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Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-13-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,761
Posted By Alphaelin
The Hobbit in 10 words or less: Hobbit...

The Hobbit in 10 words or less:

Hobbit travels, discovers ring, lives without handkerchief, makes enemies, returns.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-13-2007, 02:00 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,245
Posted By Alphaelin
Leaf Nogrod wrote: Perhaps the high price of...

Nogrod wrote:

Perhaps the high price of mushrooms added to their allure to hobbits. This might be the reason behind Farmer Maggot's wrath at the young Frodo's depradations. :D
Forum: The Movies 07-03-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,169
Posted By Alphaelin
Ahem...I believe I might have been one of those...

Ahem...I believe I might have been one of those ladies...and you are correct in my case; The Hitcher isn't my usual fare.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-27-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,116
Posted By Alphaelin
Rejected titles.... For The Lord of the...

Rejected titles....

For The Lord of the Rings:

"The Ring and I"

"Frodo Vs. the Volcano"
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-27-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3,121
Views: 77,567
Posted By Alphaelin
Morwen

Morwen
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-27-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,355
Posted By Alphaelin
I always linger over this chapter so I can...

I always linger over this chapter so I can compare Tolkien's descriptions with the maps in my old copy of 'The Silm'. I'm kind of a geek about maps anyway, and often read parts of this book with one...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-05-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,098
Posted By Alphaelin
Harumph, I could certainly live without being...

Harumph, I could certainly live without being called "Engwar", although I've found that being "Inscrutable" has come in handy at times. :D

Bęthberry wrote:



I think that there is a certain...
Forum: The Books 04-18-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 53,442
Posted By Alphaelin
Or maybe propellers.

Or maybe propellers.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-27-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,245
Posted By Alphaelin
1420! Lol! Perhaps we've been drawn in by a wight...

Lol! Perhaps we've been drawn in by a wight hoping for amenities like a fire & a good glass of scotch? Lack of either would explain the mournful song Frodo heard in the barrow. No wonder the wights...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-27-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,245
Posted By Alphaelin
High Plains Hobbits?

Bęthberry , this sounds like the 'soddies' built in the plains states of the U.S., for the same reason -- dirt and sod were the most easily acquired building materials and they provided good...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-27-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,245
Posted By Alphaelin
Hello, Boo

Not to worry, Boo! As far as I know, we're all on the near side of the grave ;)

I'd like to add my vote of approval for your handle! Excellent book...excellent movie...and Robert Duvall is one of...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-14-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,977
Posted By Alphaelin
High King , this is hysterical! Many thanks for...

High King , this is hysterical! Many thanks for the laughs -- I didn't play D&D that often, but it all seems so familiar.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-01-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 18,497
Posted By Alphaelin
...make it possible to add some nice crown...

...make it possible to add some nice crown molding between the ceiling and the wall on the next episode of This Old Hobbit Hole .


The wolf that one hears is worse than...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-01-2007, 01:42 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,245
Posted By Alphaelin
Thanks for the welcome back, Esty ! I saw...

Thanks for the welcome back, Esty !

I saw the 'Silm' threads in Chapter-by-Chapter and look forward to reading them. I found this book a hard read also, probably because it was put together by...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-30-2007, 02:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,217
Posted By Alphaelin
Tell him you've enrolled the Orcs in ballet...

Tell him you've enrolled the Orcs in ballet class, and that he has to watch their recital. Dress the Orcs in pink costumes, with maribou feathers. Make the Orcs dance to 'I'm a little teapot', and...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-30-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 76,245
Posted By Alphaelin
Slipping in for an ale & a sit down

Hello Old Downers!

Like Samwise, it occurred to me that I've been away for quite a long while -- far too long! This is always the first thread I check on the Downs, just to see who's about. I do...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-02-2006, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Alphaelin
Lol, my daughter & I saw him too, and spent about...

Lol, my daughter & I saw him too, and spent about an hour cheering on "Frodo Estel"! (Apologies to Scandinavian Downers...it was impossible to resist changing 'Estil'.)
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-10-2006, 03:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By Alphaelin
"Beware hobbits bearing rings." Sauron never...

"Beware hobbits bearing rings." Sauron never would listen to good advice.

"Take this ring and throw it." Frodo to Gollum at Mt. Doom.

"Taters make the world go round." attributed to Gaffer...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 02-10-2006, 03:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,668
Posted By Alphaelin
I enjoy this chapter so much, but it's rather a...

I enjoy this chapter so much, but it's rather a guilty pleasure: Trolls with cockney (?) accents, named William, Bert and Tom...dwarves who come down with temporary insanity and unhesitatingly walk...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 02-09-2006, 02:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,008
Posted By Alphaelin
I'm so glad to be able to join a C-b-C discussion...

I'm so glad to be able to join a C-b-C discussion *before* the halfway point in the book is reached :D

I'll try to respond to Esty's introductory post without boring anyone here who has already...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-26-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,357
Posted By Alphaelin
Congratulations, Fordim!!!

Clearly I have been gone too long! Fordim, I have no idea when you'll see this post, as you and the missus are probably still in the throes of sleep deprivation and in no state to check messages. But...
Forum: The Books 11-17-2005, 02:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,801
Posted By Alphaelin
Fordim wrote: and Response...

Fordim wrote:


and



Response to TH is as individual as each person, I think. For myself, I certainly was responding to the story rather than the adult reading it, as she was a teacher I...
Forum: The Books 11-12-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,801
Posted By Alphaelin
Forgive me for posting again, but another thought...

Forgive me for posting again, but another thought hit me:

Don't be afraid to show your own enthusiasm for your subject matter. The two best teachers I ever had were a Latin teacher in high school...
Forum: The Books 11-12-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,801
Posted By Alphaelin
Fordim, While I entirely understand the...

Fordim,

While I entirely understand the response of the females in your class to Treasure Island (I am sorry, but I have never liked books involving ships and the sea -- I loathed Moby Dick and...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-11-2005, 03:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,243
Posted By Alphaelin
Name: Alphaelin, Ann Quest: To find out what...

Name: Alphaelin, Ann

Quest: To find out what I'm doing here. Or to find Middle Earth, whichever comes first.

Favourite colour: Lavender

Most beloved Tolkien character: Faramir

Least...
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