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Forum: The Books 10-23-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,753
Posted By blantyr
I don't take this seriously, but there are some...

I don't take this seriously, but there are some who suggest Tom is Eru. If this is the case, he wanted a companion, and that in order to have Goldberry he had to create Middle Earth. Just a silly...
Forum: The Books 10-23-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,877
Posted By blantyr
Fading

I have always assumed the elf-horses and the Mearas were distantly kin, very likely descended from those that came from Valinor. I'd assumed that some such had always been with the elves, but at...
Forum: The Books 08-04-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,550
Posted By blantyr
Narya Die now, and curse in vain

Oh, but Gandalf did defeat the Witch King at the gate. I really love that war of words. Gandalf curses both the Nazgul and his master. The response? This is my hour. Curse now and die in vain. ...
Forum: The Books 07-28-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,112
Posted By blantyr
Narya A minor detail...

Only talking rabbits are gamey? :rolleyes:

I heard one rumor that anything in Middle Earth that eats meat also talks. Not sure if the converse holds, that grass eaters don't talk.

Is it a...
Forum: The Books 06-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,122
Posted By blantyr
Narya Perspectives...

I think you're looking at it from the wrong perspective. Would his return improve the value of real estate in the Blessed Lands?
Forum: The Books 05-02-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,684
Posted By blantyr
Narya Goldberry

Can I put in an honorable mention for the river-daughter?
Forum: The Books 04-18-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,268
Posted By blantyr
Narya Isolation

I can sympathize with the 'duller or flatter' comment. I'm from the Boston area. Last year there was a large hurricane in the Southwest Pacific. I was mildly surprised by the number of people...
Forum: The Books 04-18-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,268
Posted By blantyr
Narya Borders

I wouldn't go that far. The elves and some men descended from Numenor knew something of 'The Art' while other races could only learn degraded forms of magic. Certain cultures had more attractive...
Forum: The Books 04-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,268
Posted By blantyr
Narya Demonization

It is common in the real world that one's enemies in war are demonized. Propaganda is created to make Others less than human so it's OK to kill them. A classic example is the portrayal of the...
Forum: The Books 03-14-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,052
Posted By blantyr
Narya Maybe he should have just spent a bit more on the...

Maybe he should have just spent a bit more on the security system for his jewelry collection?
Forum: The Books 03-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,645
Posted By blantyr
Narya Wraith Sight

Most people of Middle Earth see only the material world. Frodo, when he put on the ring, could see into the wraith world. Nazgul can be seen in detail, not just as black cloaked shapes. Glorfindel...
Forum: The Books 03-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By blantyr
Narya Agreed. Not a lot of other options mentioned,...

Agreed. Not a lot of other options mentioned, though I've seen unofficial sources conjecture that the lands between the Shire and Dunland shouldn't be entirely empty.
Forum: The Books 01-14-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,914
Posted By blantyr
Narya Heart

I thought the decision was... well... sentimental might not quite be the right word. I think Gandalf made the key speech which swung the decision in favor of the hobbits. It wasn't a question of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,863
Posted By blantyr
Narya Good thing I made it through the party scene...

I was around 12 years old. It was Christmas. I was looking forward to toys. My aunt gave me books, instead. Books! A series of three of them. Stupid aunt. My mother insisted I give them a...
Forum: The Books 10-07-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,908
Posted By blantyr
Limits?

It's just based on examples in the book. In my large post above, note the prophecies made just before conflict involved major characters just before critical conflicts. The speakers were Gandalf,...
Forum: The Books 10-07-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,908
Posted By blantyr
Narya Be careful when speaking before a conflict...

I don't think that when the Witch King claimed, "This is my hour," that he was thinking of a cock crowing. That was the furthest thought in his mind. I don't think when he claimed "No mortal man...
Forum: The Books 10-01-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,908
Posted By blantyr
Narya The Ring

See Did the Ring speak on Mount Doom? (http://www.barrowdowns.com/articles_burrahobbit_ringtalk.php), an article on an obscure Tolkien web site.

As I've stated before, before many physical...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,085
Posted By blantyr
Pastiche

The short answer is that I enjoyed LOTR far more, reread it far more, etc... That would use, however, a rather subjective definition of 'better'.

Then there is the dictionary definition of...
Forum: The Books 08-29-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,390
Posted By blantyr
Dark-Eye Generations and Values

Entirely outside of the realm of literature, in role playing games, in my youth I always played heroic characters. These days, trying to join a game at the local game store, an awful lot of players...
Forum: The Books 08-29-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,626
Posted By blantyr
Dark-Eye Wheel and Eye

I interpreted "wheel of fire" as being the ring, not the eye. I always thought the 'eye', the ability to see far away, was drawn from the palantir of Minas Ithil. I won't spend the effort trying to...
Forum: The Books 03-07-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,989
Posted By blantyr
Narya Tradition

I can sympathize with this. Playing with the cooking metaphor, in my youth the primary ingredient in icing was sugar. Lately, I've been encountering icing that seems centered on whipped cream. I...
Forum: The Books 03-04-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,989
Posted By blantyr
Narya Art?

I believe Theodore Sturgeon was once told that ninety percent of science fiction is crap. He responded with the claim that ninety percent of anything is crap. We could argue on the ninety percent...
Forum: The Books 03-03-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,989
Posted By blantyr
Narya Modern Urban

I'd also note that much of fantasy writing has hopped off the Tolkien themes entirely. Modern urban fantasy set in the current day is awfully common. Charles de Lint with Moonheart and many similar...
Forum: The Books 02-10-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,946
Posted By blantyr
Narya Housewife?

I'd like to think Luthien could find some sort of place in the music industry.
Forum: The Books 02-06-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,946
Posted By blantyr
Narya Mary Sue?

A while back, I had an opportunity to play in a Middle Earth role playing game set in the late Third Age. I habitually play female characters, and like to create a character that echoes the spirit...
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