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Forum: The Books 07-18-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By skytree
I understand your point in that it was produced...

I understand your point in that it was produced by the Catholic church but it doesn't negate the fact the Lewis and Tolkien friendship is well known for these deep discussions on the nature of life...
Forum: The Books 07-17-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,101
Posted By skytree
I agree with your analysis and the differences...

I agree with your analysis and the differences between Tolkien's myths and the writings of GRRM.

This is a clip from a documentary and reenacts one of the great philosophical debates between...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By skytree
similar reasons

I guess the intrigue comes from the fact Treebeard like the Balrog, IMHO might be one of the individuals of ME who might encounter the ring and not necessarily become it's thrall. I suppose when the...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By skytree
vengeance and justice

I don't recall Faramir being motivated by such emotions and he seemed to pity his enemies and feel some empathy.

Treebeard not so much. He was wise and kindly but I remember after the Entmoot...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By skytree
Treebeard and the One Ring

The Balrog and the One Ring thread got me thinking of what would have transpired if Frodo and the One Ring had come through Fangorn and into the presence of Treebeard? Would it have had any affect...
Forum: The Books 07-04-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,223
Posted By skytree
Balrog and The One Ring

Did Tolkien ever speculate on what would have occurred if the Balrog had gained the Ring when the Fellowship passed through Moria?
Forum: The Books 06-30-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,260
Posted By skytree
Size

In the Stenstrom article from the Arda Annual he actually does some sketching using horses with their noses at his shoulders and estimating Bilbo between 3' and 3'6" and normal body proportionality...
Forum: The Books 06-30-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,260
Posted By skytree
I think one of the best sources I have found on...

I think one of the best sources I have found on explaining Beorn is an essay by a University of Central Arkansas professor comparing the Hobbit to Beowulf. Some of his ideas on Beorn are the most...
Forum: The Books 06-30-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,260
Posted By skytree
It's actually a collection of essays by a...

It's actually a collection of essays by a gathering of Tolkien scholars that ended in early 90's. The essays and topics were gathered in annual publications.
...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,260
Posted By skytree
Beorn(Arda Annual)

Has anyone ever read the "Figure of Beorn" piece in the 1987 Arda annual by Anders Stenstrom? I saw it mentioned a while back and it was supposed to be a very insightful essay on Beorn, his possible...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,912
Posted By skytree
Dwarves, Elves, or Humans?

Which race is generally considered physically stronger?
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-24-2011, 09:16 AM
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Views: 1,319
Posted By skytree
Dwarves, Elves, or Men

Which race is physically stronger?
Forum: The Books 02-22-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By skytree
Searches

I was trying to do a search for Rog, the Noldor smith from Gondolin. Is there a way to search for a term with three letters? Just looking for a summary of information about him.
Forum: The Books 02-20-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,985
Posted By skytree
I don't know how athletic Grutte Pier was or if...

I don't know how athletic Grutte Pier was or if you would consider 430 lbs on a 7 footer athletic but he was certainly as strong as an ox and led a rebellion that ultimately failed in stopping the...
Forum: The Books 02-20-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,985
Posted By skytree
I understand that from a dramatic standpoint that...

I understand that from a dramatic standpoint that has to hold true, that is why I was asking about the History of Middle Earth, which I haven't read yet.

I happen to be of Dutch descent from the...
Forum: The Books 02-20-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,985
Posted By skytree
Plenty on this forum for example. If you take...

Plenty on this forum for example. If you take the description on face value, that Bilbo was able to walk beneath a tunic that came down to Beorn's knees without ducking, that would put Beorn...
Forum: The Books 02-19-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,985
Posted By skytree
If you look at a literal description of Beorn,...

If you look at a literal description of Beorn, you could extrapolate that he was Goliath proportions, maybe 10-12 feet tall and it always seem he is dismissed because the Hobbit was meant to be a...
Forum: The Books 02-19-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,985
Posted By skytree
Just thinking of some old English Kings, you had...

Just thinking of some old English Kings, you had kings like Edward Longshanks or Richard the Lionhearted who were tall, athletically built like Aragorn but you also had kings like Edward the IV, or...
Forum: The Books 02-19-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,985
Posted By skytree
Physiques

Other than Forlong the Fat, it seems there were no plus size or large physique people in Middle Earth. Aragorn and Boromir were large, powerful men but neither were described as any more than what...
Forum: The Books 07-01-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By skytree
I think Beorn, even though Tolkien commented he...

I think Beorn, even though Tolkien commented he was a man was meant to be one of those unexplained mysteries that exist in the world.

Alone, he turned the tide of battle where 3/4 of the Orcs of...
Forum: The Books 05-23-2010, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,104
Posted By skytree
Did Tolkien ever discuss whether the Blue Wizards...

Did Tolkien ever discuss whether the Blue Wizards departed Middle Earth? One or both could have arisen as a serious threat on the level of Sauron, or at least Sauruman.
Forum: The Books 05-23-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,566
Posted By skytree
Frodo had a sense of it, even before Lothlorien...

Frodo had a sense of it, even before Lothlorien but he chose to let events play out, maybe a premonition or sense of fate. If he hadn't maybe there wouldn't have been the sundering of the fellowship...
Forum: The Books 05-23-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,964
Posted By skytree
Andsigil, thanks for those links. Do you...

Andsigil, thanks for those links. Do you recommend any other sites for Middle Earth illustrations?
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-22-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By skytree
Unfortunately little is spoken of Erkenbrand...

Unfortunately little is spoken of Erkenbrand other than he is might and that the strength and valor of Helm Hammerhand is alive in him.
Forum: The Books 05-22-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,871
Posted By skytree
I know Mead Halls or at least I think were...

I know Mead Halls or at least I think were completely unique to Scandinavian cultures in Europe, and of course wearing their hair long and braided with beards is similar to the Viking culture. Of...
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