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Forum: The Movies 09-20-2002, 11:53 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,688
Posted By Craban
Sting Yo, Tolkien and Rowling are both drawing on a lot...

Yo, Tolkien and Rowling are both drawing on a lot of the same <I>primary sources</I>: Norse mythology, Greek and Roman mythology, Old English epics, Latin, etcetera, etcetera, ad infinitum. Neither...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 09-20-2002, 11:14 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 39,094
Posted By Craban
Sting Wow - I'm sorry I've been away for a bit, I've...

Wow - I'm sorry I've been away for a bit, I've missed a lot.

I do appreciate the prayers - I believe that good will is good will no matter what. But I am quite confident in my own faith as you are...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 09-16-2002, 12:50 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 39,094
Posted By Craban
Sting Don't worry, InklingElf - I'm not offended!...

Don't worry, InklingElf - I'm not offended! Thanks for your concern, though.

That just goes with what I was saying about layers of interpretation - it makes sense that there would be layers in...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-16-2002, 11:42 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,147
Posted By Craban
Sting Gack, this is bringing back old memories! I'm...

Gack, this is bringing back old memories! I'm deeply, deeply glad I went to public school (but it was in the Bible belt so some of the same things apply). Eruwen, what do your parents think? Are they...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 09-16-2002, 11:16 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 39,094
Posted By Craban
Sting Alright, well, here goes, trying to phrase this...

Alright, well, here goes, trying to phrase this very carefully (a little nervously)...

I'm not a Christian; I'm a Pagan. I'm curious to attempt more Lewis someday, but even as a child the ending...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-11-2002, 11:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,147
Posted By Craban
Sting Does your school have a debate club or a...

Does your school have a debate club or a newspaper or some other place where students can express their side of the story?

If not, go outside the school and write a letter to the editor of your...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 09-07-2002, 12:44 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 17,189
Posted By Craban
Sting When I'm talking with fellow fans who also live...

When I'm talking with fellow fans who also live in the same city as me and I refer to certain prominent skyline features of ours as "Barad-dur" or "Minas Morgul," some of them understand immediately...
Forum: The Books 09-06-2002, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,266
Posted By Craban
Sting What a beautiful post, Tirned Tinnu. I know...

What a beautiful post, Tirned Tinnu.

I know what you mean. America is too young - in the places where too many people are, anyway. But in the wild places you can feel how ancient the land really...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-06-2002, 11:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,473
Posted By Craban
Sting hee hee, Crebain from Dunland. We're nasty black...

hee hee, Crebain from Dunland. We're nasty black birds who will spy on you. And then we'll poop on your head.


Well, it is true that Melkor it was who caused all later chestnuts to be roasted,...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2002, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,516
Posted By Craban
Sting "Gondor has no pants. Gondor needs no...

"Gondor has no pants. Gondor needs no pants."<P>Oh, sorry, that crept over from the Pants Game thread.<P>I remember those from when I was a kid. I think it was Rankin-Bass (the same people who did...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-26-2002, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,874
Posted By Craban
Sting Well, the good guys are developed much better as...

Well, the good guys are developed much better as characters. But _because_ Tolkien left them fairly undefined relatively speaking, I think Morgoth and Sauron and mysterious minions of theirs like...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-24-2002, 02:41 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 71,495
Posted By Craban
Sting At Weathertop: FRODO: Oh $*%(#*! How many...

At Weathertop:

FRODO: Oh $*%(#*! How many hit points does a lich have again?
SAM: (whimper)
FRODO [breathing on and kissing many multi-sided dice]: Come on, luck be a lady!
Forum: The Movies 08-23-2002, 02:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,688
Posted By Craban
Sting Obviously there's some anti-HP video making the...

Obviously there's some anti-HP video making the rounds of some church groups, and some people choose to believe it because it makes them feel good to do so for some reason and will stubbornly stick...
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