Elonve, but for both Boromir88 and myself, the question is moot, as there is only one Laconic Loreman and only one Haunted Halfling and the question of what we would choose has long since...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-25-2005, 11:54 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 15,092
Posted By Lyta_Underhill
Or, it can happen after 400-odd posts when you're...

Or, it can happen after 400-odd posts when you're least expecting it, because somehow the mods have decided that your presence on the forum is quite amusin' and you must be encouraged to make a...
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