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Forum: The Movies 07-23-2003, 07:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,870
Posted By Darby
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Ahem.. well I guess I can...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> Ahem.. well I guess I can see where PJ is going with the cliff scene for in the books Aragorn doesn't get beat up at all. Face it all good heros need to get the cr@p beaten out...
Forum: The Movies 07-23-2003, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,915
Posted By Darby
Sting I was going to post this over in the which...

I was going to post this over in the which Faramir is Best thread, but then it occured to me that maybe this is a better place.<BR>So, my opinion on the whole Faramir thing...<BR>I had such a crush...
Forum: The Movies 07-23-2003, 06:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,597
Posted By Darby
Sting Book Faramir!<BR>I guess I'll explain why in the...

Book Faramir!<BR>I guess I'll explain why in the other thread.
Forum: The Movies 07-22-2003, 06:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,785
Posted By Darby
Sting Actually I was very taken aback by the sounds he...

Actually I was very taken aback by the sounds he was making on Weathertop. I really wanted to tell the character to buck up and get a grip. He sounded like he was in the grip of a monumental...
Forum: The Movies 07-21-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,834
Posted By Darby
Sting Actually, it's getting a little hard now to...

Actually, it's getting a little hard now to remember *exactly* how I imagined things in the books.<BR>But, I know Lothlorian should have been sunnier, not so misty, more park-like. In my imagination...
Forum: The Movies 07-21-2003, 05:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,785
Posted By Darby
Sting <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> And about Aragorn's...

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> And about Aragorn's heroically standing back up part, I'd say that that could be shock. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Either that, or he's been knocked around so much in his career as...
Forum: The Movies 07-21-2003, 05:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,785
Posted By Darby
Sting I wonder... maybe getting almost-stabbed by a...

I wonder... maybe getting almost-stabbed by a Troll is similar to getting run into by a very pointy car? I mean, in terms of force, velocity, crushing power, etc... Imagine dear little Frodo being...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-05-2003, 09:44 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,127
Posted By Darby
Sting I make my protangonist someone *I* can relate to,...

I make my protangonist someone *I* can relate to, and sympathize with, and I let my audience take care of itself. smilies/wink.gif
For some reason, everyone keeps saying my current protagonist is...
Forum: The Books 07-05-2003, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,225
Posted By Darby
Sting When I was a teenager I might have agreed with...

When I was a teenager I might have agreed with you, but these days, nope. It's a story. I think it's a great story, and it's fun to immerse yourself in the history and speculate about it as if it...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2003, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,225
Posted By Darby
Sting Lobelia - reading LOTR on a beach must have been...

Lobelia - reading LOTR on a beach must have been an interesting experience!
Something else has occurred to me - where you read the books can have a particular impact on how you interpret them. I...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-03-2003, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,728
Posted By Darby
Silmaril Maybe it would be fair to say that when you are...

Maybe it would be fair to say that when you are younger, you get something different out of the Lord of the Rings than when you are older?
Different doesn't have to mean less. And what that...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-02-2003, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,728
Posted By Darby
Thumbs up I agree completely. At twelve, I really WAS only...

I agree completely. At twelve, I really WAS only interested in "What happens next?" But, then I went and read them again and again. And every couple years I noticed something in the books that I'd...
Forum: The Books 07-02-2003, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By Darby
Sting The forests and hills between Bree and Rivendell...

The forests and hills between Bree and Rivendell have always resonated most for me (as well as Tom Bombadil's country). Whenever I read the Fellowship of the Ring, I'm seeing the Canadian Shield. ...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-02-2003, 07:15 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 25,127
Posted By Darby
Sting Yep, and I'm finally getting somewhat serious...

Yep, and I'm finally getting somewhat serious about it now. I haven't had any fiction published, but I have some research articles and opinion pieces under my belt. I also have most of a novel...
Forum: The Books 07-02-2003, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,225
Posted By Darby
Question Do you find that the books grow with you?

I've re-read the books many times over the years, and each time I notice that they are not quite the same story I read last time. I originally had a single paperback copy of the LOTR with Bakshi's...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-02-2003, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,728
Posted By Darby
Sting I was about 12 when I read the Hobbit and the...

I was about 12 when I read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings - and was just crushed when I couldn't get through the Silmarillion. I was in University before I had the courage to pick it up again!...
Forum: The Movies 07-02-2003, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,076
Posted By Darby
Pipe I just want to see the movie again! I only got...

I just want to see the movie again! I only got to see it once. My dh is laughing at me because I fully intend to buy both editions - the theatrical version, so I can watch it again (and show it...
Forum: The Movies 07-02-2003, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,645
Posted By Darby
Silmaril It's a funny thing - I know Cate Blanchett wasn't...

It's a funny thing - I know Cate Blanchett wasn't at all how I imagined Galadriel being, but now I can't remember how I *did* imagine her in the first place.<BR>Cate Blanchett's Galadriel has taken...
Forum: The Movies 07-02-2003, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,598
Posted By Darby
Thumbs up The Ringwraiths were very cool. They didn't...

The Ringwraiths were very cool. They didn't creep and sniff and smell around the way I imagined them doing in the book, but they <i>looked</i> great. They were very scary and seemed like a genuine...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-02-2003, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,570
Posted By Darby
Sting Yes, they turned it around in your translation. ...

Yes, they turned it around in your translation. And it doesn't quite mean the same thing, does it?
And in the back of my copy of LOTR there's several appendices. Appendix A is "Annals of the Kings...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-01-2003, 07:12 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,083
Posted By Darby
Sting Peonydeepdelver, if you want to get away from...

Peonydeepdelver, if you want to get away from cars, you could always go homesteading in the Northwest Territories! Get yourself a nice husky sled team, and get right back to nature. ...
Forum: The Books 07-01-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,307
Posted By Darby
Sting My opinions... I think movie-Boromir totally...

My opinions... I think movie-Boromir totally changed my outlook on the character. I hated the book-Boromir! I thought he was a big dumb thug and was happy to see him die. Sean Bean's Boromir was...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-01-2003, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By Darby
Sting This is a tough one. The best writer? Tolkien...

This is a tough one.
The best writer?
Tolkien does go on a bit long with the travelling and the travelling and more travelling. And some of his heroic speeches kind of clunk.
But I do think the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-01-2003, 06:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,617
Posted By Darby
Sting Cool! I'm Numenorean! <img...

Cool! I'm Numenorean!
<img src="http://images.quizilla.com/D/dphenreckson/1049378093_numenorean.jpg" border="0" alt="Numenorean">
Numenorean


And I'm also...
Frodo, Son of Drogo
and......
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-30-2003, 04:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,083
Posted By Darby
Sting Grounds Keeper Willie, you're my hero! ...

Grounds Keeper Willie, you're my hero! smilies/cool.gif
I really hadn't thought beyond my responsibilities to my family, but you've stated how I feel very well. I *would* regret never being able...
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