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Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-09-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,986
Posted By Boromir88
Regarding the relationship between Galadriel and...

Regarding the relationship between Galadriel and Celeborn. Celeborn tells them to avoid Fangorn, and Boromir says it seems to him to be "old wives' tales, such as we tell to our children."


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Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-07-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,118
Posted By Boromir88
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This CBC has spurred a lot of discussion and it's no surprise, because after reading it again there is much for anyone to ponder.

Pippin's curiosity again. In the previous chapter he asks Sam...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-07-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,020
Posted By Boromir88
The 14-years ago me was more interested in the...

The 14-years ago me was more interested in the courageous warrior, Boromir, and the stoutly loyal Gimli. I thought it ridiculous Haldir would treat Gimli so poorly, when as Gimli points out Durin's...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-02-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,186
Posted By Boromir88
I can't say I was surprised by the death in this...

I can't say I was surprised by the death in this chapter. Since leaving Rivendell, it's been leading us to death: from all the foreboding words, to the wolves, the watcher, the orcs, the Fellowship...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-02-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,361
Posted By Boromir88
You get a feeling in the "happier times" Hollin...

You get a feeling in the "happier times" Hollin and Moria were vibrant and wealthy centers. Where the friendship between Elves and Dwarves were beneficial to both races and their respective...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-25-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,595
Posted By Boromir88
1420! The Ring Goes South keeps on following a similar...

The Ring Goes South keeps on following a similar pattern as Book I, Three is Company.

Now that the previous chapters in Book I and II had a lot of exposition where the Ring was discussed, and...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-21-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,523
Posted By Boromir88
Slowly but surely I'm catching up! :) While this...

Slowly but surely I'm catching up! :) While this is a lengthy chapter, it reads fairly quickly, as we hear the stories of what brings everyone to this council.

I didn't think much about it before...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,634
Posted By Boromir88
I've always appreciated how the chapters in Book...

I've always appreciated how the chapters in Book I and Book II follow the same pattern, to the point where they nearly mirror each other.

A Long-Expected Party - Many Meetings

What happens in...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-19-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,747
Posted By Boromir88
Indeed, as I'm just finishing Many Meetings, it...

Indeed, as I'm just finishing Many Meetings, it says Elladan and Elrohir weren't present because they were away on errantry as they often would be with the Rangers and hunting orcs. Drat...well I...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,747
Posted By Boromir88
Interesting because while reading it this time...

Interesting because while reading it this time through, I kept saying to myself "this feels like Sam's chapter." Frodo's still the prominent hobbit, as we get a look into the life of a wraith, by...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-17-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,347
Posted By Boromir88
This chapter has a ton of action packed into a...

This chapter has a ton of action packed into a short number of pages.

I rather like the cut to Crickhollow at the beginning. The previous chapter ended with the hobbits fearing the Black Riders...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-12-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,138
Posted By Boromir88
One thing is for certain after reading this...

One thing is for certain after reading this chapter...Tolkien knew how to write cliffhangers. :p This chapter leaves us the reminder that Frodo promised two private talks with Strider and Butterbur...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-10-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,111
Posted By Boromir88
I usually blitz read through this chapter,...

I usually blitz read through this chapter, because I want to "get back" to Middle-earth. Tom's house always felt like a detour, but on this reading I'm noticing so much more.

1. The imagery of...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-07-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,023
Posted By Boromir88
Random, but 2 major thoughts on this chapter: ...

Random, but 2 major thoughts on this chapter:

The amount of times in this chapter Frodo, Sam and Pippin rest underneath or inside trees. Or the amount of times the hobbits use trees for...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-07-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,719
Posted By Boromir88
Could it be the lines engraved on the One Ring...

Could it be the lines engraved on the One Ring were just a later addition to the poem. The original being:

Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-04-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,790
Posted By Boromir88
It continues to amaze me how you can latch on to...

It continues to amaze me how you can latch on to a different snippet and tiny detail every time you reread Tolkien. This time, probably with The Hobbit more fresh in my memory it's Bilbo's garments...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-30-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Boromir88
Good stuff. As a linguist, it's not surprising...

Good stuff. As a linguist, it's not surprising Tolkien's had this impact on his readers. For Tolkien, first came the name, or word, and then came the story. And it's significant when Tolkien...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-30-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,358
Posted By Boromir88
For me, I'll give a very Elvish answer and say...

For me, I'll give a very Elvish answer and say both, yes and no. Yes, they are creepier and their threat is indeed more upclose and personal than the Ringwraiths up to this point.

The...
Forum: The Books 07-25-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,175
Posted By Boromir88
This is like all the other Priya Seth arguments...

This is like all the other Priya Seth arguments she has put forward (or I should say Balfrog has put forward for her) claiming that Tolkien was a chronic liar and didn't mean what he meant when...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-21-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 20,271
Posted By Boromir88
Something that really stuck out this time going...

Something that really stuck out this time going through the prologue (and there was some earlier posts on it), is "The Authorities":



Which begs the question who are the Authorities? There's...
Forum: The Movies 07-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,450
Posted By Boromir88
It is a difficult balance, but can be done. ...

It is a difficult balance, but can be done. Sounds like they're trying to go with a "faithful fan-fiction" approach. Not too dissimilar from our RPG structure on the 'Downs. I was never very...
Forum: The Books 07-12-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By Boromir88
I think that Letter 131 quote is about Sauron's...

I think that Letter 131 quote is about Sauron's power to corrupt and dominate the minds and wills of others was enhanced, but the "power" Morthoron is talking about is Sauron's (and I have no better...
Forum: The Books 07-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Boromir88
Good stuff. I agree stealth has a major role...

Good stuff.

I agree stealth has a major role and not just in LOTR. I wonder how often brute force wins out in the end.

Sauron's end came because of stealth, not by strength of arms against...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-04-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,606
Posted By Boromir88
And here I was just going to vote for myself...

And here I was just going to vote for myself because I haven’t the faintest clue. Oh well going with my gut.

++Huey
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-03-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 10,606
Posted By Boromir88
I actually think none of you 3 are the wolf...it...

I actually think none of you 3 are the wolf...it would be quite a good play if it was Shasta. Sally would be rolling over in her grave chucking glitter everywhere. She had done so well...too well...
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