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Forum: The Books 08-03-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,564
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Congratulations!

Congratulations, William Cloud Hicklin, on your work finally appearing! :cool:

As Inziladun said, it's interesting that the Professor was sorting out much of the chronology while 'doing his bit'...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-03-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,158
Views: 779,069
Posted By Faramir Jones
White-Hand Good to see you're back!

Good to see you're back, bilbobaggins764!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-03-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up I'm impressed!

I'm impressed by you reading The Lord of the Rings at the age of nine!:D

As mentioned before, I came to it and The Hobbit late. While I enjoyed the Jackanory adaptation of The Hobbit, I did not...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-29-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Faramir Jones
My first proper introduction to Tolkien's works

That dramatisation of The Hobbit for Jackanory was my first proper introduction to Tolkien's works, which was late compared to many others, I being 10 at the time it was broadcast.:cool:
Forum: The Books 07-29-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up I agree with you

I agree with what you said about him, Mithalwen, which was why I felt the loss of part of my childhood when I read about his death.:(
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-28-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Faramir Jones
Boots It is sad

It is sad, Mithalwen, despite him having had both a long life and a long career.

I also posted news of his death a little while ago in the Books thread.

In this context, I particularly...
Forum: The Books 07-28-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Faramir Jones
Boots Bernard Cribbins RIP

I saw very recently the sad death of Bernard Cribbins, at the age of 93, after a very long and varied career.:(

I post here because, among the many characters I remember him for, he played Bilbo...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-23-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,849
Posted By Faramir Jones
White-Hand Welcome!

Welcome to the Downs, Soriman! You started a very good and relevant thread indeed. Asking where the site was at was a good question; and I enjoyed seeing some other Downers reappear, whom I haven't...
Forum: The Books 04-23-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,231
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up A great idea!

Looking at Farmer Giles of Ham is a great idea, Esty! :D I'll be giving you and the others my ideas and opinions soon!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-19-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,764
Posted By Faramir Jones
I appreciate that very much

I appreciate that very much, Pervinca! :)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-18-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,764
Posted By Faramir Jones
Tolkien Oxonmoot 2020

I recently logged out from over 6 hours of the new online moot. Strange, but deeply enjoyable, to read the chats of so many fans at the same time, including those at the other side of the world! :D
...
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,856
Posted By Faramir Jones
Ring So passes Sir Ian Holm

Thanks for starting this thread, William. His Tolkien-related work, though important, was one part of a great career.:):( Im glad that were also discussing his other great roles.:cool:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-05-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 324,603
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Looking forward to seeing fellow Downers in Brum!

Just to say that Ill be arriving in Birmingham tomorrow for Tolkien 2019, and am looking forward to seeing fellow Downers there! :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-02-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,823
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up That costume sounds interesting!

That costume sounds interesting, Esty! I'll see you I(and others) in Brum soon! :D
Forum: The Books 05-15-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,345
Posted By Faramir Jones
White-Hand Thanks for starting this thread

Thanks for starting this thread, Huinesoron.

I agree with you that the first response to the 2 quotations from The Hobbit is that the book is 'children's fantasy and wasn't intended to be set in...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-29-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,517
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Glad that you're coming!

Squatter, I'm glad that you're coming, and that you got a room in St. Hugh's, which isn't too far from St. Antony's.;)

The TS's website has the programme for the 'moot up:
...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-15-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,517
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up I have, thanks!

Pervinca, thanks for reminding me about the booking situation. Luckily, I was in touch over 2 weeks ago, but even then, had difficulties due to the demand. The TS admitted it was 'blown away' by the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-25-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,517
Posted By Faramir Jones
Tolkien Thank you for your review!

Thank you for your review of the exhibition, Lalaith!:D It's nice to read that you 'could have stayed there all day', and that what was there 'really conveyed what an incredibly talented artist...
Forum: The Books 06-20-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,047
Posted By Faramir Jones
Boots Trotter

R.R.J Tolkien, when you asked if Tolkien 'originally had much more of the hobbits in the Lord of the Rings' which were later cut out, I thought at once of a hobbit called Trotter in the early drafts,...
Forum: The Movies 06-20-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 117,432
Posted By Faramir Jones
'Should you be giving certain people bad ideas?'

Formendacil, I found what you wrote here interesting:

Nah, the real twist will come (at the end of season three or four) when Aragorn is killed and Evilagorn takes his place as part of some long...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-20-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,158
Views: 779,069
Posted By Faramir Jones
White-Hand Welcome!

As Inziladun said, welcome to you anyway, Rhun charioteer! Please don't worry about the delay in introducing yourself. I lurked for a long time before I decided to join, let alone make any...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-20-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,517
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Tolkien Events 2018

While it's quite late, I thought I would start a thread for events happening this year, including Oxonmoot 2018, on 20th - 23rd September, and the exhibition in the Bodleian Library, Tolkien: Maker...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-20-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,823
Posted By Faramir Jones
Pipe Tolkien 2019

I thought I would put up a thread about Tolkien 2019, the conference the Tolkien Society will be holding in the MacDonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham, England, UK,
for 7th - 11th August 2019,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-21-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,842
Posted By Faramir Jones
1420! Belated congratulations!

Belated congratulations to you, skip!

I understand what you mean, Inziladun. I'm uncle to someone who will be 10 soon; and I'm wondering what happened between now and the newborn baby I held in my...
Forum: The Movies 03-21-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,871
Posted By Faramir Jones
Silmaril Thank you for your replies

Thank you for your replies, Huinesoron and Inziladun! :D

Huinesoron, you have a point here:

The trouble with Aldarion and Erendis is that it's so unrelentingly bleak.

But I would say that...
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