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Forum: The Books 07-30-2003, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Imladrien
Sting I had a long interval once of approximately 10...

I had a long interval once of approximately 10 years between readings of Tolkien. During that time I read voraciously: Anne McCaffrey, Piers Anthony,and a bunch of others. Three years ago, I...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2003, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,655
Posted By Imladrien
Sting Eldarion is mentioned briefly (just that he was...

Eldarion is mentioned briefly (just that he was the king at the time) in "The New Shadow" (Tolkien's attempt at a sequel for LotR) and the commentary about it from Christopher Tolkien, in "The...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 03-11-2003, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,023
Posted By Imladrien
Sting Voralphion wrote: Yes, Voralphion, it does...

Voralphion wrote:

Yes, Voralphion, it does seem like that until you read HoMe. Then you realize that Tolkien didn't even give the Rings to their bearers (except for Galadriel) until the very...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 03-11-2003, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,023
Posted By Imladrien
Sting Other than the fact that The Ring of Air might be...

Other than the fact that The Ring of Air might be seen as an artifact of Manwe, Lord of Airs, Greatest of the Valar, my theory is that Elrond seems to be the weakest in personal power compared to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-28-2003, 05:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,310
Posted By Imladrien
Sting Some people state that LotR is too long and tough...

Some people state that LotR is too long and tough for most kids, (say 12 and younger).
While that may be true for a relative few, I am shocked by this. Is this where education is going?

I have...
Forum: The Books 02-26-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,191
Posted By Imladrien
Sting After thinking a bit more about it, maybe Eagles...

After thinking a bit more about it, maybe Eagles do qualify as Deus ex Machina in individual books, The Hobbit, for instance.
"The Eagles! The Eagles are coming!" is an eucatastrophic moment....
Forum: The Books 02-26-2003, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,431
Posted By Imladrien
Sting You could look at Chronological Tolkien...

You could look at Chronological Tolkien (http://www.chronology.org/tolkien/) if you only want to read Sil, UT, Hobbit and LotR
or The Order of the Story...
Forum: The Books 02-26-2003, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,191
Posted By Imladrien
Sting According to the definitions given, though it may...

According to the definitions given, though it may seem that Eagles do serve as a Deus ex Machina, Tolkien uses them consistently throughout his writings of Middle-earth. If you read Sil, Hobbit and...
Forum: The Books 02-26-2003, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,996
Posted By Imladrien
Sting I have the Martin Shaw narration of The...

I have the Martin Shaw narration of The (Unabridged) Silmarillion. I have enjoyed it thoroughly. He has a great voice and I think he did very well with a 90% or better on pronunciation. It was...
Forum: Haudh-en-Ndengin 02-26-2003, 06:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,855
Posted By Imladrien
Sting People seem to be forgetting that not only will...

People seem to be forgetting that not only will we see Tolkien's translation, there will be a volume of "commentary". Though I don't know exactly what is included, that is the volume I am looking...
Forum: The Books 02-25-2003, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,842
Posted By Imladrien
Sting We can all put our best reading voices to the...

We can all put our best reading voices to the test March 25th which The Tolkien society has named "Tolkien Reading Day". I don't have much info on it other than what you find below.
--Imladrien...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-25-2003, 09:44 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 130,935
Posted By Imladrien
Sting My first name is "Dale" and I am a woman. I...

My first name is "Dale" and I am a woman. I played around with Quenya and Sindarin words for "valley" -- but then had a tough time registering my preferred names, here or elsewhere -- translated...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-25-2003, 05:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,811
Posted By Imladrien
Sting I'd like to open up the field a bit to include...

I'd like to open up the field a bit to include Eagles. I've decided that having language, (rather than an opposable thumb) to be the major criteria as to what "races" can be included in your topic....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-25-2003, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,023
Posted By Imladrien
Sting From what I've seen and read, there are a few?,...

From what I've seen and read, there are a few?, some?, mistakes between the body of the Atlas of ME and the maps. Though I appreciate all the work Karen Wynn Fonstad did on the project, I find the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-23-2003, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,023
Posted By Imladrien
Sting That sounds soooo wonderful, the phantom, that I...

That sounds soooo wonderful, the phantom, that I think I'll follow your example and create my own big, beautiful and detailed family trees! Thank you! (scratching my head wondering why I never...
Forum: The Books 02-23-2003, 12:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,472
Posted By Imladrien
Sting To add alittle seriousness to the topic, isn't...

To add alittle seriousness to the topic, isn't chocolate a New World food, meaning it came from the Western Hemisphere? Tolkien took out a few references to New World items like tomatoes, the word...
Forum: The Books 02-23-2003, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,763
Posted By Imladrien
Sting Ok time for the exact quote from FotR Shadow of...

Ok time for the exact quote from FotR Shadow of the Past chapter about 3/4 of the way through, Gandalf to Frodo:
So no dragon, not even the biggest, baddest dragon had what it would take to melt...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-22-2003, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,023
Posted By Imladrien
Sting As another visual person, like so many others who...

As another visual person, like so many others who requested maps, in addition to maps and more maps, I'd love to have detailed family trees. By detailed I mean: birth and death dates; alternate...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-22-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,110
Posted By Imladrien
Sting I live on the northern fringes of...

I live on the northern fringes of Mirkwood...err....the New Jersey Pine Barrens. --Imladrien
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-22-2003, 08:04 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 54,536
Posted By Imladrien
Sting I have a thing for magical old men. I met...

I have a thing for magical old men. I met Gandalf and Merlin about 30 years ago, but I've known Santa Claus my whole life. I've lurked around as a guest for about a year or so. Finally decided to...
Forum: The Books 02-22-2003, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,763
Posted By Imladrien
Sting In FotR, Gandalf tells Frodo that there are no...

In FotR, Gandalf tells Frodo that there are no dragons left that could melt Rings of Power. This suggests two things. There were dragons left after Smaug, the Great Dragon, but, they were not...
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