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Forum: The Books 09-17-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,548
Posted By Barrel-rider
Tolkien Reply

Hobbits loved boasting about their ancestors, and I suppose that's as close to reading for pleasure as you can get.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-24-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,090
Views: 480,131
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree Welcome Greybeard

Welcome! Glad you decided to join us! I'm a relatively new fan myself, though I am inspired by Tolkien's works. Hope you enjoy your stay! :smokin:
Forum: The Books 08-19-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,702
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree In reply to Nerwen

Well, a new body would make him at least for a while unrecognizable.
Forum: The Books 08-17-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,702
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree Third Dark Lord, or Melkor's Return?

I've heard it said that, according to prophecy, before the Battle of Battles, Melkor was to return.

I've wondered myself if this was meant to be taken literally, or metaphorically. In other...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-15-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,288
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree In reply

Isn't is strange how Professor's use of the language holds up even now?

If he were alive today, as Professor John Ronald Reuel "I'm-so-not-immortal" Tolkien, I'd like to think he'd be proud of...
Forum: The Books 08-12-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,955
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree In reply

I don't think he was lying in denying allegory, like you said, but I also think that his works are fantasy stories with "real" figures in them. The reason I put "real" in quotation marks is because,...
Forum: The Books 07-30-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,587
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree In reply

I'd say recognition and vanity. Sauron's probably very eager to show off his power, so making his most insignificant minions very recognizable might be a show of it.
Forum: The Books 07-27-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,028
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree In reply

I was thinking Maiar instead of Valar. Maiar would be easier to corrupt.
Forum: The Books 07-27-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,028
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree In reply

But weren't at least some dragons bred by Morgoth and Sauron? Because Dark Tongue could apply here if that's so.
Forum: The Books 07-26-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,028
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree Reply to Inziladun

But he must have picked up at least a little Khuzdul, I mean, he single-handedly besieged and conquered a dwarf king's mountain fortress. He might know a word or two at the very least.

Of course,...
Forum: The Books 07-26-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,028
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree Languages Smaug spoke?

When I was reading The Hobbit, I became curious as to what languages Smaug spoke. Dragons don't seem to have much of a culture or a relationship with other species (a positive one at least), so how...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-26-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,090
Views: 480,131
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree Thanks!

Thanks for welcoming me, guys :) I'm glad this place is still active. I also think I'll be using the smoking emoticon a lot :smokin:
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-17-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4,090
Views: 480,131
Posted By Barrel-rider
White Tree Hi guys :)

Hi. I'm new here, but I want to tell you a little about me:

I come from under the hill, and under the hills and over the hills my paths led. And through the air, I am he that walks unseen. I am...
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