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Forum: The Books 10-28-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,045
Posted By Iarwain
Fea, I get the sense that you're a person who...

Fea, I get the sense that you're a person who would really enjoy Wordsworth. Try this out:

http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww260.html

Also, you're both sort of wrong about Adler. He reminds the...
Forum: The Books 10-28-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,045
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Thanks for the understanding. I honestly don't...

Thanks for the understanding. I honestly don't mean to be offensive in any way.

I suppose for a while I felt a bit lost. I spent four or five years exploring Tolkien's corpus and rereading LotR,...
Forum: The Books 10-28-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,045
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Haha well, davem, you're much better read than I...

Haha well, davem, you're much better read than I am. What I'm trying to do is something I wish someone had done for me five years ago. I don't think the fact that there are other really excellent...
Forum: The Books 10-28-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,045
Posted By Iarwain
Boots To clarify one more time, I'm not trying to...

To clarify one more time, I'm not trying to disparage Tolkien. Raynor, when I said that I'd wished for more writing about Middle-Earth, I was expressing a desire for more of the wonderful material...
Forum: The Books 10-28-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,045
Posted By Iarwain
Boots First, this is not meant to be a challenge. I...

First, this is not meant to be a challenge. I was absolutely aware of the presence of these themes. Unfortunately, it takes very little to include any of them. They don't constitute "intellectual...
Forum: The Books 10-27-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,045
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Yes, Tolkien is Wonderful, but...

I spent several years of my life reading, re-reading, thinking, talking, and writing about Tolkien and his books. I got much enjoyment out of doing so, but since then I've "seen the light" so to...
Forum: The Books 10-27-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,562
Posted By Iarwain
Boots If you're just looking for excellent books in...

If you're just looking for excellent books in general, here's a list of authors and/or books


Dostoevsky (everything)
Salman Rushdie (esp. Midnight's Children)
Aeschylus (esp. Agamemnon)
...
Forum: The Books 10-27-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,562
Posted By Iarwain
Boots The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky ...

The Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The best novel I've read. It's beautiful, exciting, and adventurous. Dostoevsky is intensely descriptive and has incredible characters. He creates a...
Forum: The Books 09-16-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,749
Posted By Iarwain
I voted for the Silmarillion. Admittedly, I...

I voted for the Silmarillion. Admittedly, I probably won't have a chance to participate, and I understand too well how bad it is to try and moderate a discussion that isn't happening (in fact I'm...
Forum: The Books 09-16-2005, 10:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,806
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Not much time to post, obviously. I just...

Not much time to post, obviously.

I just felt like sharing that Tolkien's works established in my mind a firm belief in absolutes. The sense of direction in all (or most) of the characters' lives...
Forum: The Books 06-20-2005, 01:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,106
Posted By Iarwain
Boots The Question:

It is good to be back (to the small degree that I am) among such a worthy community, and I apologize for my forwardness. :)

I'm now going to embark on the process I thought of nearly a week ago,...
Forum: The Books 06-16-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,106
Posted By Iarwain
Boots dare I say it? STOP! PLEASE! Has...

dare I say it?

STOP!

PLEASE!

Has no one here a concept of what constitutes a discussion? We are NOT here to wander aimlessly in search of nothing. As the introductory post on this thread...
Forum: The Books 06-10-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,106
Posted By Iarwain
Boots I'm surprised at myself and all the others who...

I'm surprised at myself and all the others who posted on this thread. I was wandering (as always), and I returned here, to reread my original post. At the beginning, I was fine with what I said,...
Forum: The Books 06-03-2005, 06:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,385
Posted By Iarwain
I'm sure this post is at least a year late, but...

I'm sure this post is at least a year late, but reading Burrahobbit's last post reminded me of something I read once by C.S. Lewis.

He said that people often read Shakespeare (as an example), and...
Forum: Quiz Room 07-30-2004, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 136,757
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Are you Carcharoth?

Are you Carcharoth?
Forum: The Books 07-28-2004, 09:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,106
Posted By Iarwain
Boots I think I'll respond to Encaitare first, because...

I think I'll respond to Encaitare first, because your post struck me particularly. I disagree with the system you describe:

But, as Son of Numenor described above, Eru is necessarily good,...
Forum: The Books 07-23-2004, 06:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,106
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Responses continued...

I agree with Saucepan. To say that Eru 'willed evil' is irrational. It's sort of like me willing the blood vessels in my hand to rupture. (not the best analogy, I know)

And here, part 3 of my...
Forum: The Books 07-22-2004, 06:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,106
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Time for responses! Tour, I agree with you...

Time for responses!

Tour, I agree with you completely, and your post was as on topic as it could be.

Lindil, you were right, it is extremely rare that Eru excercises his will on "creation," but...
Forum: The Books 07-19-2004, 06:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,106
Posted By Iarwain
Boots And Eru Smiled

Somehow, upon pondering existence a few days ago, I (again, somehow) arrived at the fascinating conclusion that Good and Evil are not perfect opposites. Perhaps I could spend a few pages discussing...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-13-2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,898
Posted By Iarwain
Boots In response to Fordim Hedgethistle (I think I...

In response to Fordim Hedgethistle (I think I spelled that correctly), by the time the book was over, Lobelia had become one of my favourite non-fellowship hobbits. I always find it tremendously sad...
Forum: Quiz Room 05-19-2004, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 136,757
Posted By Iarwain
Boots I think that "The Lord of the Rings" could easily...

I think that "The Lord of the Rings" could easily be right, but if not, I'll venture to guess that it is the War of Wrath, if only because there were three "divisions" of elves: Vanyar, Noldor,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-05-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,943
Posted By Iarwain
Boots I have a question: how does the scale icon...

I have a question: how does the scale icon "reputation" meter work as a replacement (I assume) for our old bone ratings?

Iarwain
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-05-2004, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,809
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Many thanks, Mark, hopefully I'll adjust to it...

Many thanks, Mark, hopefully I'll adjust to it quickly. :)


Iarwain
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-05-2004, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,809
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Much Has Changed

Being away for six or seven months can leave people slightly curious when, upon returning, they discover a site that looks corporately owned, rather than privately funded. What has happened?
...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-30-2003, 02:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,101
Posted By Iarwain
Boots Fingon. His name always kept mixing me up,...

Fingon. His name always kept mixing me up, between Finrod, Finwe, Fingolfin, and all the other "fin-"s. What did he do that was important, anyway?

And that Feanor, he always seemed like an...
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