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Forum: The Books 01-12-2017, 05:19 PM
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Let's not get into this again.....

Let's not get into this again.....
Forum: The Books 11-01-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,420
Cause you asked for it

The final 1,078,564 words (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=10593)on the subject.
Forum: The Books 10-28-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,007
I need a snack

I've always seen evil in Middle-Earth not as a presence (the Manichean heresy) but as absence (nicely orthodox of me and fitting for our very religiously conservative professor): in particular, as an...
Forum: The Books 10-28-2016, 11:09 AM
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So why the big secret?

Well, having considered the matter I tend to subscribe to a new, combination theory I suppose -- that it was originally #3 (a fragmentary 'mistake' by the author as a result of many drafts and...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,414
A tidbit

A quick review of the relevant thread from the CBC forum finds this post:

http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showpost.php?p=347496&postcount=8

In which Davem (who else?!) throws some potentially...
Forum: The Books 10-26-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,414
Gandalf....fortune teller??

Quick Query About Something I Have Wondered About For Years:

In Gandalf's letter to Frodo in the chapter "Strider" (you all know it: the letter that Barliman neglects to deliver), Gandalf adds the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-23-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,646
Views: 267,290
I'm actually around the Forums quite a bit -- I...

I'm actually around the Forums quite a bit -- I just don't post anymore, being much more content to read and think.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-22-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,646
Views: 267,290
Thank you for the good wishes, they make me feel...

Thank you for the good wishes, they make me feel fifty years younger!
Forum: The Books 02-09-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
*Big cheerful wave back*

*Big cheerful wave back*
Forum: The Books 02-02-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Bwahahaha

Love it.
Forum: The Books 07-07-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,115
Depressing idea

I think the truly sad answer to the question is that to the minds of many (Tolkien and myself included) Sauron did win and is now very much in the process of laying waste to the Earth in the pursuit...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 24,188
Bilbo's greatest moment

The only thing that matters to Bilbo is trying to find a way to prevent all-out war and he's willing to betray his friends and give up all hope of treasure if that means he can stop the killing. He's...
Forum: The Books 10-22-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,491
What the Professor says

"It is not difficult to imagine the peculiar excitement and joy that one would feel, if any specially beautiful fairy-story were found to be “primarily” true, its narrative to be history, without...
Forum: The Movies 10-21-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 44,302
Then see it in Spanish: El Hobito. "Donde esta...

Then see it in Spanish: El Hobito. "Donde esta Smauga? Aqui? EEEEEYAAAAA, vamanos Thorino!"
Forum: The Movies 10-17-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 44,302
I still say it was a fun movie. And the new one...

I still say it was a fun movie. And the new one looks fun too. It ain't The Hobbit, but it looks fun nonetheless. Somebody pass me the popcorn.
Forum: The Books 07-09-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,879
Saruman the fool

It really just shows how foolish Saruman has become: in his reckoning, the loss of power in Middle Earth that Galadriel and the Elves now face is terrible; for a long time (until she was tested by...
Forum: The Movies 01-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 44,302
Yeah: what Phillip Said

I could write a lengthy review or simply post this link -- the best review I've read of the film (written, incidentally, by one of the best writers of YA fantasy).
...
Forum: The Movies 01-19-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 32,100
Hell, I liked it

I saw the film over the hols and thoroughly enjoyed it -- sure, it wasn't the book, but I wasn't expecting it to be. I was very pleasantly surprised to see how much of the 'added' material was...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,331
More about the cast

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/47150
Forum: The Books 10-19-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,618
Why do we even need to assume that anyone or...

Why do we even need to assume that anyone or anything or any force 'sent' the dream to either of them? Aren't dreams self-generated? I've always just assumed that Faramir and Boromir didn't just...
Forum: The Books 10-13-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 57,667
Aha! ...

Aha!

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1185029_99121466003_BitzBalrogWingsMain_873x627.jpg
Forum: The Books 10-13-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,139
Pretty darn big.

Pretty darn big.
Forum: The Books 10-13-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,305
"But Sam turned to Bywater, and so came back up...

"But Sam turned to Bywater, and so came back up the Hill, as day was ending once more. And he went on, and there was yellow light, and fire within; and the evening meal was ready, and he was...
Forum: The Books 10-13-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,304
Hey man, I'm not saying anything so daft as,...

Hey man, I'm not saying anything so daft as, "LotR doesn't have a happy ending" as it most palpably does. I'm just disputing the premise of the book review that begins this thread that "The Children...
Forum: The Books 10-12-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,304
Not sure Tolkien would've agreed with you on this...

Not sure Tolkien would've agreed with you on this one. More to the point, I'm not sure I can agree with you on this one: there are still enough nukes on the planet to obliterate all human life, what,...
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