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Forum: The Movies 02-14-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,421
Posted By Břicho
I thought John Rhys Davies did one of the...

I thought John Rhys Davies did one of the greatest performances in the movies as Gimli. I thought MOST of the humor was good and necessary and seemed to fit.

I realize many of you disagree, but...
Forum: The Books 02-06-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,928
Posted By Břicho
That's a really cool map of Europe/Middle Earth,...

That's a really cool map of Europe/Middle Earth, however the Shire seems FAR too much to the south. It seems almost at the same latitude as Rohan.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-04-2007, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,365
Posted By Břicho
The attack on crickhollow was the first time I...

The attack on crickhollow was the first time I REALLY got excited, when I read it for the first time. The rise of the hobbits stunned me.

I also really love the "tom-taps" in MOria.
Forum: The Books 01-30-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,511
Posted By Břicho
This is an interesting thread. Animalmother I...

This is an interesting thread. Animalmother I find it fascinating that you think Gandalf lied in order to not corrupt any people in the Council. Your argument makes sense to me;and I LIKE it,...
Forum: The Movies 01-29-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 26,615
Posted By Břicho
I was totally cheesed out by Dwimorberg and...

I was totally cheesed out by Dwimorberg and Aragorn's little sword fight with the King of the Dead.

Whenever, at the end of the ROTK, Frodo sort of rubs his shoulder with a faint smile on his...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-26-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,185
Posted By Břicho
There are so many. The Eol and Aredhel tale...

There are so many. The Eol and Aredhel tale always sticks in my mind. Something very primal in that story.
AS does, for some reason, Brandir randomly slaying some guy in the woods in his grief.
Forum: The Books 01-26-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,287
Posted By Břicho
I had never read this excerpt before. I...

I had never read this excerpt before.

I conclude(not having any "HoME" at my disposal) that they were confronted with Finwe's grief and simply were not prepared for it; neither they, and maybe...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 01-26-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,143
Posted By Břicho
A few other thoughts...actually just two

I found that interesting, too. I can only assume that, unlike the "pure' Manwe, Ulmo and Tulkas are more acquainted with the their own dark sides and urge.

I also found it interesting that Finwë...
Forum: The Movies 01-23-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,376
Posted By Břicho
I think FOTR and ROTK are about equal in my book....

I think FOTR and ROTK are about equal in my book. I think I'd put ROTK as a tad bit higher--though the FOTK preserves somehow the "feel" of the book to me a little better.

Part of the reason for...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,400
Posted By Břicho
In the Council of Elrond, Gandalf stated that,...

In the Council of Elrond, Gandalf stated that, while the records of Isildur and the Ring had been preserved in Gondor, he guessed that they were unknown to Denethor.

I assume that sometime after...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,894
Posted By Břicho
Well, I guess I'm going to have to beg to differ....

Well, I guess I'm going to have to beg to differ.
I think it was more than politics; it was an evil that no one else could have averted but Gandalf. Since there was no one else to save him, Gandalf...
Forum: The Books 01-17-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 45,964
Posted By Břicho
Then why would Eru punish them at all? Why should...

Then why would Eru punish them at all? Why should he protect the rest of the world from Numenor? Why would he care if men picked a fight with the Valar?
Forum: Sequence-by-Sequence 01-17-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,708
Posted By Břicho
Certainly. Very true. Lucas makes even great...

Certainly. Very true. Lucas makes even great actors like Liam Neeson look bad. I don't think that Peter Jackson did a bad job of directing the actors though, I think they are nearly all great--the...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 01-17-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 55,856
Posted By Břicho
OK, thanks! :)

OK, thanks! :)
Forum: The Books 01-17-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,877
Posted By Břicho
I think that Tolkien was probably thinking of...

I think that Tolkien was probably thinking of Thingol and that story when he wrote it, never realizing that nearly seventy years later, we'd be puzzling about it on a website, never realizing that...
Forum: The Books 01-17-2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,113
Posted By Břicho
I make up my own melodies whenever I read it,...

I make up my own melodies whenever I read it, sometimes they stick,other times they are completely new. I'd love to hear a real musicians take on the melodies.

Hewho, did you say you were going ...
Forum: The Books 01-17-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 45,964
Posted By Břicho
I suppose then it remains to define what Eru's...

I suppose then it remains to define what Eru's definition of "good" was. Obviously if Miriel is guilty and deserves death merely for being unable to stop Pharazon, (perhaps the most powerful being in...
Forum: The Books 01-16-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 45,964
Posted By Břicho
No, I don't agree--I don't think the Valar were...

No, I don't agree--I don't think the Valar were "racist": they are the Guardians of Men as well as Elves and they loved them.

I think they're not allowed because the Men would start REALLY pining...
Forum: The Books 01-16-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 45,964
Posted By Břicho
"Nothing is evil in the beginning. Not even...

"Nothing is evil in the beginning. Not even Sauron was so."--Elrond(or somebody)
Forum: The Books 01-16-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 45,964
Posted By Břicho
Mortality may not be a punishment or an unjust...

Mortality may not be a punishment or an unjust act in a universe in which the soul lives on after Death; but most mortals would think that it was, especially if they are living in the world with...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,848
Posted By Břicho
I guess I agree. I don't think Frodo was that...

I guess I agree. I don't think Frodo was that tempted by the Ring--I think his temptation was probably rather to give it away and run, run, run. At the Cracks of Doom, his mind just finally gave in;...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-15-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 255,827
Posted By Břicho
I don't read much fantasy nowadays, though I just...

I don't read much fantasy nowadays, though I just can't get away from Tolkien. I've read...The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen r. Donaldson
The Earthsea Trilogy
The Mists of Avalon
Lots...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 45,964
Posted By Břicho
Well there were still some innocents who...

Well there were still some innocents who undoubtedly did die, for example the babies, or the Faithful who couldn't escape(like Pharozon's wife, for example.)
Forum: The Books 01-15-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 45,964
Posted By Břicho
He who: Yes, very true. I'm only trying to...

He who:
Yes, very true. I'm only trying to justify it in some way, because it seems it must be justified.
Story doesn't make much sense if Eru is worse than Melkor.
This is a fascinating...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,848
Posted By Břicho
I think Frodo was singularly pure; and he...

I think Frodo was singularly pure; and he sacrificed his life and being...before he knew what the one ring was, I wonder what was his main desire? To marry? probably not. To be rich? Already was....
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