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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-01-2002, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,670
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Hi JenFramp, Welcome to the Barrowdowns. ...

Hi JenFramp,

Welcome to the Barrowdowns.

I just finished The Sword of Shannara and boy was it a chore! You ask if Brooks is a rip off of Tolkien, and the answer is yes (IMHO), and a third rate...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-01-2002, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,670
Posted By Fingolas
1420! I would refer you to this thread....

I would refer you to this thread. (http://www.barrowdowns.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=000563)

Cheers!

[ May 01, 2002: Message edited by: Fingolas ]
Forum: The Books 04-15-2002, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By Fingolas
Sting QUOTE]It's Elvish and Elven.[/QUOTE] Thancs...

QUOTE]It's Elvish and Elven.[/QUOTE]

Thancs Mhoram, I are a reelle gud spellr.


Personally I think that Elrond, Galadriel and the rest are putting something in the Lembas, to keep everyone in...
Forum: The Books 04-15-2002, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Yes but the Council of Elrond was an...

Yes but the Council of Elrond was an extraordinary event. To decide what to do with the One Ring. It affected every race in ME.

I’m talking about the day to day running of Elvin society. I had...
Forum: The Books 04-15-2002, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Just who's in charge here anyway?

A question on the structure of Elvin society. What form of government did they have? Was it a strict Monarchy? Were there any structures such as a “Council of Elders” or any other mechanism for the...
Forum: The Books 04-15-2002, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Who gets to sail and when?

Just a quick question on the idea of Elves returning to Valinor. I don’t recall ever reading whether or not any Elf could at any time sail West.

I know that when and if Elrond or Galadriel or one...
Forum: The Books 04-14-2002, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,722
Posted By Fingolas
1420! I pictured them as mother of pearl.

I pictured them as mother of pearl.
Forum: The Books 04-14-2002, 08:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,843
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Thanks Maril, I’ll take a look at your...

Thanks Maril,

I’ll take a look at your suggestions. They look like good ones. Martin and Cherryh seem like good bets. Although the title, “Cyteens”, does seem a little juvenile. I suppose this...
Forum: The Books 04-13-2002, 05:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,843
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Just to keep those who haven’t read any Shannara,...

Just to keep those who haven’t read any Shannara, up to date. (See first post).

Our hero Shea and side kick Flick, (read Frodo and Sam), have been attacked by a large spider like creature and...
Forum: The Books 04-10-2002, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,843
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Birdland, Thanks for the input. I’ll head...

Birdland,

Thanks for the input. I’ll head down to the bookstore this weekend and investigate your suggestions.

If anyone else has any suggestions, feel free.

Ibun_Clawarrow,
Forum: The Books 04-09-2002, 10:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,843
Posted By Fingolas
1420! For those that have read the Sword of Shannara,...

For those that have read the Sword of Shannara, see if you agree with this list of characters in relation to LOTR.

Shea Ohmsford = Frodo Baggins

Flick Ohmsford = Sam Gamgee

Allanon = Gandalf...
Forum: The Books 04-08-2002, 11:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,843
Posted By Fingolas
1420! a GREAT idea for a story

I’ve just started reading this book and here is what has happened so far. It’s really, really great.

Our diminutive hero is living a quiet life in a bucolic setting. He and those around him are...
Forum: The Books 04-02-2002, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,625
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Orodhromeus, Thanks for the info. Very...

Orodhromeus,

Thanks for the info.

Very touching.
Forum: The Books 04-01-2002, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,625
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Thanks Obloquy, I’ve never seen a picture of...

Thanks Obloquy,

I’ve never seen a picture of Tolkiens grave before. I’m curious about the names Beren and Luthien.

I am assuming that they refer to his wife and himself. Was it in fact Tolkien...
Forum: The Movies 03-31-2002, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,741
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Gorothlammothiel,<P>That’s a good question, and...

Gorothlammothiel,<P>That’s a good question, and I’m not sure of the answer. The only time that I can remember Tolkien mentioning Goblins is in The Hobbit. It has always seemed to me that at some...
Forum: The Movies 03-29-2002, 02:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,741
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Hi All,<BR> I’ve never had a problem with the...

Hi All,<BR> I’ve never had a problem with the expansion of Arwen’s role in the movies. And here’s why. <BR> When considering the differences between the books and the movies, I always ask myself...
Forum: The Movies 03-23-2002, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By Fingolas
1420! About the accents...

I’ve been wondering whether Elijah Wood and Sean Astin had a believable accent. I have noticed that British and Australian actors seem to do an American accent better than American actors do Brit or...
Forum: The Movies 03-23-2002, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Birdland,<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>As a matter of...

Birdland,<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>As a matter of fact I thought the whole crumbling bridge scene was a bit much, and kind of downplayed the more important scene with the Balrog that was coming up. ...
Forum: The Movies 03-22-2002, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fingolas
1420! <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>It has NOTHING to do with...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>It has NOTHING to do with "tossing" in the British sense of the word. John Ryes-Davies is old enough to remember when when this bar game was popular, and probably thought it was...
Forum: The Books 03-19-2002, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Maril, I don’t remember that one. Please...

Maril,

I don’t remember that one. Please elaborate.
Forum: The Books 03-18-2002, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By Fingolas
1420! The Palantir were made by Feanor before the First...

The Palantir were made by Feanor before the First Age. I think there were originally seven of them. Most were lost or possibly destroyed by the Third Age. By the time of the Fellowship there were at...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-18-2002, 06:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,367
Posted By Fingolas
1420! Lambs Tongue!!! HA!! Real men just sit...

Lambs Tongue!!! HA!!

Real men just sit down in the grass and scoot around on their butts like a dog. smilies/biggrin.gif
Forum: The Books 03-10-2002, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By Fingolas
Sting Raefindel, Helms Deep is located in the...

Raefindel,

Helms Deep is located in the White Mountains (Ered Nimrais), northwest of Edoras. Maybe 20 miles or so southeast of the Gap of Rohan. Pretty much due south of the Fangorn Forest,...
Forum: The Books 03-03-2002, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By Fingolas
1420! A question for multilingual fans.

I am curious as to how well Tolkiens work translates into other languages.

Other than my native English, (which has been known to give me trouble on occasion), I speak just enough Spanish to get...
Forum: The Movies 03-03-2002, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,331
Posted By Fingolas
1420! I first read the books in the early 70’s, 30...

I first read the books in the early 70’s, 30 years ago. I’ve read them 6 or 8 times since. I’ve read the Sil once, but have gone back many times and read sections of it out of order, just to “bone...
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