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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-24-2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,072
Posted By Saurreg
I have noticed two trends since Davem has been...

I have noticed two trends since Davem has been banned.

The first is that the books discussion forum - the grail of the forum, is on a downward spiral. It is in my opinion that many of the new...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-24-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 159,972
Posted By Saurreg
What about Neal Stephenson's highly acclaimed...

What about Neal Stephenson's highly acclaimed Baroque Trilogy? Now those were the best fantasy books I've read in a while.
Forum: The Movies 10-21-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 41,371
Posted By Saurreg
Aye Damrod I have always thought of rangers of...

Aye Damrod I have always thought of rangers of both the north and south as scouts and at times ambush troops. Strike sudden, strike fast, strike hard, that be their motto!

However me thinks...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-21-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 986
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Posted By Saurreg
As far as I know it, there are four Earthsea...

As far as I know it, there are four Earthsea stories in the compilation (The Earthsea Quartet, Penguin Books 1993 edition) that I bought.

The Wizard of Earthsea
The Tombs of Atuan
The Farthest...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-21-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 159,972
Posted By Saurreg
I did not like the Wizard of Earthsea because it...

I did not like the Wizard of Earthsea because it was IMO lacking in descriptions and details unlike LoTRs or the other fantasy books. I couldn't picture anything much from the narrative and felt so...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 10-21-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14,163
Views: 978,270
Posted By Saurreg
Boromir's Stevie Wonder impersonation was well...

Boromir's Stevie Wonder impersonation was well loved by all in Gondor
Forum: The Books 10-21-2006, 08:53 AM
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Views: 1,459
Posted By Saurreg
Book Debates: Quoting from Other Sources

I was reading the posts in a thread when a line caught my attention. I will not disclose the user name nor extract the statement in its whole and word for word because I do not know how comfortable...
Forum: The Books 10-21-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,059
Posted By Saurreg
My theory is that evil and the subsequent...

My theory is that evil and the subsequent suffering it brought about was crucial in Eru's creation of a new and much better world. By being challenged, living things would be forced to adapt and...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-21-2006, 01:59 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 159,972
Posted By Saurreg
Anasi Boys was what my friends and I describe as...

Anasi Boys was what my friends and I describe as Gaiman off tangent. It is a good read but nevertheless it fails to capture the dark gothic essence that made American Gods and Neverwhere such...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-21-2006, 01:27 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 159,972
Posted By Saurreg
I have just finished The Wizard of Earthsea from...

I have just finished The Wizard of Earthsea from the Earthsea Quartet by Ursula Le Guin and I didn't like it much. The Tombs of Atuan looks abit more promising but I shall have to finish it to give...
Forum: Sequence-by-Sequence 10-20-2006, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,739
Posted By Saurreg
Ah yes, the infamous charge of the Gondorians. ...

Ah yes, the infamous charge of the Gondorians. One of the most contrived parts of the film. Makes the Charge of the Light Brigade look like a brilliant masterstroke (at least the brits made it to...
Forum: The Books 10-19-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,059
Posted By Saurreg
When you mentioned suffering, were you by chance...

When you mentioned suffering, were you by chance suggesting that Morgoth could not help but be evil because that was Illuvatar's plans for him - to play the villain in a cosmic ballad so that a new...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-19-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,072
Posted By Saurreg
I have been here for a long time now though I...

I have been here for a long time now though I have not posted as much as my contemporaries of the same period of inception into the forum. It is in my opinion, the is a stricter and more tense mood...
Forum: The Books 10-19-2006, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,059
Posted By Saurreg
Hurrah! Finally, a thought provoking thread! ...

Hurrah! Finally, a thought provoking thread! :)

On Morgoth's Powers

Melkor was originally percieved as the most powerful of the Ainur because he had a) a bit of every one of the Valar's...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-17-2006, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 213,435
Posted By Saurreg
IMO it's more of a "Oooh! There's beer in the...

IMO it's more of a "Oooh! There's beer in the fridge!" look.

At least, that's what I would look like if there was ice cold beer in my fridge now...
Forum: The Books 10-17-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,529
Posted By Saurreg
Hence the old saying, "God (in this case Eru)...

Hence the old saying, "God (in this case Eru) moves/works in mysterious ways" :D
Forum: The Books 10-16-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,529
Posted By Saurreg
No one really knows where Ungoliant came from,...

No one really knows where Ungoliant came from, though the Silmarillion hinted that she might have entered the world during the influx of the Ainur.

An anomaly like Tom Bombadil?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-16-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 213,435
Posted By Saurreg
Thumbs up Alatar's little cherubs are just adorable. :)

Alatar's little cherubs are just adorable. :)
Forum: The Books 10-15-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,448
Posted By Saurreg
I think the question or not Sauron would go to...

I think the question or not Sauron would go to the aid of Saruman could be answered by part if we can come to a consensus on the the characteristics of Sauron the entity.

Was he a primeval dark...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 10-15-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14,163
Views: 978,270
Posted By Saurreg
The late Marlon Brando's cameo never made it pass...

The late Marlon Brando's cameo never made it pass the cutting room floor.
Forum: The Books 10-15-2006, 02:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,448
Posted By Saurreg
That would depend on how strong Sauron was at...

That would depend on how strong Sauron was at that time and also what was Saruman's worth to him also. If Sauron moved unprepared and was defeated by the Gondorians in the first few engagements, it...
Forum: The Movies 10-13-2006, 04:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,133
Posted By Saurreg
I read about Turin and I think of Christian Bale....

I read about Turin and I think of Christian Bale. Dunno why though.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-12-2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 342,455
Posted By Saurreg
1420! No less than seven souls are celebrating their...

No less than seven souls are celebrating their birthdays today. Some no longer post on these boards, but nevertheless I wish them a marvellous day!
Forum: The Books 10-12-2006, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,217
Posted By Saurreg
So to sum it up!

I agree with Mnw's conclusion. This has been a stimulating topic but actual evidence on what Tolkien really intended sorcery in his world to be is unfortunately lacking.

If we have established...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-10-2006, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,228
Views: 317,325
Posted By Saurreg
Poor Celuien. I know how it feels. One time my...

Poor Celuien. I know how it feels. One time my section got locked out of our bunk in specialist training centre, boot camp. And to get add to the dilemma, it was the weekend bookout and the three...
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