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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-25-2002, 12:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,949
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril My family managed to get me 2 copies of the same...

My family managed to get me 2 copies of the same JRRT biography. (Oh, the coordination.) So I get to go and find another book I like... the next book of HoME, I imagine.
Forum: The Books 12-24-2002, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril Many a thankyou indeed! It's rare enough that...

Many a thankyou indeed! It's rare enough that people like a book enough to read drafts and commentaries (and yes, it can be hard reading), but the very fact that someone so close to the author has...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-24-2002, 05:29 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 59,148
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril Hey Elenna, it's so sweet that you thought of me!...

Hey Elenna, it's so sweet that you thought of me! I'm not gone, just had a very busy term (Second year uni students are always busy).

I did miss you, too smilies/smile.gif I'll try to post more...
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2002, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril I can't see Ian Mackellon taking the role. While...

I can't see Ian Mackellon taking the role. While I'm by no means suggesting that Dumbledore is an imitation of Gandalf, the characters' intense similarities would be detrimental in two ways: it would...
Forum: The Movies 11-18-2002, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril It was the smaller things that really made it...

It was the smaller things that really made it that bit extra-special. Legolas speaking Elvish (sorry, not sure if it was Quenya or Sindarin), Sam speaking that little verse about the fireworks,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-12-2002, 05:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,683
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril I feel i should point out that, like so many...

I feel i should point out that, like so many things already listed here, the term "Dark Lord" was not created by JRRT, nor is it specific to his work. Traditionally, the forces of evil have always...
Forum: The Books 10-18-2002, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril aside from all the deep issues of foresight and...

aside from all the deep issues of foresight and such, it's not the easiest decision in the world to lose your daughter like that. Both fathers were expecting their children to live forever, but here...
Forum: The Books 10-18-2002, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril There's a brief reference (I think in UT, but I...

There's a brief reference (I think in UT, but I haven't got my copy to hand so can't quote it to you) in the passage discussiong the istari. It suggests that the blue wizards (who went into the East...
Forum: The Books 10-16-2002, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,510
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril If it were tomorrow, it wouldn't be a scar, they...

If it were tomorrow, it wouldn't be a scar, they don't heal that fast!

Seriously though, suspense is not the only dramatic device available. Often an author will choose to reveal something to give...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-27-2002, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril Ok, mine is wierd, but the smell of paprika...

Ok, mine is wierd, but the smell of paprika reminds me of LoTR, as I ate paprika Pringles frequently whilst reading it. (Don't ask me why: adolescence, phase, hormones, etc etc...)

Similarly there...
Forum: The Books 09-20-2002, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril I'd say that Aslan is definately more like a...

I'd say that Aslan is definately more like a Jesus figure. In 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' Aslan sacrifices himself according to the Emperor's magic and laws. He makes it quite clear that...
Forum: The Books 09-14-2002, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril I would say that most of the voice artists...

I would say that most of the voice artists involved in the play were spot-on in their characterisation. Especially Elrond and Galadriel when you compare their characterisation in PJ's film. My only...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2002, 01:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,589
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril You thought the Ringwraiths sounded stupid? I'll...

You thought the Ringwraiths sounded stupid? I'll agree that the Witch-King's voice was all wrong, all the hissing and muttered chanting that the rest of them do was really effective.
Forum: The Books 09-11-2002, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril ~ LoTR Appendix B; The Tale of Years (Later...

~ LoTR Appendix B; The Tale of Years (Later Events Concerning the Fellowship).

Note the plural here: their sons. Firstly the Family trees only give Pippin one son, but in any case he can't hand...
Forum: The Books 09-05-2002, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril There's another recording you can by which is, I...

There's another recording you can by which is, I believe, a collaboration between JRRT and Donald Swann. Its called 'The Road Goes Ever On' (I think). The most interesting song by far is the setting...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-04-2002, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril Genetically they could, as hobbits are in origin...

Genetically they could, as hobbits are in origin humans, as i understand it. However it would probably be fatal for a hobbit lass to carry a half-human child. Not to mention their general distrust of...
Forum: The Movies 09-03-2002, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril When the balrog shows up, the camera work lays...

When the balrog shows up, the camera work lays emphasis on Legolas' look of terror. Although he doesn't actually identify the Balrog, its a nice way of suggesting he's seen them before.
Forum: The Movies 08-30-2002, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,459
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril No-one's added my favorite complaint for this one...

No-one's added my favorite complaint for this one yet...<P>Seleborn?! come on people, if you were making a film of a book, shouldn't you read the appendices? to paraphrase the great Christopher Lee,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-18-2002, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril The Istari were all originally Maiar in service...

The Istari were all originally Maiar in service of the Valar. Manwe sent them to middle-earth to

In essence, they were a means of subtle divine intervention. Their bodies were real, could grow...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-14-2002, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril Similarly, i'd love to come but i can't be there...

Similarly, i'd love to come but i can't be there that late as it takes 3 hours to commute from my home-town and i can't afford an overnight stay. If there is another get-together i'd suggest trying a...
Forum: The Movies 08-04-2002, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril a lot of filmmakers will do that - increasing the...

a lot of filmmakers will do that - increasing the size and ability of a bad guy. There are a few plausible reasons: it makes choreography easier and gives the battle a focus/ the bad guy seems much...
Forum: The Books 07-30-2002, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril ~Valaquenta: Of the Enemies I'm not terribly...

~Valaquenta: Of the Enemies

I'm not terribly well-versed in the Sil and HoME, so this might be wrong. But to me this passage suggests that there were many corrupted, and only some were Balrogs...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-28-2002, 01:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,539
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril If you're after the songs themselves, Donald...

If you're after the songs themselves, Donald Swann set some of them to music in collaboration with JRRT. There is an album called... ohh help... if no-one posts with the name then i'll post it when i...
Forum: The Books 07-25-2002, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril I don't think its a coincidence at all. It...

I don't think its a coincidence at all. It connects Frodo symbolically with Sauron, demonstrating the part of him that is lost with the Ring, just as Sauron himself is lost.
Thats just my view...
Forum: The Movies 07-24-2002, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By Gayalondiel
Silmaril I found, in both book and Film, Gandalf's fall...

I found, in both book and Film, Gandalf's fall into shadow was a real moment of joy and sorrow for me. Even more so in hindsight (I guess I never got first sight with the film). The joy came from...
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