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Forum: The Movies 06-18-2005, 10:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,857
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril 19 months to 3 years and I still can't get over . . .

I just watched my RotK EE this morning for the first time in about 3 months. When it was done, I had to ask myself, "Why?" Well, because I guess I was hoping the Maia had come and changed all the...
Forum: The Books 06-07-2005, 01:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,190
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril I have to toss a couple of things into this...

I have to toss a couple of things into this thread even though they're mooshy and patchily expressed. This is my first time back after a long absence, and I couldn't leave without saying something!...
Forum: The Movies 11-20-2004, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Just saw Polar Express last night and couldn't...

Just saw Polar Express last night and couldn't help thinking what Weta could've done with that. In some ways, I think it could have been even better in the sense that the visual suspension of...
Forum: The Books 05-10-2004, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril More Fertile Directions

Saucepan Man--points taken about Sam and Bilbo. I think it's still debatable, but is definitely more illuminated now!
SM: This is a good point. Which is why I think the question that ended...
Forum: The Books 05-10-2004, 11:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,481
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril LMP: I was trying to state this idea in the form...

LMP: I was trying to state this idea in the form of others’ perception—aka “popular opinion” of a great many people. While I understand its logic, it is not a precept or perception under which I...
Forum: The Books 05-06-2004, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Olorin_TLA comes closest to the mark that this...

Olorin_TLA comes closest to the mark that this thread aims for. This is not about how one comes by the Ring, or qualifications for bearing the Ring. This has all been discussed before. This is...
Forum: The Books 05-05-2004, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Have Elf, Will Travel

A bit of left over business from another thread left me wondering why Frodo was the one who carried the Ring to Mt. Doom. At first I thought it might be some unique link to Elves that qualified him...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2004, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,357
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Guinivere's post contained the key information...

Guinivere's post contained the key information for me. Given that Denethor had had years to perfect & enrich his distrust, jealousy, pride, and covetousness, he would have had a difficult time...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2004, 01:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,481
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril I gave up on the idea of trying to compose a...

I gave up on the idea of trying to compose a full-fledged post after it took me two hours to compile what follows. I’m simply going to let it stand as a draft of excerpted quotes & responses that...
Forum: The Books 05-03-2004, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Every time I re-read LotR, I take a bit more time...

Every time I re-read LotR, I take a bit more time for longer looks at trees. I have to entertain the notion that perhaps one of them is a descendant of the Fangorn Ents. After awhile, since I get...
Forum: The Books 05-03-2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,172
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril doug*platypus--ahem . . . [shakes her head...

doug*platypus--ahem . . . [shakes her head slowly, still trying to recall the iron-clad, sterling logic that had added up to a sum that turned out to be far less than its parts] um, gosh . . . having...
Forum: Elvenhome 05-02-2004, 02:50 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,416
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril The tarts & toffee bits scattered upon the ground...

The tarts & toffee bits scattered upon the ground were briefly revealed by moonlight as clouds passed across the silver face above. The first day of celebration had ended. All were resting...
Forum: The Movies 04-12-2004, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Bamboozled By My Book-Based Brain

Well, I think I'm gonna have to turn in my Junior Scholar badge and get a Wannabe button . . . I am so shocked at myself that, for some mildly perverse reason, I have to share it. :eek: I think...
Forum: The Books 04-12-2004, 09:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,172
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril 1. Frodo & Gollum 2. Beleg & Gwindor I...

1. Frodo & Gollum
2. Beleg & Gwindor

I did a quick & dirty reconnaisance of my previous (and very dusty) classical literature training--which means I did a quick search on the internet & in my...
Forum: The Books 04-10-2004, 12:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,481
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Davem, I think if Eru/God/Love/The Universe...

Davem,

I think if Eru/God/Love/The Universe could be held accountable for doing wrong, and thus eligible to be sued for pardon, Jesus would have come down from the cross, else he was a most insane...
Forum: The Books 04-09-2004, 10:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,241
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Saucepan-- I'm nearing the 3/4 mark in The...

Saucepan--

I'm nearing the 3/4 mark in The Letters of . . . and had just gone back earlier this evening and made a note on one that I think will add to your last post. It is Letter #194 and...
Forum: The Books 04-02-2004, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,241
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Essex, I am still rooting among the truffles in...

Essex, I am still rooting among the truffles in The Letters of JRR Tolkien and recently came across the following--it speaks to your wondering about the appeal minor characters as "plot devices"
...
Forum: The Books 04-02-2004, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril I have an American 1st edition of The...

I have an American 1st edition of The Silmarillion. At least I think it is. I remember seeing it in the university bookstore and thinking, "Oh, wow! It's a Tolkien book! I think it's time I got...
Forum: The Books 03-30-2004, 10:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,481
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Davem, I will offer again part of the quote...

Davem, I will offer again part of the quote posted earlier from Letter #181:


Clearly, Tolkien is saying that there are circumstances which take us beyond our breaking point and do so against...
Forum: The Books 03-27-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,481
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril "What if they'd known what would happen" type...

"What if they'd known what would happen" type questions are ultimately only an intellectual exercise that lead to Nietzschian voids if one does not pull out in time! At any rate, if it were possible...
Forum: The Books 03-26-2004, 11:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,481
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Quickly, addressing hope vs. despair and what...

Quickly, addressing hope vs. despair and what happened to Frodo after departing ME—Letter # 154: Frodo, Bilbo, Sam (and Gimli?) would heal, find peace, and then willingly leave the world. This...
Forum: The Books 03-23-2004, 11:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,481
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Nebulous "It" and Absolutes

In spring of 1420, post-Shire scouring, Frodo became ill in early March. In "The Grey Havens" we are told that Farmer Cotton

While it seems obvious that the "it" for which Frodo mourned was the...
Forum: The Books 03-23-2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,241
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Gil Galad & Kransha, Merry & Pippin are still...

Gil Galad & Kransha, Merry & Pippin are still prime movers in Treebeard's/Ents moving against Isengard.

Gandalf makes reference in the book to their part: (From "The White Rider")

And,...
Forum: The Books 03-03-2004, 09:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,617
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Woo, Kransha . . . for the first 2/3 of your...

Woo, Kransha . . . for the first 2/3 of your latest post in this thiread I was thinking, "Um hmmm . . . yeh . . . yeh . . . surely Kransha doesn't think "Speak friend and enter" is a new discovery on...
Forum: The Books 02-26-2004, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,466
Posted By Dininziliel
Silmaril Child of the 7th Age: This put me in mind of...

Child of the 7th Age:
This put me in mind of what's different at 20 than at 50 (besides . . . ;) ) Somehow, it's not quite the big deal at 20 that it is at 50 to be going off into the great...
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