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Forum: The Books 07-10-2016, 08:32 AM
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Views: 2,878
Posted By Sardy
Well, it certainly offers a new answer to the age...

Well, it certainly offers a new answer to the age old debates of 'why didn't the eagles fly the ring to Mt. Doom?' and 'why not just cast it in the ocean?'

After all, as the saying goes, ya can't...
Forum: The Books 07-10-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,878
Posted By Sardy
The "Well what next?" fox and The One Ring

""Hobbits! Well what next? I have heard of Strange doings in this land but I have seldom heard of a hobbit sleeping out of doors under a tree. Three of them! There's something mighty queer behind...
Forum: The Books 02-09-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,962
Posted By Sardy
Thanks! Yes, apparently my post was a bit...

Thanks! Yes, apparently my post was a bit premature - I'm currently rereading and saw my question answered in "The Road to Isengard."

I suppose a small part of my question is still valid: Was the...
Forum: The Books 02-06-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,695
Posted By Sardy
Chicken and egg, Ent and tree...

According to Treebeard, it was the Elves who woke the trees and taught them to speak.

Yet, Gandalf describes Treebeard as the oldest living thing in Middle-earth. I'd always assumed that while...
Forum: The Books 02-06-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,962
Posted By Sardy
The forest of Helm's Deep

A question - after the battle of Helm's Deep, did the Ents (or more likely the Huorns) remain "rooted" outside the Gate, thus creating a new forest and semi-permanently changing the geography of...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,827
Posted By Sardy
Interesting, I hadn't realized that Gildor, et al...

Interesting, I hadn't realized that Gildor, et al had been raised in Valinor - surely that would affect their perception of the world around them...

And to clarify (in case it wasn't clearly...
Forum: The Books 01-25-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,827
Posted By Sardy
The strange paths of Elvish dreams

I touched on this briefly in my "Tolkien and Psychedelics" thread a while back, but on every reread I am fascinated with Tolkien's exploration of the nature of consciousness - and how it seems to...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,151
Posted By Sardy
I think it's not so much that Bilbo "didn't...

I think it's not so much that Bilbo "didn't care", as it is that while both he and Frodo were changed by their travels, Bilbo was changed for the better while Frodo was changed in a negative way....
Forum: The Books 01-15-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,139
Posted By Sardy
So glad to see this thread revived!!! I do have a...

So glad to see this thread revived!!! I do have a lot more to say on the subject, and will be back when time permits. For now, here is an absolutely wonderful and brilliant essay discussing Tolkien,...
Forum: The Books 03-18-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,267
Posted By Sardy
This calls to mind a related question - that of...

This calls to mind a related question - that of the idea of Faith vs. Knowledge in the elves. Perhaps if there is sufficient discussion, this should be given it's own thread...

Particularly of the...
Forum: The Books 06-01-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By Sardy
Elves and Free Will

On a current rereading of The Silmarillion, the following caught my attention,

"But to the Atani [men] he gave a new gift. ... They should have a virtue to shape their life, amid the power and...
Forum: The Books 02-24-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,918
Posted By Sardy
Hmm... My thought would be "no" ...but that's the...

Hmm... My thought would be "no" ...but that's the thing with "moral standpoints" isn't it? ;)
Forum: The Books 02-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,918
Posted By Sardy
Yes. Or more accurately, the Estate can want...

Yes.

Or more accurately, the Estate can want anything they'd like. And improper is quite a subjective notion. I think that what you meant to ask, is 'Would the Estate have legal recourse to put a...
Forum: The Books 02-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,918
Posted By Sardy
As an author who, on occasion, has used...

As an author who, on occasion, has used historical figures as characters (Hitler, Jesus, Einstein... and not always portrayed in the most flattering or historically accurate light) - I just wanted to...
Forum: The Books 10-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,459
Posted By Sardy
LOL! Or perhaps, "One Ring to Rule Them All..." ...

LOL! Or perhaps, "One Ring to Rule Them All..."

I'll take a look at Tinuviel now... Thanks!

Other thoughts?
Forum: The Books 10-12-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,459
Posted By Sardy
Wedding Readings - Help Needed :)

Hi All--

Wonder if I might pick your collective brain for some quoteable material---I will be doing a few readings at my sister's wedding on Friday, and thought an excerpt, poem or song from...
Forum: The Books 08-08-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sardy
Crack of Doom: Magic or very, VERY HOT?

Just a thought I had upon reading again the origins of the One Ring... and how it could only be unmade in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged... Why Mount Doom?

Was the ring forged there...
Forum: The Books 08-08-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,722
Posted By Sardy
I'd love to know more about the Blue...

I'd love to know more about the Blue Wizards---their mission(s) and their fate(s), as well as Radagast's doings about Middle-earth... Would also love to learn more about Dol Guldur and the...
Forum: The Books 06-27-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By Sardy
Cool theory!! Don't necessily agree with it, but...

Cool theory!! Don't necessily agree with it, but definitely fun to ponder...!



Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it estabished that Tom Bombadil existed long before the birth of the Witch...
Forum: The Movies 05-11-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,680
Posted By Sardy
Perhaps she has been cast to do the opening VO...

Perhaps she has been cast to do the opening VO monologs, which would be perfectly in tune with the LotR films.
Forum: The Books 06-24-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,160
Posted By Sardy
Actually, it was sitting on its wings... :)

Actually, it was sitting on its wings... :)
Forum: The Books 06-19-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,802
Posted By Sardy
I'd never noticed that passage, or at least never...

I'd never noticed that passage, or at least never gave thought to its implications. The question that I'm left with now is why did Aragorn, as King Elessar in the Fourth age, not ever visit...
Forum: The Books 06-08-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,565
Posted By Sardy
Why so serious? Seriously, I would like to think...

Why so serious? Seriously, I would like to think that Eru, who fabricated Middle-earth in song and music, and created such whimsical things as ents, Hobbits, Oliphants and inquisitive foxes would...
Forum: The Books 06-01-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,895
Posted By Sardy
Even so... I'd like to think that The Shire would...

Even so... I'd like to think that The Shire would be even more progressive than California ;)
Forum: The Books 01-05-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,139
Posted By Sardy
Thanks for the quick response! Before jumping the...

Thanks for the quick response! Before jumping the gun, I should say that in starting this topic, I specifically shied away from mentioning things like "Eating weird mushrooms and licking paper soaked...
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