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Forum: The Books 07-22-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 132
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Posted By Kin-strife
[QUOTE=Ibrīnišilpathānezel;563090]There is also a...

[QUOTE=Ibrīnišilpathānezel;563090]There is also a scientific theory that postulates time as a construct of the human mind, a means by which we relate to the universe around us to give it some kind of...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Kin-strife
"The calendar used by the Hobbits of the Shire...

"The calendar used by the Hobbits of the Shire divided the year into twelve months which, unlike the irregular months of Roman and modern Europe, were of equal length: every month in the Hobbit year...
Forum: The Books 05-19-2004, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,129
Posted By Kin-strife
It's like applying freudian psychoanalysis to...

It's like applying freudian psychoanalysis to Shakespeare (i.e Hamlet's supposed oedipus complex). It is how literature lives. Different ages breed different philosophical opinions and these colour...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2003, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting I remember when I first read the books when I was...

I remember when I first read the books when I was thirteen I found the homely adventuring in the Shire at the start a bit of a labour and was impatient to get to the grander and darker settings...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2003, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,088
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting I feel a cold hand on my heart at the thought,...

I feel a cold hand on my heart at the thought, mentioned somewhere above, of Smčagol denying the call to the halls of Mandos and tarrying beside the molten grave of his precious. Where, perhaps, to...
Forum: The Books 01-18-2003, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Kin-strife
Question How would it all of ended if...

As I assume most of us know the Necromancer referred to in The Hobbit was finally revealed, in The LOTR, to be none other than the 2nd and 3rd ages' favourite whipping boy Sauron. However, we also...
Forum: The Books 06-14-2002, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Substituted Science

I made this point in a thread about animated nature a long time ago in this forum which I meant to use to start a new topic but never did. So I'm doing it now. Most of the original post is given...
Forum: The Books 06-12-2002, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Tolkien said he didn't particularly like the...

Tolkien said he didn't particularly like the Gaelic language so I don't think it would have provided the basis for any of his own languages. I found a quote in his letters written in 1955 where he...
Forum: The Books 06-10-2002, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Being Irish I don't think its geographically big...

Being Irish I don't think its geographically big enough. I'd say, if anything, its Europe.
Forum: The Books 06-09-2002, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,610
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting To go back to Solikat's point about fate in lotr...

To go back to Solikat's point about fate in lotr I think it all goes back to the music of the Ainur in the Ainulindale which seems to predetermine the entire history of Middle-earth. Glimpses of...
Forum: The Books 06-09-2002, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting I don't know about Radagast being bored. He loved...

I don't know about Radagast being bored. He loved the animals of Middle-earth and devoted most of his time to them. Perhaps he didn't wish to leave them until he had to. Maybe he's still here under...
Forum: The Books 06-09-2002, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Just on the subject of hygiene and health we must...

Just on the subject of hygiene and health we must remember some facts in the books that don't exist real life. In the books all the wrongs in the world are fundamentally blamed on the marring of Arda...
Forum: The Books 06-09-2002, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Perhaps Maeglin in Gondolin had a feeling of...

Perhaps Maeglin in Gondolin had a feeling of isolation often felt by immigrants in lands, though grander, still more alien and unfamiliar then the ones they were raised in. Being a descendant of the...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 01-23-2002, 04:40 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,982
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Just to add to Mr. Underhills point about the...

Just to add to Mr. Underhills point about the connections between Gandalf and Jesus, I mentioned in another topic (the image of Eru) that there is a note in 'The Istari' in UT where it says that...
Forum: The Books 01-09-2002, 07:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,862
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Dont' get upset Elrian. Orc999 obviously didn't...

Dont' get upset Elrian. Orc999 obviously didn't realise that Mithadans post was sarcastic. I myself found the post irritating until I looked up to see Mithadans name, than I cracked up right in the...
Forum: The Books 01-06-2002, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,201
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Schvenn, I think your collation of evil with cold...

Schvenn, I think your collation of evil with cold is apt. The image Tolkien often prefered was shadow and light (compare Mordor, the land of shadow, with the light of Lorien). Like the relationship...
Forum: The Movies 12-17-2001, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,166
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting My own personel images of the characters in the...

My own personel images of the characters in the lord of the rings seem to change with each rereading. I remember when I first picked up the lord of the rings after my sister raving about it I had not...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2001, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting There were 144 Elves to begin with. There's my...

There were 144 Elves to begin with.
There's my two cents, though obviously the number grew greatly since then.
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 11-26-2001, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,954
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Really? I didn't know that. where was that said?...

Really? I didn't know that. where was that said? Was that because Finwe refused to leave Mandos while Feanor wasn't allowed, thus alowing Mģriel to leave?
Forum: The Books 11-25-2001, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Narya hadn't been cocnceived by the time the...

Narya hadn't been cocnceived by the time the hobbit was written, so it helping engineer the trip to the lonely and spurring Bilbo out of his hole couldn't have been the initial idea. However, while...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 11-23-2001, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,954
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting They were both the same Glorfindel. When Elves...

They were both the same Glorfindel. When Elves die there their fear (spirits) go to the halls of Mandos in Valinor. There they stay until they can be re-housed in a new hroa (body) based on the...
Forum: The Books 11-22-2001, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting Some interesting points Sharkł. The thought of...

Some interesting points Sharkł. The thought of animated nature could be seen as the influence behind myth in general. A lot of mythology stems from ideas inspired by the natural world. Before the...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-19-2001, 01:32 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 30,445
Posted By Kin-strife
Question Feanor eas never a king?

Feanor eas never a king?
Forum: The Books 11-19-2001, 05:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,812
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting I'm sorry, I've just noticed this Gandalf=Manwe...

I'm sorry, I've just noticed this Gandalf=Manwe thread and want to contribute.
I made a point before in the "image of Eru" thread that the role Gandalf plays in LotR is similar to that played by...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-17-2001, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,549
Posted By Kin-strife
Sting My real name is Rundin Iceylegs and my sig name...

My real name is Rundin Iceylegs and my sig name is Kąr Iceyfist, so either way I'm a pretty icey individual.
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