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Forum: The Books 09-16-2008, 01:50 PM
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Posted By bilbo_baggins
Agreed. The Istari must have had mostly normal...

Agreed. The Istari must have had mostly normal functions, although I can't think of an instance where Radagast, Gandalf, or Saruman betray their human weakness.

But I have to ask: what about...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 09-02-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,325
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Yes, indeed!

Yes, indeed!
Forum: Quotable Quotes 09-02-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,325
Posted By bilbo_baggins
You're probably right about the Inn... I couldn't...

You're probably right about the Inn... I couldn't think of which Inn the movie showed them in, or if it told you which one it was.

That was a very, very good quote!

Now for one that's much...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 09-02-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,325
Posted By bilbo_baggins
That would be the Gaffer, at "The Ivy Bush" in...

That would be the Gaffer, at "The Ivy Bush" in Bywater.
Forum: Quotable Quotes 08-30-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,325
Posted By bilbo_baggins
You got it

You got it
Forum: Quotable Quotes 08-30-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,325
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Hmmm, I didn't know if that would be right. I...

Hmmm, I didn't know if that would be right. I think Aragorn said "fires of Mordor" at that point, and not "fires of Mount Doom."

For my quote:



easy, I suppose.
Forum: Quotable Quotes 08-30-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,325
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Ah... is it Aragorn, at the parting of the...

Ah... is it Aragorn, at the parting of the company?
Forum: Quotable Quotes 08-30-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,325
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Gandalf, at Elrond's council?

Gandalf, at Elrond's council?
Forum: The Books 08-25-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,299
Posted By bilbo_baggins
I wouldn't say I necessarily dismiss it as a feat...

I wouldn't say I necessarily dismiss it as a feat of physical strength, so much as I have always exalted it to a battle of more spiritual proportions. Battling with Melkor is obviously not a purely...
Forum: The Books 08-25-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,269
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Thank you Estelyn, for pointing out Hitler's...

Thank you Estelyn, for pointing out Hitler's Austrian backgrounds. However my point was that Sauron couldn't be patriotic to Mordor, since he was a Maia, whereas, Hitler at least had some vague idea...
Forum: The Books 08-24-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 46,452
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Do we posters have rights? Is there legislation?...

Do we posters have rights? Is there legislation? Wow, I always thought that the Downs were plutocratic, being run by mods and people-in-control...

Does this mean we can elect a parliament of peers...
Forum: The Books 08-24-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,269
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Pipe Sauron a patriot?

burrahobbit is right.

And, as per the trend of Bethberry's inquest into details in the comparison of Mordor with Nazi Germany, I have one thought: was Sauron a patriot?

I might push more than a...
Forum: The Books 08-24-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 37,908
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Hmmm, this is very good. Tolkien himself has made...

Hmmm, this is very good. Tolkien himself has made the point, I believe, that man does not inherently lie, and that he should not be a Grima Wormtongue as it were...

But the second bold section in...
Forum: The Books 08-24-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,299
Posted By bilbo_baggins
In fact, I've often wondered: did Elves even...

In fact, I've often wondered: did Elves even produce something as filthy as manure? They do eat food (lembas bread for instance), but then again, they are the Eldar, and could such lofty and wondrous...
Forum: The Books 08-24-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 37,908
Posted By bilbo_baggins
I have to say I believe that Tolkien's depiction...

I have to say I believe that Tolkien's depiction of battles do contribute to idea of pro gloria patriae in the minds of fresh readers. Whether this is intentional is not as easily answered......
Forum: The Books 03-06-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,093
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Apologies. Couldn't a Valar destroy the...

Apologies.

Couldn't a Valar destroy the Ring? Obviously the fires of Mount Doom were powerful enough, but since the Ring was made by a Maia, could not one of the Ainur destroy it? Perhaps Aule's...
Forum: The Books 03-05-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,093
Posted By bilbo_baggins
What about throwing the Ring into the chasm below...

What about throwing the Ring into the chasm below Durin's bridge where Gandalf and the Balrog fell? Not even Sauron could venture there, and the Ring couldn't really levitate. Albeit, the Ring would...
Forum: The Books 03-03-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,093
Posted By bilbo_baggins
But then it would gnaw on Gandalf's mind, who as...

But then it would gnaw on Gandalf's mind, who as we already know (by way of his being tempted with the ring by Frodo's offer) is liable to temptation. Would it not grow upon at least him, and because...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-17-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,126
Posted By bilbo_baggins
I always want to call Elrond "Socrates" and...

I always want to call Elrond "Socrates" and Aragorn "Achilles" and before anyone mentions it, yes I was raised on Homer.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-17-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,867
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Name: Many names beyond count including: Fred,...

Name: Many names beyond count including: Fred, James, Will, Ski bum, bilbo, Dingo-dog... ( you get the picture)

Quest: To be understood and respected by at least one person before I die.
...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-08-2005, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,559
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Then if Dragons were created from extant...

Then if Dragons were created from extant creatures, were they not possibly corrupted (if they could be corrupted) from the deep crawling things beneath the earth mentioned by Gandalf? In that case,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-08-2005, 08:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,559
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Well who's to say that Eru picking sides? I'm not...

Well who's to say that Eru picking sides? I'm not claiming to be rooting for Melkor or anything, but if Eru gave life to Aule's creation and Yavanna's creation, why not give life to Melkor's...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-07-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,559
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Will we know have to get into a discussion of...

Will we know have to get into a discussion of what Tom Bombadil is? Tom is the eternal LoTR exception in my mind. Dragons were actually created by Morgoth. How could they be even as powerful?
Forum: The Books 12-07-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,593
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Well, I'm pretty sure I agree with you Farael, in...

Well, I'm pretty sure I agree with you Farael, in so far as Isildur's was the last actual physical harm done to Sauron before he vanished, so that is the truly final (last, ending, none coming after)...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 12-07-2005, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6,654
Views: 232,009
Posted By bilbo_baggins
Unfortunately, a sudden outbreak of lice consumed...

Unfortunately, a sudden outbreak of lice consumed the kingdom.
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