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Forum: The Books 11-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,851
Posted By deagol
1420! It seems logical to assume that women would be...

It seems logical to assume that women would be equally tempted by the Ring . . . if there were any women in Middle Earth. ;)
Forum: The Books 10-16-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,361
Posted By deagol
1420! When I think of Tom the one word that simply...

When I think of Tom the one word that simply won't go away is "outside."

Outside, in its literal form, obviously. Tom is attuned to all things natural (that is, in nature) and to eschew the...
Forum: The Movies 07-21-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,774
Posted By deagol
1420! Judging by the tone of most of these posts, this...

Judging by the tone of most of these posts, this is rather interesting discussion about a movie that might not get made that most of you don't want to watch even if it does.

:p
Forum: The Books 07-21-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,072
Posted By deagol
'I can put it no plainer than by saying that...

'I can put it no plainer than by saying that Bilbo was meant to find the Ring, and not by its maker. In which case you also were meant to have it.'

I think if we expand this to mean that...
Forum: The Movies 05-13-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,996
Posted By deagol
1420! This actually makes sense . . . which leads me...

This actually makes sense . . . which leads me to believe that it won't happen.

In any case, the fact that Galadriel has no place in the story is not likely to sidetrack Mr. Jackson for very...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,092
Posted By deagol
1420! To me, "sneaking" is priceless. When Sam...

To me, "sneaking" is priceless.

When Sam accuses Gollum of sneaking about and Smeagol gets all mewly and goes on and on about how "all Smeagol does is try to help" and then Sam asks him what he's...
Forum: The Books 05-08-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,732
Posted By deagol
1420! After reading this I couldn't help but wonder if...

After reading this I couldn't help but wonder if the unmaking of the Ring didn't, in fact, destroy the evil that had gone into its making but merely dispersed it into wider-ranging but less powerful...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-08-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,459
Posted By deagol
1420! "Frodo was alive, but taken by the enemy." ...

"Frodo was alive, but taken by the enemy."

This is the first thing that popped into my head when I started thinking about my first reading of the trilogy. I had purchsed The Return of the King...
Forum: The Books 05-05-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,990
Posted By deagol
1420! I like this answer a lot. It could be argued that...

I like this answer a lot. It could be argued that the entire quest played entirely into Sauron's hands, delivering the Ring right to his doorstep, though he knew it not. It is only the use of the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-02-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 33,232
Posted By deagol
1420! I would have to agree that the old Dunadan is a...

I would have to agree that the old Dunadan is a little over-the-top. A proper hero should have some endearing flaw that makes him seem at least marginally human or, lacking that, at least some inner...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-01-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,851
Posted By deagol
1420! While I think we can all agree that "What have I...

While I think we can all agree that "What have I got in my pocket?" is not a riddle, I'm not sure Bilbo cheated so much as he was a pawn of the one thing I haven't seen addressed in this thread, the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-30-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 28,871
Posted By deagol
1420! Whatever is beyond the edge of the map.

Whatever is beyond the edge of the map.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-26-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,433
Posted By deagol
1420! I'm surprised no one has mentioned Gimli and...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Gimli and Legolas yet. I don't know who those two thought they were fooling with all that macho posturing and tallying kills. Please. Get a room.
Forum: The Books 04-21-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,062
Posted By deagol
1420! It seems to me that Gandalf had something of an...

It seems to me that Gandalf had something of an existential approach to the fate of the Ring and the fellowship. He believed Bilbo (and, by extension, Frodo) was "meant" to have it. He seemed...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-20-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,258
Posted By deagol
1420! I don't think Boromir's inability to withstand...

I don't think Boromir's inability to withstand the lure of the Ring makes him any less heroic. He had the sad misfortune of being a plot device introduced for the express purpose of illustrating...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-20-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,849
Posted By deagol
1420! When I first read the trilogy as a boy, my...

When I first read the trilogy as a boy, my favorite character was Merry, primarily (I think) because Pippin seemed so desperately in need of a good hard slap throughout the saga and I always thought...
Forum: The Books 04-16-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,532
Posted By deagol
1420! I don't think there's any question that it would....

I don't think there's any question that it would. Isildur certainly was not immune to it. There's no reason to believe Aragorn would be.
Forum: The Books 04-15-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,532
Posted By deagol
1420! There's an awful lot to consider here. Really,...

There's an awful lot to consider here. Really, there's an endless cycle of extrapolation that could evolve from this one question. But when I think about this choice and the immediate consequences...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,087
Posted By deagol
1420! Physical resemblances aside, it's a rare day I...

Physical resemblances aside, it's a rare day I don't meet someone who acts like Ted Sandyman.
:rolleyes:
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 135,846
Posted By deagol
1420! I chose Deagol because he had the courage to...

I chose Deagol because he had the courage to befriend someone who probably didn't deserve to have any friends, and for that he was punished -- just as many of us are here in this world.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 33,232
Posted By deagol
1420! The easy answer is Boromir, as he is in the tale...

The easy answer is Boromir, as he is in the tale for no other reason than to succumb to the ring, but I remember the very first time I read The Fellowship -- and that is longer ago than I care to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,760
Posted By deagol
1420! I imagine it would tempt me in much the same way...

I imagine it would tempt me in much the same way the world itself tempts me . . .

with redheads.

Only . . . you know . . . worse.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,973
Posted By deagol
1420! If the Master were alive today I suspect I would...

If the Master were alive today I suspect I would leave him be so he could get about the business of writing more stories for us.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 474,351
Posted By deagol
1420! I very much concur with this perspective....

I very much concur with this perspective. Remember your Gandalf:

"For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
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