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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-03-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 69
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Posted By goldwine
Oldies on IRC

A few of us are still around on IRC.. including the elusive and rare species of Burrahobbit!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-30-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By goldwine
:d

:d
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-29-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By goldwine
Congratulations, Oblo! So good to hear your news!

Congratulations, Oblo! So good to hear your news!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-23-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,259
Posted By goldwine
www.mibbit.com is an excellent web based client...

www.mibbit.com is an excellent web based client for anyone interested
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-22-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,259
Posted By goldwine
I think I would faint if Sharkey spoke! Which...

I think I would faint if Sharkey spoke! Which would keep me quiet.. some people would pay good money for that ;)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-22-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,259
Posted By goldwine
Ah for the old days! Where have you all been?!

Ah for the old days! Where have you all been?!
Forum: The Books 01-03-2003, 03:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,764
Posted By goldwine
Sting I think that a film adaptation more faithful to...

I think that a film adaptation more faithful to the text and philosophy of the book is possible. Whether it would be a commercial success is another question. I appreciated the wonderful...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2002, 01:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By goldwine
Sting I think that the fantasy genre has had such a...

I think that the fantasy genre has had such a resurgence of popularity in part because of all the 'real -life, real-time' shows which have bombarded our screens in recent times. We want not only...
Forum: The Books 06-29-2002, 12:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,283
Posted By goldwine
Sting Thanks for your interesting posts. As has been...

Thanks for your interesting posts. As has been said previously Tolkien's writing is indicative of the era and his academic male-dominated lifestyle. I agree with Lush that he seems to place women on...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-03-2002, 02:17 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 24,076
Posted By goldwine
Sting Must be Orald...I have seen the cartoon!

Must be Orald...I have seen the cartoon!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-01-2002, 03:56 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 24,076
Posted By goldwine
Sting Thanks for the fascinating insights into the...

Thanks for the fascinating insights into the lifestyles of the not-so-rich and not-so-famous! You are all even more interesting than I thought!
Name (that you go by):Goldwine, Goldie, Hey you,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-17-2002, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By goldwine
Sting I would like to add my few words of appreciation...

I would like to add my few words of appreciation too, BW! Thanks for your hard work on our behalf!
Forum: The Books 04-16-2002, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,166
Posted By goldwine
Sting Thanks for the interesting link Esty. I think...

Thanks for the interesting link Esty. I think that Tolkien would have appreciated the comparisons to Beowulf and contrasts to Milton, but I wonder if the Jung parallels would have sat as easily. We...
Forum: The Books 04-11-2002, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By goldwine
Sting I wonder if the elves in their wisdom knew that...

I wonder if the elves in their wisdom knew that advances in technology would not improve the quality of their lives? They had first hand knowledge in understanding the workings of the world, and as...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 04-11-2002, 04:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,216
Posted By goldwine
Sting I remember good ol' Marlin Perkins (whoops that's...

I remember good ol' Marlin Perkins (whoops that's my age showing too!) I think we should stick to Marlin - the croc hunter would want to get right in there with the mating orcs and tell us how cute...
Forum: The Books 04-09-2002, 06:25 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,645
Posted By goldwine
Sting Great posts guys! I some think Sci-Fi stands...

Great posts guys! I some think Sci-Fi stands alone because it is merely the extension of reality..eg. if they are predictions of future technology etc. I think the line between fantasy and sci-fi...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 04-08-2002, 11:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,216
Posted By goldwine
Sting Well... I have pictures in my head which don't...

Well... I have pictures in my head which don't seem to want to go away! Thanks guys! Perhaps some of the orcs were female? Do we only assume that they were male because of their names etc? This is...
Forum: The Books 04-04-2002, 03:40 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,645
Posted By goldwine
Sting Great posts guys! I think that the acceptance of...

Great posts guys! I think that the acceptance of fantasy genre and FOTR's lack of OSCAR success are unrelated. Without detracting from all the valuable comments above... I dont think that PJ came...
Forum: The Books 04-04-2002, 02:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,625
Posted By goldwine
Sting Thanks Child of the 7th Age. It is interesting to...

Thanks Child of the 7th Age. It is interesting to ponder how the real world impacted Tolkien's stories, isn't it?
Forum: The Books 04-01-2002, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,625
Posted By goldwine
Sting Thanks for the post. Re-reading the story of...

Thanks for the post. Re-reading the story of Luthien and Beren in the Silm, they had a rough time, although their love allowed them to overcome much. I wonder if Edith and JRRT had difficult...
Forum: The Movies 03-31-2002, 05:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,924
Posted By goldwine
Sting I feel much more kindly disposed to PJ after...

I feel much more kindly disposed to PJ after reading your commments! and have much more critical understanding of the movie process. I have also come to the conclusion that the bits where nothing...
Forum: The Movies 03-28-2002, 05:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,924
Posted By goldwine
Sting I have read your re-writes with interst...

I have read your re-writes with interst guys...good ideas. I wonder how many real Tolkien fans PJ discussed his ideas with? It has been my experience that those who knew the books well were the most...
Forum: The Books 03-23-2002, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By goldwine
Sting Oh yeah! and about the Gollum thing! I think that...

Oh yeah! and about the Gollum thing! I think that although it was mercy that stayed the hand of Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn etc. underlying it was the hand of fate(?) that kept him for the purpose...
Forum: The Books 03-23-2002, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By goldwine
Sting I was there for the first discussion, and...

I was there for the first discussion, and although those of us who actually partook, enjoyed it. Others preferred to discuss how cute Legolas is and which way his hair looked better!
It was great...
Forum: The Books 03-22-2002, 04:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 73,192
Posted By goldwine
Sting Does that mean the BD has gone from 200 - 2000 in...

Does that mean the BD has gone from 200 - 2000 in 18 months? or is my late night maths letting me down! Thats amazing growth! I actually got a link to an article on this board from another site that...
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