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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-10-2002, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,154
Posted By Eve
Sting OK, here's where we're having a nice civilised...

OK, here's where we're having a nice civilised discussion of this topic if anyone wants to join us (remarkably brief, actually, since no one particularly disagrees, but then there's anpther thread on...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-09-2002, 11:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,154
Posted By Eve
Sting Reply to previous thread

I actually just popped in out of curiosity to see if the thread had been dropped, and was astonished to see 78 posts! For those who think I fled out of cowardice, I may as well tell you what's been...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-27-2001, 04:16 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 30,000
Posted By Eve
Sting Thanks sweetie, but considering most of the...

Thanks sweetie, but considering most of the responses I've got I think I'll go and discuss this somewhere where people behave like adults. I can't see why I should have to spend all my time...
Forum: The Books 12-26-2001, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,427
Posted By Eve
Sting My lack of knowledge of Tolkien is showing...

My lack of knowledge of Tolkien is showing through here, but why wouldn't elves have belly buttons? Do they have a completely different way of reproducing, or something? I'm still curious about how...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-26-2001, 12:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 30,000
Posted By Eve
Sting Ok guys, I’m typing this offline on Word since I...

Ok guys, I’m typing this offline on Word since I don’t want to clog up my aunt’s phoneline (my cousin was rushed into hospital last night), so I’m replying to what you said from memory.

Firstly,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-25-2001, 05:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 30,000
Posted By Eve
Sting Oh dear. My first reaction was "what, do you...

Oh dear.

My first reaction was "what, do you mean can I se a gay subtext there as well?" (for answer, see the appropriate story in Emma Donoghue's beautifully written collection "Kissing the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-24-2001, 04:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 30,000
Posted By Eve
Sting ok, my ability to read exciting subtexts into...

ok, my ability to read exciting subtexts into things failed me on that one; apologies if I misinterpreted what you said originally, by the way. I'm starting to think I should have "Irony may be...
Forum: The Books 12-24-2001, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,369
Posted By Eve
Sting Maybe something to do with the way the Ring...

Maybe something to do with the way the Ring protected its current wearer, at least until it got sick of him? Admittedly Frodo didn't have the friendliest relationship with the Ring, but at the...
Forum: The Movies 12-24-2001, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,603
Posted By Eve
Sting I LOVE Dorothy Parker!<P>of course, I can't judge...

I LOVE Dorothy Parker!<P>of course, I can't judge because I've not seen the film yet. Funny, from the pics I've seen Legolas looks rather gormless, yet everyone seems to fancy him. will be...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-24-2001, 03:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 30,000
Posted By Eve
Sting and what the hell is that supposed to mean? if...

and what the hell is that supposed to mean? if you mean there's not much to read from, well, I maintain there's more affection shown between pairs of men than there are between the straight couples...
Forum: The Books 12-24-2001, 03:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,988
Posted By Eve
Sting oh yes, and then see the interesting things Le...

oh yes, and then see the interesting things Le Guin does with gender roles etc. in a similar genre.

What would have happened in a more equal Middle Earth? I don't know, maybe a wild Amazon tribe...
Forum: The Books 12-24-2001, 03:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,988
Posted By Eve
Sting Thing is, Tolkien was writing into a sexist...

Thing is, Tolkien was writing into a sexist tradition: epic, which has never been known for its thundering gender equality, and I don't recall much in his other great love, Old English (although I...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-24-2001, 03:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 30,000
Posted By Eve
Sting Gay subtext?

Hi everyone, thought I'd pop in and see if anyone else has been wondering this as well as me. Personally, I reckon there's a fair bit of gay subtext in LOTR. Quite apart from the fact that women,...
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