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Forum: The Books 11-19-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,957
Posted By Puddleglum
Maybe Beorn? TH doesn't explicitly say so, but...

Maybe Beorn? TH doesn't explicitly say so, but the only foods I see actually listed served in his house seem to have been bread, honey, nuts, fruits and mead - so perhaps ...

Possibly Bombadil &...
Forum: The Movies 11-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,403
Posted By Puddleglum
Good thought. Maybe we'll discover that Hedgehogs...

Good thought. Maybe we'll discover that Hedgehogs are to Wargs like Mice are to Elephants :p
Picture Sebastian ambling through the battle, perhaps oblivious due to <well> whatever Radagast has been...
Forum: The Movies 11-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,403
Posted By Puddleglum
Yea. We've gotta find out what *really* happens...

Yea. We've gotta find out what *really* happens if Rhosgobel Rabbits are forced into a straight-up, do or die fight with Gundabad Wargs.

Maybe we'll find some interesting side effect from whatever...
Forum: The Books 11-03-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,287
Posted By Puddleglum
I was struck by the extra emphasis Tolkien gave...

I was struck by the extra emphasis Tolkien gave to the meaning of the "Creation" in "Music of the Ainur" as opposed to what made it into Silmarillion's "Ainulindale". It's not that he changed his...
Forum: The Books 11-01-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,287
Posted By Puddleglum
No, that was my mental spell-checker :/. Since...

No, that was my mental spell-checker :/. Since you used "cofuse" intentionally, I assume you meant mingling (fusing) the separate discussions. Good choice of word (whether real or not)!
Forum: The Books 10-31-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,287
Posted By Puddleglum
I do think there is, so the Tulkas/Melkor/Manwe...

I do think there is, so the Tulkas/Melkor/Manwe comparison (at least) is less than clear (could be some mixing of apples & oranges). Good point.

Well, I'm not sure if anything Tolkien wrote...
Forum: The Books 10-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,287
Posted By Puddleglum
I, too, read "coeval" as "equal in power" when I...

I, too, read "coeval" as "equal in power" when I first read Silmarillion (also as a teenager when it first came out). It was only later I learned more about "coeval" and I think now that Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 10-30-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,287
Posted By Puddleglum
I wonder if you meant to say "coequal", rather...

I wonder if you meant to say "coequal", rather than "coeval"?

coeval means "having the same age or date of origin" implying that all these works were written at the same time.

coequal means...
Forum: The Books 09-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,251
Posted By Puddleglum
Well, I'm reminded of the Ring inscription of...

Well, I'm reminded of the Ring inscription of which Gandalf tells Frodo "The letters are Elvish, of an ancient mode, but the language is that of Mordor."

If Mordorish (or whatever the proper name...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,057
Posted By Puddleglum
No one was very noble in that book. Didn't...

No one was very noble in that book. Didn't Goodgulf run up the white flag declaring "better Sorhed than No Head"?
Forum: The Books 07-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,942
Posted By Puddleglum
Well, that wasn't part of the original question...

Well, that wasn't part of the original question or situation which was not "if he survived and went on a murderous rampage against a wizard who had just saved his life" but simply "if Gollum survived...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,942
Posted By Puddleglum
He wouldn't have sentenced him to anything, he...

He wouldn't have sentenced him to anything, he was not and didn't see himself as Judge. He would have governed himself by the same counsel he gave to his friends - mercy and pity.

"Deserves death?...
Forum: The Books 07-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,487
Posted By Puddleglum
I think his mission was a bit more nuanced. It...

I think his mission was a bit more nuanced. It was not to defeat Sauron (ie. by himself if he could), but to enhance and encourage the resistance of all free peoples aiming at Sauron's defeat.

In...
Forum: The Books 06-27-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,739
Posted By Puddleglum
Maybe, but I think you also need to consider...

Maybe, but I think you also need to consider circumstances. Gandalf met "B" on a narrow bridge where there was no room to dodge. He destroyed B's sword in a moment and dropped B into the gulf a...
Forum: The Books 05-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,126
Posted By Puddleglum
And, perhaps also, he saw it as a place to rest...

And, perhaps also, he saw it as a place to rest from strife - far from the reminder of evil in Mordor. Leave that to his sons who were young (relatively) and energetic - let him enjoy the peace he...
Forum: The Books 05-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,126
Posted By Puddleglum
Good perspective. Arnor lasted longer than the...

Good perspective. Arnor lasted longer than the mighty Roman Empire!! That's not too shabby.
Forum: The Books 05-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,126
Posted By Puddleglum
It may also be that these structures were...

It may also be that these structures were fashioned from geologic features (as Fonstad suggests in "The Atlas of Middle Earth"), perhaps the remnants of a basaltic flow which the Numenoreans simply...
Forum: The Books 04-22-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,249
Posted By Puddleglum
Another factor may have been that Saruman had...

Another factor may have been that Saruman had already begun following the path of Sauron and Morgoth before him - to whit, expending his native power to dominate and subjugate slaves, armies and (he...
Forum: The Books 04-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,910
Posted By Puddleglum
Sure. The library would have 3200 years of...

Sure. The library would have 3200 years of records! Think the U.S. National Archives multiplied by 15!
Denethor claimed (to Gandalf) to know more of the city's lore than anyone else - but that...
Forum: The Books 03-04-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,076
Posted By Puddleglum
Are you sure? I know of a reference (Siege of...

Are you sure? I know of a reference (Siege of Gondor) where there were five ringwraiths flying against Faramir when he returned from Henneth Annun - but that was a few days before the battle.
...
Forum: The Books 02-27-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,791
Posted By Puddleglum
At one time there was a settlement at Edhellond,...

At one time there was a settlement at Edhellond, near the site of Dol Amroth wence the elves of Lorien would set sail to the west. It was, as I recall, settled my marinors from Brithomber & Eglarest...
Forum: The Books 01-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,215
Posted By Puddleglum
I think you are referring to the cold, dripping...

I think you are referring to the cold, dripping night he spent when the barrels were collected and tied into a raft? Those were Elves of Thranduil working along the Forest River while still in the...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,215
Posted By Puddleglum
Personally, I think too much is made of the word...

Personally, I think too much is made of the word "betray". Certainly "Thorin" felt his interests had been betrayed, but I think Bilbo was both motivated by and acting in favor of the "best" interests...
Forum: The Books 12-27-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,728
Posted By Puddleglum
Maybe. But consider also that, by the time Dior...

Maybe. But consider also that, by the time Dior was conceived and born, Luthien had already chosen to become mortal (so that her fea could leave Ea entirely). Beren was already Atani.

Seems to me...
Forum: The Books 12-25-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,745
Posted By Puddleglum
The Valaquenta notes that Melkor "was coeval with...

The Valaquenta notes that Melkor "was coeval with Manwe". The word "coeval" means of the same age indicating that Manwe & Melkor were created at the same time.

It's not absolute, but this...
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