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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-06-2014, 07:18 PM
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Views: 258,514
Posted By Galadriel
General foolishness on my part, which frequently...

General foolishness on my part, which frequently leads to elevated anxiety levels. Not good. :o
Forum: The Movies 01-02-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By Galadriel
Logically, The Hobbit should have been made...

Logically, The Hobbit should have been made first, and I would have preferred it to be either one long film or two medium-length films, though I think I'd lean towards the latter. Having said that,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-01-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,032
Posted By Galadriel
The Mughal emperor Akbar came into power when he...

The Mughal emperor Akbar came into power when he was thirteen years old, under the supervision of regent Bairam Khan, who was himself only around sixteen when he entered Babur's service. And Akbar...
Forum: The Movies 01-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,221
Posted By Galadriel
Thanks for the reference! I think the...

Thanks for the reference!

I think the "continuity" served to make the films rather trite, even if the effect was perhaps meant to offer familiarity. One of the main reasons I found TH such a weak...
Forum: The Movies 12-31-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,221
Posted By Galadriel
I think it's more a matter of Elrond and Aragorn...

I think it's more a matter of Elrond and Aragorn actually being finely trained in the art of healing that makes a difference - not the fact that neither are Silvan elves. :p To think that all elves...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-31-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,032
Posted By Galadriel
Interesting that you should say the characters...

Interesting that you should say the characters are 'too flawed'. Would you call, for instance, Jon Snow or Danaerys Targaryen 'too flawed'? I think they merely act their age, and for that Danaerys...
Forum: The Movies 12-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 46,712
Posted By Galadriel
Pipe I thought some parts of the film could have been...

I thought some parts of the film could have been done really well, such as the scene with Beorn (which was so charming in the book) and the famous escape from the Elvenking's Halls. For me, those...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-29-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,032
Posted By Galadriel
Would you mind if I asked what you meant by...

Would you mind if I asked what you meant by 'realism'? I think you're the first person I've come across who has actually said that.

That's funny! I like his characters because they're flawed....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-22-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,032
Posted By Galadriel
It definitely made sense. :) Though I'm curious...

It definitely made sense. :) Though I'm curious to know why we'd think of Martin's work as 'more realistic', simply because it is generally dark. Having said that, Martin's work entertains me, but it...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-22-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,032
Posted By Galadriel
That's an interesting thing to say. I don't think...

That's an interesting thing to say. I don't think I'd call, say, the Fanorians good or bad. I think we sometimes over-simplify Tolkien's works, because there is a lot of emphasis on 'doing the right...
Forum: The Books 12-19-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By Galadriel
Given the idea that the 'creation' of living,...

Given the idea that the 'creation' of living, locomotive (!) beings was supposed to be reserved for Eru (or at least was supposed to have His permission), I can see how Aul's action could be seen as...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-19-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,032
Posted By Galadriel
I'm curious to know what the difference in...

I'm curious to know what the difference in feeling was. :D
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-16-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By Galadriel
I would call that the PJ fandom, Zigr. :D ...

I would call that the PJ fandom, Zigr. :D

You make some very good points about fandom becoming an 'in-group...hostile to non-fans, the out-group, the other'. I personally like to differentiate...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-15-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By Galadriel
That's an interesting point, and not one I have...

That's an interesting point, and not one I have actually thought of before. :)
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-15-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By Galadriel
Personally I never liked either Beren or Lthien....

Personally I never liked either Beren or Lthien. Faramir...pretty neutral about him, really. Even if he was most like Tolkien, if we are to believe our professor. :D



Well put, though I'd...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-15-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By Galadriel
Tolkien Why do you like the Tolkien fandom?

That is, assuming you do like it. If you don't, I'd still like to know why. :D I do think there's a difference between enjoying Tolkien's work and enjoying the Tolkien fandom.

For me, the reason...
Forum: The Books 11-28-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,589
Posted By Galadriel
Are you implying that heroic romances aren't...

Are you implying that heroic romances aren't 'stories' in a way that other fictions are? :confused:

I don't particularly agree with LOTR's heroes being 'clean cut larger than life'. Take, for...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-24-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Galadriel
My mental imagery has generally remained the...

My mental imagery has generally remained the same. The characters are still, for the most part, bodies with indistinct blobs for faces, especially the Hobbits and Legolas. I think PJ and the team did...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-24-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 69,429
Posted By Galadriel
Pretty much self-explanatory. Though, I'm not...

Pretty much self-explanatory. Though, I'm not entirely sure why I chose Galadriel when my favourite character is Maglor. Maybe it was my attraction to Lrien. :confused:
Forum: The Books 11-20-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,075
Posted By Galadriel
A great person, or a great orator? Certainly the...

A great person, or a great orator? Certainly the Noldor, as talented craftsmen and loremasters, are capale of rational and sophisticated thought; as you noted, the cause Fanor gave them was not...
Forum: The Books 11-19-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,589
Posted By Galadriel
That depends, I guess, on how you define...

That depends, I guess, on how you define 'better'. I don't think that 'darker' is necessarily 'better', though TS has characters that often are more complicated, more 'grey', if you like, than those...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-31-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 205,927
Posted By Galadriel
Making pumpkin ice cream shakes with a friend. :D

Making pumpkin ice cream shakes with a friend. :D
Forum: The Books 05-31-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 28,347
Posted By Galadriel
Long time no see, fellow Downers. Many...

Long time no see, fellow Downers.

Many people in answer to this question were saying 'no', but I find it difficult to answer. If it is a matter of preference, I easily prefer LotR. I think the...
Forum: The Books 01-05-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,986
Posted By Galadriel
[QUOTE] So did all the Elves, actually, save...

[QUOTE]

So did all the Elves, actually, save the Teleri. They weren't the only ones brave enough to make the journey. Dior is a male, by the way, so I have no idea what you're talking about when...
Forum: The Books 01-05-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,986
Posted By Galadriel
What about Finw, Ingw, and Olw? They lived in...

What about Finw, Ingw, and Olw? They lived in paradise, and they were still the ruling monarchs (and don't tell me it's because they were leaders in ME. Anyone can be a leader, male or female)....
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